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2015 Conference on English Leadership Convention

A Leader’s Legacy
November 22-24, 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Call for Proposals: Due April 1

Mail proposal form to Karen Delbridge, 2015 Program Chair



“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.”     

- John C. Maxwell, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership


Join us for confirmed keynote speakers Carol Jago, Jeff Wilhelm, Penny Kittle, Harvey "Smokey" Daniels, and Sara K. Ahmed as we ask:

How will our leadership in the field of literacy influence and impact the people around us? Leadership is having the vision to see the impossible become the possible. Effective communication inspires others to rise to challenges, take risks, and collaborate to create change in our schools and communities. In what ways do leaders encourage others to empower students and staff in our schools, districts, and states? How are we sharing our leadership capacities to promote literacy? In what ways do we build strong teams that promote positive and productive working environments? How do we optimize every moment we have with people? 

What is our legacy going to be? Join us for the CEL convention in Minneapolis where we will chart the course by considering our legacy and the possibilities of how we influence though our leadership. We will explore these questions collaboratively and share our experiences. Through self-reflection, we are able to think about our craft, consider the decisions that we make, and be aware of how those actions can impact people around us.

We encourage you to submit proposals for the 2015 CEL Conference that address the theme for this session, “A Leader’s Legacy,” including:

  • Maximizing change and making it work
  • Influencing productive literacy leadership
  • Developing collaborations
  • Supporting literacy coaching
  • Enhancing curricular and instructional design
  • Diversifying assessment
  • Being intentional with outcomes
  • Learning to run effective meetings
  • Building communities with teams
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Refining organizational management
  • Building leadership capacity
  • Contributing to the success of others

The Conference on English Leadership encourages interactive, participatory presentations.  As a non-profit organization of educators, we are not able to give a stipend or reimburse expenses for this appearance.

If you have questions about the CEL Annual Convention, please contact the Program Chair, Karen Delbridge.

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