Augusta-area leaders gathered at the Columbia County Exhibition Center in Grovetown on May 4 for their annual regional leadership forum. This year’s focus was on collaboration, generational differences and how both relate to leadership.

The one-day event was facilitated by Jenny Jordan and Emily Boness, faculty members at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development.

More than 90 representatives from five community leadership programs attended including programs in McDuffie County, Lincoln County, Columbia County, Augusta, and Aiken County, South Carolina. Participants explored their roles as leaders in building networks and fostering collaboration to improve the region. Additionally, they explored the challenges that emerge when working with others with different perspectives, particularly through the lens of different generations.