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2012 Because Kids Count Conference
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
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Opening Plenary Keynote
Tuesday, December 4
9:00 - 10:30 am
Read the core values of the Air Force: “A Shared Commitment to Three Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence in All We Do.” Don’t those sound very similar to the core values of Indiana’s youth workers, who are tasked with ensuring the well-being of our state’s children and youth? Afterburner’s intuitive Flawless Execution model develops an organization’s Future Picture and strategy while aligning the organization directly with its day-to-day activities. A holistic, total-organization model, Flawless Execution develops better leadership; strategic planning tools; faster, more accurate execution solutions; and enhanced capabilities. It provides the necessary structures to develop a culture of learning and, most importantly, to close the Execution Gap – the gap between what an organization plans to do and what it actually achieves.
Luncheon Keynote presented by Ivy Tech
Wednesday, December 5
12 - 2:30 pm
Willis K. Bright, Jr.
Willis K. Bright, Jr., is president of Bright Visions Inc., a firm specializing in strategic planning and futuring, program development and proposal planning, and life coaching. Most recently, he was the director of youth programs at Lilly Endowment, Indianapolis, where he worked with central Indiana, statewide, and national organizations building youth development opportunities. Mr. Bright’s keynote will address current state of youth development in Indiana and across the nation. He’ll provide his perspective on healthy youth development and the support that youth-serving professionals need to do their jobs effectively.
Due to a conflict with his teaching schedule at New York University that arose after Hurricane Sandy, Pedro Noguera will no longer be able to attend our conference. IYI is honored that Willis K. Bright, Jr., has accepted the opportunity to keynote.
Thought Leader Sessions
The Indiana Youth Institute proudly introduces you to the 2012 Thought Leaders, notable speakers widely recognized for innovation and insight. During these intense sessions, the Thought Leaders explore critical issues impacting your work with youth.
Donna M. Beegle, Ed.D. speaks, writes and trains across the nation to break the iron cage of poverty. Donna is the author of See Poverty, Be The Difference, and An Action Approach to Educating Students Who Live in the Crisis of Poverty. Donna brings unique insights to her audiences, having grown up in the deepest poverty in America, and having studied poverty for 20 years.
Dr. Steven Edwards
Dr. Steven Edwards is an award-winning administrator, speaker, trainer, and professor and the creator of the ED methods and products that have transformed schools throughout the nation. A leader recognized by USA Today for his innovative approach to education, Dr. Edwards successfully implemented numerous programs to improve student performance during his sixteen-year tenure as a school administrator.
Stand Up! Change Teen Statistics
The biggest issues facing teens today are addressed through R.Ed.I’s prevention education program, STAND UP! Change Teen Statistics. STAND UP! Change Teen Statistics is a live prevention theatre show based on interviews with over 90 teens. STAND UP! is powerful, delivering shocking statistics and information and engaging the audience to raise awareness, encourage healthy resolutions and actions, and provide resources for help. The show provides information, hope and help for our nation’s kids regarding drug, alcohol, and physical abuse, depression, suicide, bullying, cyberbullying, sexting, texting and driving, self-mutilation, physical violence, body image, prejudice, hate crimes, peer pressure and teen pregnancy.
The Leadership Institute
Additional registration fees apply.
Tuesday, December 4 (concurrent to conference)
10:45 am - 5:30 pm (Lunch 12:30 - 1:15 pm)
Nonprofits need leaders who think strategically and who effectively engage staff, board members, funders, and partners. The Leadership Institute is an intensive professional development experience designed especially for executive directors, board members, and senior staff. The Leadership Institute will provide your leadership team with the tools needed to increase the sustainability of your organization. This year’s speaker, David A. Owens, Ph.D., will offer a systematic view into of the art and science of generating better ideas, assessing them in meaningful ways, and making sure the best ideas get a fair chance to have an impact in the world. The goal for the program is not only to learn to better manage and lead innovation, but to also improve each participant’s own ability to innovate.
David A. Owens, Ph.D.
Professor Owens serves on the faculty at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management in the area of management, where he also directs the Executive Development Institute. He provides consulting services for a wide range of clients around the world, and his work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and London Guardian, as well as on NPR’s Marketplace. Owens has consulted for NASA, The Smithsonian, and many other organizations. He has done product design work for firms including Daimler Benz, Apple Computer, and others.
More than 60 Educational Workshops!
Benefit from practical strategies for your daily work. All address the Indiana Youth Development Core Competencies or topics in Nonprofit Management.
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