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LEAD! Regional Training Series

LEAD! Regional Training Series

What is The Business of Leadership?

The very best learning outcomes for children are a direct result of exceptional educational, operational, leadership, and business practices. Best business practices will be the focus of this cycle of LEAD! We will explore the business of people, the business of money, the business of education, the business of team, the business of advocacy, and the business of play. Each area impacts learning and we all have a critical role to play!

LEAD! DETAILS

About LEAD!
LEAD! is a regional training event being held in the summer, fall, and winter seasons in different areas of the country that brings two-day, high-quality, and affordable professional development to you! Featuring nationally respected trainers and sessions for both administrators and staff that are relevant and meaningful to real people in the real ECE world, LEAD! is a must on your training schedule when it comes to your neighborhood!

Which Group Do I Belong To?

  • Leaders: Includes owners, executive leaders, administrators, directors, assistant directors (over 3 years experience), and coordinators.
  • Emerging Leaders: Includes new leaders, entry-level leaders, assistant directors (under 3 years experience), and lead teachers.
  • Classroom Teachers: Includes teachers involved in implementing classroom programming.

Where can I contact an organizer with questions?
Email us at [email protected] or call 512-301-5557. 

Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can update your registration information at any time! Just email [email protected] for assistance.

Presence of Children
Our events are often blended with family vacations, and we encourage and celebrate that! However, in our on-going effort to provide a professional education training experience and out of respect for our trainers and attendees, we do not allow children to be in our training sessions, panel discussions, or networking events. Attendees will need to make arrangements for child care during these times. Please select agree to acknowledge that you understand and will honor this policy.

 

2024 LEAD! Schedule

TYM SMITH

Tym Smith began working in the Early Childhood Development field in 1986. After spending more than five years in the classroom, he advanced to fill various positions including Education Specialist, Director, and Regional Director. Over the past 15 years, Tym has spent thousands of hours training staff and management across the country at local and national conferences. In 2007, Tym started “Tym the Trainer”, a training company dedicated to quality and diversity for child-care programs. Tym is the owner of six early education programs in Texas and is a two-term past president of the Texas Licensed Child Care Association. Tym is a member of the Texas Trainers Registry and currently serves on the board of directors for the Association for Early Learning Leaders. Tym is also a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor.

 

LORI BUXTON

Lori has been part of the early care and education community since 1995.  She has served on many levels, including classroom teacher, Program Director, Executive Administrator, and Training Consultant.  Lori is a dynamic speaker who encourages and inspires; challenges and equips; and whose heart is deeply committed to supporting those who serve young children and their families. Lori is the Managing Director of the Association for Early Learning Leaders and speaks/trains regionally and nationally. She has served on many ECE advisory committees including the Sesame Street Communities PD Virtual Advisory and has been a featured speaker on HiMama’s Preschool Podcast.

 

LYNETTE GALANTE

Lynette is the Executive Director and Owner of Future Generation Early Learning Centers in New Jersey. She has supervised several early care and education programs in Texas, New York and New Jersey for the past 17 years. Lynette is also a trainer and consultant, serving as a resource for early childhood programs across the country. Along with being President of New Jersey Child Care Association, Lynette proudly serves as President for the national organization Association for Early Learning Leaders.

 

 

LEAD! Pricing

2024 Pricing

Member Non-Member

Leader/Emerging Leader Registration 

Includes 10 training hours of administrative training at a reduced rate for active AELL members and lunch on Friday.

$259 $359

Leader/Emerging Leader Registration + Membership Bundle

Includes 10 training hours of administrative training at a reduced AELL member rate, lunch on Friday and AELL Standard Plus membership for 12 months
$389  N/A

Teacher Registration 

Includes 4 training hours of child/professional development training
 $55  N/A

Teacher Registration + Membership Bundle

Includes 4 training hours of child/professional development training and AELL Standard membership for 12 months.
$95  N/A 

CEUs

CEUs are offered for every session at no additional cost. The Association for Early Learning Leaders has partnered with Stalwart-Genesis to provide Continuing Education Units for conference attendees.

 

GROUP RATES

Groups of 4 or more (a combination of Leaders & Staff allowed) are eligible for a 10% group discount. Enter your discount code at checkout in the Promo Code box. The entire group must be registered at the same time to be eligible for the discount. Previous registrations or later registrations will not be eligible for the discount. Please contact Jessica Bell, Administrative Specialist, at [email protected] to confirm your group and receive the discount code. 

 

 

NOW REGISTERING FOR LEAD! Tempe!

 

February 23-24, 2024

Rio Salado College Conference Center
2323 W. 14th Street
Tempe, AZ. 85281

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS 

If you require hotel accommodations, we recommend the Double Tree by Hilton Phoenix-Tempe located at 2100 S Priest Drive Tempe, AZ 85282.

*Click here to make your reservations at Double Tree by Hilton Phoenix-Tempe!

 

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NOW REGISTERING FOR LEAD! Harrisburg/Hershey!

 

June 28 – 29, 2024

Central Penn College
600 Valley Rd.
Summerdale, PA 17093

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS 

Stay tuned for more information!

 

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NOW REGISTERING FOR LEAD! Sacramento!

 

July 19 – 20, 2024

Greek Orthodox Church Annunciation
616 Alhambra Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS 

Stay tuned for more information!

 

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NOW REGISTERING FOR LEAD! Myrtle Beach!

 

September 20-21, 2024

Stay tuned for more information!

 

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NOW REGISTERING FOR LEAD! Providence!

 

October 25-26, 2024

Rhode Island College
600 Mt Pleasant Ave
Providence, RI 02908

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS 

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NOW REGISTERING FOR LEAD! Oklahoma City!

 

November 8-9, 2024

St. Luke’s Children’s Center
222 NW 15th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS 

Stay tuned for more information!

 

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