13. July 2019 - 10:00 till 12:00
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Principal Empowerment Brunch - Featuring April Ervin Author of "The Burnout Factor" | SOURCE River West | Saturday, 13. July 2019

Are you a school leader challenged by all that comes with your role? Do you often struggle to balance your career with your family and personal responsibilities? Are you ready for greater peace and balance as you go into the next school year? If so, please join us for the first Principal Empowerment Brunch where we will focus on pouring into you and sharing strategies to manage all that comes with your role and life. 
PRINCIPAL EMPOWERMENT BRUNCH - Sponsored by Nikki J. Henson, Owner of Sharpened Minds, LLC
Nikki is owner of Sharpened Minds, LLC an educational consulting suite providing services to parents, classroom teachers and school leaders. As a seasoned educator, school leader, and visionary with close to 25 years of experience, having served as Assistant Principal and Principal in elementary and middle school environments, Nikki J. Henson is a valuable resource.  Nikki is an accomplished school leader with proven ability to increase academic student performance, build stronger community and parental involvement/support, develop teacher leaders, and provide ongoing teacher professional development.  She has also developed school-wide campaigns to increase and support family engagement using best practices.  She is an International Baccalaureate, AVID and Responsive Classroom trained educator.  
Nikki is most proud of her relationships and improvement targets established with former students, teachers and aspiring school leaders.  Ensuring trauma-sensitive classrooms is a long-time passion for Nikki and it is the goal to equip teachers with more knowledge regarding trauma-informed care in order to spread hope and encouraging resiliency for students facing adverse childhood experiences. In a continued journey of the educational arena, helping parents navigate the school system is crucial to the success of the family.  
Speaker - April L. Ervn, Chief Peace Officer of Sustainable Leadership, LLC 
April is the author of “The Burnout Factor: 7 Strategies to Sustain Your Leadership and Your Life” – dedicated to helping education and nonprofit leaders balance their commitment to mission with a sustainable life. She is a highly sought-out speaker and facilitator helping leaders achieve their missions while also creating sustainable organizations.
The Burnout Factor was written with YOU in mind. The dedicated leader committed to impacting the lives of the young people and the communities you serve. Devoted to your mission and living a life of service. Despite your best efforts, you struggle to balance it all often living from a place of self-sacrifice. April has walked that same path. 
In The Burnout Factor April provides 7 key steps beneficial for every leader, no matter your profession. However, given her background she has a special place in her heart for education and nonprofit leaders. The Burnout Factor is a step-by-step guide to move from chaos to calm, from exhaustion to rejuvenation and from burnout to professional and personal sustainability.