Leadership Connections National Conference

Connect with others like you. Leadership Connections™ National Conference, the premier national conference for decision-makers and leaders in early childhood education, brings together key stakeholders interested in early childhood leadership, including early childhood administrators, family child care providers, trainers, coaches, technical assistance specialists, consultants, college instructors, researchers, and policymakers. Come hear stimulating keynote speakers, take part in a public policy forum, attend skill-building sessions, and network with other leaders in the field.

The conference has been held annually since 2001. Last year, 678 leaders from 37 states and three countries attended.

Visionary Leadership Awardees

Learn from visionaries in our field. Each year, an exceptional pioneer in the early childhood education field receives the Visionary Leadership Award at Leadership Connections National Conference. Past awardees include:

  • Wanda Newell
  • Roger and Bonnie Neugebauer
  • Anne Mitchell
  • Gwen Morgan
  • Ed Greene
  • Sharon Lynn Kagan
  • Lilian Katz
  • Louis Derman-Sparks
  • Ronald Lally
  • Sue Bredekamp
  • Joan Lombardi
  • Marcy Whitebook
  • Linda Smith

2018 Leadership Connections: Building Brighter Futures

Join us May 10-12, 2018, in Wheeling, IL

In order to build a brighter future, we must first focus on today. That is why we are delighted to invite you the 2018 Leadership Connections National Conference.

The interconnected domains of whole leadership are the framework for the 2018 Leadership Connections National Conference. Which tools will you add to your whole leadership toolbox? Which will you refine or master? Together, we are Building Brighter Futures for the families and children we serve.

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2018 Featured Speakers

Walter Gilliam, Opening Keynote

Barbara Bowman, Visionary Leadership Awardee

Luis Hernandez, Pre-conference Presenter

Janis Keyser, Pre-conference Presenter

Judy Jablon, Pre-conference Presenter

Dana Suskind, Closing Keynote

Connect with Others Like You

Come hear stimulating keynote speakers, take part in a public policy forum, attend skill-building sessions, and network with other leaders in the field at the premier national conference for decision-makers and leaders in early childhood education.

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Support Leadership Connections National Conference

Sponsor this important event. Your financial support allows the conference and its impact to continue to grow. Sponsorship packages of all sizes are available and completely customizable.

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College Credit Available

College credit through National Louis University (NLU) is available for Leadership Connections National Conference at an additional cost. Scholarships and financial aid may be available to help you cover the cost.

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