2018 DiabetesSisters Leadership Institute

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2018 DiabetesSisters Leadership Institute

2018 DiabetesSisters Leadership Institute
September 28-30, 2018
Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown


The Institute provides PODS Leaders opportunities to develop and enhance skills in facilitating conversations among women living with any type of diabetes and prediabetes; create open, welcoming atmospheres that encourage honest discussions; brainstorm ways to promote, recruit, maintain, and grow PODS Meetups; and listen to and share with PODS Leaders from around the nation.

Institute Agenda*

Friday, September 28

  • 4-5:30pm Registration
  • 6-8pm Volunteer Appreciation Social @ Pinstripes Chicago

Saturday, September 29

  • 7:30-8:15am Morning Yoga w/Sarah MacLeod (optional)
  • 7:30-9am Breakfast in hotel atrium
  • 9-10am Welcome & Introductions
  • 10-11am Diabetes Advocacy - Leyla Mansour-Cole, Esq., DPAC
  • 11-11:15am Break
  • 11:15am - 12:45pm Healthy Eating in Real Life with Diabetes - Kathy Warwick, RD, LD, CDE
  • 12:45-1:15pm Lunch
  • 1:15-2:45pm Living Well with Diabetes in Real Life - Kathy Warwick, RD, LD, CDE
  • 2:45-3pm Break
  • 3-4:30pm Secrets of Successful PODS Meetups & Leaders w/Erika Armani, Diane Bajalia, Connie Hanham-Cain, Andrea Herndon, & Daphene Kimball
  • 4:30-5pm Wrap-up
  • 5-6:00pm Hip Hop Fit w/Gene Hicks (optional)
  • 6pm... Dinner on your own & free time

Sunday, September 30

  • 7:30-8:30am Morning Yoga w/Sarah MacLeod (optional)
  • 7:30-9am Breakfast in hotel atrium
  • 9-10:30am Let's Hear it for the Girls: Rockin' the D a Long Time w/Diane Berinato, Jo-Nette Boyd, Jane Dyson, Clare Fishman, Connie Hanham-Cain, Daphene Kimball, Shelby Kinnaird, & Denise Scheffler
  • 10:30-10:45am Break
  • 10:45-11am CEO Remarks w/Anna Norton
  • 11-11:30am PODS Leader Recognition
  • 11:30am-12:30pm Lunch & Departures

*Agenda subject to change(s)