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2015 Conference on English Leadership Convention

A Leader’s Legacy
November 22-24, 2015
1:30 pm Sun. - 12:30 pm Tues.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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A Leader's Legacy

“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 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 will discuss the theme, “A Leader’s Legacy,” across topics such as :

  • 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.

We extend our thanks to Poetry Alive! for their performance on Monday, November 23 at 11:15 am in Minneapolis Convention Center Room 211 C/D.


CEL also gives thanks to Heinemann and Academic Merit for their
support of literacy leaders at this year's CEL Convention!

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

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