Leadership Now Conference

Leadership Now Conference LogoJoin us for the annual, Regional Leadership NOW Conference on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at the Bridge View Center (102 Church Street Ottumwa, IA 52501) from 8:45am - 4:00pm.

 Leadership Now Conference

Location and Directions

The Bridge View Center
102 Church St, Ottumwa, IA, 52501.

 Maps and Directions

Featured Keynote:
Dr. Celina Peerman

Closing Keynote:
Melissa DeLay

Online Conference Registration

Please reserve your spot at the 2018 Leadership NOW Conference by clicking the button below.

Regular Ticket Rate : $79.00

Alumni Rate: $69.00 - alumni of any of the sponsoring organizations’ leadership programs.

Student Rate: $39.00 - high school, college, and Job Corps students.

Organization Group Rate - Leadership Levels

  • GOLD – 20 tickets for $1,380 ($200 savings)
  • SILVER – 15 tickets for $1,080 ($105 savings)
  • BRONZE – 10 tickets for $740 ($50 savings)

For more information, including discount codes, please contact Ashley Moyer at
641-683-5227 or ashley.moyer@indianhills.edu.

Pre-Registration for the conference is REQUIRED. Please make sure to stop by the welcome table after check in and pick up your name tag and conference materials. A light breakfast will be available.

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 Redefining Leadership

The Leadership NOW Conference is focused on the importance of leadership in our rural region. The conference features a wide variety of speakers addressing topics relevant to anyone interested in using the power of positive leadership to advance southern Iowa.

The Leadership NOW Conference is a collaborative partnership between ActionCOACH Heartland, Indian Hills Community College, and Ottumwa Leadership Academy. All of our organizations share a strong commitment to enhancing the communities we serve by providing quality leadership training.


Conference Schedule:

Check-in and Networking 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome (Theater) 8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Opening Keynote: Dr. Celina Peerman 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Break 10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Breakout Session 1 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Networking Lunch (included with ticket price) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Breakout Session 2 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Break 1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Breakout Session 3 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Break 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Closing Keynote: Melissa DeLay 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Breakout Session Offerings:

Breakout Session 1 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Devin C. Hughes: Positive Leadership: Action Steps to a Better, More Positive Work Culture
Track:  Executive Leadership
Heather Larson: Leading Yourself Well
Track:  Special Interest
Dr. Celina Peerman: Thriving in Today’s Organization: Building Change Coping Skills
Track:  Stepping Into Leadership
Breakout Session 2 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Robert Olinger: Effective Leadership Starts With You
Track:  Stepping Into Leadership
Desi Payne: Do You Work with the Living Dead?
Track:  Executive Leadership
Ed Leighton-Dick: Leading Your Company Through Cybersecurity Change
Track:  Special Interest
Breakout Session 3 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Ashley Dodson: Creating Everyday Problem Solvers at Every Level
Track:  Stepping Into Leadership
G. Joseph Sample: From Bricks to the Cloud: Taking a Company Virtual
Track:  Executive Leadership
Andy Maw: Leading Our Youth in the Digital Age
Track:  Special Interest

Breakout Session Tracks explained:

Special Interest Topics: Topics that various types of leaders would be interested in.  Whether you are a leader in a company, community organization, or within a team - these topics provide a variety of insights for today's leader.

Stepping Into Leadership: Designed for new and emerging leaders, this track focuses on personal/professional development topics.

Executive Leadership: Designed for managers and leaders in organizations, this track is for the more experienced leader.


 The annual Regional Leadership NOW Conference is sponsored by:

ActionCOACH Heartland


Ottumwa Leadership Academy

Ottumwa Leadership

Indian Hills Community College

Indian Hills Community



moyer_profileAshley Moyer, Executive Director, Continuing Education & Workforce Solutions
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5227 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5227
Email: Ashley.Moyer@indianhills.edu