2016 Leadership Connections™ National Conference


05.12.2016 through 05.14.2016


Westin Chicago North Shore
601 N Milwaukee Ave
Wheeling, IL 60090
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Registration cost:Varies

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Training/Event Description:


Full Conference Registration

Before October 31st, 2015 | $425
Before February 29th, 2016 | $450
After March 1st, 2016 | $500

Individual Day Registration

Thursday or Friday  | $200
Saturday | $175


Wednesday May 11 | Price Varies


This year’s schedule is full of inspiring speakers, timely topics, information-packed sessions, networking, and opportunities to meet leaders in the field.




Choose to attend any session in any of the eight tracks: Administrative Leadership, Early Childhood Policy, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Essentials, Social Emotional Development, Professional Well-Being, Supervision, Coaching, Mentorship, and Technology




The national experts selected for Leadership Connections design their sessions with attendees in mind. They come from a variety of backgrounds and hail from dozens of states.




Leadership Connections is held at the luxurious Westin Chicago North Shore, located at 601 North Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, IL 60090.

The conference room rate is $157/night (single or double occupancy) plus tax.

You can book a room at the Westin Chicago North Shore at the link below or by calling central reservations at 800-228-3000 and ask to book a room under the McCormick Center For Early Childhood Leadership.

Room Reservations

Rooms are filling up at the conference hotel, an overflow hotel has been established at, Courtyard Chicago Glenview/Northbrook. The hotel is 4.9 miles from the conference hotel, about a 10 minute trip and shuttle service is available upon request.  The McCormick center rate at this hotel is $109/night plus tax.  Reservations can be made by clicking the button below. 

Room Reservations


 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




Marleen.Barrett@nl.edu 847.947.5267


Your local child care resource and referral agency may have scholarship funds available to assist with your registration or tuition costs for this event. Find your local CCR&R.