2014 Barrington Area Leadership Academy

By Barrington Area Development Council (other events)

Saturday, April 12 2014 8:30 AM 2:00 PM CST


Become a more effective participant in Community Life!

Join successful community leaders and citizen volunteers at the 2014 Barrington Area Leadership Academy hosted by the Barrington Area Development Council.



  • Anyone who is interested in becoming a more informed andeffective participant in community organizations
  • Current or Aspiring Leaders of community service, civic organizations and homeowner associations who are seeking a better understanding of local resources and networking opportunities
  • Appointed Members and Elected Officials of local village, township, school district, library and park district boards who want to improve their knowledge and appreciation of the issues and challenges that area organizations successfully confront.
  • Newcomers likely active in their previous community, who are searching for opportunities to apply their energy and talents to a Barrington Area organization.



  • Rev. Zina Jacque - Community Church - Keynote Speaker
  • Janet Agnoletti - Barrington Area Council of Governments
  • Brian Battle -  CUSD 220 Board of Education
  • Suzanne Corr - Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce  
  • Gene Dawson - Barrington Township
  • Bill Knapik - Barrington Park District
  • Chrissie Mena - Barrington Area United Way 
  • David Nelson - Cuba Township



A stimulating agenda presented by a “Who’s Who” list of local Community and Governmental leaders, organized into three segments

  • Opening Morning Session -- provides an introduction to the “Core” Government, School, Community Service and Business organizations that make the Barrington Area such a unique and special place.
  • Mid-Morning Session -- focuses on developing effective organizational resources including financial and legal issues, meeting management, strategic planning and grant writing skills.
  • Afternoon Session -- features an inspirational “Keynote” luncheon speaker, followed by a showcase Leader’s Panel representing successful area organizations and initiatives.

The agenda topics are presented in a format that provides opportunity for questions and group dialogue as well as personal interaction in the many breakout groups.



Attendees will have an opportunity to sharpen their skills in a variety of areas. They will get a chance to attend any two small group session. Each session is 25 minutes and will be led by a subject matter expert in that particular discipline. This small groups format will allow for extensive interaction among group members.

Breakout Session topics will include:

Getting Your Message Out

  • Moderator: Jeff Arnett, Ed. D, Chief Communications Officers, CUSD 220

Being On A Board/ Running A Meeting 

  • Moderator: Karen Darch, President, Village of Barrington

Strategic Planning/Mission Statements

  • Moderator: Gaylord Villers, Stategic Communications

Legal Implications for Non-Profilts 

  • Moderator: John Julian, The Julian Law Firm

Grant Writing and Fundraising

  • Moderator: Joyce Palmquist, Executive Director, BACOA

Financial Formalities for Not-for-Profits

  • Moderators: Joe Liss/Gary Lasker, CPA, Bass, Solomon & Dowell, LLP.


 :: Photos from the 2012 Barrington Area Leadership Academy

Barrington Area Development Council