Club 20 leadership conference planned

Registration is underway for a leadership conference that will cover such topics as consensus building, ethics and workplace motivation.

The 2013 Club 20 Leadership Conference is scheduled for June 6 and 7 at the DoubleTree Hotel by Marriott, 743 Horizon Drive in Grand Junction.

The Colorado State University System will present the two-day conference that will include federal, state and local officials as well as management and marketing consultants and a motivational speaker.

Admission to the two-day conference is $150 for Club 20 members, $165 for others. Single-day admission is $85 for Club 20 members, $90 for others. To register for or obtain more information, call 242-3264 or log on to

The conference is set to begin at 1 p.m. June 6 with a keynote presentation by Roxane White, chief of staff for Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. Afternoon presentations will cover workplace motivators and why people do what they do as well as tools for crucial conversations. A networking reception is set for 5:15 p.m.

The conference is set to continue June 7 with a morning presentation on consensus building featuring Sarah Kendall Hughes, deputy chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet.

A total of four breakout sessions in two tracks are scheduled for that morning.

The first track will feature a presentation on making messages heard by Teri Cavanagh, owner of Cobb & Associates in Grand Junction, and a presentation on effective project management by Mesa County Administrator Tom Fisher.

The second track will feature a presentation on strategic planning for nonprofits by Anne Wenzel, president and executive director of the Western Colorado Community Foundation, and a presentation on how to be a great board member by Renny Fagan, president and chief executive officer of the Colorado Nonprofit Association.

A presentation on ethics and morale will follow, as will a luncheon keynote by Dan Thurmon, a motivational speaker and president of Motivation Works.