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 400+ 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

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 South at the Grid: 12022 Blue Valley Pkwy Overland Park, KS 66213. 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 CX Executive Chef Peter Beffa and his team is committed to delivering an exceptional culinary experience At Central Exchange South at the Grid, Chef Shanita McAfee-Bryant from Magnolia’s shares her fantastic meals with us. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and other options are available. Please note in the registration comments if you have dietary restrictions. 

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 to avoid cancelation fees.

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.

Yes! We love seeing new faces and giving potential members the opportunity to try out our organization. Please email Kaylah Perry at to register your guest for a program.