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Pastor Bryant listens as US Senator John Cornyn 
speaks at first Simulcast. 

Parliamentarians' State President teaches leaders 
to run effective meetings.

On Friday, May 4, 2012, the Leadership Development Institute of America will present the Chick-fil-A Leadercast with John Maxwell and friends. The one-day conference can be seen in the new Beasley Brown Community Center at Bethel A.M.E. Church at 225 North Swiss Street, in San Antonio, Texas, near the Alamodome. 

That will be our fifth year presenting this popular leadership conference. It was our beginning. Our idea was to serve the men and women of downtown. Our first public event was the John Maxwell Leadership Simulcast in 2008. In addition to the international speakers featured on the simulcast, local leaders came to enjoy an hour networking session meeting people, updating them on issues and answering questions in a forum. Leaders included our U.S. Senator, State Representatives, City Council Member and Assistant Police Chief. (The Police Chief couldn't come due to mandatory anti-terrorism training.) We have invited them to join us, again, each year.

It was a success and feedback from area leaders and managers 
told us we had filled a niche. As a result, we have presented the 
John Maxwell simulcast each year, since we began. In addition, 
a small group of managers meet every week to study leadership 
based upon the tools of John Maxwell including his books, The 
360 Degree Leader and Discovering the Leader Within You. 

We also held a workshop on Parliamentarian procedure to enable 
leaders, particularly those who sit on board of directors, to hold 
more effective meetings. It was taught by Jacqueline Spriggs 
Revis, President of the Texas State Association of 
Parliamentarians. She is a Professional Registered 
Parliamentarian (PRP), the highest level of certification 
granted by the National Association of Parliamentarians.  

We understand that in challenging times there must be a moral 
and ethical voice to guide people and insure that the right thing is 
done for the community. For the good of all people, it is necessary 
to develop excellent leaders who can meet the new realities of the 
current times. That is the vision of the Leadership Development 
Institute of America.  

Our mission is to:

 Build Stronger Communities
 Develop New Leaders
 Develop Both Organizational and Individual Capacity
 Strengthen the Leadership Development Cycle
 Provide New Tools to Enhance Leadership

We will build think tanks, host round tables, present workshops, teach classes, host symposia, sponsor white papers and other activities to bring the nation's best to this education center to help leaders develop, discover and create. Our goal is to become the premiere focal point for leadership development. The Leadership Development Institute of America will serve the entire leader spectrum, from the new hire to the CEO, from the youth leader to the community organizer. We hope you will join us on this fascinating journey to make a difference in the world.  

  The journey begins where you are.