2020 CFTEA Leadership Conference

Navigating the Future

Theme:  Navigating the Future

Thursday, September 17 & Friday, September 18, 2020

Red Jacket Mountain View Resort
2251 White Mountain Highway
North Conway, New Hampshire  03860

Simplified Conference Registration Link:
Register hereRegistration Deadline:  July 31, 2020


Join CFTEA’s 23rd annual leadership conference for a day and a half of development, collaborating with learning and development peers and board/career growth.  In the past year, CFTEA has developed new educational career paths, begun working on our student experience with our new learning management system and created a rich online experience at our website.  This weekend is an investment in board training and discussions related to the future of learning and development.


Why are we attending in September?  Lodging prices have continued to increase and the end of October/beginning of November weather impacts have resulted in a poor attendee experience.  By mid-September, school has started and the tour buses have not started their fall runs at this time.  It is different and we are hoping it will be an amazing experience for all that attend.  Resort is located an hour and a half from the Portland, Maine International Airport.



Located close to North Conway shopping and outlet malls as well as the center of town.  The hotel has miles of hiking trails, allows an extra charge to have your pet with you and is attached to Kahuna Laguna, voted one of the nation’s Top 10 Indoor Water Parks!  Plus tickets can be purchased at a discount from CFTEA.  Normally, it is $25 per day for the water park, but those attending our conference will receive the special pricing of $20 per day.  It is a great place to bring the family and enjoy beyond our conference.


As a benefit, CFTEA is pleased to pay hotel expenses for Thursday evening’s overnight stay as well as all meals for board members and up to one additional attendee from your organization. Attendees are responsible for travel expenses.


Would you like more than one non-board member to attend?  The following pricing schedule has been developed:

Questions?  Contact Executive Director, Andrew Lederer at


2020 Conference Schedule

Navigating the Future—Thursday, September 17, 2020

9:30am—10:00am Check In | Drawing Items Drop Off (Hotel Lobby near Front Desk)
10:00am—11:45am Non-Board Members – CFTEA Expo – Explore interactive stations to learn more about career paths, our website, marketing, MindEdge Learning environment, our partners, and Guided Learning. (Ledges)

Board Members Only—Board Self-Assessment Overview & Action Items—Cynthia Stuart (10th Mountain)

11:45am—12:30pm Non-Board Members – Lunch On Your Own

Board Members Only – Buffet Lunch—(Champneys)

12:30pm—1:30pm Non-Board Members – CFTEA Expo – Explore interactive stations to learn more about career paths, our website, marketing, MindEdge Learning environment, our partners and Guided Learning. (Ledges)

Board Members Only—Board Self Assessment Overview & Action Items—Cynthia Stuart (10th Mountain)

1:30pm—1:45pm (All Board Members &  Non-Board Members Converge for Remainder of the Day)

Welcome with CFTEA President, Jane Clark.

Group Icebreaker Activity with Board Members Lisa Holt and Kristina McLaughlin —(10th Mountain)

1:45pm-3:00pm Strategic Planning – Andrew Lederer (10th Mountain)
3:00pm—3:15pm Afternoon Break (10th Mountain)
3:15pm—4:15pm Marketing Committee (Lisa Engel) & Education Committee (Addy Mae Williams)
(10th Mountain)
4:15pm-5:00pm What’s New with CFTEA? – Andrew Lederer (10th Mountain)
6:30pm-8:30pm Dinner, Awards and Entertainment (Champneys)

Entertainment:  Jon Stetson (Mentalist) – Fifty national television appearances, performed in twenty-three countries and at the White House five times.  Consultant on CBS television series “The Mentalist”

Navigating the Future—Friday, September 17, 2020

7:30am—8:30am Breakfast Buffet (Champneys)
8:30am—9:30am Board Meeting (Ledges)
9:30am—9:45am Break (10th Mountain)
9:45am—11:30am Designing Training that Engages – Joe Happnie (10th Mountain)
11:30am—Noon Call to Action / Closing Remarks—Andrew Lederer (10th Mountain)
12:30pm—1:30pm Executive Committee Council Meeting (10th Mountain)


Updated:  2020.04.08


Meet Our Team

Andrew Lederer

Andrew Lederer

Executive Director
Tammy Perkins

Tammy Perkins

Member Advocate and
Enrollment Specialist
Emily Young

Emily Young

Marketing Assistant
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