15th Annual Illinois Leadership Conference
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2013
DATE: May 7, 2013
News source: Zach Kennedy, 217-333-7672, firstname.lastname@example.org
Debra Levey Larson, 217-244-2880, email@example.com
Conference highlights effective leadership across
URBANA - The 15th Annual Illinois Leadership Conference will
be held Thursday, June 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Decatur Hotel and
Conference Center in Decatur. The conference is designed for anyone in a
leadership position in a community or organization, serving on a board of
directors, working on community projects or with committees, and seeking to
manage and lead more effectively.
"The conference theme is Put Your Assets to Work," said
University of Illinois Extension Specialist Anne H. Silvis. "I'd say that
anyone looking to manage and lead more effectively using existing resources,
would benefit from the information that will be presented at this conference."
Silvis said the conference will include interactive
workshops, a chance to learn practical skills, and opportunities to network
with community leaders and community "do-ers" from across the state.
"The workshop topics will include a community development
clinic, basic leadership skills, listening skills and techniques, 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," Silvis
The conference keynote speaker is Timothy Moore, an author
and speaker with over three decades of experience in marketing, sales, and
training. Moore is the owner and principal of DEAG Sales Training and is Editor
of the on-line daily magazine Carolina Business Connection in North Carolina's
Research Triangle region. Moore will
share a framework to help understand generational differences and how to find
effective leadership strategies that will speak to all generations.
The luncheon speaker is Michael Perry, a New York Times
bestselling author, humorist and radio show host from New Auburn, Wisconsin.
Registration is $75, which includes lunch and materials. CEUs
For more information and to register, visit http://web.extension.illinois.edu/illinoisleadership
or contact Anne Silvis at 217.333.5126 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Anne Silvis, Assistant Dean, Community and Economic Development, email@example.com