Get ready to place your bets for CONNECT2019 !

The national conference in Las Vegas from September 4-7 will feature top-rated speakers and sessions that you won't want to miss! In the coming weeks, we will be providing you with detailed speaker and session information, and truly, your only problem will be deciding which ones you will choose to attend. Today - let's get a glimpse of what several of the featured speakers have planned for us.
Nonprofit Trends and Best Practices with Jean Block
  • A nationally recognized consultant, trainer and author on nonprofit management, board development and fundraising, Jean will review the six emerging trends and issues facing nonprofits. She will explore suggestions and ideas with you on how to address these challenges for continued success. The author of five nonprofit books, Jean lives in Albuquerque, and has long been active in the nonprofit sector as a staff and board leader for several local, regional and national nonprofits.
Applying Thinking Big and Being Bold to Transform the Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri with Joy Wheeler, CEO of this Girl Scout Council
  • Joy will share how she revitalized her Girl Scout Council and strengthened the organization by applying business best practices in a nonprofit setting.She will share real life examples of how she overcame challenges similar to those faced by Assistance League chapters. In her position with the Girl Scouts, Joy provides strategic direction for the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, a role perfectly suited to her career passion to help women achieve their highest potential throughout all stages of life.
Using Your Network to Connect with Your Community with Maryann Edwards
  • A long-time resident of Temecula, CA, Maryann will capitalize on her vast experiences in public service at the local, county, state and federal levels and her membership in Assistance League for more than 25 years. Maryann has supported residents and businesses in Riverside County, California, the tenth largest county in the nation, for the past 30 years in the areas of business development, education, public safety, transportation, economic development and legislative issues impacting local control. She earned her master’s degree in governance and was recognized by the California School Boards Association for her outstanding advocacy for children and education.

Looking In to Reach Out with Dr. Kelly Rawlings   
  • This associate professor at the University of Southern California will help you identify innovative approaches to strengthen your governance, strategic planning, decision-making and public engagement skills. At USC, Dr. Rawlings designs, develops and teaches courses on public and nonprofit leadership and management, philanthropy and strategic planning. Her research focuses on identifying innovative approaches to public participation, online education, and organizational capacity building.

Be Bold: Embrace Your Financial Well Being with Amy Kane, Vice President, Senior Wealth Planner with U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management
  • As a senior wealth planner, Amy directs wealth planning by providing analysis and advanced wealth planning strategies to help high net worth clients work toward their goals. She is a member of the Women United Business Alliance and a past member of U.S. Bank Women of Denver which supports the mentoring and advancement of women in the Denver community.

Feminine Leadership in the Modern Workplace with Dr. Judith Wright
  • A professor of transformational coaching and co-founder of Wright University for the Realization of Human Potential, Dr. Wright’s dynamic presentation will discuss how to unleash your leadership and unlock your potential. A pioneer in the field of human development, Dr. Wright is a bestselling author, media favorite, and one of our country’s foremost experts on transformational leadership.
Boost Your Emotional Intelligence with Dr. Judith Wright
  • By increasing your EI (Emotional Intelligence), a key factor in career and relationship success, you will better understand yourself and others and become a more potent change agent, says Dr. Wright – and she will help you learn how this works to reduce your personal stress and increase your job satisfaction.
Think Big: Elevate Your Impact with Charitable Giving with Daniel P. Harris, Senior Vice President/National Director, Philanthropic Services/ U.S. Bank Wealth Management
  • Responsible for leading all national philanthropic efforts for U.S, Bank Wealth Management, Dan enjoys speaking with people about experiences and deeply-held beliefs that lead to support of causes they care about. He is currently a member of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners and the Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable.
There’s more…much more! Watch for upcoming emails detailing sessions in all learning tracks so that you can plan your  optimal strategy ! And we suggest that you save and discuss this session information with fellow chapter members to decide who will attend which sessions in September.

Remember, CONNECT2019 registration opens April 15th. At that time, you will be asked to sign up for the sessions you want to attend. Your chapter Croupier will also be receiving details over the next several weeks.
See you in September!  

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