About LDC GLUE Nation

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Leaders are not appointed… Leaders are grown.

Leadership Development Concepts, LLC is dedicated to improving lives through personal development. Our programs are designed to promote EMPOWERment centered paradigms within individuals. As the individual grows, relationships and teams are strengthened. Organizational objectives and goals are met more efficiently and effectively.  Our programs are custom designed to fit your organization’s particular needs.  We are committed to creating a more productive society, one person at a time.

Growing Leaders Using Empowerment – This powerful system is designed to assist you in recognizing and reaching your full potential, using the E.M.P.O.W.E.R. model. The E.M.P.O.W.E.R. program is certain to develop strong leaders in all ranks of your organization.

We offer custom programs to fit your needs.


Our programs are designed to promote EMPOWERment centered paradigms within individuals. 


Glue Nation and Leadership Development Concepts are perfect for Keynotes, breakout sessions, and more.

Radio Shows

Join Larry Conley on Fire Engineering Podcast Radio. Each episode has unique guests and topics.

Meet the GLUE Crew Team

We are dedicated to empowering all! Our team of highly trained instructors impact participants through entertaining lecture, comedic delivery style and intense role play. The combination of these teaching styles come together to give your team members the most profound instructional experience of their lives and ensures the lessons are retained.

Larry Conley

Larry C. Conley – is the founder and president of Leadership Development Concepts, LLC,  www.gluenationldc.com . He has been empowering firefighters in his 20-plus years as a fire instructor and 30 year veteran of the fire service. He is a retired Captain/EMT with the St. Louis Fire Department and past Chief Instructor in the firefighter 1 and 2 programs at the Highlander Fire Academy, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park.

He is a Fire Instructor II, a Missouri State Lead Evaluator, and a past Director at Large with the International Society of Fire Service Instructors. Conley holds a Bachelors degree in Fire Administration from Columbia Southern University.  Chief Conley is currently the Deputy Chief of Training/Safety for the Collinsville (Illinois) Fire Department.  Larry along with his brother served as the keynote speakers for FDIC 2021 with their critically acclaimed message POWERless. Conley, David and Elaine (mom) host The Larry Conley Radio Show on Fire Engineering blogtalk radio. He is the Camp Director at the Midwest Children’s Burn Camp where he has volunteered for over 20 years.

David Conley

David M. Conley has been committed to the professional improvement  of government and corporate employees nationwide. He has facilitated or develpoed programs for several major corporations. David is a co-author of the GLUE leadership program. 

Look at what others have to say about Larry Conley

“Captain Conley is extraordinarily dedicated to the educational goals and professional development of public safety professionals” — Greggory J. Favre, The Mission Continues

“I never second guessed Captain Conley on anything he would teach…then the subtle humor would come out and make the experience one I’ll never forget” –Firefighter Scott Frederick

Look at what others have to say about David Conley


Our Vision is to develop tools and programs through all forms of communication to awaken and feed the personal leadership we all possess.


Our Mission is to deliver the message of personal leadership to improve self, families, communities, industries and the world.


We are dedicated  to improving lives through personal development.  Our programs are custom designed to fit your organization’s particular needs. 

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Have questions? Wish to schedule a training or workshop? Here at GLUE Nation, we want to know what you think, what you feel and what you have to say!