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July 7, 2023
8:00 am — 3:15 pm

Memorial Learning Center, Springfield
Memorial Learning Center, Springfield


2023 Speakers and Presenters

Keynote Speaker:

Rachel Z. Fisher


Rethinking Leadership

Steve Thomas

Join us for an awe-inspiring keynote that will revolutionize your approach to leadership…

Steve Thomas will challenge your beliefs, debunk outdated myths, and reveal the keys to building effective teams through connection.

Discover how becoming a truly "follow-able" leader ignites trust, fuels open communication, and sparks creativity.

Don't miss this opportunity to unlock the secrets of leadership and make a lasting impact. Reimagine what's possible, ignite your passion, and leave with the tools to create powerful teams that shape a better future.

Steve distinguishes himself from being a mere motivational speaker. While he certainly motivates and inspires his audience, his primary objective is to encourage them to adopt a fresh perspective and comprehend the significance of being intentional in their words and actions, particularly within their teams.

Workshop Presenters:

Jordan Debbink-Lesniak, Director of Development, Allendale Association

Ida Fiore and Brad Swanson, Co-Founders, SaLT: Service and Learning Together

Joanne Telser-Frere,Director of Program Development, and Karen Fredrickson, Master Tutor Trainer, Literacy Chicago

Julie Gilmartin, Volunteer Coordinator, Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network

Bex Takacs-Britz, President and Founder, Welcome Home Neighbors