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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Illinois College Access Network Mini-Conference on July 26. 2012

The Illinois College Access Network (IllinoisCAN) is hosting a mini-conference at North Park University.

If you have been to one of IllinoisCAN's quartely meetings, you know they do a great job.

This is a FREE event, but you need to sign up AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Monday, July 16 , is the deadline.

In addition to networking opportunities , you will have the choice of 9 workshops, which can be applicable to other aspects of your organization, in addition to access to college for your youth.

Here's the agenda for the mini-conference:

2012 Illinois College Access
3rd Annual Mini-Conference
Thursday, July 26, 2012
8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Click Here to RSVP by Monday, July 16, 2012

Track 1
Direct Service Provider Topics
Track 2
Executive/Managerial Topics
Track 3
Development/Fund Raising Topics

8:00 – 8:30
Registration and Best Practices Gallery
(Auditorium Foyer)
8:30 – 8:50
Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 – 10:00

Navigating The Transition to College

Mindfulness & Meditation for Leadership and Success

Donors Forum 101

10:15 – 11:15
Secrets of College Admissions

Maximizing Your Day:
The Power of Effective
 Time Management

Effective Networking Strategies

11:30 – 12:30

Effective Parent Engagement

The Art of Effective
Public Speaking

Advancing Your Mission With Special Events

12:30 – 1:00
Best Practices Gallery
The purpose of the gallery is to share materials and tools with fellow organizations to extend the reach, impact and success of the Illinois College Access Network’s membership.
(Auditorium Foyer)
1:00 – 2:00
Lunch and Keynote Address

Conference Agenda
8:00 – 8:30 am            Breakfast and Registration
8:30 – 8:50 am            Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 – 10:00 am          Session I
10:15 – 11:15 am        Session II
11:30 – 12:30 pm        Session III
12:30 - 1:00 pm          Best Practices Gallery
1:00 – 2:00 pm              Lunch and Keynote Address

Click Here to RSVP by Monday, July 16, 2012
North Park University * 3225 W Foster Avenue * Chicago, Illinois

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

JP Paulus is a CCDA workshop presenter!

The Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) recently approved Do-Gooder Consulting's JP Paulus as a workshop presenter for the CCDA's 2012 National Conference.

The workshop is entitled "Steps 2 College", and will help articulate the college-going process in four steps (the KnowHow2Go campaign's 4 Steps). The listing for all workshops is here.

The CCDA Conference is September 26-30 and will be held this year in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis Hilton and Convention Center).

If you are planning on coming to the workshop, please let us know with a comment here, or e-mail us at

Please let us know what state you are in, so we can better tailor the information to fit your needs.

If you can't make it, or would like an expanded version of the workshop, please contact us at or calling us at 872-222-8008 for details.

Look forward to seeing you at CCDA!