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Join us for the Northeast Regional Conference in Buffalo, NY!
Registration Information Details
Early bird conference rate is $200 for members and $250 for nonmembers
Early Bird deadline is May 10
Post conference add-on is $100.
Sunday Evening Welcome Reception
Sunday Evening Welcome Reception Details
Hosted by: Leadership Buffalo, NY
Shea’s Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is a campus of three theatres in downtown Buffalo comprised of Shea’s Smith Theatre, Shea’s 710 Theatre, and the historic crown jewel, Shea’s Buffalo Theatre. These venues boast varying styles of performing arts, but all are sure to please the audiences that attend. From touring Broadway to International collaborations and local rentals, SPAC helps enrich the theatre arts culture and Main St business renaissance downtown.
Shea’s Buffalo Theatre, the historic crown jewel of SPAC, opened in 1926 under the moniker of “The Wonder Theatre” and was the dream of Michael Shea. Originally serving as a movie house under Paramount Pictures with “an acre of seats”, it would later stage vaudeville shows and play host to the likes of the Marx Brothers, Frank Sinatra, George Burns, Bob Hope and more in the 1930’s.
Later in the 1970’s, to save the theatre from demolition, a group of concerned people formed The Friends of Buffalo Theatre. This not-for-profit organization worked to bring about a preliminary restoration and was responsible for getting Shea’s listed on the National Register for Historic Places.
Over the past 20 years, there has been over $30 million in restoration completed, all by volunteers, at Shea’s which allows Buffalo to keep the only surviving Tiffany designed theatre in magnificent condition for our patrons and the community.
Monday Evening Reception
Monday Evening Reception Details
Date: Monday, June 25
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Top of the Falls (on Goat Island)
Sponsored by: Leadership Niagara
As the only restaurant overlooking Niagara Falls, Top of the Falls Restaurant offers visitors to Niagara Falls State Park a one-of-a-kind dining experience.
Luncheon Keynote Speaker
Luncheon Keynote Speaker Details
Dr. G. James Lemoine is an Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness, where he researches and teaches organizational behavior and leadership. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, an international organization dedicated to fostering positive and effective organizational management.
Dr. Lemoine is the author the book Business Defined; and has co-authored publications on leadership, performance, and organizational behavior in top management journals like the Journal of Applied Psychology, Harvard Business Review, and the Leadership Quarterly.
He received his PhD from the Scheller College at Georgia Tech, and his BS from Louisiana State University. Dr. Lemoine’s doctoral dissertation on Servant Leadership was honored with the International Leadership Association’s “Frederic M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award” in 2016. Before returning to academia, Dr. Lemoine has been both an entrepreneur and a corporate executive, working for companies such as AT&T and the Schwan Food Company.
Post Conference Workshop
Post Conference Workshop Details
Leveraging Accelerated Learning & Adult Learning Techniques is the most advanced facilitation and learning method in use today. It's a whole-brain system that enhances the design and facilitation of your program, while increasing learning effectiveness.
• Understand the principals of adult learning and what motivates adults to learn.
• Learn the differences between traditional learning methods and accelerated learning methods.
• Learn to shift from a trainer-centered environment to a learner-centered environment by unleashing the whole-brain.
• Utilize the multiple intelligences to enhance the learning environment.
• Apply the accelerated learning methods.
Tuesday, June 26, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This post conference workshop is an add on $100.
Conference Schedule Details
Sunday, June 24, 2018
4:00 p.m. Registration
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Reception at Shea’s Performing Arts Center
7:30 p.m. Dinner in groups at local restaurants
Monday, June 25, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration
8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Welcome & General Session
9:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Learning Sessions:
- Dynamic Dialogues
- Alumni Engagement Strategies
- Operation Resolve - Leveraging Your Board and Alumni for Civic Impact
10:20 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. - Break
10:35 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. – Learning Sessions:
- The Diversity Toolkit
- Keeping Your Program on the Right Track
- Branding Your Future!
11:55 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. - Break
12:10 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. Lunch with Keynote Speaker:
- Jim Lemoine, PhD.: Servant Leadership
1:40 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Learning Sessions:
- Crisis Management for Non-Profits
- Measuring Outcomes
- The Essence of Sponsorship
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Round Table Topics
- Facilitated by Marcey Bryant & Jenna Luehrsen
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wrap Up
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Top of the Falls - Reception and Tour hosted by Leadership Niagara
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
*Post Conference $100
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Leveraging Accelerated Learning & Adult Learning Techniques
Presenter: Rita Markle
Session Leaders Details
Jessie Baginski, Leadership Lake County, OHWorkshop: Operation Resolve - Leveraging Your Board and Alumni for Civic Impact
Barbara Harrington, Sponsorship PlusWorkshop: The Essence of Sponsorship
Steve Bell, Reputation Management, NYWorkshop: Crisis Management for Non-Profits
Rachel Ciomia, Cleveland Leadership Center, OHWorkshop: Measuring Outcomes
Kimberly Fraser, ADAMHS, OHWorkshop : Operation Resolve - Leveraging Your Board and Alumni for Civic Impact
Kathleen Fyfe, Leadership Saratoga, NYWorkshop: Alumni Engagement Strategies
Dick Hammond, Leadership On The Move!, TXWorkshop: Keeping Your Program on the Right Track
Althea Luehrsen , Leadership Buffalo, NYWorkshop: Alumni Engagement Strategies
Rita Markle, Performance Management Partners Inc, NYPost Conference Session: Facilitation Skills - Leveraging Accelerated Learning & Adult Learning Techniques
Don and Roe Polczynski, Clinton, NYWorkshop: Branding Your Future!
Monday June 25, 9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Monday, June 25, 10:35 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.
Monday, June 25, 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Tuesday, June 26, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sights & Sounds of Buffalo, NY
Hotel Information Details
200 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York, 14202
Room rate is $119 for early bird registration.
At Embassy Suites by Hilton Buffalo, you'll enjoy easy access to the activity surrounding downtown Buffalo. Just two blocks away is the complimentary light rail to take you to explore many waterfront destinations including KeyBank Center, Riverworks, HarborCenter, and Canalside. Anchoring the first eight floors of the Avant Building, our hotel is surrounded by top banking, medical and government offices including City Hall two blocks away. Take advantage of our airport shuttle service, a direct 15 minute ride to Buffalo International Airport
Conference Planning Committee
Conference Planning Committee Details
Althea Luehrsen, Leadership Buffalo, NY
Ashley Mudd, Leadership Institute of Acadiana, LA
Bob Paulke, LEAD Clermont, OH
Jessie Baginski, Leadership Lake County, OH
Laurie Remer, Leadership Howard County, MD
Liz Zulawski, Leadership Niagara, NY
Marcey Bryant, Leadership Buffalo, NY
Molly Anderson, University at Buffalo, NY
Nicole Deary, Leadership Cumberland, PA
Nikki Morristell, Leadership Lackawanna, PA
Peggy Marone, Leadership Genesee, NY
Jenna Luehrsen, Leadership Buffalo, NY
Jo Ellen Carson, ALP, NC
Lura Hammond, ALP, TX