IOWA ACTE ANNUAL CONFERENCE: BEST PRACTICES
Opening Keynote Speaker
Kwik Trip, Inc. /Kwik Star (Iowa)
Director of Corporate Communications
John McHugh is the Director of Corporate Communications, Leadership Development, and Training for Kwik Trip, Inc., based in La Crosse, Wisconsin. In his role at Kwik Trip he has helped the company achieve recognition as a Top Workplace as listed by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Des Moines Register.
Prior to joining Kwik Trip in 2004, John was an instructor and principal at Aquinas High School in La Crosse. He holds degrees from the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota and the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. John sits on the Boards of Trust Point, National Mutual Benefit Society, Viterbo University and the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.
He and his wife Maggie enjoy living at their log home near Sparta, Wisconsin.
Keynote Description: Purpose and Compassion at Work
Regardless of your role, what are people, customers and business partners looking for in you? What is the workplace culture you have created with your team that leads to success? Creating a mission driven culture with compassion and trust turns satisfied customers into loyal customers. In addition, if the work we do is tied into a purpose beyond profits our job satisfaction increases substantially and employee turnover is reduced.
Join John McHugh as he explores the role you play in your organization’s success and how you can find the key people to help you achieve that greatness. His examples and stories are ones that you won’t forget.
Luncheon Keynote Speaker
Associate Deputy Executive Director, Outreach and Partner Development (Alexandria, VA)
Michael Connet from ACTE will have a brief report from national activities including an update on our policy advocacy, research projects and member activities along with a breakout session on Best Practices and Innovations.
Opening remarks will be given by Director Ryan Wise, Iowa Department of Education
FFA Enrichment Center, DMACC Campus
1055 S.W. Prairie Trail Parkway
Registration for conference is open. Please register early so your paperwork can be submitted. Using Regional Planning Partnership (RPP) dollars may be an option for K-12 institutions.
Best Western Premier
2502 SE Tones Drive
Ankeny, IA 50021
1 King $117.60 ($105 plus 12% tax)
2 Queen $128.80 ($115 plus 12% tax)
Reservations can be made until August 25.