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Greater Des Moines to Host Association of Leadership Programs Midwest Regional Conference

May 18, 2016

Greater Des Moines will host the Association of Leadership Programs Midwest Regional Conference on June 16 and 17, 2016. The host organizations, Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute and Regional Leadership Council of Central Iowa (a collaboration of 18 community leadership programs), will welcome staff and board members from community leadership organizations in more than thirteen states to Greater Des Moines (DSM).

“We are thrilled to host the Midwest Conference, themed ‘Ignite Leadership: Developing Skills that Spark Community Change’, says Amy Jennings, executive director of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute and Association of Leadership Programs Midwest Conference chair. “This is an amazing opportunity to showcase the successes of Central Iowa and to learn from individuals who champion community leadership development in other Midwest cities.”

The Association of Leadership Programs Midwest Conference will feature workshops and discussions that facilitate sharing best practices, fostering innovation and engaging in learning. The June 16th pre-conference workshop, “Civility and Community,“ will feature Scott Raecker, director of The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University. Sessions during the main conference on June 17 will highlight topics such as alumni engagement, diversity, class projects, innovation and measuring success.

Gallup researcher, Shane Lopez, Ph.D., will provide the luncheon keynote address, titled “Lead with Hope.” Registrations for the luncheon and keynote address, sponsored by Kum & Go, are being accepted at gdmli.com. Registrations for the pre-conference workshop and the full-day conference are being accepted at alpleaders.org.

About the Association of Leadership Programs

The Association of Leadership Programs is a national organization that brings together leadership organizations to share best practices, foster innovation, build networks with colleagues, and provide education to advance the effectiveness of community leadership programs and professionals. Learn more about the Association of Leadership Programs at alpleaders.org.

About the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute

The Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute is Central Iowa’s premier community leadership development organization. Through community-wide education and service projects, the Leadership Institute develops, connects, inspires, and challenges community leaders to greater public awareness, commitment and involvement to improve the overall quality of life in our community. Since 1982, more than 2,000 leaders have graduated from the Leadership Institute’s programs. Learn about the Leadership Institute by visiting gdmli.com.

About the Regional leadership Council of Central Iowa

An initiative of Capital Crossroads and convened by the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, the Regional Leadership Council of Central Iowa brings together directors and leaders of the various community leadership development programs throughout Central Iowa to share best practices, learn from one another and foster collaboration which helps leverage the important work of each individual program to strengthen our region as a whole. For more information, visit Regional Leadership Council at DSMpartnership.com.