MCEA Leadership Days
Feb. 20 & 21, 2020
Daring Leadership: Taking Smart Risks in 2020
Successful organizations take risks. Strengthen your team’s ability to take smart risks and solve problems by creating a culture of belonging, inclusivity, and diverse perspectives in your organization. We will use the tools set forth by research professor Brené Brown in her book, Dare to Lead. A Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator will illustrate the collection of four skill sets that are necessary to cultivate courage, commitment and shared purpose, strive for excellence, empathy and self-compassion and to make valuable contributions and take smart risks.
Cultures thrive when all stakeholders are engaged and active in working together. Human-Centered Design is another innovative problem solving tool that is grounded in empathy and holds the belief that any problem is solvable.
In this two-day leadership conference, participants will learn skills that will help them to build a culture in which people feel safe, seen, heard, and respected and willing to tackle any problem. We invite you and your team to join us for MCEA Leadership Days in St. Cloud on Thursday and Friday, February 20 and 21, 2020.
Leading and Managing Emphasizing “Soft Skills”
Presented by Bruce Miles, Big River Consulting Group
A critical asset for leaders and one that has been documented as a key predictor of success are traits that fall under the heading of “Soft Skills”. Current leadership and coaching best practice actually documents a lack of soft skills as a career derailer.
This session will deliver training on some essential sub topics for Community Education leaders, including:
Balancing ownership of leadership responsibilities with consensus building
Organizing and issue diagnosis leading to success and reducing conflict
Using multiple levels of coaching with employees of varying experience and abilities
Actual cases will be presented with an emphasis on the reduction of conflict with difficult and resistant employees. Examples of all research results, assessment tools and management strategies will be handed out to participants.
**This workshop is also available as a webinar!
Wednesday, November 20
Anoka Staff Development Center-Erling Johnson Room
2727 N. Ferry St, Anoka
$70 – includes 3 CEUs
Community Education Finance and Financial Management –Maintaining Integrity and Viability
Presented by Bob Meyer, MCEA Executive Director & C.E. Director in Chisago Lakes
CE finance and financial management is becoming increasingly complex. CE Directors, Coordinators and Managers and Supervisors are coping with numerous challenges, including changes in funding formulas, continuous balancing of multiple revenue sources, generating new revenues and protecting existing revenues in CE.
Three separate financial management sessions are being offered with a follow up clinic for technical assistance concluding the last session. These workshops will include various materials, examples and useful tools and information.
Click here to register for one, two or all three workshops (sorry – no discounts for attending all 3)
Session 1: #101… Building the Base of a Budget – Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
Understanding State laws and Statutes
Reading the budget print out
UFARS coding and reporting
State budget Levy and Aide statements and reports
Oct. 8, 2019
9:30-2:30 (Lunch provided) 5 CEUs
Session 2: #201… Managing Your CE Money – Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019
Participants will learn how to:
Create a program budget
Handle variations in expenses and revenues
What a district audit means for CE
Trouble Shoot financial issues
Nov. 12, 2019
Location: Best Western Kelly Inn, St. Cloud
9:30-2:30 (lunch provided) 5 CEUs
Session 3: #301…Financial Planning and Budget Strategies-Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019
Analyzing your state report
Analyzing trends and variances
Identifying areas of strength and areas of potential problems for planning purposes
Differentiation between direct and indirect expenses
Project income and monitoring budget performance
Dec. 12, 2019
Location: Best Western Kelly Inn, St. Cloud
9:30-2:30 (lunch provided) – 5 CEUs
CEND (Community Education Network on Disabilities)
Sept. 15, 2019 in St. Cloud
Nov. 20, 2019 in Minneapolis
(More dates to come)
(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
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
Please visit the Adult Community Educators page on our website under Resources, then click the link under networking groups to see the location and times of each meeting.
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