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Leadership Connections NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

May 16–18, 2013 W e sti n C hic ag o N o rth Sh o re, Wheeling, Illinois R e g i ste r on l in e at: Mc Cor mic kCe nte r. nl.e du


Leadership Connections 2013 We hope you will join us for our 13th year of Leadership Connections. We are proud to offer you an exceptional professional development experience where you can learn, network, and be pampered. This year also marks the celebration of our 20th cohort of Taking Charge of Change—our flagship training. Whatever your role—child care administrator, policymaker, resource and referral specialist, college instructor, family child care provider, or independent consultant—we have inspiring sessions planned with your needs in mind. Meet national experts, learn new skills, and gain the knowledge you need to be more effective in your leadership role. Equally important is the opportunity you’ll have to network with others who are doing similar work and experiencing the same challenges you do. Sincerely,

Sue Offutt Executive Director


Conference Schedule may 16 – 18, 2013

Wednesday, May 15 (Preconference) 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Preconference Seminar: Getting Ready for the PAS

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Conference Registration

Pre-registration required

Thursday, May 16 7:30 am – 11:15 am 8:30 am – 10:00 am 11:30 am – 1:30 pm 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Conference Registration and Breakfast Meetings National Louis University Welcome Breakfast Opening Ceremonies, Luncheon, and Keynote Address Public Policy Forum Marketplace and Networking Reception Leadership Colloquium

Friday, May 17 7:30 am – 8:15 am 8:30 am – 11:45 am 11:45 am – 1:45 pm 11:45 am – 9:00 pm 1:45 pm – 5:00 pm 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Continental Buffet Breakfast Skill-Building Clinics Lunch Marketplace Skill-Building Clinics Networking Reception Pamper Yourself Activities

Saturday, May 18 7:30 am – 8:15 am 8:30 am – 11:45 am 11:45 am – 2:30 pm

Continental Buffet Breakfast Skill-Building Clinics Closing Ceremonies, Luncheon, and Keynote Address

Register at McCormickCenter.nl.edu


Conference Information Receive College Credit Build your professional portfolio and achieve the competencies for the Illinois Director Credential by attending Leadership Connections. For an additional fee, participants may register for 2 semester hours of undergraduate or graduate credit. For further information call 800.443.5522, ext. 5072 or check out the Leadership Connections page on the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership’s website: McCormickCenter.nl.edu

Scholarship Opportunities Contact your local Child Care Resource & Referral agency about professional development funds for conference attendance. To locate your nearest agency, call Child Care Aware of America at 800.424.2246. For Illinois residents, contact INCCRRA at 866.697.8278 to receive an application for professional development funds. You may also be eligible for a conference scholarship donated by one of our corporate and philanthropic sponsors. Download an application at McCormickCenter.nl.edu

Hotel Information The luxurious Westin Chicago North Shore is located at 601 North Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, IL 60090. Make your reservations directly with the hotel by calling 847.777.6500. The special reduced Leadership Connections conference rate is $145/night (single or double occupancy) plus tax. When making reservations at the hotel, mention Leadership Connections. The Westin Chicago North Shore is approximately 15 miles from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. For the most economical price, we recommend American Taxi for your ride from O’Hare to the Westin. Call 847.253.4411. The fare is approximately $28.

Register at McCormickCenter.nl.edu


Preconference Activity Getting Ready for the PAS Linda Butkovich and Melissa Casteel Wednesday, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

This session provides an overview of the Program Administration Scale (PAS). The PAS is designed to measure the quality of leadership and management practices of center-based early childhood programs. After completing this seminar, participants will have a basic knowledge of the PAS, be able to use the tool for program improvement, and know how to prepare for a PAS assessment. This seminar meets one of the training requirements for administrators of programs participating in Illinois’ quality rating and improvement system.

There is a $15 fee for this seminar. Pre-registration required at McCormickCenter.nl.edu

Attention Illinois Directors Leadership Connections is a Gateways to Opportunity Registry Verified Conference A Gateways to Opportunity Registry Verified Conference has undergone a review of the conference workshop selection process to ensure quality standards are met and attendance has been verified by the Registry. Conference attendees will receive credit on Section 4 of their Professional Development Record* for each session they attend at the conference. *The Professional Development Record (PDR) is a benefit of the Registry. It tracks Registry members’ educational and training attainments, while also identifying gaps, and progress towards DCFS required in-service training.


Keynote Speakers

Janine Driver Opening Keynote

Janine Driver, international trainer and speaker, is CEO of the Body Language Institute. With more than fifteen years in the Department of Justice, she has taught her people-reading skills to the ATF, FBI, CIA, DIA, IACP, federal, state, and local law enforcement officers, lawyers, and judges. Janine has made appearances on numerous television shows and been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, and Psychology Today.

Simon T. Bailey Closing Keynote

Simon T. Bailey, founder of the Brilliance Institute, is a compelling solutions-oriented thought leader who challenges everyone to find and ignite the spark of brilliance within. As author of Release Your Brilliance and the Vuja de Moment!, he invites you to shift your thinking to ignite creativity, productivity, and accountability.

J. Ronald Lally 3rd annual paula jorde bloom leadership colloquium

The Leadership Colloquium, initiated in honor of Dr. Bloom’s leadership, provides an opportunity for conference participants to hear from the Visionary Leadership Award recipient. This year, the Colloquium features J. Ronald Lally. Join us for an interactive and engaging conversation with this renowned leader in the field of early care and education. A light dessert will be served. Thursday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm


Award Recipients

J. Ronald Lally

Visionary Leadership Award

J. Ronald Lally, a national expert on early childhood development, has been developing programs and policies for young children and their families since 1966. He currently serves as co-director of WestEd’s Center for Child & Family Studies, a program focused on improving the quality of early care and education for children birth to three; helping children and families living in poverty; and influencing national, regional, and local policies and practices that have an impact on young children and their families. Lally is founder of Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families. Since 1977, he has worked with state and federal governments to chart the direction of quality infant/toddler child care in the United States and abroad. With Zero to Three, Lally and his staff operate the Early Head Start National Resource Center.

PNC BANK

Corporate Champion for Change Award

The PNC Financial Services Group recognizes that learning in a child’s early years is essential for their long-term success. Through Grow Up Great, it’s multi-year early childhood education initiative, PNC helps prepare at-risk children from birth to age five for success in school and life. Through partnerships with the Chicago Public Library, Adler Planetarium, The Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, and Shedd Aquarium, they have helped to enhance education opportunities for underserved students in preschool programs operated by Chicago Public Schools and Big Shoulders Fund. Their executive leadership, strategic investments, and employee volunteerism, exhibit PNC’s commitment to building strong support systems for young children and makes it clear why they have been chosen as the 2013 Corporate Champion for Change.


Special Activities National Louis University Breakfast Thursday 8:30 – 10:00 am

Join us for breakfast to learn more about the professional development opportunities at National Louis University (NLU). Meet with faculty and staff to discover the various ways NLU can help advance your career.

Soup, Salad, and Potato Bar Networking Reception Thursday 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Enjoy a tasty “build-your-own dinner” buffet, beverages, and the sound of soft jazz while you connect with colleagues, learn about new professional development opportunities, enjoy the many offerings of our Marketplace exhibitors, and perhaps win one of our great prizes.

Taco Party Networking Reception Friday 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Dine on Mexican fare while you connect with colleagues and take advantage of fun pamper yourself activities. Don’t miss the chance to win more of our great door prizes.

Marketplace Thursday 5:00 – 8:00 pm Friday 11:45 am – 9:00 pm

The Marketplace is open Thursday evening and all day Friday. Be sure to take time to visit our exhibitors, do a bit of shopping, and take advantage of special conference discount pricing. Don’t miss the opportunity to win one of the many great door prizes donated by our exhibitors.


Public Policy Forum Thursday May 16 2:00 - 5:00 pm

The Real Early Learning Challenge Meeting the Needs of ALL Children „„ High-quality, inclusive early childhood programs support the full participation of each young child, including those who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse. Fulfilling this promise, however, is easier said than done. The demographics of the population in the United States are quickly changing. More than 25% of young children, birth-to-five years of age, have at least one parent who speaks a language other than English. In addition to supporting the learning and development needs of dual language learners, early childhood Camille Catlett programs are serving an increasing number of children with diverse learning needs. When it comes to implementing effective early education, clearly one size does not fit all. This forum will focus on the many ways in effective policies can support a more nuanced understanding of program excellence—high-quality, inclusive early childhood programs that support each child’s full potential. n

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Reyna Hernandez

Aisha Ray

Teri Talan

Come discuss these issues with Camille Catlett, scientist at the University of North Carolina’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, Reyna Hernandez, Assistant Superintendent of English Language Learning and Early Childhood, Illinois State Board of Education, Aisha Ray, Senior Vice President and Dean of Faculty, Erikson Institute, and Teri Talan, Director of Public Policy at the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership.


Friday Morning Skill-Building Clinics Explore topics of interest in-depth and walk away with useful strategies to implement in your program.

8:30 – 11:45 am F1 Marketing Your Home-Based Child Care Business

Robbie Anthony

Maximize your enrollment and income by exploring inexpensive ways to promote your family child care business. Learn marketing strategies to make your program thrive.

F2 Developing Digital Literacy through Hands-On Exploration

Amanda Armstrong

In promoting 21st century skills and learning or enhancing classroom teaching, programs are increasingly integrating digital tools. Brainstorm with fellow early childhood leaders to discover new ways technology can be used to intentionally and appropriately enhance children’s learning, improve program quality, and engage with families.

F3 The Leading Secrets to Leading Others

Michael Brandwein

To be terrific leaders who continually develop new and stronger skills in ourselves and others, we need to become an expert at focusing on skills instead of qualities. Learn the tricks to master this skill in this energizing session.

F4 Bounce Back Strategies

Holly Elissa Bruno

A director’s life is like a popcorn popper: nothing is static. Stressors can push our buttons. Brain science research along with savvy emotional intelligence principles and practices can help us build resilience.

F5 Building Policies and Practices that Support Each Child

Camille Catlett

This session will highlight high-quality resources and strategies to facilitate shifts in early childhood policies and practices that support culturally, linguistically, and ability-diverse children and their families.

F6 Camaraderie, Conflict, and Communication

Toni Christie Learn how to get the best from your team by improving communication, increasing the camaraderie amongst team members, and utilizing conflict as an important part of decision making and team growth.


F7 Language Development: Preparing Young Children for School

Cathy Cole

With a vast majority of school tasks being language based, language development is critical to school success. This session focuses on brain development and the mastery of language in young children. Learn about activities and materials that help promote language development in the early childhood years.

F8 Creating Inspiring Environments for Young Children

Sandra Duncan

Essential elements for classrooms include important aesthetic components such as color, texture, and focal point. This session introduces eight research-based principles to transform classrooms into inspiring environments for children.

F9 What Is Your Staff Worth?

Stephen Fedota

How do you attract and retain engaged employees? Learn how to develop a compensation program utilizing the three principle building blocks of compensation management: internal equity, market competitiveness, and procedural fairness.

F10 Infant/Adult Relationships: The Foundation for Learning

J. Ronald Lally

Through video and group discussion, explore how the quality of the care babies receive influences their ability to successfully attach to other human beings, regulate their impulses, communicate with others, and search for intellectual understanding.

F11 Strength-Based Coaching: Transforming Conversations, Evoking Change!

Susan Macdonald

Participants will be introduced to coaching frameworks and reflective practices that facilitate increased engagement with staff and support their successful professional growth! Create an action plan for incorporating new and energizing techniques into your work.

F12 Evidence-Based Emergent Literacy Instruction for At-Risk Preschoolers

Cynthia Zettler-Greeley

Explore how your program can employ key emergent literacy skills necessary for preschoolers to attain future reading success, how to develop these skills in at-risk learners, and the research behind their importance.


Friday Afternoon Skill-Building Clinics More in-depth sessions offering practical and useful strategies to implement in your program.

1:45 – 5:00 pm F21 School Readiness Birth-to-3: Creating Enduring Nurturing Relationships

Kay Albrecht and Toni Christie

This session will focus on ways to support the vision of high-quality infant and toddler care in challenging times and with limited structural supports. Learn successful strategies that begin with embracing the leadership role of the director.

F22 Working with Young Parents

Robbie Anthony

Expand your understanding and enjoyment working with young parents. Learn how to create an incentive program to help guide young parents through difficult times.

F23 Tech Trek: Exploring Technology You Can Use

Giovanni Arroyo

Take a tour of simple, free programs and apps that can help your early childhood center or family child care home run more smoothly. Learn effective ways to increase your productivity and maximize the power of your computer.

F24 Tools and Techniques for Superb Staff Training

Michael Brandwein

Plug these nationally acclaimed, engaging, and creative activities and methods into your early childhood staff trainings and meetings. Grab and retain attention, get staff involved with real participatory learning, and build essential skills!

F25 Managing Legal Risks

Holly Elissa Bruno

Each decision you make could have legal consequences. Bolster your confidence and your policies with preventative approaches to challenges like social networking abuse, confidentiality, custody disputes, babysitting, and keeping up with ADA amendments.

F26 Leading Change in Your Early Childhood Outdoor Environment

Robin Christie

This session will empower you to create change in your outdoor learning environment. Step-by-step guidelines will be complemented by an overview of design principles and case studies from New Zealand and around the world.


F27 Language Development: Preparing Young Children for School

Cathy Cole

With a vast majority of school tasks being language based, language development is critical to school success. This session focuses on brain development and the mastery of language in young children. Learn about activities and materials that help promote language development in the early childhood years.

F28 Policies and More: Creating a Parent Handbook

Patricia Dischler

Show parents the philosophies and goals that drive your business by creating a parent handbook that includes school information, policies, procedures and more. Learn how this tool can aid in discussing tough topics with parents and conducting interviews.

F29 What Is Your Staff Worth?

Stephen Fedota

How do you attract and retain engaged employees? Learn how to develop a compensation program utilizing the three principle building blocks of compensation management: internal equity, market competitiveness, and procedural fairness.

F30 What Color is Your Brain?®

Sheila Glazov

Determine your “administrator” brain and learn to communicate more effectively with your staff members, children, and parents. Minimize frustration and maximize cooperation by understanding your personality and others’ perspectives.

F31 Overcome Your Immunity to Change!

Susan Macdonald

Through an experiential, interactive process, participants will identify goals they would like to achieve, uncover their own “immune” systems, and discover how to break the grip on their immunity to change.

F32 Evidence-Based Emergent Literacy Instruction for At-Risk Preschoolers

Cynthia Zettler-Greeley

Explore how your program can employ key emergent literacy skills necessary for preschoolers to attain future reading success, how to develop these skills in at-risk learners, and the research behind their importance.


Saturday Morning Skill-Building Clinics Complete your conference experience by selecting one of today’s diverse topics.

8:30 – 11:45 am S1 Developing Digital Literacy through Hands-On Exploration

Amanda Armstrong

To promote 21st century skills and learning or enhance classroom teaching, early childhood programs are increasingly integrating digital tools. Brainstorm and collaborate with fellow early childhood leaders to discover new ways technology can be used to intentionally and appropriately enhance children’s learning, improve program quality, and engage with families.

S2 From Babysitter to Business Owner

Patricia Dischler

Participate in a workgroup with other family child care providers to tackle your budget issues, and address your marketing and communications challenges, to help move your program goals forward.

S3 Breaking the Aesthetic Code

Sandra Duncan

Aesthetic codes permeate children’s environments such as the notion that walls filled with children’s work indicate productivity or shelves laden with toys promote learning. Learn to design spaces that increase sensory engagement by reducing sensory overload.

S4 Business Planning for Growth

Elizabeth Gardner

This session provides the basic tools you need to launch and sustain a child care business. Learn about a step-by-step process to develop a business and marketing plan and gain a better understanding of business financials.

S5 What Color is Your Brain?®

Sheila Glazov

Determine your “administrator” brain and learn to communicate more effectively with your staff members, children, and parents. Minimize frustration and maximize cooperation by understanding your personality and others’ perspectives.


S6 Do You See What I See? Working with Staff to Create a Shared Vision

Tarah Kadzielawski and Barb Volpe

Leaders are visionaries. This session will help leaders define and clearly articulate their own values, discover the values held by their staff, and understand the benefits of working together on a shared vision.

S7 Are You Lost in the Missing Zone?

Mark Obuchowski Do your training certificates, transcripts, and other documents seem to disappear. Put your Illinois Gateways Registry membership to work for YOU. Learn how your membership can help your career planning, marketing efforts, and speed up DCFS training documentation. Other membership benefits will also be discussed.

S8 Challenging Behaviors: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

Amanda Quesenberry

Explore the supports and processes needed to address challenging behaviors and promote young children’s social and emotional development in early childhood programs.

S9 Bridging the Gap to Common Core

Angela Searcy

The common core standards adopted by many states across the nation pose some unique questions for early childhood educators. Learn about the initiative and explore how early childhood providers can work in concert with K-12 education to ensure that all children have early learning experiences that lay the foundation for success.

S10 Building Bridges for Health and Safety

Jeanne VanOrsdal

Building bridges between early childhood programs and health care professionals can be challenging. This session will highlight successful collaborations, tools, and resources for making it happen.


Presenter Bios Kay Albrecht is president of Innovations in Early Childhood Education and author of the Innovations curriculum series, Out-of-theBox Early Childhood Training Kits, The Right Fit: Recruiting, Selecting, and Orienting Staff, and Social Emotional Tools for Life. Robbie Anthony, Region V Representative for the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC), is a licensed family child care provider, mentor, and college instructor. Founder of the Greater Austin Childcare Providers Association, she is recipient of the 2001 Advocacy Award from the Women’s Business Development Center in Chicago. Amanda Armstrong, program coordinator for the TEC Center at Erikson Institute, is a leadership team member of ISTE’s Early Learning and Technology special interest group and NAEYC’s Technology and Young Children Interest Forum. Giovanni Arroyo is a media specialist for the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. Prior to joining the Center, Giovanni was a computer technician for the second largest school district in Illinois. Simon T. Bailey, founder of the Brilliance Institute, is a compelling solutions-oriented thought leader who challenges everyone to find and ignite the spark of brilliance within. He is author of Release Your Brilliance and The Vuja de Moment! Michael Brandwein has presented in all

50 states and on six continents. A national keynoter, he has written five best selling books on staff training and supervision and hosted three Emmy® award winning television shows on working with children.

Holly Elissa Bruno, author, attorney and speaker, hosts the online radio program Heart to Heart Conversations on Leadership. She served as Assistant Attorney General for the state of Maine and Assistant Dean at the University of Maine School of Law. Linda Butkovich oversees the Illinois Quality Counts–QRS and Preschool for All monitoring assessment system for the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. She also provides training, consultation, and mentoring for early childhood program administrators. Melissa Casteel is an assessor and training

specialist for the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. She conducts program quality assessments for the Illinois Quality Counts–QRS initiative. Camille Catlett is a Scientist at the FPG Child Development Institute. She has led efforts designed to promote systemic change in over 30 states, with emphasis on supporting quality for culturally, linguistically, and ability-diverse children and their families.


Robin Christie is an early childhood teacher

Elizabeth Gardner serves as a director

from New Zealand who designs and builds learning spaces for young children, both indoors and outdoors. He specializes in creating custom-built environments that are functional, culturally appropriate, and aesthetically pleasing.

for the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) in Chicago. Ms. Gardner is responsible for developing and implementing the WBDC’s industry specific programs. She is the lead facilitator for business courses for entrepreneurs.

Toni Christie is the director of the Childspace Early Childhood Institute in Wellington, New Zealand and the author of Respect: a Practitioner’s Guide to Calm and Nurturing Infant Care and Education.

Sheila Glazov is an internationally known author, personality type expert, and educator. Encouraging adults and children to appreciate the best in themselves and others is the essence of her workshops and books.

Cathy Cole has more than 30 years

Reyna Hernandez, Assistant Superintendent

experience in the field of early care and education. She has worked with Head Start and private early childhood programs.

of the Center for Language and Early Child Development at the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), oversees the Divisions of Early Childhood and English Language Learning, as well as leading ISBE’s efforts to strengthen family and community engagement.

Patricia Dischler is president of the

National Association for Family Child Care, author of From Babysitter to Business Owner, and a former family child care provider.

Tarah Kadzielawski is an assessor and Janine Driver, international trainer and

speaker, is CEO of the Body Language Institute. With more than fifteen years in the Department of Justice, she has taught her people-reading skills to countless organizations. Sandra Duncan has extensive experience in publishing curricula and teacher resources, teaching young children, training early childhood professionals, designing professional development programs, and working with parents. Stephen Fedota, is an educator and

consultant of human resource strategy. With over thirty years of teaching experience, his work has encompassed the not-for-profit, governmental and for-profit arenas.

training specialist for the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. She conducts program quality assessments for the Illinois Quality Counts–QRS initiative.


Presenter Bios J. Ronald Lally, a pioneer in fostering quality infant/toddler child care and home visitation efforts in the United States, has developed programs and policies for infants, toddlers, and their families since 1966. Susan Macdonald is a professional speaker, certified coach, and founder of Inspiring New Perspectives. She focuses her work on empowering educational leaders to create programs that deeply respect and nurture the possibilities that lie within each teacher, child, and parent. Mark Obuchowski has been in early childhood education for 20 years. He is a Gateways Registry approved trainer and coordinates outreach activities for INCCRRA, offering an array of presentations for Gateways to Opportunity across the state. Amanda Quesenberry is assistant professor

at Illinois State University. She has completed a national fellowship at the Office of Head Start in Washington, DC and served as a training and technical assistance provider for early childhood programs across the country.

Aisha Ray is senior vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Erikson Institute. Her areas of research include cultural and situational contexts of child development, early childhood professional development, father-child relationships in urban communities, and early childhood services for immigrant children and families. Angela Searcy, fellow at Argosy University and neuro-developmental specialist, is founder of Simple Solutions Educational Services and host of Angela Searcy’s Simple Solutions radio show. Teri Talan is director of research and

public policy for the McCormick Center and associate professor of Early Childhood Education at National Louis University. Jeanne VanOrsdal is manager of early education and child care initiatives at the American Academy of Pediatrics. She provides supports in the field to effectively implement health and safety standards nationally. Barb Volpe is an assessor and trainer for the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. She conducts program quality assessments for the Illinois Quality Counts– QRS initiative. Cynthia Zettler-Greeley is a developmental psychologist and assistant director of research and evaluation for Nemours BrightStart! Her research interests include emergent literacy and research methodology and statistics.


Online Registration McCormickCenter.nl.edu Individual

Full Conference Registration Before March 1, 2013

$400

March 1 – March 31, 2013

$425

April 1 – April 30, 2013

$450

After April 30

$475

One-Day Registration Thursday only*

$175

Friday only**

$175

Saturday only***

$175

Preconference Seminar Getting Ready for the PAS

*Includes Opening Luncheon, Public Policy Forum, Networking Reception, Marketplace, and Leadership Colloquium **Includes Continental Breakfast, Skill-Building Sessions, Lunch, Marketplace, Networking Reception, and Pamper Yourself Activities ***Includes Continental Breakfast, Skill-Building Sessions, and Closing Luncheon

Discounted conference rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Session assignments are based on date of receipt of registration fee. There will be a $50 processing fee for all cancellations. No refunds after April 27, 2013.

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This is the best conference for leaders in early childhood who are looking for inspiration, ideas, networking opportunities, and a pampered professional experience. Everyone who attends feels a sense of belonging and respect. ~ kathy hardy

This conference was exactly as I thought it would be—amazing from start to finish! ~ DeAnn piotrowski

As a director I sometimes get a little worn out. This conference was just what I needed. I came back to work with my fire lit once again to do all the good work that is waiting to be done. ~ elizabeth jeffery

Register today! Register or learn more about Leadership Connections, visit McCormickCenter.nl.edu or contact: Donna Jonas, Conference Coordinator 847.947.5058 or donna.jonas@nl.edu

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