You belong at Central Exchange!

Experience Kansas City’s largest leadership development membership organization. Here, we believe that leadership development doesn’t happen alone. Your development flourishes in consistent community where you form meaningful relationships to truly thrive. 

Our Members have access to 300+ high-quality programs every year. CX programs equip you to achieve your full potential — personally and professionally. Built into every program is time for fabulous networking AND a delicious meal. 


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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some upcoming programs: 

Hint: DT = Downtown | CXS = South in Overland Park | virtualCX = remote livestreamed program

Program Channels

Our programs fall into four channels that help you achieve the best version of you. Our programs:


Attending programs from these channels empowers you to be balanced and high-performing so you can make the most impact in your career and in your life. Check out our Program Calendar to sign up for your next opportunity to accelerate you and advance business  

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Program FAQs

Our programs are held at two locations. Central Exchange Downtown: 1020 Central St. Suite 100 | Kansas City, MO 64105 and Central Exchange SouthTraining Umbrella | 10551 Barkley Suite 102 | Overland Park, KS 66212. CX Members receive 24 of parking vouchers per year for our Downtown location parking garage at 10th  & Broadway. Metered spots are also available downtown just outside of our building on Central St. Parking at our South location is free.  

Every Central Exchange program happens over a delicious meal. The menu varies depending on the time of day and location 

At CX Downtown, Executive Chef Peter Beffa and his team is committed to delivering an exceptional culinary experience Please note in the registration comments if you have dietary restrictions. Dietary restrictions include gluten, wheat, dairy, egg, nut, or vegetarian, vegan only, etc. not a request for special meals.  

At CX South, programs will be the delicious, healthy meals you’ve come to expect from CX programs. Please note: If you have a dietary restriction, you must email cxfood@trainingumbrella.com at least 24 hours in advance of each program to notify the Training Umbrella team. Dietary restrictions include gluten, wheat, dairy, egg, nut, or vegetarian, vegan only, etc. not a request for special meals.  

Non-members are welcome at Central Exchange programs and events. Our typical non-member program price is $35, which includes a meal, networking and the program. For individual event details and registration, check our program calendar.

No problem! Please use our Cancel Registration page to let our team know. 24hour advance notice is required. No shows will be billed $15. There are no refunds. 

Central Exchange selects programs based on a combination of value for our membership, the relevance of the topic to advance people, business and our community, along with the availability, timing and referral of speakers. We strive to maintain quality programs and evaluate programs through post-program surveys. In fact, our programs on average have more than 95% satisfaction ratings. 

First of all — great! We’d love to hear from you. Just fill out our Apply to Be a Speaker form and we’ll be in touch soon.

Central Exchange takes photographs and video during public events, solicits photographs and video from our members of their work, and occasionally selects photos or videos for distribution via this website, social media, or other means. Photos and videos are taken in public settings during public events. If you are included in a photograph or video and would prefer that it not be distributed, please contact us and let us know what photo or video and where you saw it. We will do our best to remove it from circulation.

Yes! We love seeing new faces and giving potential members the opportunity to try out our organization. Please fill out our guest form, and we’ll get you registered.