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Feb. 22-25

Savannah, Georgia

About the Conference

During the 2020 Senior Leadership Conference, experienced leaders and rising stars alike will learn how they can accelerate the excellence, distinction, and influence of their organizations. Convene with the best of the Alliance’s national network and recognized thought leaders around key topic areas for achieving a stronger sector:

  • Advancing Equity
  • Leadership Practices
  • Financial Health and Sustainability Strategies
  • Human Services Workforce Development Strategies
  • Strategy and Innovation Approaches

By investing in organizational excellence you’ll be positioned for even greater impact with  families and communities.

Informative Sessions and Frank Discussions

Discover new approaches and proven strategies for tackling organizational challenges facing the sector during keynotes and workshops sessions. In addition, maximize peer-to-peer learning with participant-led sessions that offer dedicated space for candid conversations. Start planning your tune up.

National Association of Social Workers

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (approval #886387257-4638) for 10.5 continuing education contact hours.

Exceptional Networking

With focused tracks on specific areas of organizational excellence, this conference is where you can find and engage your affinity group. Develop relationships with colleagues who truly understand your day-to-day struggles and speak your language.

But because all gears must rotate in unison, this conference is packed with formal and informal networking opportunities to build relationships across areas of expertise. You'll want to  bring a team to take full advantage of the conference experience.

Who Should Attend

  • Chief executives 
  • COOs
  • Finance executives
  • Human resources executives
  • Fund development and marketing leaders
  • Program directors and managers


Hear from engaging thought leaders on big-picture strategies for impact.

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Build skills you need to lead effectively by selecting from nearly 20 workshops.

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Be ready to maximize the conference's ample networking opportunities.

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Saturday, Feb. 22

 4-6:15 p.m.   Registration/Info Desk
 5-6 p.m.  First Time Attendee Reception  
 6-7 p.m.  Welcome Reception  
 7:15 p.m.  Finance Executives Networking Dinner
 7:15 p.m.  Human Resources Executives Networking Dinner 

Sunday, Feb. 23

 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.    Registration/Info Desk 
 7:45-8:30 a.m.
 8:15-9:45 a.m.  
 Opening General Session
 9:45-10:15 a.m.   Break 
 10:15-11:45 a.m. 
 Session A Workshops  
 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
 Lunch on Own
 1-2:30 p.m. 
 Session B Workshops
 2:30-3 p.m. 
 3-4:30 p.m.
 Session C Workshops
 5-6 p.m.
 Mix & Mingle Happy Hour  

Monday, Feb. 24

 7:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m.    Registration/Info Desk  
 7:45-8:30 a.m.
 8:30-10 a.m.
 Session D Workshops  
 10-10:30 a.m.
 10:30 a.m.-Noon
 Session E Workshops  
 Noon-1:15 p.m.
 Lunch on Own
 1:15-2:45 p.m.
 Session F Workshops  
 3-4:15 p.m.  General Session: Susan Dreyfus

Tuesday, Feb. 25

 7:45 a.m.-2 p.m.
 Registration/Info Desk 
 7:45-8:30 a.m.   Breakfast 
 8:30-10 a.m.
 Session G Workshops  
 10-10:30 a.m.
 10:30 a.m.-Noon  Session H Workshops
 Noon-12:30 p.m.
 Networking Lunch
 12:30-1:30 p.m. 
 General Session: Victor J. Strecher 


Location & Lodging

Savannah Marriott Riverfront
100 General McIntosh Blvd.
Savannah, GA 31401