Education Minnesota’s Summer Seminar, one of our premier professional development opportunities, will take place virtually this August, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Virtual, synchronous sessions will take place the mornings of Aug. 3 and 4. The conference will be free for all members. Sessions strands for the conference include:
- Know Your Rights! Bargaining and Negotiations
- Leading and Growing Member Engagement
- Union Role Training
- Personal Finances
- Racial and Social Justice
Sessions in these strands include Winning Local Referendums, Bargaining With an Equity Lens, Member Rights Advocacy Refresher, Successful Issue Organizing, Mobilizing Members, Member Benefits, LGBTQ+ Parts One and Two, and Why is it so Hard to Talk About Race.
Classroom PD sessions, including courses needed for relicensure, will continue to be offered asynchronously throughout the summer via MEA Online.
Local unions and intermediate organizations are being encouraged to take the afternoons of Aug. 3 and 4 to plan, network, reflect on the morning’s sessions, and socialize safely, if in person.
Find more information about registration, the sessions and local event opportunities at www. educationminnesota.org/events/summer-seminar.