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Welcome to Orlando!

The Chair Academy is dedicated to developing world-class leaders. We are delighted that you have
joined us at our 26th Annual International Leadership Conference. This year we will explore topics
related to our conference theme, “Visualize Leadership”.

We invite you to engage with fellow participants, and share your ideas and best practices through
friendship and collaboration. During the conference, we hope and trust that the keynote speakers,
the concurrent session presenters, and the people you meet, will inspire and encourage you to fnd
innovative ways to help build and sustain a culture of transformative leadership.

We are honored to have four internationally recognized keynote speakers join us this year. Each
speaker’s message will address key leadership issues pertinent to our conference theme. Join us as
Ken Steele, Pat Williams, Margaret Wheatley, and Jane Jenkins Herlong share their personal and
professional perspectives on the essential concepts and principles that may help to defne and
celebrate the diversity of leadership in our lives and organizations.

We are fortunate to have the Valencia College serve as this year’s conference host. We want to
thank this amazing organization for all of their support. We also want to thank our conference
sponsors. Their support and commitment each year helps to sustain both the quality and
afordability of our programs and services. Most importantly, we want to thank you for taking the
time out of your busy schedules to join us in celebrating 26 years of exemplary leadership.
Throughout the next few days we will explore and learn about leadership principles and best
practices that will uplift and inspire us all!

During your time here, we hope that you will reconnect, make new friends, and create lasting
memories with the other conference participants. Please do not hesitate to contact anyone on the
Chair Academy team if you have any questions or need assistance. We are here to help. Our goal is
to ensure that you have an enjoyable and informative conference experience.

Warmest Regards,

Dr. Richard Strand and the Chair Academy Team

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