Save the date for two exciting opportunities for educators this August
Education Minnesota has two opportunities for members this August – one is brand new, and one is a new take on a classic event.
Summer Leadership Seminar
Education Minnesota’s summer professional development event will now be called the “Summer Leadership Seminar.”
Taking place at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, from July 31 to Aug. 2, the 2023 Summer Leadership Seminar will be different from years past. Instead of attendees selecting a variety of short sessions, members will choose one leadership pathway and be with the same group of members throughout the duration of the conference. Each leadership pathway will cover a specific area of content. Some examples are professional development train the trainer, member rights advocacy training or local president’s training.
The schedule and offerings are being planned, and registration as well as more information on the new format will shared with be members this spring. Keep an eye on emails, social media and Education Minnesota’s website for more information.
Uplifting our Voices, Values, and Vitality – a Racial and Social Justice Convergence
Members who have participated in Education Minnesota’s Racial Equity Advocate program have now created a new space for educator connection and growth entitled “Uplifting our Voices, Values, and Vitality – a Racial and Social Justice Convergence.”
The convergence will take place Aug. 4 at the Wellstone Center in St. Paul. The event will look and feel different than other events, centering on interrupting whiteness and creating a space for folks from underinvested communities feel welcome and able to participate and share. The event will be open to all Education Minnesota members who want to connect and talk about social justice unionism and racial justice in our schools, union and communities.
The focus of the event will be on uplifting educators and creating belonging within their union.
Registration as well as more information will shared with members this spring. Keep an eye on emails, social media and Education Minnesota’s website for more information.