Principals, Asst. Principals, LSC, PAC, BAC & PTA Members: 

Youth Guidance’s 29th Annual Parent Leadership Conference is fast approaching! Please mark your calendar for Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25, 2023. This highly interactive conference is designed to be enlightening, empowering, and educational for parent leaders, teachers, paraprofessionals, principals, and community leaders. 

Our goals are to:

  • Increase meaningful parental involvement in schools
  • Promote a safe and nurturing school climate
  • Develop social and emotional skills
  • Provide resources, skills, and strategies at home and in schools


Seminars and Workshops will address: 

Friday Morning General Session: 

  • Level Up with Self Confidence…You Are More than Enough!!

Saturday Morning General Session: 

  • Am I My Brother’s Keeper?  Building Positive Parent-Teacher-Principal Relationships: Why They Matter and How They Impact Student Success

Saturday Afternoon General Session:

  • Setting SMART Goals & Creating Vision Boards

*This year, for the first time ever, we will be hosting a "Pre Conference". This will consist of a workshop happening on Thursday 3/23 @ 4pm. It is designed to help set the tone for all in attendance for the big weekend. If you would like to attend, select the appropriate option for you below that says w/Pre Conference*

Workshop Topics

Trauma: Triggers and Triumphs Utilizing the Community Resiliency Model

Level Up Your Credit

Beyond the 101: Deepening Parent Engagement at School and Building Decision Making Power Platforms

How to Talk to Your Children About Sex

Renewing Your Spirit and Releasing the Mask

Your Health Is Your Wealth

Parenting K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple Serve: Master the Basics

You Chose That Person: Enhancing Father/Mother Co-Parenting Relationships

Love is a Powerful Vitamin

Unlocking Every Child’s Potential, Fulfilling Society’s Promise

Surviving and Thriving as a Blended Family

Building Bridges of Engagement versus Walls of Destruction

De-Escalating the Violence in our Home, School & Community

This Means War: Fighting for the Lives of Our Children

Unpacking Early Childhood Development

The Elephant in the Room: Racial Justice & Equity

Let Freedom Ring: The Importance of Civic and Political Engagement

Power UP Your Parent Advisory Council

Mom’s Truth

This year we are at the Chicago Marriott Naperville in Naperville, Illinois.

"CDC and State of Illinois Covid-19 guidelines in place at the time of this event will be followed."

*Please review the safety precautions taken by the Chicago Marriot Naperville during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

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Registration will close on March 1st, 2023 @ 11:59pm central time.

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