The 2012 AFB Leadership Conference* Is Making Waves in St. Pete Beach, Florida — Check Out the Action-Packed Agenda!
by Joe Strechay
*Formerly known as the Josephine L. Taylor Leadership Institute
It's time to register for AFB's annual conference, and although it takes place May 4-5 (with a preconference day on May 3) at the fabulous Tradewinds Resort in St. Pete Beach, FL, it isn't just palm trees, beach, and sunshine. AFB has teamed up with some amazing partners in the state of Florida, including the Florida Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER). In addition, we will have Dr. Karen Wolffe as the preconference keynote speaker and Kevin O'Connor as the conference keynote speaker.
This year's agenda is packed with the sessions you've told us you want, like the latest information on how to use iDevices. Darren Burton and Morgan Blubaugh's preconference workshop will take you to expert status in no time.
Or maybe your interests lie in learning more about orientation and mobility (O&M). Mickey Damelio jumpstarts the O&M preconference, which is packed with great content. Learn how to work with your team members more effectively and efficiently. And in the afternoon, Dona Sauerburger will cover the basics of O&M with persons who are deafblind, while Dianne Ketts gives an overview of how our modern travel environment has impacted instruction.
Are you interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)? Learn about great resources from Tara Annis. Have you questioned whether your service delivery method is the best approach for your clients? Lynda Jones describes the blueprint for seamless services. Want to find the best approach to fitness, sports, and health for children and persons with vision loss? Dr. Lauren Lieberman explains your options.
National Industries for the Blind's Brian Hurley, Seattle Lighthouse's Kirk Adams, AER's Lou Tutt, and Kevin O'Connor will offer sessions specific to leadership. Find out what it takes to succeed and lead. And for those interested in professional development, Dr. Amy Guerette, chair of the Personnel Preparation Division of AER, addresses the state of personnel preparation.
With sessions specific to multiple impairments, supported living, and supported employment, this conference is staged to MAKE WAVES!
Register for the conference and preconference today!
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