agenda
8:30 a.m.

Coffee and Registration

9:00 a.m.

Introductions and Welcome

9:10 a.m.

Unlocking the Power of Communities
Mark Homan, Author, Rules of the Game and Promoting Community Change
Professor, Pima County Community College, Tucson, Arizona

10:30 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m.

Breakout Sessions (choose one to attend)

 

Breakout 1: Planning for the Future
Homeland Security
Richard Jaehne, University of Illinois Fire Service Institute

Breakout 2: Tools and Skills
Facilitation: Helping People Work Together Better
Jim Becker and Cindy Erickson, University of Illinois Extension

Breakout 3: Building Community Involvement
Cultural Differences a Mirror of Our Similarities
Jan Carter-Black, University of Illinois School of Social Work

Breakout 4: Leadership Learning
The Leadership Evolution
Marianne Lorensen, Leadership Coordinator,
College of ACES, University of Illinois

Noon

Lunch

1:00 p.m.

Leading, Learning, and Unleashing Potential: Youth Leadership in the Real World
Wendy Wheeler, Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development, Takoma Park, Maryland

1:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions (choose one to attend)

 

Breakout 1: Planning for the Future
Using Community Foundations to Build Community
Don Forrest, Farnsworth Group, Inc. and
Jerry Smith, DeKalb County Communty Foundation

Breakout 2: Tools and Skills
Building Concensus: Finding Common Ground
Nancy Richman, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, Western Illinois University

Breakout 3: Building Community Involvement
Innovation and Action: Strengthening Real Time, Real World Youth Leadership
Wendy Wheeler, Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development, Takoma Park, Maryland

Breakout 4: Leadership Learning
Leading Without Power
Richard Clark, Associate Dean, Professional Development,
College of ACES, University of Illinois

3:00 p.m.

Summary and Challenge to Action
Mark Homan

4:00 p.m.

Adjourn

 

Laboratory for Community and Economic Development | College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
University of Illinois Extension | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign