ISLC 2019

Wanna dance? Invite. Engage. Lead.


How do you invite, encourage, and welcome others to join you? How do you engage others in your organization or for your cause? How do you lead or, is the better question: how do you want to lead?

ISLC 2019 will cover these topics and more, as we take Swift Kick’s Dance Floor Theory to the actual dance floor – join us March 15 and 16!


Keynote Speaker: Tom Krieglstein


Tom Krieglstein joins us for ISLC 2019 from the organization called Swift Kick.

After starting his first business in college that grew to $1.5 million in annual sales, Tom went on to be the Founder and Lead Facilitator of Swift Kick. Since 2004, Tom has trained over half a million leaders around the US and the world including England, South Korea, Indonesia, and Bermuda on how to build a Culture of Connection within their organization.

Tom has trained leaders at some of the largest companies in the world such as Coca Cola, Pfizer, and University of Wisconsin. Through his speaking, he holds an unprecedented 6 National Speaking Titles from APCA. He is a TEDx speaker, Guinness World Record holder, and he sat on the board of the NYC Entrepreneurs’ Organization for 5 years.

In his “free time” Tom trains and leads Forums for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, is an Executive Accountability Coach for business owners, and he co-authored the Award winning book, “First Year Student To First Year Success.” Tom is currently working on his highly anticipated second book that digs deeper into his award winning training, Dance Floor Theory and how to build a Culture of Connection.


Swift Kick’s vision is a world in which every human reaches their highest potential by connecting to a community of positive growth. Imagine knowing you help the most number of your people possible to feel welcomed, connected, and engaged within your community.

Interested in the way communities were engaging their people, Swift Kick’s original concept began with the concept of dance floors. They noticed that every dance floor involved different levels of engagement and certain individuals were able to leverage the social dynamics of the crowd to elevate the entire energy of the room, leading to a dance that was more fun and lasted longer for everyone. They discovered the multiple similarities between how dance floors and any type of community operated, with team leaders in the center and dis-engaged members at the edge. Through their discoveries, their first leadership training was created, titled Dance Floor Theory.


Swift Kick aims to create a world in which every person feels welcomed, connected and engaged in their community. Every leader that goes through a Swift Kick training becomes part of #TeamHuman. They understand that everyone they interact with is a human being dealing with the same mixture of hopes, fears, dreams, and desires.


[Information from Swift Kick]



Salorne McDonald serves as advisor to the ISLC Planning Committee and as the moderator of the Conference. Many remember Salorne as the 2006 keynote speaker from Trinidad and Tobago who was kind enough to return in 2007 to lead Friday night activities and a workshop, and he continues to join us each year! With Salorne acting as advisor and moderator, we anticipate increased conference cohesion and energy.

Salorne was born in the rural eastern part of the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago. During his formative years Salorne was involved in youth clubs, debating competitions, and school student councils, which provided rich training for his current work, and helped to develop his gift of gab. Ardent work with the youth of his own nation and others around the world has given him an uncommon understanding of the life and development issues that young people face globally. Becoming involved in HIV and AIDS peer education sparked a special passion with Salorne, whose current position is the Regional Behavior Change Communication Manager with PSI/SFH in Trinidad. Salorne also works with the local YMCA and Trinidad Youth Council, providing education and leadership training to youth in his nation and abroad. A specialist in working with particularly vulnerable populations, he continues to aid in policy development as well as project planning and execution.



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