Taking Charge of Change™


08.04.2014 through 08.09.2014


McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership
6200 Capitol Drive
Wheeling, IL 60090
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Registration cost:$650Cost includes:Full participation in three multi-day institutes, lodging (single occupancy), meals, books and materials, and registration for 2014 Leadership Connections conference. Registration deadline:06.01.2014

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Training/Event Description:

This leadership development program for Illinois center directors will empower your inner leader. Through engaging in-depth workshop sessions you’ll explore topics that will help you strengthen your leadership style and learn how to build peer learning teams that promote peak performance, foster a culture of continuous quality improvement and build a strong organizational climate.

Program dates:
Convening Institute August 4 – 9, 2014 and
Connecting Institute November 13 – 14, 2014 and
Culminating Institute May 13, 2015 and
Leadership Connections Conference May 14 – 16, 2015


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  • 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.