The 12th Annual Illinois Leadership Conference

Understand . . . . . Imagine . . . . . Create!
June 9, 2010 – 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

To learn more about turning ideas into action in your community or your organization, attend the 12th Annual Illinois Leadership Conference at Jumer's Chateau Hotel in Bloomington, on June 9. The conference will feature several nationally known speakers, including Bliss Browne, who founded Imagine Chicago and has worked around the globe to help community members develop and implement innovative civic projects; Tim Miles, who will give the keynote luncheon talk entitled, “Managing Change from the Inside Out;" and Connie Pirtle, nationally known for her work in managing volunteers. In addition to exploring the ideas-into-action theme, conference topics include recognizing and managing generational differences, enhancing your local library's community connections, developing and managing a volunteer base, and alternative energy options in Illinois. This year, the conference features dozens of learning stations which will provide opportunities for participants to explore successful strategies and effective programs for community and organizational improvement.

Who should come?
The conference is designed for anyone in a leadership position, serving on a board of directors, working on community projects or with committees, and seeking to manage and lead more effectively.

What is the cost?
Cost of the conference is $75, and includes refreshment breaks, lunch, and all materials. Scholarships and CEUs are available. Participation is limited, so register early. For more information, contact Anne Heinze Silvis, University of Illinois Extension, at

To register, go to:

Another conference of interest . . .
On the following day, Thursday, June 10, the 2nd Annual East Central Illinois Volunteer Conference will be at Heartland Community College in Normal. The conferences share two national keynote speakers, Tim Miles from Wizard of Ads and Connie Pirtle, founder of Volunteer In addition, local volunteer professionals will be leading workshop sessions on a variety of current topics and trends. For more information please go to


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