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CEO on the Coronavirus Impact on RLDCs


Dear Familia,

The SHPE National team has been closely evaluating the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on our community and has done a thorough assessment of the situation as it relates to the upcoming Regional Leadership Development Conferences (RLDC) in Regions 1, 2, 6, and 7 .

Having carefully considered the situation, including recommendations by the CDC, confirmed cases in the areas around the events, university and corporate travel restrictions, and the desire to keep our Familia healthy, we have decided to cancel all four remaining RLDCs.

We are currently exploring options for virtual conferences and other ways we can lessen the impact of this cancellation on the members in those regions.

RLDC 1, 2, 6, and 7 Registrants: Details will be shared as soon as reasonable about alternatives and/or refund options.

RLDC 1, 2, 6, and 7 Sponsors: You will hear from our Sales team directly as soon as reasonable about next steps forward.

One of SHPE’s core values is resilience – the ability to survive and thrive through unpredictable, changing, and potentially unfavorable events – and we want to thank all of you for living this value during this challenging time.

We will continue to communicate as we have more to share about RLDCs or any other SHPE events. In the meantime, we hope you and your loved ones will stay informed and stay healthy.


Raquel Tamez

Miguel Alemañy
Board Chair

P.S. We urge you to continue to use the CDC as your primary source of information about the virus: Go here