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Upcoming Workshops & Conferences

How to Develop and Write Your “Youth Development Plans”

November 21, 20179:30 am - 12:30 pm
Best Western – Kelly Inn, St. Cloud
100 - 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301
Professional Development

How to Develop and Write Your “Youth Development Plans”


Presenters: Amy Skare, Stillwater Com. Ed.,  and Michelle Kamenov,  MDE

Just how do you develop and write your youth development plans? What is the process? Is there a template? It’s time to get together and develop how this gets done the right way.

The presenters will review Youth Development Legislation, working definitions, the planning process, developing visions, goal statement and evaluation. A packet will be available and plenty of time for discussion. Lunch is part of the day so come and get this done right!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
9:30-12:30 
St. Cloud Kelly Inn

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How to Develop and Write Your “Youth Development Plans”


Presenters: Amy Skare, Stillwater Com. Ed.,  and Michelle Kamenov,  MDE

Just how do you develop and write your youth development plans? What is the process? Is there a template? It’s time to get together and develop how this gets done the right way.

The presenters will review Youth Development Legislation, working definitions, the planning process, developing visions, goal statement and evaluation. A packet will be available and plenty of time for discussion. Lunch is part of the day so come and get this done right!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
9:30-12:30 
St. Cloud Kelly Inn
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$55 (includes lunch & 3 CEU’s)

So What Do You Need to Know About Com. Ed. Legislation?

December 14, 20179:30 am - 12:30 pm
Anoka-Hennepin Community Education
2727 N Ferry St, Anoka, MN 55303
Professional Development

So What Do You Need to Know About Com. Ed. Legislation?


Presenters: Annette Sallman-Director, Stillwater; Valerie Dosland CE Lobbyist, Ewald Consulting;  Al  Ickler-Government Relations Specialist, Anoka-Hennepin

(Available as an in-person workshop or as a Webinar)

While the legislative process can be overwhelming, it’s simply a matter of learning about the process.  How a bill becomes a law; How to find information; legislative advocacy by community educators; Understanding and influencing the legislative process through your personal contacts; questions and answers as well as an opportunity to voice concerns and possible directions for the CE Legislative RALLI  Committee. A great networking, advocacy and learning opportunity.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
9:30 - 12:30 
Anoka Hennepin Staff Development Center

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Time Management for Community Educators

January 11, 20189:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edina Community Center
5701 Normandale Road, Edina, MN 55424
Professional Development

Time Management for Community Educators
Dawn Huber


Beat Workload Overload. Be More Effective. Achieve More. The course teaches you to work efficiently and use your time wisely. Learn to set goals and identify tasks, prioritize and schedule your time, develop and maintain focus, and motivate yourself to achieve the most important things. Share your own experiences and best practices. Explore tools that will help you become more productive.

Thursday, January 11, 2018
Edina Community Center
9:30 AM-12:30 PM
3 CEU’s
$55

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Time Management for Community Educators
Dawn Huber


Beat Workload Overload. Be More Effective. Achieve More. The course teaches you to work efficiently and use your time wisely. Learn to set goals and identify tasks, prioritize and schedule your time, develop and maintain focus, and motivate yourself to achieve the most important things. Share your own experiences and best practices. Explore tools that will help you become more productive.

Thursday, January 11, 2018
Edina Community Center
9:30 AM-12:30 PM
3 CEU’s
$55

Register here

 

Reimagined Cultural Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Training

January 23, 20189:30 am - 12:30 pm
St. Anthony Community Education and Community Center
3301 Silver Lake Road Northeast St. Anthony, MN 55418
Professional Development

Reimagined Cultural Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Training
Presented by Joanne K. Reeck


MCEA believes purposeful engagement is the role of Community Education to ensure awareness and accessibility to quality opportunities and resources that are inclusive of the needs of All community members. MCEA should  be a leader in understanding, communicating and promoting diversity in community education programs and community engagement.

Joanne K. Reeck is a consultant with” United For Change.” Ms. Reeck  will share and discuss intercultural conflict styles and communication which moves departments and individuals to better understand their role in equity trainings and operations.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
St. Anthony Community Center
9:30 AM-12:30 PM
$55 - 3 CEU’s

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Reimagined Cultural Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Training
Presented by Joanne K. Reeck


MCEA believes purposeful engagement is the role of Community Education to ensure awareness and accessibility to quality opportunities and resources that are inclusive of the needs of All community members. MCEA should  be a leader in understanding, communicating and promoting diversity in community education programs and community engagement.

Joanne K. Reeck is a consultant with” United For Change.” Ms. Reeck  will share and discuss intercultural conflict styles and communication which moves departments and individuals to better understand their role in equity trainings and operations.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
St. Anthony Community Center
9:30 AM-12:30 PM
$55 - 3 CEU’s

Register here

 

Human Resources Essentials

January 24, 20189:30 am - 12:30 pm
Anoka-Hennepin Community Education
2727 N Ferry St, Anoka, MN 55303
Professional Development

Human Resources Essentials -
More Effective Employee Selection and Onboarding
Presented by Dr. Bruce Miles, Big River Group


Resumes and standard interviews are the most unreliable , yet most often used sources of data regarding applicants. This workshop will present and detail a more effective search system that brings new order and elements to searches by using tools and strategies from executive searches in private business. Participants in this session will be guided through a clear and consistent set of steps that reduces search time, allows for more reliable ranking and selection of candidates, uses more accurate interviewing techniques, and promotes a better match between the district’s needs and the eventual finalist. Handouts and worksheets will be available.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
9:30 AM-12:30...

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Strategic Planning for School Districts and Community Ed. Departments Made Waaay Easier

January 31, 20189:30 am - 12:30 pm
Anoka-Hennepin Community Education
2727 N Ferry St, Anoka, MN 55303
Professional Development

Strategic Planning for School Districts and Community Education Departments Made Waaaay Easier


In Person or as a webinar

Presenter: Dr. Bruce Miles-Big River Group

This workshop will demonstrate a system with four separate, easy to use programming tools that reduce confusion and increase participants commitment to working together. These tools and strategies have been taught to more than 8,000 educational leaders across the US and Canada. Participants will receive information concerning delivery and use of the four specific planning models, developing blueprints for goals, development of vision and mission, prioritizing  needs and goals, methods of buy in, methods to diagnose conflict, implementing decision making techniques and methods of process evaluation.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
9:30-12:30
Anoka Hennepin Staff Development ...

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Leadership Days

February 15, 2018 to February 16, 2018All Day
Best Western – Kelly Inn, St. Cloud
100 - 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301
Conferences / Professional Development

Problem Solving and Thinking on Your Feet

February 22, 20189:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edina Community Center
5701 Normandale Road, Edina, MN 55424
Professional Development

Problem Solving and Thinking on Your Feet
Presented by Dawn Huber


Problem solving for any community educator, no matter your position, is a critical skill. Employers want people who can use creativity, reasoning and past experiences to identify and solve problems effectively. Inexperienced problem solvers tend to jump right in to a solution stage of problem solving without taking proper time to fully understand the problem. In turn, unpreparedness may cause more problems. The key is to discover the real problem (often multiple) up front and then come up with successful solutions. The task of thinking on your feet is a learned skill and is invaluable in times of issues and concerns. Join us to get at all of this and more

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Edina ...

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Creating a Community Education Culture of Excellence

February 27, 20189:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edina Community Center
5701 Normandale Road, Edina, MN 55424
Professional Development

Creating a Community Education Culture of Excellence
“Sustaining Team Effectiveness”


Presenter: Scott Nelson

Team effectiveness creates a culture that allows individuals to fully express themselves in excellence. New behaviors and practices become the norm with a curiosity about others perceptions and ideas. Presenter Scott Nelson will assist you in accepting and valuing differences while challenging your assumptions. In addition, Scott will help create a “no-excuse” environment in which team members practice clear and candid communication that leads to positive results. It is the result of the intention to create an environment where each team member is inspired to contribute their very best toward a common goal.

Scott Nelson is a leadership coach, corporate trainer and a senior partner at ...

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Leading and Growing Through Change

March 8, 20189:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edina Community Center
5701 Normandale Road, Edina, MN 55424
Professional Development

Leading & Growing Through Change
“Change is Inevitable - Growth is Intentional”


Presenter: Scott Nelson

Change is inevitable and learning how to align with it, instead of resisting it,  is the key. Growth is intentional. It is the result of an intention that creates an environment where each team member is inspired to contribute their very best toward a common goal.

The training is designed to give each participant an opportunity to take themselves and their team’s effectiveness to the next level. Understanding the different stages of change and knowing how to identify where you and your team are in the different stages of change makes growth possible.

Scott Nelson is a leadership coach, corporate trainer and a senior partner at Clarity Central ...

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