Like any member organization, the health and vitality of KEA depend on the engagement of its members and on the strength and vision of its leaders. That is especially true at the local level, where good leaders know that one of the most important things they will ever do is to identify and prepare their replacements.
That’s why we are offering the 2019 Local Presidents + Next Generation Leaders training event July 14-16 at the Four Points Sheraton, 1938 Stanton Way, in Lexington. Everything about this conference is designed to help you build and maintain the strongest possible local association for your members – one that will thrive and succeed long after you retire.
The KEA President and Vice President urge ALL local presidents to attend this training and to bring with you another local member who has the interest, vision, and energy necessary to be the “next one up” in your local’s leadership. Preference should be given to an emerging leader who has never attended this conference. We’re looking for members whose experience and skills will help us achieve our association objectives.
Training will be conducted by KEA’s veteran professional staff who will be teaming up with local leaders from across the Commonwealth. There will be sessions both for the entire group and for the individual “presidents” and “next generation leaders” groups.
A Sunday evening reception will be held for all participants who wish to mix and mingle with other attending leaders. It will be a good time to meet and greet your trainers, staff, and friends within the association.
As part of this year’s registration process, we are asking all participants to open the google doc that is attached to the registration page. Once opened, take a few minutes to reflect on the status of your local association and then fill out the Local Assessment form. This will be used to help you with goal setting for your local during the conference.
KEA will provide two nights’ lodging (on the 14th and 15th) for all participants, as well as breakfast and lunch on the 15th and 16th. (KEA will not pay mileage to participants, but is encouraging locals and districts to do so.)