Become a Member

Become a Member

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

Join us for the first two sessions in our Foundations of Community Ed. Series.

The History of Community Ed. (July 21)
That’s Community Ed! You see the logo and hear the slogan but what exactly is Community Education? This session will give you a history lesson on its origins, mission statement, and what Community Education can mean to you and your community.

Community Collaboration (July 28)
Join us for a quick session on Community Collaborations and why they are essential to our work.  Learn about how to get started, how to overcome roadblocks, and learn what others in the field are doing.

Each workshop is from 1:00 – 2:30 pm via Zoom (a Zoom link will be emailed out the day prior to the workshop)
If you attend both, you will receive 3 CEUs.
Cost: $45 (pre-registration required!)

Register here

(The Finance Series is the final in the Foundations of CE series – watch for more info. coming soon!)

July 13th, 2021

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Discovering Possibilities (Virtual Fall Conference)       

Check out the breakout sessions available at our Discovering Possibilities conference!

Fees are based on your TOTAL DISTRICT POPULATION and for that SINGLE district fee, you can register as many people as you want.

We just ask that ONE person enter all the names & emails at one time.
PLEASE USE THE SEPARATE GOOGLE FORM TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE.
One link is for payment and one link is for registration.

Pay for your district using this link:
https://mnmcea.wufoo.com/forms/z13oywe21qv8pts/

Register everyone from your district using this link:
https://forms.gle/hAUEHCKwjVbie4EF6

 

District Size – Fee (based on TOTAL district population) One fee for unlimited participants
Less than 5,000 – $60
5,000-19,999 – $120
20,000-49,999 – $240
50,000 + – $480
Individual NOT associated w/a District (Member) – $60
Individual NOT associated w/a District (Non-memb.) – $150
Non-member Districts – $480

October 30th, 2019

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ReInvest-Restart-Rejuvenate
(MCEA Virtual Winter Conference)
Feb. 17 & 18, 2021

Once again, we are unable to meet in person, so our “winter convening”, formerly Leadership Days, is taking place virtually on Feb. 17 & 18. It will be 11:30 – 3:00 on Wed., and 8:30 – noon on Thursday. The fee structure will be the same as well – unlimited numbers of people for a single district fee (see below).

We will be focusing on RESTARTING programs that many have had to put on hold for nearly a year. And for those who have been running some programs, we will hopefully leave you feeling REJUVENATED!! It’s time for us to REINVEST in our programs and communities once again – and we hope you are able to join us virtually.
(NOTE: CEUs will be issued for those who attend the LIVE event ONLY. You must  attend the ENTIRE EVENT in order to receive the CEUs. Registration will be required through the Sched app to track attendance.)

HIGHLIGHTS:

*RALLI Update at 11:30 on Wed.

*Peter Leatherman of Morris-Leatherman will be kicking off our general session on Wed. at noon.

*Community Educator of Excellence Awards and MCEA  Annual Meeting at 8:30 am on Thurs.

*Joe Nayquonabe will kick-off on Thursday at 9:00 am with a Keynote

Click here for list of breakouts/descriptions

 

REGISTRATION:

One link is for payment and one link is for registration.
PLEASE USE THE SEPARATE GOOGLE FORM TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE.
(We just ask that ONE person enter all the names & emails at one time.)

Pay for your district using this link:
https://mnmcea.wufoo.com/forms/z1vaq1su0k9iixv/

Register everyone from your district using this link:
https://forms.gle/HVy2BAiXmWse5du59


District Size – Fee (based on TOTAL district population)
One fee for unlimited participants
Less than 5,000 – $60
5,000-19,999 – $120
20,000-49,999 – $240
50,000 + – $480
Individual NOT associated w/a District (Member) – $60
Individual NOT associated w/a District (Non-memb.) – $150
Non-member Districts – $480

 

 

 

September 24th, 2019

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How to Develop and Write Your Youth Development Plans
Presented by Amy Skare, Youth Programs Supervisor, 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.
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019
Location: Minnesota Department of Ed., Conference Center A, CC-13
1500 Highway 36, Roseville, MN
$55 (includes 3 CEUs)
Register here

August 22nd, 2019

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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
$70 
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 
$75
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 
$80
9:30-2:30 (lunch provided) – 5 CEUs

August 22nd, 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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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.

Donate to the MCEA Auction here–> https://bit.ly/33jfxAd

Full Conference Brochure

Online registration is now closed. Please contact the MCEA Executive Office  – jjohnson@isd2144.org or by calling 651-257-0752. Walk-in registrations are welcome.

Top Golf  Social Event
Sorry – this event is FULL!

We have reserved a party room and some bays at Top Golf on Wednesday evening from 5:30 – 8:00 pm.
  • FREE for the first 120 to register (courtesy of Eleyo) –  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

 

May 1st, 2018

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May 4th, 2017

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