Crossroads 2015: The Highway to Success

by Carla Ruschival

Get in the driver’s seat and take the on-ramp to some outstanding leadership training.  It’s time for the third annual Crossroads Leadership Conference, Aug. 21-22, 2015, in Louisville, Ky.
The first two Crossroads conferences were packed with informative and educational sessions, good friends and good food, and lots of hand-outs. Nearly 60 people met at Crossroads 2013, and more than 80 (from nine states and the District of Columbia) attended Crossroads 2014.
Crossroads 2015 is skills-based and hands-on. The conference will include general sessions and small classes targeting specific skills. Group activities in classroom settings will involve writing, speaking, and role play. Create your own roadmap; choose the classes that best fit your needs.
Crossroads will be at the United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM), 150 S. State St. in Louisville.  Once a school and now a community center, UCHM offers a large meeting space for meals and general sessions, plus classrooms for small-group training and workshops. Out-of-town guests may stay at the Ramada Downtown North Hotel, 1041 Zorn Ave.; it's just a short distance from UCHM. Room rates are $75 a night plus tax for up to four in a room; a hot breakfast, free wi-fi and use of the outdoor hotel pool are included with your room. Transportation between the hotel and UCHM will be provided by the Kentucky Council of the Blind. Make hotel reservations by calling (502) 897-5101; be sure to let them know that you are attending the Crossroads Conference.
Crossroads is open to all affiliates, local chapters, and individuals who wish to attend. Students and younger members are welcome.
Pre-registration will open in late July. The pre-registration fee will cover general sessions, classes, meals, and materials. Request a pre-registration packet and get more information by calling the Kentucky Council of the Blind at (502) 895-4598 or by e-mailing
Now start planning; be sure to take the right turn and meet us at the Crossroads.