YP Mac to hold leadership conference July 23rd

By Katie Sawyer
July 14, 2014

The Young Professionals Making Active Connections in McPherson County (YP MAC) is hosting a Leadership Conference from noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23, at Central Christian College, Alumni Dining Room.

The goal of this half-day conference is to prepare young professionals to serve their employers and communities through civic leadership. It is a great opportunity for those wanting to learn more about how and where they can get involved locally.

“Our membership often tells us they would love to get involved in the community through a board or committee, but they are unsure of the expectations and time commitment,” said Katie Sawyer,  YP MAC President.” We’re hoping this conference will not only give them some insight, but information they can use to go out and excel in those roles.”

Mike Matson, Vice President of Innovative and Strategic Communication for the Kansas Leadership Center, will be the keynote speaker, presenting during lunch beginning at noon. Brian Bina, Karstetter & Bina, LLC and YP MAC board member, will then speak to the legal issues of leadership.  Jackie Christiansen, NCRA and United Way of McPherson County Board President, and Adrian Morales, Home State Bank/The Citizens State Bank & Rotary Club President, will discuss prioritizing your commitments and balancing your personal and professional lives.

The conference will end with a leadership roundtable including representatives from area non-profit, government and educational institutions. It will allow for discussion on available civic positions and what boards are looking for in a member.

This event is open to all McPherson County young professionals, regardless of membership with YP MAC. Register online at www.GoPherson.com/features/yp-mac/. Participants can attend the entire conference for just $25 or lunch only for $12.

You can email YP MAC at [email protected] with any additional questions. Area non-profits and entities that need board members and civic leaders are encouraged to email YP MAC their leadership opportunities to share with conference attendees.