WSPRA 2015 Spring Conference (May 7-8)

WSPRA 2015 Spring Conference (May 7-8)

Don’t miss WSPRA’s 2015 Spring Conference:

“Closing the Communication Gap: Building Relationships with Key Audiences in Your District”

  • WHEN: Thursday, May 7 through Friday, May 8
  • WHERE: The Osthoff Resort, 101 Osthoff Ave., Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 53020 (map)
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A key role of communications and public relations professionals today is that of communicator and facilitator of public engagement. A recent survey of Superintendents throughout Wisconsin affirmed the importance of this critical area and a

consensus interest in professional development to enhance personal competency. WSPRA’s Spring Conference is devoted entirely to development opportunities in the knowledge, skills and attributes related to effective practices in communication and community engagement. WSPRA was pleased to work in collaboration with WASDA in designing the content and structure of this conference. The networking and shared learning promises to be very worthwhile. We look forward to your participation in the Conference and the learning opportunities it will present for you personally and professionally.

View the 2015 WSPRA Spring Conference Program: 
View the 2015 WSPRA Spring Conference Invite: 
Register for the 2015 Spring Conference on the WASDA Website: 

NOTE: If you are a WSPRA member, you will be asked for a username and password to log in and receive the member rate. Please use:

  • Username: Your last name
  • Password: WSPRA2015

Stay tuned for information about event sponsorship!


 

WSPRA and the WASDA are collaborating to host this special two-day conference — open to all — dedicated to Building Relationships with Key Audiences in Your District!

WSPRA is also thrilled to announce the following keynotes that have committed to the conference:

  • Ken DeSieghardt, CEO/Partner, Patron Insight, Inc. will speak on Using “Trust Targets” to Build More Successful Stakeholder Relationships
  • Drew Howick, National Practice Director for Leadership and Organizational Development at Patina Solutions will speak on passionately engaging your board, your faculty, your leadership team and your community

 

We will also host a panel discussion looking at Advocacy from the public’s perspective, why it is necessary, and where are the shared interests? The panel will include:

  • Senator Luther Olsen, Chair, Senate Education Committee
  • Jim Morgan, Vice President, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce
  • Alan Borsuk, Senior Fellow in Law and Public Policy, Marquette University

 

The Spring Conference is offering a series of hands-on, interactive training sessions, including:

  • Developing a Strategic Pathway to the Future
  • Build Trust, Build Relationships: Using the 5 Behaviors of Cohesive Teams
  • The Value of Measuring Staff Engagement
  • Leveraging Existing Communications to Maximize Referendum Support
  • Successfully Communicating the Financial Components of Referenda
  • Breaking the Higher Education Perception
  • Engaging the Community around School Finance
  • Strategies for a Meaningful Relationship With the Media
  • Systematic and Strategic Engagement in the Legislative Process
  • Clarifying your District’s vision for effective advocacy
  • And more!

Thursday evening will be highlighted by an evening reception featuring hors d’oeuvres and music by The Superintendencies – or join one of the groups for dinner and networking at one of Elkhart Lakes many award-winning restaurants.

 

Who Should Attend

The workshop is designed for anyone who actively engages with the community — school communications professionals, district administrators, principals, support staff, and board members — just to name a few!

Join us to learn more about effective strategies and techniques to master advocacy and engagement in your District.

View the 2015 WSPRA Spring Conference Program: 
View the 2015 WSPRA Spring Conference Invite: 
Register for the 2015 Spring Conference on the WASDA Website: 

NOTE: If you are a WSPRA member, you will be asked for a username and password to log in and receive the member rate. Please use:

  • Username: Your Last Name
  • Password: WSPRA2015

 

ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Register online by Friday, May 1.

Cost:

  • $195 – WSPRA Members
  • $240 – NON Members
  • District Administrators attending WASDA’s Annual Educational Conference are automatically registered for this WSPRA Spring Conference! No additional registration fee is required.

 

Lodging

The Osthoff Resort, 101 Osthoff Ave., Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 53020 (map)(855) 876-3399

Please tell the reservations department that you are with the WASDA/WSPRA Annual Educational Conference.

The run of the house rooms and one-bed-suites are available at the room rate of $104 untilApril 10th.

 

Meals

Your registration fee includes Thursday Morning Breakfast, Thursday NoonLuncheon, Thursday Evening Reception and Entertainment and FridayMorning Breakfast.

 

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be issued if cancellation is made to the WASDA office (608-242-1090 or wasda@wasda.org) by noon on Friday, May 1st. No refunds will be issued if cancellation is received after this date or if the registrant is a no show.

 

EVENT SPONSORS: Coming soon!

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