NENA is the can’t-miss event for today’s 9-1-1 professional who wants to stay ahead of the curve and gain practical skills and knowledge that yield immediate results.
NENA's annual conference equips you with great ideas for overcoming the obstacles you and your team face every day, provides you with expert insights about what the future holds for 9-1-1, and prepares you to take the next step in your career. But that's not all. NENA delivers unparalleled opportunities for you to connect with your peers and discover how they're addressing the same challenges you're facing.
As The Voice of 9-1-1™, NENA is on the forefront of all emergency communications issues. The association serves its members and the greater public safety community as the only professional organization solely focused on 9-1-1 policy, technology, operations, and education issues. With more than 9,000 members in 48 chapters across the United States and around the globe, NENA promotes the implementation and awareness of 9-1-1, as well as international three-digit emergency communications systems.
Paralympic ski medalist, Fortune 500 business consultant, Rhodes Scholar, former White House official, and best-selling author
Hailed as “One of the five most inspiring women in America” by NBC Nightly News, Bonnie St. John challenges audiences to question their own limitations and provides research-based tools and techniques that re-energize their lives to achieve peak performance. Her remarkable success in the face of physical adversity taught her that the key to winning is not just bouncing back from obstacles, but doing so faster and more efficiently. Bonnie’s dynamic messages guide audiences to find their individual paths to higher performance, greater productivity, and overall success. Participants leave Bonnie’s spirited presentations with techniques that enhance their capacity to offset the negative effects of stress, increase resilience, challenge their comfort zones… and win.
Despite having her right leg amputated at age five, Bonnie St. John became the first African-American ever to win medals in Winter Olympic competition, taking home a silver and two bronze medals at the 1984 Winter Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria. In recognition of this historic achievement, Bonnie was quoted on millions of Starbucks coffee cups and was honored with her portrait in the Main Hall of Trinity College at Oxford as a distinguished alumna.
Bonnie has achieved the highest levels of success in a variety of endeavors throughout her life. In addition to her success as a Paralympic athlete, she is a bestselling author, a highly sought after keynote speaker and leadership consultant for the Fortune 500, a television and radio personality, and an experienced conference facilitator. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard
Today, Bonnie travels the globe speaking, leading seminars, and researching her various writing projects. She frequently donates personal appearances at schools, homeless shelters, community groups, and other organizations in hundreds of locations while traveling for corporate clients. As CEO of the Blue Circle Leadership Institute, Bonnie leads several international virtual leadership programs including Transformational Leadership – designed to address the unique challenges of multicultural women in the workplace. The celebrated author of seven books, Bonnie co-authored her latest work, MICRO-RESILIENCE: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Focus, Drive, & Energy, with her husband, former entertainment industry CEO, Allen Haines.
Bonnie also enjoys “giving back.” She frequently donates personal appearances to schools, homeless shelters, community groups, and other organizations in hundreds of locations while traveling for corporate clients. Bonnie once again represented the USA as a member of President Obama’s official delegation to the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2106 Paralympic Summer games in Rio de Janeiro.
Bonnie has been featured extensively in both national and international media
Inspiring celebrity chef, star of Flip My Food With Chef Jeff, and author of If You Can See It, You Can Be It
If You Can See It, You Can Be It
From humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles, to life as an inmate, and then as an award-winning celebrity chef and best-selling author, Jeff is a role model for anyone who needs the encouragement to reinvent their life. Since he discovered his passion for cooking in the unlikeliest of places – prison – Jeff has completely turned his life around and is now a powerful voice for self-transformation. From overcoming hardship to identifying one’s personal talents, Jeff reveals his transformative life lessons and the secrets to rising above and realizing your potential. His dynamic and engaging presentation helps audience members discover their hidden aptitudes, make life-changing decisions, and gain a new foothold on the ladder to success.
Jeff Henderson inspires with his emotional journey of redemption from the streets to the stove, sharing real-life strategies to help you achieve your dreams, no matter your stage of life.
From humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles, to life as an imprisoned drug dealer, and then as an award-winning celebrity chef and best-selling author, Jeff is a role model for anyone who needs the encouragement to reinvent their life. Since he discovered his passion and gift for cooking in the unlikeliest of places – prison – Jeff has completely turned his life around, and today serves as a popular and powerful voice for self-transformation.
The creator of Food Network's reality series, “The Chef Jeff Project,” host of “Family Style with Chef Jeff,” and the star of the TV series, “Flip My Food with Chef Jeff,” he is also the best-selling author of two books.
From overcoming hardship to identifying one’s personal talents, Jeff reveals his hard-knock yet transformative life lessons and the secrets to rising above and realizing your potential. His dynamic and engaging presentations help audiences discover their hidden business aptitudes, make life-changing decisions, and gain a new foothold on the ladder to success.