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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.
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.