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Faces of Leadership Conference:
August 7-9, 2012
2011 Faces of Leadership

Join us August 7-9 at the Charleston Civic Center for the state’s annual gathering of people strengthening communities through volunteerism and service.

Communities and agencies are struggling to make ends meet in these difficult financial times. These days, it's easy to become divided by our differences and distracted from the good that is already present. This conference brings together people from across the state who are ready to look beyond the differences that can bring action to a standstill. If you want to hear inspiring, practical keynote speakers and leave with new skills and connections, then this conference is for you!

Conference Highlights Tim Hurson

Dynamic Keynotes and Presentations - This year, you’ll not only find the great skill-building workshops that attract participants time and again, but also hear from insightful and inspirational speakers. Opening keynote speaker Tim Hurson will help us see a new way of thinking - Productive Thinking - that is the critical differentiator between individuals and organizations that stagnate and those that thrive in the new world. On Wednesday morning, be prepared to be surprised Ilene Evansthrough a new form of topic discussion known as Open Space. This special session will let you network with other conference attendees and define for discussion topics that are important to you. During lunch on that day, let IleneOption 22 Evans introduce Ubuntu, a concept that helps us learn to heal ourselves and our communities through storytelling. Finally, enjoy the the innovative and inspiring Option 22 with the RiffRaff Arts Collective as they use a multi-media experience to tell how the arts can transform communities into dynamic places to live, thus positively impacting local economies.

2012 Governor's Service Awards - West Virginia's most prestigious volunteer awards will be given during the 2012 banquet held on Wednesday, August 8 at the Civic Center as part of the conference.

Networking Opportunities - The nearly 400 people who attend the conference have the opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones from among the government officials, business and community leaders, nonprofit and national service staff/volunteers, and members of faith-based organizations who attend the conference.

Diverse Workshop Topics - Conference participants will get new ideas from more than 50 workshops that address everything from legal issues, to community development, to effective volunteer management - just to name a few. Download the brochure for a complete list of workshops. Some conference sessions count toward the Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the WVU School of Social Work. Click here to see which sessions count.

Exhibits - Take this opportunity to spotlight your organization, program or products with an exhibit table at this year’s conference. Tell other participants about new initiatives, innovative thinking or collaboration. Each display area will have a six-foot skirted table. There is a nominal fee of $25 per table for nonprofit organizations and $50 for private sector exhibitors. Call Krista Bradshaw at 304-558-0111 or email to register for an exhibit table.

To download the conference brochure, click here.

To download the registration form only, click here.

For more information on the 2012 Faces of Leadership Conference, contact Moya Doneghy at (304) 558-0111 or (800) WV-HELPS.

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