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The 15th Annual Illinois Leadership Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2013

Put your assets to work! For anyone seeking to manage and lead more effectively using existing resources, this is the conference for you! This interactive, hands-on conference will help you:

o Focus on existing resources.

o Build on community and organizational assets.

o Discover value in the networks, associations, and people in your community and organizations.

Interactive workshops provide new information, a chance to learn practical skills, and opportunities to network with community leaders and community "do-ers" from across the state. The conference features nationally known speaker Tim Moore, from Generational Insights. Tim has extensive experience in business, industry and education, and in helping others learn how to navigate the differences and value of multiple generations. Our luncheon speaker is Michael Perry, author of Population 485, Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time.

The conference offers a range of breakout workshops, including a community development clinic, basic leadership skills, listening skills and techniques, focus on the issues from Illinois elected officials, and a breakout session on strategies to drive local engagement in community projects. We'll end the day with a discussion addressing the practical applications of the networking and learning. For more information and to register, go to: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/illinoisleadership/index.cfm

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 H. Silvis, University of Illinois Extension, at asilvis@illinois.edu

Source: Anne Silvis, Assistant Dean, Community and Economic Development, asilvis@uiuc.edu