Taking Charge of Change™ | Culmination at Leadership Connections


05.15.2013 through 05.18.2013


Leadership Connections national conference
Westin Chicago North Shore | 601 N Milwaukee Ave.
Wheeling, IL 60090
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Registration cost:$450Cost includes:Full participation in the summer institute and follow-up retreats, lodging (double occupancy, single is available for an additional fee), food, texts, and materials.

Training/Event Description:

This year-long leadership development program for Illinois center directors will empower and inspire you to embrace the change process. Through engaging in-depth sessions you’ll explore topics that will help you strengthen your leadership style and learn how to promote peak performance, enhance shared decision making, and build a strong organizational climate.

Course continues over multiple dates:

Six-day residential summer institute July 30 – August 4, 2012 and
Three-day residential fall institute November 15 – 17, 2012 and
Program improvement presentations May 15, 2013 and
Three-day professional development May 16 – 18, 2013 at the Leadership Connections national conference


  • Illinois Gateways for Opportunity Approved
  • Applies toward the Illinois Director Credential (IDC) Core Competency Requirements
  • National Louis University College credit available:
    • Undergraduate: ECE 300: Strategies for Supervision (5 q.h.) and ECE 305: Group Dynamics (5 q.h.) (An additional fee applies.)
    • Graduate: ECE 525: Strategies for Supervision and Staff Development (3 s.h.) and EPS 526: Group Dynamics and Leadership Applications (3 s.h.) (An additional fee applies.)



Safiyah Jackson at 847.947.5056


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.