2022 Leadership Institute

2022 Leadership Institute

DS Leadership Institute

October 21, 22, 23, 2022
Chicago, IL

 

WELCOME
to our 8th annual Leadership Institute!

Join DiabetesSisters PODS Leaders, staff, and expert speakers as we: 

Listen to women living with all types of diabetes and prediabetes
Create open, welcoming atmospheres that encourage honest discussions
Learn more about important diabetes-related topics
Develop and enhance facilitation skills
Share stories of leadership challenges and successes 

Who
PODS Leaders: Volunteers leading DS peer support groups
Honored guests from DiabetesSisters #TruthOverStigma campaign
Honored guests from the College Diabetes Network

What
Intensive learning & leadership experience

When
Friday, October 21 - 6-9pm Central
Saturday, October 22 - 8am-5pm Central
Sunday, October 23 – 8am-1pm Central

Where
The Rose Hotel, Chicago, IL

 

Location - Hotel arrangements made by DiabetesSisters
The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare - 5200 Pearl St, Rosemont, IL 60018

The Rose Hotel is within walking distance to most Rosemont attractions, but if available, the local shuttle runs within a 3-mile radius to local businesses and attractions.

  • 5 minutes to O’Hare Airport with complimentary airport shuttle
  • Metra Train station within walking distance
  • CTA Blue Line within 5 driving minutes
  • Complimentary shuttle to local area within 3 miles of the hotel

Included with Registration:

  • Leadership Institute sessions and materials
  • Single room hotel reservation at The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare on October 21 and 22 (hotel arrangements made by DiabetesSisters)
  • Up to $400 reimbursed for round-trip transportation (airfare, train/bus, car fare) to The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare
  • Meet & Mingle event on Friday, October 21 (heavy appetizers and nonalcoholic beverages)
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and coffee/beverages served at The Rose Hotel on October 22 and 23 

Participants are responsible for:

  • $20 registration fee. If the fee is a financial burden blocking your ability to register, please contact Sarah Mart to discuss.
  • Dinner on Saturday night (October 22)
  • Any hotel nights in addition to Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22
  • Any additional room charges such as room service, movies, etc. 


PARTICIPANTS MUST:

BY AUGUST 20: Submit form below to receive invitation email with registration link; then use link to register for the Leadership Institute

BY AUGUST 20: (PODS Leaders) Submit volunteer agreement, nondisclose/noncompete and media release forms.

OCTOBER 21, 22, 23: Attend all Leadership Institute sessions and activities

OCTOBER 21-23: (PODS Leaders who have previously attended Leadership Institute) Provide leadership during the Institute with responsibilities assigned by DS staff.

BY NOVEMBER 1: Contribute a video of 2 minutes maximum OR blog post of 400 words maximum, describing attendee highlights and what was valuable about the Institute.

BY NOVEMBER 1: Submit receipts for allowed transportation expenses. Reimbursements of amounts up to, and not exceeding, the $400 travel stipend amount will be mailed during the first week of November 2022.



INSTITUTE AGENDA*

Friday, October 21
6-9pm Central

  • Check in/registration
  • Meet & Mingle
  • Welcome & Opening Remarks – Anna Norton, DiabetesSisters CEO & Deb Greenwood PhD, DiabetesSisters Board Chair
  • Introductions to DiabetesSisters & Peer Support - Sarah Mart, DiabetesSisters Director of Operations & Participants

Saturday, October 22
8am-5pm Central

  • Cardiac Yoga – WomenHeart
  • Session 1: Bridging Boundaries: Advocating for All Types - Heather Walker, PhD, University of Utah, DiabetesSisters Vice Chair
  • Session 2: dStigmatizing Diabetes - Matthew Garza, diaTribe
  • Session 3: Healthy Cooking and Eating Out - Lorena Drago, MS, RDN, CDN, CDES
  • Session 4: Exercise for Everyone  - Kathryn Gentile, ACSM-CEP, ACSM EIM L2, CPT, DCES, Integrated Diabetes Services, PODS Leader
  • Session 5: Self-Compassion & Diabetes - Harpreet Nagra, PhD, Diabetes Redefined
  • Session 6: Panel: Living My #TruthOverStigma - Panelists include Liz Cambron, PhD (@drlizcambron), Kylene Redmond (@blackdiabeticgirl), & Alejandra Marquez
  • Session 7: Reflections/Connections – DS Staff
  • Affinity Group Mtgs: Automated Insulin Delivery Systems; Moms; Type-Specific; Women of Color

Sunday, October 23
8am-1pm Central

  • Cardiac Yoga – WomenHeart
  • Session 8: Mandalas for Leadership – Susan Paul Johnson, PhD
  • Session 9: Leader Successes & Challenges - Panel, group discussions
  • Session 10: Reflections/Connections – DS Staff

*Agenda subject to change(s)

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