LWP to Host Regional Conference

ALP Conference Logo - FINALLeadership Winter Park is thrilled to announce that our organization has been selected as the host of the 2016 Association of Leadership Programs Southeast Conference! With this privilege, over 75 executive directors, board members and program managers from community leadership programs across the nation will be traveling to our beautiful Central Florida community.

The two-day conference, themed “Be the Light: Illuminate Your Program’s Path to Greatness” will be held on Thursday, April 7 and Friday, April 8 in Winter Park, FL. The events kick-off with a pre-conference workshop led by LWP Class XXIII graduate Mark Freid on the topic of “Rethinking Leadership.” The full-day conference featuring workshops, roundtable discussions and a special plenary session on alumni and community engagement strategies will be held on Friday, April 8 at the Valencia College Winter Park campus.

There are plenty of opportunities for LWP alumni and community members to take part in the conference activities!


Conference Welcome Reception
Thursday, April 7
4:30 – 7:00pm
Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens – Capen House

Be the first to welcome conference attendees to our community! A complimentary reception featuring hor d’oeuvres, beverages and tours of the museum grounds and Capen House will kick-off the conference. The Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour will pick-up guests from the museum boat dock for private tours of the chain of lakes. Following the reception, alumni are encouraged to join conference attendees for dinner at one of the Park Avenue area restaurants.

Register for the Welcome Reception



Awards & Keynote Luncheon
Friday, April 8
12:15 – 1:45pm
The Alfond Inn

Hear from one of the world’s top ten leadership coaches and author of Intelligent Leadership, John Mattone, during a special luncheon at The Alfond Inn. Gain key insights for unlocking and unleashing greatness in yourself and your teams so you can create a compelling, winning culture that drives operating results. This event is open to the public and tickets are $40.

Register for the Luncheon


If you are interested in participating as a committee member or volunteer for the conference, contact Megan Almasi at malmasi@winterpark.org or 407-644-8281.

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