2nd Annual Vanessa Rich Leadership Experience - June 19 & 20, 2017
*GATEWAYS REGISTRY APPROVED TRAINING*
Location: The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus / 2815 Jorie Blvd, Oak Brook, IL 60523
Registration Fee: $275.00 member / $310.00 non-member

Times: Monday, June 19th at 9:30am—5:00pm and Tuesday June 20th: 8:30am—4:30pm
Food Provided: 19th: Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
20th: Continental Breakfast and Lunch

Sleeping Room Rate: $108.00 single
For reservations call: 1-888-421-1442
Cut off Date: May 22, 2017
An online link with be sent closer to the date


Leading With Your Heart, Your Passion and Your Spirit

We invite you to join with us in celebration of the leadership of Vanessa Rich. This leadership experience was created to continue Vanessa’s leadership. As she is no longer able to be the voice for young children and families who do not have their own voice, it is time for you….for each of us….to pick up this responsibility. This leadership experience will enable you to get in touch with these important aspects of yourself as a leader...and to learn to be the voice of those without a voice. Leadership is not a title that someone gives you. Leadership must be earned by attracting followers. Vanessa Rich, who spent 50 years as a leader in Head Start, demonstrated that impactful leaders lead through an artful mix of heart, passion and spirit. Leadership and management are not the same.

According to leadership expert Warren Bennis, in his book “Leaders”, management is “doing things right”, a very important set of skills these days. Leadership, however, is much more. It is defined as “doing the right things”. In these days of constant challenge, there can be nothing more important. What we know from observing, interacting and leading with notable leaders like Vanessa Rich is that “doing the right things” is determined by ones’ heart, by those things that are important to you. It is about values. It is about what brings you joy and what you know is worth fighting for.

Leadership is best accomplished when you can take your heart-felt feelings and beliefs and express them with genuine passion. Genuine passion is not learned…it is FELT. Passion is EXPRESSED. Finally, leadership involves nurturing your spirit and the spirit of those around you. Spirit fuels action. We invite you to join with us in celebration of the leadership of Vanessa Rich. This leadership experience was created to continue Vanessa’s leadership. As she is no longer able to be the voice for young children and families who do not have their own voice, it is time for you…for each of us…to pick up this responsibility. This three phase leadership experience will enable you to get in touch with these important aspects of yourself as a leader…and to learn to be the voice of those without a voice.

DAY ONE—you will learn about your own leadership heart, passion and spirit. Since the only tool a leader truly has is themselves, this will be a unique guided journey to better understand who you are as a leader, who you want to be as a leader and how to close that gap. You will begin to design a “spirit project”, a meaningful plan that will matter to one or more people in your life.

DAY TWO—this is a day of rich learning, sharing and celebration. It is a day of nurturing your spirit through sharing your progress on your leadership journey. It is a day of new beginnings.
When you complete YOUR unique leadership experience, you will leave with many insights about what helps leaders attract passionate followers. This investment of your time and energy will return itself many times over as you help to provide the leadership so needed in your Head Start world. The Vanessa Rich Leadership Experience will enable you to be the best leader that you can be, making a difference in the lives of others.

**NO CANCELLATION POLICY. NAME CHANGES WILL BE ACCEPTED UP TO 72 HOURS PRIOR TO TRAINING**

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