Power of the Individual | Conferences
Power of the Individual | Conferences

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Power of the Individual

Power of the Individual

It’s not unusual for women to spend most of their time focused on others. The Power of the Individual puts the focus on your personal development. Find your motivation and inspiration for A change!

July15-17, 2019
Champaign, IL

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Conference Overview

Do you spend all your time and energy focusing on others? This is the time to focus on you! At Power of the Individual, reflect and focus on personal development, lifestyle, and balance. Get inspired and motivated by others on how to make positive change happen in your career and community. 


"Be Your Best Self" is the theme of the 2019 Power of the Individual conference being held in Champaign-Urbana on July 15-17.  Bobi Siembieda, Class of 2018, Certified Kolbe Consultant, Conrad Business Results, will introduce the Class of 2019 to Kolbe, an assessment that is not based on intellect or what your personality type is, but what is your way of doing things, an individual's instinctive method of operations or Modus Operandi (M.O.).  As the theme states, the conference will help individuals see how they can be their "best self" in difference facets of life such as career planning, estate planning, as a leader empowering your team, etc.  See the full AGENDA for all the conference will offer.

Alumni of Leadership Illinois can join the conference sessions at no charge.  There are a few sessions that are closed sessions (open to the class only) due to limited space.  These are marked on the conference agenda.


If you haven't met the class of 2019 or you just want to catch up with your LI sisters, join us Tuesday, July 16, at Big Grove Tavern for the alumni dinner.

Our keynote speaker is Jayne DeLuce, President and CEO, Visit Champaign County, speaking on Servant Leadership in Communities. Want to know more about Jayne?  Read her bio.

Alumni Dinner Details:

Big Grove Tavern
1 East Main Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
6:30 PM Dinner | 7:30 PM Keynote Jayne DeLuce 

Cost:  $30 Fellow (dues paid) | $40 Alumni (non dues paid) | $50 Fellow/Alumni + 1 Guest (Second guest an additional $20)*

Register and pay online or send a send an email to program.assist@leadershipillinois.org with your reservaion information and mail a check to PO Box 5108, Bloomington, IL 61702-5108.  Note "POI Alumni Dinner" on the check.  Registration cut-off date is July 11.

*Is there someone you know would benefit from the Leadership Illinois experience? Introduce them to Leadership Illinois by inviting them to join you at the alumni dinner. 

  • I have to admit, I didn't know what to expect from this conference; focusing on me has never been a priority. And now I realize how important it is for me to relax, reflect, set goals, and focus on my well-being. It makes me a better colleague, mom, friend and person.
    - Monica Rausa Williams, Class of 2008

  • I really connected with LI because I got the opportunity to spend a good amount of time with other women in similar positions, struggling with many of the same issues. I’ve met countless classmates and alum who’ve demonstrated that you can be a successful leader and still be yourself.
    - Kathleen Wessel, Class of 2011