Tuesday, September 12, 2023 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Wyndham Garden Conference Center State College 
310 Elks Club Rd
Boalsburg, PA 16827

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Matt Miller 
PA Association of Conservation Districts 

2023 Pre-Con: Fundamentals for Emerging Leaders 

New & first-time managers, assistant managers & team leaders, and other aspiring management staff are encouraged to attend the 2023 Pre-Con: Fundamentals for Emerging Leaders on Tuesday September 12.

The AM session presented by Mary Kay Williams of Mindshift Consulting will focus of exective & supervisory skills, and the PM session presented by Sarah Colantonio of Work Wisdom LLC will focus on the role of emotional intelligence in workplace leadership.

Refreshments & Lunch provided for all attendees.

Pre-Con and Summit Conference Agenda

To make a reservation from the Conference room block, guests should contact the Wyndham Garden State College directly at 814-466-2255 and provide Management Summit 2023 Group code: 091123MAN. Deadline for room block reservations is Friday August 11.

NOTE: registration for the 9/12 Pre-Con meeting is separate from the Summit meeting on 9/13-14. 

Click Here to register for the Summit (9/13-14)

Sarah Colantonio is a founding partner at Work Wisdom LLC.  With a Master's of Science in Communication and a Bachelor's in Psychology, Sarah has served as a professor of communication at both Millersville University of Pennsylvania and Penn State University since 2003. Sarah has studied mindfulness since 2004 and participated in training and certifications with Deepak Chopra, Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. She is also certified in Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Influence Style Indicator (ISI) through Multi-Health Systems and completed training in Equity-Informed Mediation (EIM) through Resolutions Northwest in July, 2020.


Mary Kay Williams is the principal of MindShift Consulting, a company which focuses on helping individuals and organizations ‘shift’ their perspectives. She enjoys working with individuals and teams to help them realize their potential while eliminating barriers that cause conflicts. Mary Kay earned both her B.S. in Education and M.Ed. in Training and Development from Penn State and mantains S.P.H.R and S-CPA certifications in the HR field. As a former Human Resources Director for Centre County Government, she understands the joys and challenges of working with challenging people and situations.