Headshot of Michael McAfeeAs human services leaders look to advance equity within their organizations, it can be difficult to know where to start. However, in the opening keynote address for the 2018 Senior Leadership Conference, to be held Feb. 24-27 in New Orleans, Michael McAfee, president of PolicyLink, will point out key abilities that participants should build in order to achieve positive change.

McAfee will share his leadership journey and what he’s discovering are essential skills for leaders dedicated to advancing equity—just and fair inclusion into a society in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. He’ll inspire participants to step into their power, embrace radical imagination, and unleash your gifts so that our world is better for you having been in it.

As president of PolicyLink, McAfee oversees strategy development, the alignment of PolicyLink assets, and the achievement of policy wins that ensure all people in America have economic security, live in healthy communities of opportunity, and benefit from a just society.

He came to PolicyLink in 2011 as the inaugural director of the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink. Under his leadership, PolicyLink emerged as a national leader in building cradle-to-career systems that ensure children and youth in our nation’s most distressed communities have a pathway into the middle class. His partnerships with local leaders in more than 60 communities contributed to significant improvements in the educational and developmental outcomes for more than 300,000 children and helped attract public and private investments that exceed $1 billion. Because of the focus on results, Promise Neighborhoods became a permanent federal program through the 2015 authorization of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Learn more about the opening keynote and read McAfee’s full bio online.

View full event details and register online for the 2018 Senior Leadership Conference. Register by Jan. 26 to receive the early bird registration rate, a savings of $100.