Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Thanks for ALL You Do

It’s hard to believe this school year will be ending soon. As for those newer Association leaders, whether you are a first-time Association representative for your department or building, a new Association officer, grievance chair, or whatever… THANK YOU for taking on the responsibility of serving your Association.

It’s never too soon to plan for the future. Having knowledge and skills in how to best do your job is always in everyone’s best interests. Take some time now to plan on attending some of the important workshops and conferences MEA hosts each year. Attending will help you become a better employee and a better Association leader.

Here are the upcoming conferences and workshops:

For members:

*July 30-31 - Social Justice Institute
*September/October - Look for Survival Workshops for Probationary Teachers
*Early December - Instruction and Professional Development Conference (3 days)

For leaders:

*July 28-30 - Summer Leadership Conference
*October/November - Election Training
*February - Bargaining/Political Action/PR Conference
*March - ESP Statewide Conference
*June - Labor Relations Practicum

Please contact your UniServ Director or mea.org for more information.