Diligence: “A steady, earnest, and energetic effort”

January and February, months where we can wane (in diligently leading/teaching our kids to see truth, beauty and goodness) with our kids in education. Either through lazy, begrudging, and humdrum effort on the one end of the spectrum. Rushed, uninspiring, and incessant effort at the other end. And the former usually sends us ping-ponging back to the latter, which can become a vicious cycle. Laziness leads us to hurriedness; yet neither of these lend themselves to steady, earnest, and energetic effort otherwise known as diligence. As we learn from the tortoise and the hare, it is not the fastest pace where our students don’t absorb, nor a laziness where nothing gets done, it is a steadiness that wins the race.

But let’s be honest, some days diligence diminishes and our efforts lack either a steadiness, earnestness, or energy. Often we expect the fruit diligence to just come with little to no cultivation, like the person who buys a house with fruit trees that they did not cultivate. But diligence needs cultivation. How do you cultivate this steady, earnest, and energetic effort in the midst of the mundane? What can an educator draw on to enflame such effort during these autumn and winter months of teaching? How do you transform your drudgery into diligence? Perhaps you are asking such questions now, then I would invite you to the 2019 CES Conference to cultivate diligence and be encouraged to diligently direct your children to truth, beauty, and goodness.

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The following speakers are confirmed. Check back soon for updates!

Dr. Christopher Perrin

Dr. Brian Phillips

Heidi White

Jarrod Richey

Remy Wilkins

Toni Tarrance

Renee Mathis

Brian Daigle

Location & Lodging


The event will take place at Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana.


Holiday Inn Alexandria, Downtown

We have a group rate at the Holiday Inn Alexandria, Downtown for May 30th - June 1st. The special room rate will be available until May 16th or until the group block is sold-out whichever comes first. Click here to book your room with our special group rate.



3:00 - 5:00 pm - Registration


8:00 am - 9:00 am - Registration

9:00 am - 10:30 am - Opening Ceremonies and General Session #1 w/ Dr.Brian Phillips

11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Breakout Sessions from Heidi White, Remy Wilkins, and Brian Daigle.

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - General Session #2 with Heidi White

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Breakout Sessions from Dr. Perrin, Renee Mathis, and Louisiana College

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Panel Discussion with Dr. Perrin, Brian Phillips, Heidi White and Renee Mathis


9:00 am - 10:30 am - Opening Ceremonies and General Session #3 w/ Dr. Christopher Perrin

11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Breakout Sessions from Brian Phillips, Jarrod Richey, and Toni Tarrance

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - General session #4 w/ Renee Mathis

2:30 pm - Closing

3:00 pm - Conference Concludes



Where is Louisiana College?

Louisiana College is located in Pineville, Louisiana. The campus is located in central Louisiana. Click for here to view it’s location on google map.

Will there be a group discount offered at a local hotel?

We are currently working on this. More details forthcoming.

Will meals be available?

Meals will not be offered at the cafeteria this year. However, there are a lot of restaurants in close proximity to the college.

Yes, absolutely! For your convenience, there will be a cry room available with audio. This room will be located across from the main conference room.

May I bring my children to the conference?

Unfortunately, we will not be offering camps at this time.


Will there be camps available for children?