From Statistics to Simulations: Planning a Sensational Social Services Session - Event Details

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From Statistics to Simulations: Planning a Sensational Social Services Session

February 25, 2019
2 pm Eastern, 1 pm Central, 12 pm Mountain, 11 am Pacific

Spend a quick hour not only hearing about how other leadership programs present the topic of Social Services, but bring your own ideas of those “must haves” for a successful Social Services Day. We will cover pre-day homework, how to present important background information and statistics about the sector and suggested simulations for participants. One program presents a “joint day” with both Youth Leadership and Adult Leadership programs participating others include a community service component. Plan to “insert your unique idea here”!

Presenters

Amanda Beights

Amanda Beights

Vice President Leadership Collier Foundation
Amanda Beights

Amanda Beights Details

Amanda Beights is the Vice President of the Leadership Collier Foundation, an affiliate of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. In this capacity, she manages the Foundation’s programs, including: Leadership Collier™, Youth Leadership Collier™, Growing Associates In Naples™ (GAIN™), and Campaign for Leadership™. Additionally, Amanda administers the Foundation’s Alumni Association, comprised of over 1,800 graduates to date; acting as the primary alumni programs director and liaison for the Foundation’s Board of Directors. As the Leadership Collier Foundation continues to expand work with youth and workforce development, Amanda also oversees the implementation of the Chamber’s work-based learning initiatives.
Amanda, an experienced educator, earned her BS from Ohio University and her MA Summa Cum Laude from Florida Gulf Coast University. Her ten years of experience teaching included leadership roles such as: Dean of Early Childhood Education and Master In-Service Coordinator with Royal Palm Academy in Naples, Florida; Lead Teacher at St. James Lutheran School in Chicago, Illinois, and member of the Core Leadership Team at the Catherine Cook School in Chicago, Illinois.
Amanda is a graduate from the Institute for Organization Management (IOM), the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and has received the recognition of IOM. Awarded to all graduates of the Institute program, the IOM Graduate Recognition signifies the individual’s completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management.
Amanda enjoys serving her community and sits on the Collier Child Care Resources Advisory Board, Blue Zones Community Engagement Committee, Next Generation Board for the Shelter for Abused Women and Children, Naples Historical Society Young Executive Society (YES! Ambassadors), and chair’s the Grace Lutheran Preschool School Board. In the past, Amanda volunteered at PAWS No Kill Humane Shelter in Chicago, served on the St. Luke Lutheran School Board of Education, was Golden Halo Award nominee, and featured in a national Sprint commercial in 2011 for educational technology. Most recently, Amanda was recognized as one of Gulfshore Business’ 40 Under 40 in 2016, and a Naples Illustrated Rising Star in 2017.

Jessie Guidry Baginski

Jessie Guidry Baginski

President/CEO Leadership Lake County
Jessie Guidry Baginski

Jessie Guidry Baginski Details

Dr. Baginski has served as CEO of Leadership Lake County since January 2012. She has over 35 years of experience in communications, marketing and management in public, private and nonprofit organizations. She is a certified Behavior Styles trainer through the Effectiveness Institute. Dr. Baginski is a frequent speaker on leadership in life and in the workplace, and building cultures of leadership.
Dr. Baginski was Laketran’s first Director of Public Relations and Marketing from 2000 through 2010, earning numerous national awards for communications during her tenure. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Cleveland State University in the College of Education.
She is a long-standing and active member in the Mentor Chamber of Commerce and the Ohio Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities Youth Leadership Forum. She is a graduate of Leadership Ashtabula 1996, Leadership Lake County 2004, and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program in 2016. She currently serves as Secretary on the national board of the Association of Leadership Programs.
She is a member of Lakeland Community College’s Hall of Fame. She received the Maureen Fitzgerald Leadership Award from Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities in 2008 for positively impacting the lives of students with disabilities. In 2014, she was a recipient of Lakeland Community College’s Woman of Achievement Award.
Dr. Baginski is a Mayfield Heights resident with her husband, Thom and sweet pup, Lucy.

Kelly Otte

Kelly Otte

Leadership Tallahassee
Kelly Otte

Kelly Otte Details

Kelly Otte is graduate of Leadership Tallahassee, Class 21, served on LT’s Board of Governors and has been the co-chair of the Human Services Program Day for the past two years. She is Barbara Boone’s biggest fan and the Executive Director of the PACE Center for Girls in Leon County. Kelly has worked in domestic violence centers, rape crisis programs and women’s centers in Carson City, Nevada, Norfolk, Virginia, Jacksonville, Florida & Tallahassee. Kelly has a passion for the nonprofit sector and has co-written a weekly column “Notes on Nonprofits” for The Tallahassee Democrat since 2008. She has been an Adjunct Professor for Florida State University and the University of North Florida. Kelly has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of North Florida.

Sam Otte

Sam Otte

Leadership Tallahassee
Sam Otte

Sam Otte Details

Samantha Otte is a graduate of Youth Leadership Tallahassee Class 13, and has served as co-chair for the Human Services Program Day Planning Committee for the past two years. She is a first-year student at Florida State University, undeclared. Sam is a member of the FSU Marching Chiefs and the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. She has a strong history in volunteering and civic engagement.