Best Start Conference Being Held In Cornwall On May 5th

April 14, 2012

Best Start Network

Hundreds of child and youth practitioners from the Cornwall area and beyond will gather on Saturday, May 5th at the former General Vanier Intermediate School in Cornwall for the Successful Kids ... Successful Community Conference.

Organized by the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Best Start Network, the one-day conference will provide child and youth practitioners with hands-on information, strategies and techniques for working with children and their families.

"This is a great opportunity for child and youth practitioners to learn about some of the emerging issues within the profession, to network with colleagues from across the Eastern region, gather new information and rejuvenate," said Monique Gunn, Division Manager of the City's Child Care Division.

The conference will get underway with a keynote speech by businessman and author Dave Jones. Mr. Jones has spent numerous years researching the issue of passion in the workplace and he has published a book on the same topic. Mr. Jones' coaching and workshop services are aimed at helping people and organizations achieve success and fulfillment in their work.

In addition to the keynote speaker, the conference will feature a series of workshops (in English and French) on a wide variety of topics including children and stress, engaging parents, incorporating social media in your organization, leadership, self-care for professionals and suicide awareness.

About the Best Start Network
The Best Start Network of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry is the vehicle by which community partners collaborate in order to provide the best possible services to families and children prenatal to 12 years of age. As the consolidated municipal service manager for Child Care Services in Cornwall and S, D & G, the City of Cornwall is the lead organization for the Best Start Network.

The cost to attend the conference is $30.00 and includes participation in the keynote speech, 2 workshops and lunch.

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