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Become a Member

Everything you need to develop and sustain leading-edge Community Education programs and services.

February 21, 2019 to February 23, 2019 All Day

Best Western – Kelly Inn, St. Cloud

100 - 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301

(320) 253-0606


Leadership Days Promo Video

Tentative Schedule

Thursday Highlights

KEYNOTE: Take This Job and Love It! – Dr. Alan Zimmerman
How to De-Stress, Re-Charge, and Re-Balance Your Life and Work in a Crazy Busy World
You don’t have to feel overwhelmed. You can have a life and make a living. In this program you’ll learn how to reduce your stress and replenish your energy — no matter what is going on at work or at home. In this program you’ll learn about the 8 domains of the full life and tips on how to keep ’em all balanced! You can do it . . . if you just know how.

Breakout sessions include*:
“Up Your Attitude” – Dr. Alan Zimmerman
Social Emotional Learning Through Play – Laura Greenlee-Karp
The Power of Partnership – Dr. Alan Zimmerman
How to Talk About A Fund Balance So People Will Listen – Wendy Webster/Annette Sallman
Power Up Your Social Media Sites – Michele Carlson
The Quiet Crisis: A Community Approach to the Child Care Crisis in Rural MN –
Nancy Hafner & Ann Trochil
Passing a Building Referendum – The Royalton Strategy – Brent Lieser
Hot Topics – Attorney Jim Martin
Solving the Middle School Mystery – Carrie Dobie & Amanda Juul
Facilities Scheduling Hot Topics – Seth Ryan and Carrie Larson

Lunch includes Lifetime Achievement Award (Heidi Cunningham & Pat Thomas) and the MCEA Annual Meeting

Friday Highlights
KEYNOTE: The Value of Community Education for School Districts
Presented by Dennis Carlson, retired Supt. of Schools & past Com. Ed. Director in Anoka-Hennepin

Breakout sessions include*:
Getting to the Table – Building Relationships with your District Leadership Team – Dennis Carlson
60 Ideas in 60 Minutes – Jordan Zahrte & Julie Prior-Miller
Meeting Your Customer’s Undeclared Needs – Kathryn Mommaerts & Shaun Walsh
“Sharpening Your Pencil” – Sue Harberts & Rochelle Greenwood
Mental Health for Administrators: Staying Healthy in an Overbooked Environment
Community Ed.: A District’s Frequently Untapped Resource in a School Referendum – Cori Reynolds
Families Learning Together – Family Involvement for Preschool – Jeanna Miller & Debra Goebel

*(all breakout session are subject to change)

Online registration is now closed. Please email Jean at or call the office to register. We will also take walk-in registrations.

Don’t forget to reserve your room at the Best Western Kelly Inn by calling (320) 253-0606 and mention MCEA when making your reservation. Rooms are $93/night.

October 17th, 2017

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