Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 11, 11:59pm
The 2023 Summer Leadership Seminar is different from the Summer Seminar of years past, with an emphasis on relationship building and shared experiences in a cohort structure. Come as an individual – or as a team – to develop or enhance your union leadership skills.
Participants will choose one leadership pathway for the duration of the conference. Each pathway will dive deeply into a focused content area and provide members with the opportunity to learn from and connect with fellow union members. Some of the leadership pathways to choose from are:
- Certified Negotiator Training for Teachers and ESPs
- Member Rights Advocacy (MRA)
- MEA PD Train the Trainer
- Union Leadership Development
- Local Contract Action Team training, and more!
Is your team interested in utilizing this time for local planning?
Teams looking for dedicated time to collaborate with one another will be given their own classroom to connect, brainstorm and plan together. You and your colleagues bring the ideas, and we provide time, space and resources to support your in-person planning. In addition to reserving your own dedicated space for the seminar, each team will also be able to request support from Education Minnesota staff throughout your time together, including but not limited to legal, finance and/or field staff guidance. Eligible groups for this pathway might include Diversity and Equity Teams, Executive Councils, Building Stewards, Mentorship Teams and the list goes on!
The base cost is $90, covering meals, session participation, and facilities charges. If you would like to stay on-site at the College of Saint Benedict, the registration fee will be $105 for overnight accommodations Monday and Tuesday with a roommate or $165 for overnight accommodation both nights in a single occupancy dorm.
Education Minnesota will cover the cost of registration fees and housing accommodations for two members attending per local if they identify with one of the groups below:
- Early career educators (first 5 years)
- First time attendees of Education Minnesota’s Summer Seminar
- Members of marginalized communities including but not limited to BIPOC & LGBTQ+
Education Minnesota is providing this funding support to encourage local leaders to identify and invite new leaders within their local. Our union power grows with greater engagement!
The names of two selected members need to be communicated to Claire Olson via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for financial tracking purposes.