July 23-26, 2018
Illinois State University
Hundreds of Illinois Education Association leaders (elected, appointed, emerging, and aspiring) will gather together this summer for training on leadership skills and abilities that make a difference for our students, our schools, and our communities. In addition, several professional development electives will be available.
Topics will include the impact of the Janus vs. AFSCME decision, i.e., Using Data in Member Engagement, Recruiting and Retaining in a Post-Janus World, Building Representative Training – what do we do differently now, Difficult Membership Conversations, and Using Bargaining as a Member Retention Strategy, as well as traditional schools such as School Finance and Organizing.
SLA Schools will be offered on Tuesday, July 24 and on Wednesday morning, July 25. On Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, a wide-range of elective sessions will provide you with an opportunity to add to your professional practice “tool kit.”
Many of the highly valued SLA “Schools,” which offer in-depth training over a-day-and-a-half, will reach their capacity limits during the Early-Bird Registration period, which starts now and ends June 15. SLA Schools will be offered on Tuesday, July 24 and on Wednesday morning, July 25. The Organizing School will begin at Noon on Monday, July 23. On Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, Janus-related sessions will be offered such as: Managing the New Post-Janus Reality, Organizing for Power: Recruitment in a Post-Janus Environment, and Demonstrating Association Value to the Potential Member. Be sure to arrive for the luncheon on Wednesday and attend the keynote session covering the Janus decision. Some electives offered in Thursday morning offer PD clock hours.
New Presidents Orientation and Experienced Presidents Pre-Training will be held from Noon to 4:00 pm on Monday, July 23. Beginning on Tuesday, Presidents Schools will be offered through Thursday at Noon.