This event now happens every year other year. The next Summer Leadership Seminar will be held in 2025.
Enhance your personal and professional skills at our revamped Summer Leadership Seminar.
Summer Leadership Seminar is different from our 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 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.
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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! This is your opportunity to bring your ideas to life and put your plans in place ahead of the school year!
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. After registration closes, we will credit the two attendees that have been previously identified by a local leader, waiving the registration and housing fee.