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Opening General Session

Wednesday, May 1st
9:30am - 11:00am

Keynote Speaker
Carrie Stack - Power of the Positive: Skills, Tools, and Strategies for Educators & Students

People who show up in the world to teach (our educators), and to learn (our students), need almost boundless energy (with lots of concrete skills/tools/strategies) for success! This interactive keynote will use humor and hands-on examples to highlight some of the most effective strategies to help build “people skills “and emotional intelligence in the field of adult education.

Carrie Stack, M.Ed. is a Certified Life Coach, author, and speaker with 25+ years of experience providing people with skills and tools to make positive changes in their lives. Founder of the Say Yes Institute (SYI), Carrie is the author of The Dream Boss: Inspire Individuals and Teams to Succeed and has shared her "people skills" strategies with thousands of individuals across the country looking to build more powerful and positive relationships.

Closing Awards Luncheon

Keynote Speaker
Denine Torr
- Senior Director, Community Initiatives Dollar General Corporation

Denine leads strategic development and execution of national, regional and local philanthropy-related programs and initiatives for Dollar General’s 15,500+ store communities, corporate headquarters and distribution center network. In her role, she oversees corporate and Foundation giving, in-kind donations, employee engagement, and cause marketing partnerships.

As a frontline ambassador for Dollar General’s mission of Serving Others, she works to enhance employee pride and consumer affinity through philanthropic partnerships. In addition to traditional corporate and foundation philanthropy, Denine is also responsible for disaster relief efforts and the company’s Employee Assistance Foundation.

Under her leadership, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has flourished as a national through leader and has invested more than $160 million in programs that have helped more than 10 million individuals learn to read, prepare for the high school equivalency or learn English.

Denine has 20 years of experience in corporate philanthropy. She currently serves as chairman of the board for ProLiteracy Worldwide and as a director on the Nashville Public Library, Nashville Public Television, and Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation boards.








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