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LDIAA is a nonprofit, educational organization with the objective to:

a. To promote and advance the Leadership Development Institute Program in the Commonwealth of PA.

b. To provide a forum for LDIAA's continued professional development by maintaining the professional contacts and networking opportunities begun in the LDI program.

c. To advance professional knowledge and techniques by providing educational opportunities, sharing and exchanging experiences and information relating to State Government and the field of leadership development.

LDIAA 25th Anniversary Conference

November 1, 2018
Central Penn College, Summerdale, PA 

The LDIAA 25th Anniversary Conference “Celebrating Our Past, Investing in Our Future” was held on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at Central Penn College with 75 in attendance. The attendees ranged from the first graduating LDI class of 1993 to last year’s graduating LDI class of 2017.

In addition to 6 breakout sessions of a variety of topics and speakers, Debbie Smith, Dare to be Dynamic Consulting, and Shirley Moore Smeal, Exec Dep Sec for Corrections, set the tone for the conference theme with their energetic and motivational Plenary at the beginning of our day. Nancy Dering Mock, Nancy Dering Mock Consulting, provided the luncheon Keynote topic “Building on a Silver Celebration” between the morning and afternoon breakout sessions, and Una Martone, Leadership Harrisburg, closed our day by challenging us to discover our purpose. It was a chock-full day of dynamic speakers, leadership topics and, of course, networking!




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President's Message

The LDIAA executive committee chose to postpone last month’s publication of the Newsflash in favor of issuing a combined Nov/Dec issue (what with the November Board meeting cancelled due to inclement weather, then the holidays). During these months of festivities and celebrations, please be aware of your state of mind and stress level. This issue has lots of great information for you.

November was (and always is) a marvelous month for expressing gratitude. As a nation, we pay tribute to American veterans of all wars on November 11. In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, a temporary cessation of hostilities was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I. In many countries the following year, November 11 was recognized as Armistice Day and, in 1938, it became a United States federal holiday.

Here are 11 things for which I’m grateful (in random order)

1. Military personnel, active duty and veterans: thank you for your service to the USA

2. Living in the greatest nation in the world

3. Family and friends

4. Faith

5. Clean water

6. Indoor plumbing

7. Clean air

8. Good health / waking up this morning

9. Job / career

10. Transportation


Can mindful gratitude be of any benefit? Skip Prichard (CEO, business leader, Maryland native with a tin of Old Bay at the ready for everything but desserts) suggests these benefits: healthier eating habits, stronger immune system, more energy, demonstrated optimism and mental acuity, better at coping with stress, a highly satisfactory life, more regular exercise, deeper friendships, better sleep, increased self-worth and self-esteem, and increased productivity.

As a reminder, take good care of yourself right along with taking good care with family and friends. Enjoy the moment for what it is, especially if it differs from expectations. If nothing else, what’s the lesson to be learned? The article 12 Key Strategies to Achieving a Work-Life Balance (published on IndustryWeek.com, April 18, 2012) is especially helpful this time of year.

Thinking about your New Year’s resolutions? How about committing to your very own Leadership Development Action Plan? In recent years, the LDI program introduced individual leadership action plans. This resource at govleaders.org provides a guide for leadership development activities over the next 12–24 months and, bonus, most steps are cost-free. The “how to” page (of course there are instructions to read first!) links to the actual plan template. The website is jam-packed with goodies, containing resources of value for executives, managers, non-supervisors, and trainers.

Happy New Year to one and all. May 2019 be the successful life you want it to be, and more. 😊

Kindest Regards,

Kathy Kennedy Meyer



Upcoming events

Book Club: The book to be discussed is Your Oxygen Mask First: 17 Habits to Help High Achievers Survive & Thrive in Leadership & Life

January 24 at 5:30 p.m.

at the Pizza Grille’s Lemoyne location
901 State St, Lemoyne 17043

RSVP by Wed, Jan 23 toBeth Gardner

* * You may want to pick up the book on your way home just in case you get snowed in. * *





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