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Oh, The Places You’ll Go With LEADS !

It’s not often you get a second chance but here it is!! Come, set sail with us as you develop your skills in leadership and discover your potential as a leader. LEADS helps new and on-going leaders gain capabilities, confidence, and the commitment necessary to pursue and achieve higher leadership positions.

Take the next step and climb aboard! You will enhance your public speaking, learn more about time management and organization, explore some leadership styles, discover resources available plus learn more about our organization.

Pull up anchor and join us in Effingham on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the GFWC Illinois Fall Board of Director’s Meeting at the Thelma Keller Convention Center / Holiday Inn. The cost is $30.00 and covers your lunch and all materials. Seminar will run 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Registration will start at 10:00 a.m.

This is a REPEAT of our May 2017 LEADS Seminar held prior to the start of the 122nd Annual Convention, so we are asking that only NEW participants attend. A great opportunity for incoming District Presidents, new Club President’s, District or Club officers and members? The event is open to everyone including our own state board members if they haven’t attended before. Set your course and sail away with LEADS!

Fill out the registration form on the reverse side and mail it in with your check to Illinois GFWC Headquarters: Registration deadline is October 13th, 2017.

All LEADS attendees are invited to stay for the GFWC Illinois Board of Director’s Meeting which will begin on Friday afternoon. Additional meal reservations are required if you wish to stay.

ARRR….the treasure will be yours. “On and on you will sail. And I know you’ll sail far and face up to your problems whatever they are! Will you succeed? Yes! You will indeed 98 and ¾ percent guaranteed” (with help from Dr. Seuss).

For more information please contact:

Teresa Sanford-Shipplett

GFWC Illinois Leadership Chairman & Central Region Vice President Email: sanford@abingdon.net
[309] 462-3909 or cell: [309] 368-6722.

2014 GFWC LEADS Informaiton and Application.pdf

Click here to download the LEADS Application

GFWC Illinois Leadership Education And Development Skills Seminar