The Civitas International Programs holds U.S. Leaders Meetings to provide directors of U.S. partnership sites with the opportunity to discuss issues related specifically to their involvement in the Civitas network. These meetings are an opportunity for U.S. partners and Center for Civic Education staff to discuss best practices in partnership management, which includes conducting successful exchange visits, reporting requirements, fostering communication amongst partners, and new initiatives like the Civitas Lessons on Democracy.
The October 11-12, 2010 U.S. Leaders Meeting was held on in San Antonio, Texas immediately following the Center's Project Citizen Coordinators Conference. The workshop theme was “Identifying and Addressing Challenges of the Civitas International Programs”. Over the course of two days, thirty-one participants and staff discussed partner recommendations to address the needs within the Civitas network and planned for future events.