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

CEND (Community Education Network on Disabilities)

Sept. 15, 2019 in St. Cloud
Nov. 20, 2019 in Minneapolis

(More dates to come)

May 6th, 2019

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(Board meetings start at 9:30 am unless posted otherwise)
January 11 – Sartell Community Center
February 21 – St. Cloud (at 4:00 pm)
March  – No Meeting (Executive Council Only)
April 12 – TBA
May 10 – TBA
June 13- TBA
July – Executive Council Only
Aug. 8 – Lindstrom
September 13 – McGregor
October 11 – TBA
November 8- TBA
Dec. 5 & 6 – (Retreat) – TBD

January 10th, 2019

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Motivating, Growing, Coaching Employees of All Ages
Presented by Bruce Miles, Big River Consulting
A highly adaptable program to make your job and your employees job more enjoyable and fulfilling. Techniques and strategies that can be immediately and easily applied to assist employees of all generations in their professional and personal growth and job related motivation. Specific attention to goal-setting, intrinsic motivation, reward selection and specific leadership strategies. Participants will be working on information provided to improve listening skills and make coaching sessions shorter and more results-focused.  Coaching homework for employees, determination of “Will vs. Skill” for the less than successful employee. Assessment tools and management strategies for all participants.

Date: Thursday, April 18 (This is a rescheduled workshop due to bad weather cancellation)
Time: 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Location: St. Anthony Community Center
Presenter: Bruce Miles, Big River Consulting
Fee: $70
3 CEUs
Register here

January 9th, 2019

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Mark your calendars for the Alumni Golf tourney, taking place on Monday, July 29 at Wapicada Golf Course in St. Cloud.

Click here to register online (must pre-pay)

2019 flier MCEA Golf Tournament

January 8th, 2019

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Please visit the Adult Community Educators page on our website, then click the link under networking groups to see the location and times of each meeting.

November 9th, 2018

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Leadership Roles: Facilitating Team Meetings and Sustaining Team Effectiveness
Presented by Scott Nelson

Team effectiveness is the ability to influence others through support and encouragement. Engaged members of your team should be dedicated to developing themselves because they know that excellence takes a lifetime of professional growth.
Objectives of the workshop: Facilitate what’s working, what’s not working and what’s needed; Create dialogue around hot topics and surfacing issues; Motivate others to achieve peak performance; Inspire a culture of accountability; Define roles and set expectations; Lead with confidence; High level discussions.

Date: Thursday, December 13
Time: 9:30-12:30
Location: Edina Community Center
Presenter: Scott Nelson
Fee: $80
3 CEUs
Register here

October 16th, 2018

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National Community Ed. Conference – Oct. 27 – 29, 2021 at the Minneapolis Marriot NW, Brooklyn Center

May 1st, 2018

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Oct. 23 – 25, 2019 at the Minneapolis Marriott NW in Brooklyn Park
Reserve your room by calling 763-536-8300. All suites are $139/night – please mention MCEA when calling.

Take advantage of the early bird rate for full conference registrations – just $369 for all 3 days! Early bird rate ends on July 31.
Daily schedule & list of breakouts will be coming soon.

Register here

Top Golf  Social Event

We have reserved a party room and some bays at Top Golf on Wednesday evening from 5:30 – 8:00 pm.
  • $24/person buffet style food includes Chicken Tenders & Honey Mustard Dippin Sauce, Pulled Pork Sliders with BBQ Sauce, House Slaw, Seasonal Fruit, Kettle Chips, Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites, Fountain Soda, Iced Tea, Coffee & Water.
  • $30/person – 2 hours of unlimited Top Golf Play from 6 – 8:00 pm.  (Get a team together from your district together!)
  • Address: 6420 N. Camden Ave., Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
  • Cash Bar
    Register here (this event must be paid for prior to attending)


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May 1st, 2018

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Conference Schedule

Session Schedule

Online registration is now closed. Please email or call 651-257-0752 to register.



HOTELS: Don’t forget to book your room (Please note that some of these hotels have paid parking, but at a discounted rate. Also, there are limited rooms at some of the hotels – if the block is gone, please choose a different hotel.)

Doubletree by Hilton   Sorry – This hotel is FULL! 

Kahler (Reservations: 1-800-533-1655 – mention Minnesota Community Ed. Association when booking at either location) – Kahler Grand Hotel – $144/night or Kahler Inn & Suites – $154/night

Centerstone Plaza Hotel (Reservations 1-800-366-2067) – Mention Minnesota Community Ed. when booking – $119/sgl. or dbl., $129/Triple, $139/Quad.

January 17th, 2018

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Please go to the Board Meetings page on our website to see dates & locations of ALL board meetings.

January 8th, 2018

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