YCP's 5th Annual Pre-Conference Sessions
Former called "YCP Leadership Conference" - now includes both a leader and board member track for YCP's chapter volunteers!
September 13 - 15, 2019 | Dallas, TX
YCP's Annual Pre-Conference Sessions bring together chapter volunteers for a unique opportunity to learn from one another, build camaraderie across YCP's network, and hear from the National Staff on new and improved practices to more effectively accomplish our mission.
In 2019 we're featuring a first-ever BOARD MEMBER TRACK during the Pre-Conference Sessions!
Join your YCP teammates from across the nation for this once-a-year chance to unite our prayers, efforts, and passion for our Catholic faith with the continued intercession of our Blessed Mother Mary and St. Joseph. We can't wait to see you!
YCP Detroit was most-represented in 2018!
Our wonderful YCP Chapter Presidents!
WHO WILL BE THERE
YCP's leaders, board members, and chaplains are all invited to the annual Pre-Conference Sessions, whether you're a President, Director of Marketing, or a coordinator/assistant on a committee.
Our 2018 programming brought in 80+ chapter teammates from 19 chapters across 11 states! Just imagine: an opportunity to meet and learn from your fellow Directors of Outreach (for example) from 12 other chapters - that's a huge part of why leaders attend!
Chapter Directors of Outreach gather to discuss best-practices for engaging with parishes.
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Take advantage of time to learn from fellow YCP leaders from other cities - what's working best that you can bring back to your chapter?
- An interactive day of learning, prayer, and inspiration as we come together as leaders of a growing national movement.
- Hear from the National Staff about improvements to your volunteer experience. Past examples include: new, more efficient technologies, access to additional training resources, and options for your YCP involvement in the future.
WHAT PAST ATTENDEES SAY
“The insights you gain from the National staff and your peers in other cities is invaluable. This is the best place to get it. And it's a ton of fun :-)”
“Thank you all for the most spectacular event I've ever attended. I think we're all so excited for what the next year will bring!”
“Some of us are already talking of ways to visit other chapters or how we can do inter-chapter hang outs/retreats!”
See the schedule, videos and content from last year's Leadership Conference!
YCP Houston leaders - one of the first 5 YCP chapters!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2019
OPENING HAPPY HOUR (Optional)
5:30PM Welcome Happy Hour for YCP Teammates - come meet fellow leaders as we kickoff the conference weekend!
Location TBD in Grapevine, TX
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019
PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS BEGIN
8:00AM Pre-Conference Registration Opens
9:30AM Plenary Session 1 (Leaders + Board + Chaplains)
10:45AM Breakout Sessions
- 3 Sessions for Leaders
- 1 Session for Board Members (Board Track)
12:15PM Lunch (All)
- Chapter Board Members Joined by National Board Members for Lunch
1:30PM Plenary Session 2 (Leaders + Board + Chaplains)
3:00PM Pre-Conference Sessions End
MEMBERSHIP CONFERENCE BEGINS (Friday Cont'd)
4:00PM Opening Mass
5:00PM Happy Hour
6:00PM Member Conference Opening
6:15PM Evening Plenary Session
Harry Kraemer: “Undiverted from God”: Practicing the Presence in Life & Leadership.
8:00PM Dinner Nearby in Grapvine, TX (On Your Own)
*Drinks, snacks, and lunch will be provided throughout the day. Friday dinner is on your own.*
Founder & Executive Director
VP, Learning & Development
More 2019 speakers will be posted as we near the conference.
We'll be featuring more presentations by leaders, for leaders this year!
LOCATION - Dallas, TX
Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center
If you haven't booked a hotel yet, make sure you check out our conference Hotel & Travel page for details on booking with the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center ($129+taxes & fees/night). The hotel rooms and conference meeting rooms are at the same location - just a short walk! All reservations must be made by Monday, August 23rd, to take advantage of this special rate.