Leadership Connections™ national conference


05.16.2013 through 05.18.2013


Westin Chicago North Shore
601 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Wheeling, IL 60090
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Training/Event Description:

Join us for our 13th year of Leadership Connections ™ and the celebration of our 20th cohort of Taking Charge of Change—our flagship training. We are proud to offer you an exceptional professional development experience where you can learn, network, and be pampered.

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.


  • Illinois Gateways for Opportunity Approved
  • National Louis University College credit available:
    • Undergraduate: Yes see below
    • Graduate: Yes see below
  • Other Credit Details: You may receive 3 quarter hours of undergraduate credit (ECE307–Leadership Connections) or 2 semester hours of graduate credit (ECE582I–Leadership Connections) from National Louis University for attending the Leadership Connections conference and completing a field project demonstrating the acquisitions of knowledge and skills in one of the director credential competency areas. Tuition fee is $720 for either course.


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.