Making a trip from Las Vegas to Boston for training is no small feat. I was compelled to do so because of the rave recommendation I received from a colleague. I came into the weekend with high expectations and am stunned that the conference far exceeded my hopes. I left feeling as confident and as capable as I have ever felt as a development professional and am so eager to share the new perspectives, tried-and-true techniques, and well-crafted tools with my organization. And if this wasn’t enough, I also gained several new friends who already are providing wonderful support as I endeavor to make a real difference in my community!