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8th Annual Financial Fitness for Life Training Conference

Date: Friday, November 18, 2011
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: McLean County Extension Office, Bloomington, IL 61704
Course Credits: 6 professional development credits (CPDUs)
Fee: Refundable registration fee of $25 required to guarantee a seat. Fee will be returned at the conference.

Sue Esposito (217-333-5506; and Dr. Angela Lyons (217-244-2612;


Millions of Americans are currently out of work and millions more are worried about losing their jobs. Consumers everywhere are looking for ways to retool, develop new career skills, and earn additional income. The theme of this year's Financial Fitness for Life Training Conference is "Taking Charge of Your Career in Today's Economy." The conference will showcase economic and financial education lessons from the newly-revised Financial Fitness for Life (FFFL) and newly-released Teaching Financial Crises (TFC) curricula. The lessons will focus specifically on employment and career issues. Guest speakers from industry, government, and education will discuss current employment conditions and the challenges and opportunities facing Illinois. Conference participants will receive *FREE* the FFFL and TFC curricula, along with other hands-on activities and resources to take back to their students and clients.

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Guest Speakers:

1. Sara Baker, Coordinator of Career Services, Heartland Community College
2. Elizabeth Binning, Director, Illinois Small Business Development Center at Illinois State University
3. Sue Herriott, Human Resources Director, OSF Healthcare
4. Ken Springer, Project and Data Analyst, Economic Development Council of Bloomington-Normal

This training conference is made possible by the Council for Economic Education, in direct partnership with University of Illinois Extension and through funding from the United States Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement.