On Thursday, October 10th, the Ed Thomas Family Foundation will expand on its goal of keeping the legacy of Coach Ed Thomas alive. Coach Thomas was a leader whose main objective was teaching young people to “Do What’s Right”. He was a great role model who lived his life true to the values that he taught to all. The Ed Thomas Family Foundation will provide an opportunity for high school students to strengthen their positive leadership skills and character by sponsoring the Ed Thomas Legacy Leadership Academy.
Our usual leadership academy will take place in Parkersburg, IA. All of the guest speakers will be in Parkersburg, while a live feed will be streaming to the Le Mars academy for viewing. Breakout sessions at both locations will be facilitated by instructors, as well as direction on the lunch breaks. All materials and items given to the attendees will be the exact same at both locations.
Registration will be 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Session 1 will be at 9:00 a.m. Sessions completed by 2:00 p.m.
Parkersburg, IA + Le Mars, IA
FIVE SPEAKING SESSIONS
Neil Ihde - 9:10 a.m.
Jenn Schneiderman - 10:00 a.m.
Break-out Session - 10:30 a.m.
Al Kerns -Lunch A - 11:10 a.m
Al Kerns -Lunch B - 12:10 p.m
Aaron Thomas - 1:10 pm
$10 per participant & supervisors: each participant (including supervisors) will receive a T-shirt, lanyard + name tag, notebook, and pen. A sack lunch with a sub, fruit, and chips will be provided for each student. Water will be available free of charge.
*Checks can be mailed to: Ed Thomas Family Foundation, P.O. Box 536, Parkersburg, IA 50665. Currently, we do not have the capabilities to process credit card payments. Thank you for your understanding.
Each school is limited to no more than 12 student participants and 2 supervisors per school. Registration will be on a first-come-first-serve basis as we fill up very quickly.
Neil Ihde has been a professional speaker for 15 years and is the founder of Life IQ where he motivates groups and individuals to work, play, relate and live intelligently. Neil has worked with nearly 30 Fortune 500 companies including AT&T, Discover Card, Domino’s, Transamerica, GE among others. He is a TEDx speaker and his Life IQ YouTube channel recently eclipsed a half-million views. Neil's academic background includes a B.A. in Psychology, a B.A. in Sociology, and a MA in Counseling. Neil is originally from Parkersburg and spent his summers lifeguarding, playing tennis, and detasseling. Neil and his wife Deb have two children and live in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Jennifer Schneiderman received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Northern Iowa and Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas. She obtained her LISW (Licensed Independent Social Work license) in 1998. Jennifer has over 20 years of clinical experience as a cognitive-behavioral therapist providing individual therapy, facilitating groups on an inpatient mental health unit, providing employee counseling for an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and practicing in a private practice. Jennifer is currently the Director of the University of Northern Iowa Counseling Center.