Highway to Success: Crossroads Leadership Conference

by Carla Ruschival

Get in the driver's seat and take the on-ramp to an outstanding weekend of leadership training.  Plan now to attend the second annual Crossroads Leadership Conference, March 21-23, 2014, in Louisville, Ky.

The first Crossroads received rave reviews from all who attended.  The second Crossroads will be even more exciting and educational than the first.

Crossroads is a skills-based weekend designed with beginners and more advanced leaders in mind.  Open to anyone who wishes to attend, Crossroads includes five interstates (general sessions), 16 side roads (classes) targeting specific skills, and two unique leadership activities.  Create your own road map; choose the sessions that best fit your needs.  Fill your fuel tank with fundraising ideas, free and inexpensive public relations and membership recruitment techniques, and new ways to energize your membership.  Learn to run more effective meetings, make a great first impression, and be a better public speaker.  Grab techniques to increase traffic to your web site, use social media to reach younger members, and recruit, screen and keep volunteers.

Pre-registration for Crossroads is only $45 per person.  Your pre-registration fee covers Friday and Saturday lunch, all general sessions and classes, Friday and Saturday evening feasts (you even get seconds), and Friday and Saturday evening snacks.

Crossroads will be at the Best Western Plus Airport East/Expo Center, 1921 Bishop Lane, in Louisville.  Room rates are $79 a night plus tax; a hot breakfast is included with your room each day.  Free wi-fi is available throughout the hotel, and the hotel shuttle will pick up guests at the airport, the MegaBus stop, and the Greyhound station at no charge.

Crossroads is open to all state and special-interest affiliates, local chapters, and individuals who wish to attend.  Students and younger members are welcome.  Affiliates may select people to attend, and individuals wishing to participate are also welcome.  Crossroads is open to all.

To make reservations at the hotel, call (502) 456-4411; be sure to let them know that you are attending the Crossroads Conference.

Pre-registration will open in late January.  Request your pre-registration packet and get more information by calling the Kentucky Council of the Blind at (502) 895-4598, by e-mailing kcb@iglou.com, or by visiting the Kentucky Council of the Blind web site at www.kentucky-acb.org.
Crossroads is hosted by the Kentucky Council of the Blind.  Members of the planning team are from Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia, Indiana, and Kentucky.  Several state and special-interest affiliates and local chapters are represented, and anyone wishing to join our team is welcome.  For more information on becoming part of our team, call (502) 895-4598. 
Now start planning. Be sure to take the right turn and meet us at the Crossroads.