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2016 Central Plains Regional Conference

October 27–28, 2016
The Woodlands, TX

The Association of Leadership Programs (ALP) recognizes that education and networking are two of the most requested needs of our constituency. For that reason, the Regional Conferences have been established that will generate many of the same benefits of the national conference, and prove more affordable and accessible to members.

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Scheduled Events

Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Annise Parker

Doerr Institute for New Leaders

Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Annise Parker Details

The Honorable Annise Parker has spent many years in service to the people of Houston. Six years were spent as a City Council member, six years as City Controller, and six years as Mayor. She is one of only two women to have been elected mayor, and is the only person in Houston history to have held the offices of council member, controller and mayor.

She has received many accolades including: 2010 Time magazine's one the the most influential people in the world, top US mayor and seventh ranked world mayor in 2014 by City Mayors Foundation, 2010 Scenic Visionary Award, 2010 Guardian of the Human Spirit Award from the Holocaust Museum Houston.

Mayor Parker is currently a Fellow at the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University. She serves on the board of FirstNet, created by Congress to implement a nationwide broadband network for first responders and is a member of the Texas Environmental Research Consortium and Houston Galveston Area Council.

Pre-conference

Civic and Social Connectedness

Pre-conference Details

12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Civic and Social Connectedness
Presented by:
Leadership Austin and The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at the University of Texas

Each day more and more citizens feel a lack of engagement and unresponsive action to their concerns by the community around them. What we know is that when levels of political participation, civic involvement, and social connectedness are relatively high, a community enjoys the benefits of civic health. This professional development opportunity is designed to provide attendees with current trends, interactive strategies and actions that can be used in overcoming obstacles to civic engagement.

Representing Leadership Austin: Christopher Kennedy & Julie Smith.

Pre-conference fee: $75

Workshops

These were the great workshops made available for attendees!

Workshops Details

*This schedule is subject to change.

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Attending Leadership Programs

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Attending Leadership Programs Details

  • Baton Rouge Area Leadership Program - LA
  • Leadership Beaumont - TX
  • Leadership Corpus - TX
  • Leadership Dallas - TX
  • Leadership Denver - CO
  • Leadership El Paso Programs - TX
  • Leadership Fort Worth - TX
  • Leadership Garland - TX
  • Leadership Greater Washington - DC
  • Leadership Henderson - TX
  • Leadership Howard County - MD
  • Leadership Lake County - OH
  • Leadership Longview - TX
  • Leadership Lufkin - TX
  • Leadership Mansfield - TX
  • Leadership Montgomery County - TX
  • Leadership Mt. Pleasant - TX
  • Leadership New Iberia - LA
  • Leadership North Houston - TX
  • Leadership On The Move! - TX
  • Leadership Pikes Peak - CO
  • Leadership Plano - TX
  • Leadership Rockwall - TX
  • Leadership Springfield - IL
  • Leadership Texarkana - TX
  • Leadership Tulsa - OK
  • Leadership Tuscarawas - OH
  • Leadership Wooster - OH
  • Metrotex Leadership Academy - TX