CFES Global Conference: Welcome & Reflections
Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), Founder & President of Educational Achievement Services, Inc, focused on reflecting on one’s traditions and values of times past and their importance in our development and growth today. Appreciation of diverse cultures and their contributions to today’s society was emphasized. We can “go forward without forgetting” what a rich heritage our cultures offer, and apply under-appreciated ethics and values to today’s world. The issues of self-esteem and leadership styles are presented in a context in which the past is melded with the present, and offers alternatives we can use in our personal development that will enhance our leadership styles. This is especially relevant to professionals going into the 21st century with a renewed spirit to meet new challenges, pursue higher educational opportunities, and to cherish the joys of living in today’s world!