Everything is Bigger in Texas…Especially The First Tee's 2015 Network Meeting!

Categories: Coaching, Life Skills, Mentoring, Volunteers

by Brad Bennett

David Feherty and Annika Sorenstam among attendees

The First Tee 2015 Network Meeting logoFrom March 11-14, a record setting 800-plus leaders from across The First Tee network will gather in Dallas, Texas to attend the biennial Network Meeting–a continuing education conference designed exclusively for The First Tee leaders.

For three days, the network will focus on maximizing The First Tee’s positive impact on young people and share ideas about how to continue to inspire staff, mentors, coaches and volunteers.

Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., chief executive officer of The First Tee, addresses the attendees at the 2013 Network Meeting
Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., chief executive officer of The First Tee, addresses the attendees at the 2013 Network Meeting

“This meeting promises to be both educational and inspiring,” said Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., chief executive officer of The First Tee. “We are building momentum for continued growth and impact in communities reached by The First Tee. We know our chapters are ready to expand their efforts as our network strives to reach an additional 10 million young people by 2017. I look forward to the energy and stimulus the Network Meeting will provide.”

Attendees will participate in educational classes, share best practices and hear from distinguished speakers including:

2015 Network Meeting speakers

The meeting will conclude on Saturday, March 14 with a Gala Dinner featuring former PGA TOUR player, writer and broadcaster David Feherty serving as host and entertainer.

This year’s Network Meeting is bigger and better!

2013 network meeting

  • Total enrollment for the Network Meeting, and for board member attendees, has broken last year’s record, making this the largest meeting ever!
  • There will be 48 unique classroom topics focusing on fundraising, leadership and planning, operations, programs, or technology and communications.
  • Over the course of the week there will be 90 hours total of education in five sessions.
  • The class presenters are made up of 18 professional speakers, 48 chapter staff and 35 home office staff
  • For the first time, select educators from schools that deliver The First Tee National School Program will attend and discuss ways to reach kids in school.

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