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2022 EXECUTIVE INVITATIONAL SERIES

2022 EXECUTIVE INVITATIONAL SERIES

** Please note that EIS 2021 – Margaritaville has been postponed to September 2022.**

2022 EXECUTIVE INVITATIONAL SERIES

Join us for this Exclusive Event!

The Association for Early Learning Leaders (AELL) believes program excellence begins with strong leadership.  Owners and Executive Leaders play a key role in shaping early care and education. The Executive Invitational Series is an annual event featuring collaborative training and networking with Owners and Executive Leaders from around the country and beyond. Space is limited and participants must meet certain criteria in order to be eligible to attend.

National child care legal expert Ron McGuckin and successful multi-site owners Mary Hornbeck and Alix Hall, along with invited industry and business leaders, lead in-depth sessions and discussions. Key topics guide the sessions, but the group and its current needs and challenges formulate the true content. Participants share their challenges and successes while brainstorming new ideas and action steps that can be implemented when they return to their programs. This event provides networking opportunities uniquely designed to promote professional connections, resources, and relationships that support your executive leadership role for years to come. First time participants are required to attend a set of standard training sessions that will lay the foundation for ongoing training and engagement. Revitalization plays a key factor in leadership success and ample time is built into the schedule for relaxation, relationship building and recreation.

Dates and Location

January 25 – 28, 2022 (extended days available)

Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun Resort

Please do not register for this event until you have received notification that your application has been approved.

About The Conference

The Executive Invitation Series is a collaborative institute with a small group of Owners and Executive Leaders of early learning programs from around the country.

Registration

Please do not register for this event until you have received notification that your application has been approved.

Conference Sponsors

 

EVENT DETAILS

Who Should Attend?

Owners include listed proprietor(s) as well as next generation succession if currently serving in leadership role of a program(s) that provide direct early care and education for young children.

Senior Executive Leaders include organization Senior VPs and Senior Regional/National Executives of programs that provide direct early care and education for young children.

NOTE: The Executive Invitational Series is solely focused on direct care providers and is not an appropriate training event for agencies without direct care services.   Other child care and early education industry partners, resource and referral, or vendors interested in advertising or sponsorship opportunities should contact Lori Buxton, [email protected] for more information.

Criteria for Participation

  • Participants must be an AELL member in good standing.
  • Participants must be an Owner or Senior Executive with a program that provides direct early care and education services for young children.
  • Participants must submit a completed event application to be reviewed by the event committee to ensure all criteria has been met.
  • If accepted, participants must meet all payment due dates or invitation may be rescinded.

Application Process

Executive Leaders who have not previously attended this event are required to complete the Executive Series Invitational Application.  The application will be reviewed by the event committee to ensure participation criteria is met.  Applicants will be notified of application decision within seven (7) business days of submission.  Applications can be accessed in the following ways:

  • By invitation from an event alumnus who will request an application on your behalf
  • Downloading an application from the Association website

It is generally accepted that Owners may have key employees that are integral to the successful operation of their programs. The following parameters are in place for owners to invite these employees:

  • Owner must have participated in at least one (1) Executive Invitational Series Even (formerly known as Owners Only).
  • Owner must submit a written request for an Executive Invitation Series Application for another participant who is NOT an Owner of the agency
  • Participants agree to adhere to the Code of Conduct related to this event 

CANCELLATION POLICY

All cancellations must be made in writing or sent to [email protected]

  • Cancellations received on or before August 1-31, 2021 are refundable minus a $75 processing fee.
  • Cancellations received before September 1- 30, 2021 are refundable minus a $125 processing fee.
  • No-shows and cancellations received after October 31, 2021 will not be eligible for a refund. Funds may be transferred to another AELL event within 12 months of the event.

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Accomodations

The Executive Invitational Series will take place at the Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun Resort.

Important Note:

Participation in this event requires booking of the training nights through AELL.  No exceptions will be made. Extended nights can be booked through membership programs.

 

TimeAgenda
MONDAY - JANUARY 24 
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Main Arrival Day
  • Welcome Cocktails in Lobby Bar
TUESDAY - JANUARY 25
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

GENERAL SESSION: Welcome | Event Overview
Maroma 1 & 2

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

CLASS FORUMS: Hot Topics
Maroma 1 & 2

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS (choose one) Maroma 1 & 2

  • Cost of Care Refresher Course (Required for first time participants)

  • Alumni Class Re-Connect

WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 26
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

GENERAL SESSION: ProCare University

THURSDAY - JANUARY 27

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

 

GENERAL SESSION: Hot Topics Q & A with the Experts Presenter(s): Ron McGuckin, Mary Hornbeck, Alix Hall

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS (choose one) Maroma 1 & 2

    • Breakout Session A—TBA

    • Breakout Session B—TBA

FRIDAY - JANUARY 28
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

GENERAL SESSION: Strategic Business Planning

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.GENERAL SESSION
  • WWRD - What Would Ron Do?
  • Latest Legal Trends with Ron McGuckin
EVENING NETWORKING EVENTS
Monday, January 24

Welcome Cocktails in Lobby Bar

Tuesday, January 25

Group Dinner

Wednesday, January  26

Dine Arounds

Thursday, January 27

Cocktails in Lobby Bar | Dine Arounds

Room OptionPriceExtended Nights
Junior Ocean View
Single Occupancy  |  Includes Training
$3,136 per person$323 per night per person
Junior Ocean View
Double Occupancy | Includes Training
$2,412 per person$348 per night per person
Junior Ocean View
Double Occupancy | Does Not Include Training
$1,662 per person$348 per night per person
Junior Ocean View
Triple Occupancy | Includes Training
$2,352 per person$313 per person per night
Junior Ocean View
Triple Occupancy | Does Not Include Training
$1,602 per person$313 per person per night
Junior Ocean View Preferred Club
Double Occupancy | Includes Training
$2,552 per person$384 per person per night
Junior Ocean View Preferred Club
Double Occupancy | Does Not Include Training
$1,802 per person$384 per night per person
Junior Ocean Front Preferred Club
Double Occupancy | Includes Training
$2,928 per person$477 per night per person
Junior Ocean Front Preferred Club
Double Occupancy | Does Not Include Training
$2,178 per person$477 per night per person

Ron McGuckin, J.D. | Ronald V. McGuckin and Associates | www.childproviderlaw.com

Ron is a practicing attorney in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with many years of experience in child care law. He is a lecturer and consultant, training child care professionals on a variety of management and legal issues. He has co-authored a variety of publications, including “Current Issues in Child Care”. Mr. McGuckin has volunteered on numerous boards and committees, receiving many awards and recognitions and currently serves AELL as Board President.

Mary Hornbeck

Mary Hornbeck, Owner/Executive Director-Special Beginnings Early Learning Centers

Mary Hornbeck began her career in early care and education in 1989 when she became the owner of Special Beginnings Early Learning Centers. Her company has grown through the years with 5 locations that serve over 275 families. As Executive Director, Mary leads a 10 member management team and 75 staff members. Mary holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Life from the University of Kansas. As a national trainer and consultant, topics include: leadership & management, staff development, as well as early education policy & procedure. Mary is active in her local ECE community, is a member of the Association for Early Learning Leaders, the National Federation of Independent Businesses, and Women Who Mean Business.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Hidden away on one of the most pristine and famous beaches in all of Mexico, this AAA Five Diamond Resort is the quintessential setting for relaxation and romance. Unwind in one of the many private, secluded nooks throughout the sprawling, manicured grounds or refresh at the stunning 13,000 square foot Secrets Spa by Pevonia® through a combination of hydrotherapy and indigenous treatments. Experience the ultimate in pampering at this Unlimited-Luxury®, adults-only paradise offering countless indulgences, delicious gourmet fare, breathtaking views and outstanding entertainment.

FLIGHTS

Cancun International Aiport (CUN) is just 35 minutes away from your resort. 

 

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