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Event Registration - Illinois Head Start Association

2024 Vanessa Rich Leadership Experience

07/17/2024 - 07/19/2024
1:00 PM - 12:00 PM

2024 Vanessa Rich Leadership Experience
07/17/2024 - 07/19/2024
1:00 PM - 12:00 PM CST


Location: Allerton Park & Retreat Center, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello, IL 61856


👉🏽 Register Today with IHSA & Book your room(s) with Allerton Park & Retreat Center




Event Description

This leadership experience was created to continue the legacy of our dear friend and Head Start colleague Vanessa Rich.  Vanessa was a brilliant and formidable leader, a fearless advocate, and a kind, devoted friend. Vanessa once said, "In Head Start, we don't just stand on the porch, we come all the way into the house."  That is how she lived: all the way in. Let's come together to fuel her passion to expand opportunity for vulnerable children and families. We will celebrate her kind spirit that will continue to inspire and fortify the entire Head Start community. As Vanessa is no longer able to be the voice for young children and families who do not have their own voice, it is time for you..for each of us..to pick up this responsibility by demonstrating that impactful leaders lead through an artful mix of heart, passion and spirit and by making sure we are always living "all the way in". 

UNIQUE EMAIL ADDRESSES REQUIRED: When completing a registration please enter the unique email address of the person attending the training, not the email of the person completing the registration. A unique email address is required for each attendee in order to access the training event AND materials.


Details

VRLE Registration Rate (does NOT include lodging - participants MUST book reservation separately)
Registration rates include the following:

Day 1: Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM (PM Refreshments + Dinner)
Day 2 -Thursday, July 18, 2024, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Breakfast, Lunch, PM Refreshment)
Day 3 - Friday, Juy 19, 2024, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Breakfast, Coffee, Tea + Lemonade)

Individual Rate** - $450.00
Team Rate* - Three (3) or more from the same member agency - $400.00 [designated CAEs not included]

 


Special Registration Discounts - Take advantage of team pricing!
Now it’s even easier to share the learning with your colleagues. Groups of three (3) or more attendees (from the same member agency) receive a $55.00 discount* on individual registration price.

*To receive team rates, you must submit a minimum of 2 registrations from the same member agency/program together. All attendees must be from the same member agency/program and register together in one transaction.

  • Team registrations are available for three (3) or more attendees.
  • Each participant registered from the same member agency/program will receive $50.00 off their applicable registration rate.
  • Registrations must be processed simultaneously online by one individual from your organization.
  • If only a single individual registers at the reduced rate, IHSA will contact that individual to make up the remaining $50.00 balance due.

**We encourage everyone to register as a team to take advantage of the team member rate and register as a team. However, no adjustments and/or refunds will be given to any one who registers separately as an individual member rate if part of a team agency/program.


Substitutions - Registration substitutions are always welcome for in-person events. To request a substitution, you must email IHSA and include in your email the names and affiliations of both parties involved in the substitution.

Cancelations -  The IHSA Team does our best to fill all spots for Professional Development events.  Our conference and event registration forms continue to include IHSA’s no cancellation clause, a standing policy -- "Cancellation Policy: once registrations have been submitted online—there are NO cancellations.  Name changes will be accepted up to 72 hours before the event." This is done as a notification for viewer acknowledgment - before he or she chooses to manually click the submit button.  However strict the policy may seem at times, we always still allow for agencies to send a replacement, if needed (instead of the original registrant).

Refunds - Refund requests submitted to IHSA event are subject to the discretion of the IHSA, and full refunds are not guaranteed. However, IHSA will consider the following factors for refunds to registration for in-person events:

  • Personal illness
  • Family emergency
  • Inability to receive a travel visa
  • Travel interruptions caused by inclement weather

Email cancellations requests for in-person events to the IHSA for consideration.

**NOTE - Please remember that cancelling or changing your registration will not automatically cancel your hotel and travel arrangements, if applicable. Individuals are solely responsible for canceling their own hotel and travel reservations. IHSA takes no responsibility for any damages, costs, or losses should you cancel or change your registration.  

Lodging Information

Allerton Park & Retreat Center is a secluded setting for truly creative thinking.  Its picturesque grounds, elegant facilities, and welcoming staff bring guests back time and time again. Located just outside the charming town of Monticello, IL, Allerton Park is an easy (25 mile) drive from Champaign's Willard Airport, and a short excursion from Chicago, Indianapolis or St. Louis. 

Explore 14 miles of hiking trails, wander through formal gardens with over 100 garden ornaments, and marvel at the quiet, expansive grounds.Allerton Park and Retreat Center offers a unique opportunity to experience art, nature, and history.  
  • Allerton Park & Retreat Center Sleeping Room Rate: $110.00 Plus Tax /night
  • Allerton Park & Retreat Center Location: 515 Old Timber Rd, Monticello, IL 61856  
Phone Number: (217) 333-3287 to book your stay or 

Reservation Link
Note: the IHSA Team does our best to fill all spots for Professional Development events.  Our conference and event registration forms continue to include IHSA’s no cancellation clause, a standing policy -- "Once registrations have been submitted online—there are NO cancellations.  Name changes will be accepted up to 72 hours before the event."  This is done as a notification for viewer acknowledgment - before he or she chooses to manually click the submit button.  However strict this policy may seem at times, we always still allow for agencies to send a replacement for the original registrant). 

Registration does not include travel and lodging, attendees are responsible for their own arrangements. Potential travelers are encouraged to plan their travel and hotel reservations based on their comfort level and ability. There is always the possibility that the meeting will need to pivot back to an entirely virtual event should Covid guidelines change. There are several hotels conveniently located near the event.  

Attendees are responsible for making and canceling their travel reservations as needed. Please be mindful of cancellation and change fees as you make your travel plans.

Payment Method

  • Register now, and pay later

Online registration does NOT require a credit card payment. Just choose the "Pay via invoice" option at checkout and your agency can pay by mail at a later date. To utilize this option, please select the "PAY VIA INVOICE" option. If you have questions about the registration process, please contact our office.

  • If paying by check, make payable to IHSA

Mail to:
IHSA
3435 Liberty Drive
Springfield, IL 62704

  • Online: By selecting ‘credit,’ you agree to pay a 3.5% convenience fee.
  • Over the phone: We're happy to process your credit card payment, but please be aware there is a 3.5% convenience fee.
  • If paying by check, the 3.5% surcharge fee does not apply

AREA  ATTRACTIONS
Your Allerton adventure wouldn’t be complete without visiting other popular attractions right here in Central Illinois. The picturesque town of Monticello (5 miles) features quaint shops, art galleries, and eateries around the historic square (map here). Take a ride on a vintage train, or a visit to the Farmers’ Market. For family fun, check out the Family Aquatic Center or other area parks. Outdoor enthusiasts may enjoy a hike at nearby Lodge Park, or biking the Sangamon River Bridge Trail.
 

Learn more about Monticello area attractions here.
Learn more about Monticello businesses and restaurants here.


Allerton is located just 25 miles west of micro-urban Champaign-Urbana, home to the University of Illinois, year-round festivals and markets, diverse restaurants, an arts and culture scene that matches that of much larger cities, and a thriving night life to experience it all.

Learn more about Champaign-Urbana area attractions here.


Farther west and situated along the Sangamon River and Lake Decatur, Decatur is home of Millikin University and features great local shops, galleries, and restaurants.

Learn more about the Decatur area attractions here.