The Community Leaders Track provides our volunteer leaders with opportunities to engage in dynamic training topics that focus on leadership development, fundraising, promotional skills and other areas geared towards advancing the Best Buddies mission in our local markets.
This educational track offers rich and unique training experiences, where individuals will learn from Best Buddies volunteers and staff, network peer-to-peer, and participate in forums with professionals. Trainings will be comprised of large group sessions, breakouts, guest speakers, professional development and roundtable discussions.
Why join the Community Leaders Track?
- LEARN new methods and techniques from professionals and peer leaders.
- SHARE your experiences, approaches, and perspectives with others.
- MEET fascinating participants and expand your personal and professional networks.
- DEVELOP your skills through training, feedback and ideas.
2020 Event Details
Check back soon for the full BBLC 2020 Community Leaders’ Agenda.
Dates: July 17-19, 2020
Location: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Community Leaders Agenda
Friday, July 17th:
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Welcome Reception, Tudor Room, Indiana Memorial Union
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Best Buddies Leadership Conference Opening Ceremonies, Indiana University Auditorium
Saturday, July 18th:
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Conference Training Sessions
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Best Buddies Friendship Walk, Indiana University Auditorium
Sunday, July 19th:
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Conference Training Sessions
*The full conference schedule will be available in May for conference attendees. For questions about the Community Leaders track, registration, and travel, please contact Melissa Uribe at MelissaUribe@bestbuddies.org.
Click below to register and reserve your spot for the BBLC Community Leaders track!
Community Leaders Accommodations
**Suggested accommodations for the Best Buddies Leadership Conference are available below. If participants choose to book elsewhere, they will be responsible for getting to and from their accommodations and conference activities. Please contact your Best Buddies staff contact for questions regarding transportation and hotel bookings**
Airport transportation options:
Bloomington is approximately one hour from Indianapolis International Airport (IND) by car.
A list of rental car vendors can be found here: https://www.ind.com/transportation-car-rental/car-rental
GO Express offers hourly shuttle service from IND to Bloomington for $23 each way. For more information or to book a shuttle, call (812) 332-6004 or click here to reserve a shuttle.
Best Buddies preferred hotel:
Hyatt Place Bloomington
217 West Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404
Group Nightly Rate: $109 (breakfast and parking included, must be booked by June 15)
Booking: Click here to book online or call the reservations team (1-855-312-7275) and ask for the “Best Buddies block”.