Creating Change: Empowering The Leader Within

July 26, 2019

"No matter what capacity you're working in - you are a leader. Whether you realize it or not, you are having an influence on those around you. Whether you're leading a coalition, organization, team, business, regional or event state-level agency, your ability to lead, learn, and implement effective leadership strategies is critical." - Dave Closson

Coalitions, organizations, and communities need multifaceted leaders who can act on a broad vision, introduce change, engage the workforce, and sustain positive outcomes through effective leadership practices. Leaders are continually challenged to achieve these high expectations and perform beyond their current capabilities. To maximize their effectiveness and contribution, leaders need to be equipped with the most relevant knowledge, skills, and tools available today.
Carlton Hall and David Anderson are bringing you the unseen routines, thinking patterns, and techniques that help leaders at all levels be more successful in fulfilling their leadership expectations and tackling tough challenges.
Creating Change: Empowering the Leader Within has been crafted from decades of working with and learning from communities and leaders, in every state and territory, representing every culture and context, about what works, what does not, and how do they improve.
Attendees will leave with:
  • A revitalized understanding of leadership
  • Helpful processes for planned changed
  • Resourceful approaches for developing guiding principles from an organizational perspective
  • Conceptual frameworks to reframe our opportunities


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When: Thursday, September 26, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: Hilton - Kansas City Airport
             8801 NW 112th Street
             Kansas City, MO 64153

Meet the Speakers:

Carlton Hall is the President and CEO of Carlton Hall Consulting LLC, a multi-faceted, full-service consulting firm designed to provide customized solutions and enable measurable change for communities, organizations, families, and individuals. Carlton spent twelve years with the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) serving in several leadership positions and including most recently, Acting Vice President, Training Operations, and Acting Director for CADCA's National Coalition Institute, responsible for the day to day operational oversight, design, and implementation of its premier national training delivery system. Carlton also supported CADCA's International Programs in partnership with the US State Department's International Narcotics Law Enforcement division (INL), managing training programs in Kenya, South Africa, and Ghana. Carlton is one of the primary architects of CADCA's National Coalition Academy. The Academy, a year-long coalition development program, is designed to increase the effectiveness of communities in drug demand reduction producing population-level outcomes.
With more than 25 years experience in the fields of government relations, social services, and prevention science, Carlton first gained national prominence as a Communities That Care® Project Manager, for the Channing Bete Company. He was a Communities That Care® trainer/senior consultant with Channing Bete Company for four years. He received his Master's in Human Services from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. He was appointed as the Project Director for the Communities That Care® process in Philadelphia as well as the Crime and Public Safety manager for the Philadelphia Empowerment Zone, a division of the Mayor's Office of Community Services. During that time he managed a small planning grant to over three million dollars for science-based prevention programming in the neighborhoods of Philadelphia.
David Anderson, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. At Mason, he served as Professor and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Health, acquired over 180 grants and contracts, and taught courses on drug and alcohol issues, health communication and community health. His professional work on drug and alcohol abuse prevention and wellness promotion spans over four decades. His specialties include strategic planning, program development, needs assessment and evaluation, and health communication. His research, writing, and training emphasize leadership skills, grounded and practical strategies, and healthy environments to maximize organizational, group and individual potential.  
Recent books include Leadership in Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention: Insights from Long-Term Advocates (Routledge, 2019), Health and Safety Communication (2017), Wellness Issues for Higher Education (2015) and Further Wellness Issues for Higher Education (2016). Research includes the College Alcohol Survey (1979-2018), Understanding Teen Drinking Cultures in America, two national wellness studies, and numerous evaluation efforts. He co-directed Promising Practices: Campus Alcohol Strategies and prepared a Sourcebook, Action Planner and Task Force Planner; he developed resources on healthy living for young adults as well as a peer companion curriculum for seniors and trauma survivors. Prior to his 28 years at Mason, Dr. Anderson served as a student affairs administrator at Ohio University, Virginia Tech, Radford University, and The Ohio State University. He earned his bachelors degree from Duke University, his masters degree from The Ohio State University, and his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. 

Watch David's TEDx Talk: It’s Time for Substance Abuse to Graduate | TEDxGeorgeMasonU

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