Leadership Conference 2021

Registration Schedule

 

Day 1-July 19

10:00 - 12:00               Opening Session

12:15 - 1:00                 Lunch

1:15 - 2:00                   Member Service Coordinator Meetings

2:00 - 2:30                   Break

                                    MSTA Promo Sales

2:30 - 3:15                   Breakout Session #1

  • Connecting with Your CTA (Membership Engagement and Communication)

Pre-COVID our CTA/Region did monthly socials to give members a different way to get to know each other. During that time and also during COVID, we used our social media presence both as a way for members to feel supported and encouraged and as a way to get information out to a lot of people at once who may not check their email regularly. This avenue was used to get timely responses to surveys. In this session, you will learn how our CTA was able to accomplish this spending little to no money.

Presented by Ashley Stanton and Denise Peters, St. Joseph CTA

  • Creating Effective, Productive, and Engaging Meetings for Your Members (Leadership)

During this session, participants will learn how to make CTA meetings more effective and develop a reputation for successful meetings where members receive valuable information they couldn’t get otherwise. A variety of agenda templates will be provided to help make meetings more productive. Because no one wants to sit through a meeting with a group of whiners and complainers, attendees will gain strategies to deal with situations when it feels as though dissenters are taking over the meeting. Attendees will be given ideas and tools to help focus their meetings on member engagement rather than just a “park and bark” situation. CTA should not be viewed as something extra we have to do during the year. Instead, CTA meetings should be looked forward to as a time to meet with like-minded individuals and see to the business of our organization.

Presented by Brittany Merrill and Diana Ball, Cole Camp CTA

  • Rhythm@Work (Leadership & Teamwork)

This insightful session makes explicit the myriad of nuances that are intentionally leveraged during the Drum Cafe's Ubunto program to ensure desired outcomes. It even offers some the opportunity to try it for themselves! Intimate and supportive, the take-aways from this breakout is sure to create ideas and inspiration for own rhythm-based programming.

Dale Monnin

  • Engaging Members Through Video (Membership Engagement and Technology)

This session will focus on increasing member engagement by using fun videos centered around a 12 days of Christmas theme. In these videos, we have partnered with local businesses to give prizes to our hard-working members. 

Presented by Adam Hogan and Andrea Briley, Webb City CTA

  • Engaging and Enlisting Members (Membership Recruitment)

How do you keep members engaged in a virtual world? How do you make sure your CTA doesn’t “fizzle” out when in-person meetings are obsolete? In this break-out session, participants will find the answers to these burning questions. While discussing new and exciting ways to engage and enlist CTA members, this breakout session will allow for discussion among different CTAs to discover different methods that work all across the state.  In this session, the presenter will share what helps her small CTA enlist more and more members each year and be a successful voice in their district. Participants will walk away with the ideas and materials necessary to make their CTA an exciting organization that is ready to make a change and be a voice for teachers!

Presented by Mackenzie Thompson, Scott County R-IV School District

  • Peace, Love, Teach: How to Develop Gracefully from an Amateur Teacher to a Veteran Teacher in the Business of Life (Work/Life Balance)

In the business of teaching, it’s easy to lose ourselves as individuals. Come listen and check out strategies if you struggle with time management, focus, stress, organization, etc.  This session will provide a safe haven of what teachers experience and how a few simple tools can provide a daily schedule of peace for the mind, body and heart.

Presented by Lauren Skelton, Jackson R-2 CTA

  • Making Connections with your MSC (Leadership)

This session will attempt to alleviate fears and build confidence in new and veteran CTA leaders.  The collaborative relationship between the CTA president and Member Service Coordinator (MSC) will be discussed with easily implemented strategies to achieve a successful and active CTA.  The role of the CTA president and MSC will be highlighted beginning with the Leadership Conference to the start of the school year, through the recruitment season, continuing through the school year, and concluding in the spring.  Emphasis will be placed on the role of the CTA president in addressing membership issues and contacting the Member Service Coordinator for assistance.

Presented by Florence Minor, Climax Springs R-4 and Kim Bielinski, MSTA Member Service Coordinator

  • Make-It Take-It (Membership Recruitment)

This Make-It Take-It session will give you ideas to easily implement for membership recruitment and membership engagement/appreciation. The pandemic has hit teachers hard and hit our membership numbers hard as well.  We need ways to uplift and appreciate one another as well as quick, fun and easy ways to encourage people to join MSTA.  During this session tons of ideas will be shared which will be ready to print and use. The same goodie idea will be presented with two or more taglines.  These taglines can be used in multiple ways to acknowledge staff or students.  An example would be “We CEREALously need you in MSTA” or “We CEREALously appreciate all you do for our students!”

Presented by Amanda Bradshaw, Mt. Vernon CTA

  • Membership:  Start to Finish (Leadership and Data Base Management)

Membership management can be an overwhelming task, especially if you take over with little direction from others. Membership is not just keeping track of the roster. In many cases, it begins with the fall membership drive and continues throughout the school year with coordination and communication between the district’s payroll department and accounting at MSTA.  Come learn about all the membership forms in “The Box,” how membership forms and your school district’s payments are processed at Headquarters, and about the Dues Forward Process.  After this session, you will be an expert on MSTA membership.  

Presented by Jennifer Wagoner, Carthage R-9 and Melissa Lorts, MSTA  Director of Accounting and Finance

  • Social Emotional Strategies for the Struggling Educator (Work/Life Balance)

The focus of this session is to provide tools, tips and strategies to help prevent teacher burnout, from learning how to build daily soul care into an already packed schedule to instilling healthy habits into daily classroom instruction.  Participants will leave this session with ideas and tools on creating and maintaining healthy habits, as well as setting reasonably healthy boundaries, that can be applied in their daily life schedule.

Presented by Lisa Toebben, Troy R-3 CTA

  • The Who, What, How and Why of MSTA (Leadership)

Join MSTA Executive Director, Bruce Moe for a deep dive into all things MSTA. Drawing on his 32 years with MSTA, Bruce will answer the questions about MSTA you didn’t know you had. Curious about MSTA’s structure? He’ll cover that. Want a dash of history? He has that too. How about why there are two teacher groups in Missouri? Bruce will talk about it.  Have a question about how decisions are made? Got it covered. Whether you are a new leader, or veteran of many years, there is something for you in this session.

Presented by Bruce Moe, MSTA Executive Director

 

3:15 - 5:00                   Hotel Check-In

                                      MSTA Promo Sales

                                    Recreational Time

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.          Dinner

6:30 - 7:15 p.m.          Breakout Session #2

  • Connecting with Your CTA (Membership Engagement and Communication)

Pre-COVID our CTA/Region did monthly socials to give members a different way to get to know each other. During that time and also during COVID, we used our social media presence both as a way for members to feel supported and encouraged and as a way to get information out to a lot of people at once who may not check their email regularly. This avenue was used to get timely responses to surveys. In this session, you will learn how our CTA was able to accomplish this spending little to no money.

Presented by Ashley Stanton and Denise Peters, St. Joseph CTA

  • Creating Effective, Productive, and Engaging Meetings for Your Members (Leadership)

During this session, participants will learn how to make CTA meetings more effective and develop a reputation for successful meetings where members receive valuable information they couldn’t get otherwise. A variety of agenda templates will be provided to help make meetings more productive. Because no one wants to sit through a meeting with a group of whiners and complainers, attendees will gain strategies to deal with situations when it feels as though dissenters are taking over the meeting. Attendees will be given ideas and tools to help focus their meetings on member engagement rather than just a “park and bark” situation. CTA should not be viewed as something extra we have to do during the year. Instead, CTA meetings should be looked forward to as a time to meet with like-minded individuals and see to the business of our organization.

Presented by Brittany Merrill and Diana Ball, Cole Camp CTA

  • Engaging Members Through Video (Membership Engagement and Technology)

This session will focus on increasing member engagement by using fun videos centered around a 12 days of Christmas theme. In these videos, we have partnered with local businesses to give prizes to our hard-working members. 

Presented by Adam Hogan and Ashley Briley, Webb City CTA

  • Engaging and Enlisting Members (Membership Recruitment)

How do you keep members engaged in a virtual world? How do you make sure your CTA doesn’t “fizzle” out when in-person meetings are obsolete? In this break-out session, participants will find the answers to these burning questions. While discussing new and exciting ways to engage and enlist CTA members, this breakout session will allow for discussion among different CTAs to discover different methods that work all across the state.  In this session, the presenter will share what helps her small CTA enlist more and more members each year and be a successful voice in their district. Participants will walk away with the ideas and materials necessary to make their CTA an exciting organization that is ready to make a change and be a voice for teachers!

Presented by Mackenzie Thompson, Scott County R-IV School District

  • The Good Place or the Bad School: How You Can Create A Positive School Culture (Leadership)

Boy, was that a school year! During the pandemic we saw countless good deeds. Teachers really went above and beyond to help their students and fellow teachers during a roller coaster of a year. However, we also saw teachers get ridiculed by the media, communities, and even their own administration. When it seems like the whole world is watching and criticizing, now more than ever we must help each other get through these long days. Through a series of skits, we’re going to learn together what a good work culture looks like, and how you as a leader can help cultivate a positive workplace environment.

Presented by Kyle Farmer, Scott Smith and Jane O’Toole, MSTA staff attorneys

  • Peace, Love, Teach: How to Develop Gracefully from an Amateur Teacher to a Veteran Teacher in the Business of Life (Work/Life Balance)

In the business of teaching, it’s easy to lose ourselves as individuals. Come listen and check out strategies if you struggle with time management, focus, stress, organization, etc.  This session will provide a safe haven of what teachers experience and how a few simple tools can provide a daily schedule of peace for the mind, body and heart.

Presented by Lauren Skelton, Jackson R-2 CTA

  • Making Connections with your MSC (Leadership)

This session will attempt to alleviate fears and build confidence in new and veteran CTA leaders.  The collaborative relationship between the CTA president and Member Service Coordinator (MSC) will be discussed with easily implemented strategies to achieve a successful and active CTA.  The role of the CTA president and MSC will be highlighted beginning with the Leadership Conference to the start of the school year, through the recruitment season, continuing through the school year, and concluding in the spring.  Emphasis will be placed on the role of the CTA president in addressing membership issues and contacting the Member Service Coordinator for assistance.

Presented by Florence Minor, Climax Springs R-4 and Kim Bielinski, MSTA Member Service Coordinator

  • Make-It Take-It (Membership Recruitment)

This Make-It Take-It session will give you ideas to easily implement for membership recruitment and membership engagement/appreciation. The pandemic has hit teachers hard and hit our membership numbers hard as well.  We need ways to uplift and appreciate one another as well as quick, fun and easy ways to encourage people to join MSTA.  During this session tons of ideas will be shared which will be ready to print and use. The same goodie idea will be presented with two or more taglines.  These taglines can be used in multiple ways to acknowledge staff or students.  An example would be “We CEREALously need you in MSTA” or “We CEREALously appreciate all you do for our students!”

Presented by Amanda Bradshaw, Mt. Vernon CTA

  • Social Emotional Strategies for the Struggling Educator (Work/Life Balance)

The focus of this session is to provide tools, tips and strategies to help prevent teacher burnout, from learning how to build daily soul care into an already packed schedule to instilling healthy habits into daily classroom instruction.  Participants will leave this session with ideas and tools on creating and maintaining healthy habits, as well as setting reasonably healthy boundaries, that can be applied in their daily life schedule.

Presented by Lisa Toebben, Troy R-3 CTA

  • Why Plan for Tomorrow, When You Can Plan for Today (Time Management)

Plan time: if you don’t use them, it feels like you lose them.  This presentation will center around better managing your plan/prep time.  The “plan today” strategy will help increase productivity during the school day and decrease after-school work and working at home.

Presented by Madeline Riger, Cape Girardeau CTA

  • You Can’t Stop the Waves but You Can Learn to Surf (Communication)

From low tide to high tide, this session will provide ideas that will take your CTA to the high seas.  Come learn how we have opened the lines of communication with our administrators, created a welcoming culture throughout our district, and went from being drab to fab.  In this session, treasures will be shared which have been used to boost our membership and make our CTA a meaningful organization that supports all staff and makes their voices heard.  Missing this session will be like a wipeout!

Presented by Tonja Boggs, Jacki Clements, and Michelle Kroggs, Slater CTA

 

8:00 - 10:00                 Build-A-Band Experience

 

 

 

 

Day 2, July 20:

 

5:15                             Fun Run/Walk Check-In

 

6:00                             Fun Run/Walk  

 

7:00 - 8:15                   Breakfast  

Attendees can arrive to eat anytime from 7 to 8:15.

8:30 - 9:15                   Breakout Session #3

  • Connecting with Your CTA (Membership Engagement and Communication)

Pre-COVID our CTA/Region did monthly socials to give members a different way to get to know each other. During that time and also during COVID, we used our social media presence both as a way for members to feel supported and encouraged and as a way to get information out to a lot of people at once who may not check their email regularly. This avenue was used to get timely responses to surveys. In this session, you will learn how our CTA was able to accomplish this spending little to no money.

Presented by Ashley Stanton and Denise Peters, St. Joseph CTA

  • Creating Effective, Productive, and Engaging Meetings for Your Members (Leadership)

During this session, participants will learn how to make CTA meetings more effective and develop a reputation for successful meetings where members receive valuable information they couldn’t get otherwise. A variety of agenda templates will be provided to help make meetings more productive. Because no one wants to sit through a meeting with a group of whiners and complainers, attendees will gain strategies to deal with situations when it feels as though dissenters are taking over the meeting. Attendees will be given ideas and tools to help focus their meetings on member engagement rather than just a “park and bark” situation. CTA should not be viewed as something extra we have to do during the year. Instead, CTA meetings should be looked forward to as a time to meet with like-minded individuals and see to the business of our organization.

Presented by Brittany Merrill and Diana Ball, Cole Camp CTA

  • Engaging Members Through Video (Membership Engagement and Technology)

This session will focus on increasing member engagement by using fun videos centered around a 12 days of Christmas theme. In these videos, we have partnered with local businesses to give prizes to our hard-working members. 

Presented by Adam Hogan and Ashley Briley, Webb City CTA

  • Engaging and Enlisting Members (Membership Recruitment)

How do you keep members engaged in a virtual world? How do you make sure your CTA doesn’t “fizzle” out when in-person meetings are obsolete? In this break-out session, participants will find the answers to these burning questions. While discussing new and exciting ways to engage and enlist CTA members, this breakout session will allow for discussion among different CTAs to discover different methods that work all across the state.  In this session, the presenter will share what helps her small CTA enlist more and more members each year and be a successful voice in their district. Participants will walk away with the ideas and materials necessary to make their CTA an exciting organization that is ready to make a change and be a voice for teachers!

Presented by Mackenzie Thompson, Scott County R-IV School District

  • The Good Place or the Bad School: How You Can Create A Positive School Culture (Leadership)

Boy, was that a school year! During the pandemic we saw countless good deeds. Teachers really went above and beyond to help their students and fellow teachers during a roller coaster of a year. However, we also saw teachers get ridiculed by the media, communities, and even their own administration. When it seems like the whole world is watching and criticizing, now more than ever we must help each other get through these long days. Through a series of skits, we’re going to learn together what a good work culture looks like, and how you as a leader can help cultivate a positive workplace environment.

Presented by Kyle Farmer, Scott Smith and Jane O’Toole, MSTA staff attorneys

  • Make It/Take It (Membership Recruitment)

This Make-It Take-It session will give you ideas to easily implement for membership recruitment and membership engagement/appreciation. The pandemic has hit teachers hard and hit our membership numbers hard as well.  We need ways to uplift and appreciate one another as well as quick, fun and easy ways to encourage people to join MSTA.  During this session tons of ideas will be shared which will be ready to print and use. The same goodie idea will be presented with two or more taglines.  These taglines can be used in multiple ways to acknowledge staff or students.  An example would be “We CEREALously need you in MSTA” or “We CEREALously appreciate all you do for our students!”

Presented by Amanda Bradshaw, Mt. Vernon CTA

  • Membership:  Start to Finish (Leadership and Data Base Management)

Membership management can be an overwhelming task, especially if you take over with little direction from others. Membership is not just keeping track of the roster. In many cases, it begins with the fall membership drive and continues throughout the school year with coordination and communication between the district’s payroll department and accounting at MSTA.  Come learn about all the membership forms in “The Box,” how membership forms and your school district’s payments are processed at Headquarters, and about the Dues Forward Process.  After this session, you will be an expert on MSTA membership.  

Presented by Jennifer Wagoner, Carthage R-9 and Melissa Lorts, MSTA  Director of Accounting and Finance

  • Social Emotional Strategies for the Struggling Educator (Work/Life Balance)

The focus of this session is to provide tools, tips and strategies to help prevent teacher burnout, from learning how to build daily soul care into an already packed schedule to instilling healthy habits into daily classroom instruction.  Participants will leave this session with ideas and tools on creating and maintaining healthy habits, as well as setting reasonably healthy boundaries, that can be applied in their daily life schedule.

Presented by Lisa Toebben, Troy R-3 CTA

  • The Who, What, How and Why of MSTA (Leadership)

Join MSTA Executive Director, Bruce Moe for a deep dive into all things MSTA. Drawing on his 32 years with MSTA, Bruce will answer the questions about MSTA you didn’t know you had. Curious about MSTA’s structure? He’ll cover that. Want a dash of history? He has that too. How about why there are two teacher groups in Missouri? Bruce will talk about it.  Have a question about how decisions are made? Got it covered. Whether you are a new leader, or veteran of many years, there is something for you in this session.

Presented by Bruce Moe, MSTA Executive Director

  • Why Plan for Tomorrow, When You Can Plan for Today (Time Management)

Plan time: if you don’t use them, it feels like you lose them.  This presentation will center around better managing your plan/prep time.  The “plan today” strategy will help increase productivity during the school day and decrease after-school work and working at home.

Presented by Madeline Riger, Cape Girardeau CTA

  • You Can’t Stop the Waves but You Can Learn to Surf (Communication)

From low tide to high tide, this session will provide ideas that will take your CTA to the high seas.  Come learn how we have opened the lines of communication with our administrators, created a welcoming culture throughout our district, and went from being drab to fab.  In this session, treasures will be shared which have been used to boost our membership and make our CTA a meaningful organization that supports all staff and makes their voices heard.  Missing this session will be like a wipeout!

Presented by Tonja Boggs, Jacki Clements, and Michelle Kroggs, Slater CTA

9:15 - 9:45                   Hotel Checkout

9:45 - 12:00                 Closing Session