The HCT Executive Board (Stephanie Sullo, Kyrstin Stehle, Justina Ketyer, Corey Cohn and Meg McElroy) attended the Fall Leadership Conference November 1-3 in Stamford, CT. The theme was Power: what it is, who has it, how we get it and use it properly. Breakout sessions introduced new ideas for working with community stakeholders and thinking outside the box to solve problems. Keynote speaker Kevin Dalton, former president of the Toledo Federation of Teachers, described overcoming tremendous obstacles to secure a favorable contract for his teachers' union. The Executive Board left the conference with a blueprint for prioritizing issues, building coalitions with the community, and planning for next year's negotiations.