Staples, Minn.,
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Attend Leadercast at NJPA in Staples

World's largest one-day leadership conference to be broadcast live at NJPA in Staples on May 4

STAPLES, Minn. (19 April 2017) — Leadercast is the world's largest one-day leadership conference, broadcast LIVE from Atlanta and simulcast to hundreds of locations around the world on May 4, 2018. The theme for this year's conference is “Lead Yourself,” with messaging to help us better understand what it looks like to lead ourselves and how we can intentionally develop our own leadership skills and style.

This year marks the 18th year of the annual leadership conference and the fourth year that National Joint Powers Alliance® will be hosting the event at its building in Staples. NJPA has a conference license for 200 attendees, with 40 spots still available. 

Director of Regional Services and local simulcast coordinator, Paul Drange, says NJPA looks forward to the opportunity to host and serve as the conduit of a day of learning, networking, and leadership skill development.

“Leadercast is an excellent chance for members of our community to come together and experience expert and inspirational speakers in the complex realm of leadership,” says Drange. “It seems that no matter who takes the stage for this annual event, their messages are always timely and really build off one another, making the year's theme resonate.”

Leadercast Live will allow attendees and viewers to improve their own personal leadership journey with tips for self-evaluation and self-growth. Top leadership experts will inspire those attending the local event, and the more than 100,000 people who will attend the event live in Atlanta or at hundreds of other simulcast locations in more than 20 countries.

Speaking this year:

  • Mae Jemison - NASA Astronaut, Engineer & Physician
  • Ian Cron - Bestselling Author, Psychotherapist, Enneagram teacher and Speaker
  • Andy Stanley - Leadership Author & Communicator
  • Jim Loehr - Co-founder of the Human Performance Institute
  • Jen Bricker - Acrobat, Aerialist, Author & Speaker
  • Michael Hyatt - Author, Speaker and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company
  • Carey Lohrenz - The First Female F-14 Pilot, Speaker & Trainer

NJPA will open its doors at 7:30 a.m., with the simulcast set to begin at 8 a.m., sharp. The last speaker concludes at 2:30 p.m., with time scheduled after for networking and discussion. Cost is $50 per attendee, which includes a light breakfast and lunch. For more information and to purchase your ticket or group tickets to the Leadercast Staples event, visit Contact NJPA's Lori Duhn ( with questions.

About NJPA

Sourcewell (formerly National Joint Powers Alliance) is a self-supporting government organization, partnering with education, government, and nonprofits to boost student and community success. Created in 1978 as one of Minnesota's nine service cooperatives, we offer training and shared services to our central-Minnesota members. Throughout North America, we offer a cooperative purchasing program with over 200 awarded vendors on contract. Sourcewell is driven by service and the ability to strategically reinvest in member communities.