ALP Southeast Conference a Success for LWP
On Thursday, April 7, Leadership Winter Park welcomed 50 attendees to our beautiful Central Florida community for the Association of Leadership Programs Southeast Conference presented by Bright House Networks. The two-day conference featured an array of workshops, roundtable discussions and thoughtful speakers. Attendees included executive directors, program staff and board members from community leadership programs as far away as Buffalo, New York as well as neighbors close to home from Leadership Orlando.
A special Welcome Reception at the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens Capen –Showalter House kicked-off the events with conference attendees and Leadership Winter Park alumni. The reception featured hor d’oeuvres, beverages and private tours of the chain of lakes from the Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour. Following the reception, alumni served as hosts, escorting attendees to one of the fine Park Avenue restaurants for dinner.
Valencia College Winter Park campus served as the host for a full day of learning on Friday, April 8. Six workshops featured topics for community leadership programs including board development, youth programs, measuring impact, program growth and a leadership skills development session which was co-presented by Winter Park Chamber of Commerce vice president, Debra Hendrickson. Afternoon sessions included “hot topic” roundtable discussions and a conference-wide conversation on alumni and community engagement. Local Leadership Winter Park alumni also participated as presenters during the conference. Sara Brady of Sara Brady Public Relations, Inc. (Class VI) led a board development session and Mark Fried of Think Creative Inc. (Class XXIII) presented the pre-conference workshop on “Rethinking Leadership.”
Conference attendees and local guests gathered at The Alfond Inn for an exclusive Keynote & Awards Luncheon featuring speaker, Eric Wright, Managing Director and Editor of i4 Business Magazine. Eric shared his findings on the top ten traits of successful leaders and entrepreneurs.
Leadership Winter Park was honored to receive the privilege of hosting the regional conference and showcase the beauty and culture of Winter Park.
Thank you to the following sponsors and supporters for making this event possible.