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Registration & Continental Breakfast : 8:00 am – 8:45 am

Welcome & Housekeeping: 8:45 am – 9:15 am

Session 1 :  9:15 am- 10:30 am
Select from one of three sessions!

CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE, CHANGE YOUR UNDERWEAR
with Dawn Mushill & Tracy Bianco. Review tips on making a choice to have a positive attitude, each and every day. Dawn Mushill has been a public speaker ever since people have listened.  She is the CEO of Customer Service and Beyond. Dawn has worked in management for 20 years and as an adjunct professor at Southwestern Illinois College for 16 years. Tracy Bianco is the CEO of Bright Side Training Solutions.  She earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in education and earned a Professional Coach Certification through Professional Coach Academy.  

THE ROLE OF VOLUNTEERISM IN CHANGING LIVES
with Judge Milton Wharton. Judge Wharton has continued to serve the community in a variety of ways. He has taught classes at Lindenwood University – Belleville, served on the East St. Louis School District #189 Board, continued to work with CASA, and is on the Executive Board of the St. Louis Chapter NAACP.

THE IMPACT OF NEW TAX LAWS ON CHARITABLE GIVING
with Jeanne Dee Anders CPA. Jeanne is a partner in the Audit and Advisory Services Group where she specializes in audits of financial statements for not-for-profit organizations, government entities, employee benefit plans, and closely-held businesses. Jeanne enjoys working with business owners, executive directors, and board members to help them better understand the financial reporting process. She is also skilled in researching accounting principles and new or changing audit standards and is a frequent author and speaker on these topics.

Session 2:  10:45 am – 12:00 pm
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DO YOU WANT TO BE AN ANGRY GUARD OR A HAPPY GUIDE?
with Vertical Performance.

THE COST OF CARING TOO MUCH
with Debra Mize and Cathy Daesch.

OVERCOMING CHALLENGES OF RECRUITMENT OF VOLUNTEERS
with Connie Young.

Lunch & Keynote:  12:15 pm – 2:15 pm

CEO, Loretta Graham
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois
Presents MAMA SAID:  LIFE LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP


Loretta Graham serves as the CEO for Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois with a caring and steady servant’s hand. She is the youngest of 14 children from a single parent sharecropping mother. She is an inspiration to all who meet her. Graham first joined Girl Scouts in 1991. Her achievements in the nonprofit sector include working with communities to be a voice and face for girls and developing volunteer programs and council activities. She has done and continues to do an incredible amount of service- meeting the girls where they are. “In Girl Scouting, we reach out to our communities for support and in turn, we are challenged to be a service to those communities.” Loretta tells meaningful stories with lessons we can apply to our own lives. Through the lens of her own upbringing, she shares what she learned from the heart of her mother’s natural servant leadership.

Session 3:  2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
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OPTIMIZING VOLUNTEERISM THROUGH DIVERSITY
with Kiah Earl and LaShaunda Jordan. This interactive presentation will provide nonprofit leaders with the tools to diversify their volunteer pool through recruitment and retention strategies. Participants will leave equipped with strategies to create and empower a more qualified group of volunteers within their agencies. Kiah Earl graduated from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville (SIUE) with a dual bachelors degree in English Language and Literature and Mass Communications in May of 2017. She worked for Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois for two years while also completing her Masters in Public Administration and Policy Analysis. As a student, she served on Campus Activities Board planning programs for faculty, staff, and students with families and children and also wrote for The Alestle. She currently serves as the Graduate Assistant in the Prevention Education and Advocacy Center, with her work focused on gender-based violence prevention and bystander intervention education. After graduation in May 2019, she plans to continue serving in the nonprofit sphere as well as continuing her ventures as an entrepreneur. She currently works for YWCA in Alton, IL. LaShaunda Jordan is a veteran of the U.S Air Force, public speaker and entrepreneur who currently resides in Streamwood, IL with her family. She has expressed her aptitude for service leadership through a variety of life experiences in for-profit and nonprofit sectors.She graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville(SIUE) with a degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Black studies in May of 2017. While at SIUE she was a reporter for The Alestle and initiated several diversity initiatives for the publication, she was also the commencement speaker. She is a former editor-in-chief at South Georgia Today, as well as former Mission Advancement Director at the Boys & Girls Club of Elgin. LaShaunda is currently the owner/co-founder of Paragon Dynasty Enterprises, a creative services consultancy agency

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS 101 FOR NONPROFITS
with Tony Vrooman. Tony is the Director of Communications and Marketing at Camp Ondessonk.  He has a B.S. in Communications, Central Methodist University – Fayette, MO.  His personal interests and talents led him to the not-for-profit sector, where he is a long time Tapestry of Community Offerings volunteer and founding member of River City Professionals, a business networking group based in St. Louis.

CONSCIOUS SELF CARE & YOUR ENERGETIC PRESENCE
with Amy Camie. Amy Camie is a professional harpist, inspirational speaker, recording artist, composer, author, and Spiritual Initiator of The ORIGIN Methodology of Self-Discovery. She has presented hundreds of workshops and presentations for local, regional and national audiences on the power of music, resonance and conscious self-care.  Amy’s music calms the mind, relaxes the body and gently touches the soul. As one woman said, “You touch others in such a deep place with your music because it comes from such a deep place inside of you.”  www.AmyCamie.com

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