Illinois New Teacher Collaborative

INTC 2023 Leadership Conference 


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Jones Loflin has made it his life’s work to deliver powerful ideas and practical solutions to individuals and organizations struggling with too much to do. His books are described as “illuminating” and his presentations as “unforgettable.” In his 29 years as a speaker he has helped countless people make better choices with their time so they can thrive in their work and life.


Jones’ innovative solutions on leadership, change, and time management have attracted the attention of organizations around the world. His client list includes Federal Express, Wal-Mart, Choice Hotels, Toyota, Bridgestone, American Farm Bureau, and Berkshire Hathaway as well as the United States military.


To expand the reach of his message, Jones chose to become an author. Always Growing offers fresh strategies to lead whether you have been leading for two days or two decades. Juggling Elephants is a witty and profound parable about one man’s search for a better way to get everything done. Getting to It is considered a field guide to accomplishing what is most important. 


As a certified Co-Active coach for the past 7 years, Jones strives to help his clients move forward in ways that are important to them.


Jones believes the key to success is being passionate about certain things in life, including family, spiritual beliefs, career and relationships. One of his favorite quotes is by Zig Ziglar: “Go as far as you can see, and when you get there you can see farther.”


Jones is grateful for every opportunity to work with individuals and organizations seeking better results. He lives in North Carolina with his wonderful wife Lisa and they have two perfect daughters.








What to Do About Too Much to Do

As we open the conference, let’s be honest. Your mind is racing with thoughts of a hundred other things you could be doing back at your school or organization. The urgent stuff is stealing your ability to think and work longer term, and the busyness of the every day has you feeling tired… REALLY tired. Our keynote speaker says the solution to your dilemma is to run off and join the circus… at least mentally.


Get ready to learn a fresh and powerful way to manage the tsunami of tasks, people, and expectations coming at you every day so you can deliver your best work and still have time for YOU!



How To Become A Strong(er) Leader

If someone asked you, “What’s the model you use for leadership?” how would you respond? Is it some formal approach you learned in college? The example of a current or former colleague? More importantly, how is that approach working for you?


In this breakout session you’ll learn two questions you must know to motivate anyone and how to use “3Ps” to guide your choices. Most importantly, you’ll learn that when you lead like a gardener, you only need to remember four words: Grow, Cultivate, Prune, and Harvest.



How To Use Today To Improve Others Tomorrow

The ultimate success of this conference depends on your desire and ability to take the ideas you have gained today and put them into action in your district, school or organization. But how do you quickly convince others that change is needed and get their buy-in on trying new strategies? How can you get others to mentally “tap their brakes” to really listen to what you have to say?


When you leave this session you’ll be equipped to more quickly connect, engage, and motivate others to embrace the ideas you’ve gained today.