Conference Program

Friday’s January 15 – February 05, 2021
9AM – 12PM


Jamie Sale – “Power of Vision“   

January 15, 2021

In this transformational workshop we will be covering 3 important topics and tools that help you achieve your goals and dreams.

The 3 topics are as follows:
-creating a vision
-deciding for it
-befriending your fears


Dr. Jody Carrington – “5 Brave Moves To Write The Next Pandemic Chapter“   

January 22, 2021

Here we are, stepping back into the next season of unknown.
Having no script for things often results in shut-down mode
and it all makes sense that when a pandemic continues to loom,
staying connected to those we love, lead, and teach is going to
continue to present challenges we never even had on the radar a
year ago.

Here’s what hasn’t changed: We are wired to do hard things. We
can do those hard things so much easier when we remember this:
We are wired for connection. And in this season of disconnect,
staying united has never been more important, or powerful, than
it is right now. We need every single one of us to show up the best
we can with what we’ve got.

For me—brave means doing something with your whole heart
when you can’t predict the outcome. But how can we go all in
even when we don’t know when or how this whole chapter will
end? I’ve made another list of things that will help to keep you
brave in this next season.

1. Name it to tame it. A Dan Siegel-ism that is necessary.
There’s so much power in this fi rst step of acknowledgement.
We can’t fi x what we don’t understand. Perception is a
function of experience so if it matters to you, it matters.

2. Shoulders. Drop. Anxiety and a calm body will never date.
After acknowledging all the weights of the world you are
carrying, we need to get that pre-frontal cortex back home.

3. Smile with your balls. Eye balls. They are the window to the
soul. Face to face connection will always matter. Do it the best
you can while staying safe; however, don’t ever underestimate
the power of connection. Video messages and on-line calls
trump phone calls or emails every time.

4. Kindness and grace are more contagious than any
virus. You’re at your best when you’re empathic, kind, and
compassionate. Everyone needs any grace you can muster. In
fact, the ones who need it the most are the hardest to give it to.

5. Gratitude is a practice. You will never arrive at the corner of
enough and thankful, friends. It’s not an end game. Joy lives
there, and it’s a choice. When you’re without joy, it’s often
when you need it the most and it becomes the hardest to find.
Practice daily.

**Disclaimer: Dr. Jody sometimes uses colourful language which may not be suitable for all audiences and may contain mature content.**


Deena M Martin – “Power and People: Leading Through Relationships“   

January 29, 2021

Each day we are called to inspire, energize, encourage, and lead those around us. Our effectiveness as leaders depends on our skillful use of relationships to create workplace communities that foster trust, integrity, collaboration, and diversity in perspectives.

Despite our best intentions as leaders, at times, we may stumble or find ourselves in relationships where power imbalances emerge unexpectedly and quickly become magnified. As such, it is important to carefully examine why we (and others) might under or over use power in relationships. As well, recognizing habitual power styles (in self and others) and exploring specific aspects of relational power is essential to building a connected and supportive workplace. 

This experiential webinar will offer reflection activities designed to increase our ability to recognize and skillfully navigate the use of power to positively influence workplace relationships. 


David Irvine – “AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP: It’s About PRESENCE, Not Position“

February 05, 2021

Leadership is too important to be diminished to tools or techniques or titles. True leadership comes from the identity and integrity of the leader. It’s about who you are and how you live. It’s about presence, not position. The power of authenticity is an enduring approach for renewing and sustaining workplaces that are depleted and filled with disruption and uncertainty, and where the human spirit can so often be trampled, overworked, and undervalued.

Now more than ever, particularly as we evolve through the pandemic, the world needs leaders who are committed to substance over the superficial, character over charisma, and service over self-interest. We need authentic leaders –– people whose inner compass guides their daily actions and who inspire trust by being honest, real, and above all, caring. To achieve our mission as an association of community services, the challenge ahead is to live and lead in alignment with our core beliefs – by looking within and living an undivided, integrated life.

You’ll leave this thought-provoking, inspiring presentation with practical insights and strategies for developing leadership in all areas of your life. Based on David’s books, The Other Everest: Navigating the Pathway to Authentic Leadership, and Caring Is Everything: Getting To The Heart Of Humanity, Leadership and Life, this presentation won’t just move you –– it will get you moving.

Culture Overview: Your organization’s health has to trump everything. Learn how to measure and sustain your culture’s health in times of unprecedented disruption and uncertainty. Leadership Presence: Discover the true source of leadership power – your authentic presence. Learn how to amplify your influence and impact by connecting more deeply with your authentic self.

Personal Wellness: Leave with practical insights and strategies to stay strong mentally so you can be there for those who depend on you.


Align is unable to offer refunds after a ticket has been purchased. However, a refund may be issued when an event is canceled and not postponed.