Thursday, September 7, 2017

Registration still open for school support staff event

Registration for SupportCon Springfield (previously known as the Educational Support Professionals
Conference) is still open for school support staff seeking to further develop their job skills in today’s constantly changing educational environment. The Sep. 19 event will take place at the President Abraham Lincoln DoubleTree beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Listed among SupportCon Springfield’s featured topics are: Maintaining the Board Policy Manual, Basics of the Open Meetings Act (OMA), and Diversity and Inclusion. A full day of professional development opportunities for educational support staff will kick off with opening remarks by Roger L. Eddy, IASB executive director.

The conference for school office staff will also include six morning and five afternoon hour-long breakout sessions, with three led by IASB presenters. One afternoon session will feature a diversity and inclusion presentation by Board Development Director Sandra Kwasa, and Trainer Nesa Brauer. A morning breakout session on the OMA will be led by General Counsel Kimberly Small; another early one, on policy manual maintenance, will be led by Policy Consultant Angie Powell.

IASB and Illinois ASBO are helping to sponsor the event, which caters to the range of work performed by support professionals. In addition to the speakers from the Association, legal and financial experts will be on hand to answer questions and guide discussion.

Registration for the event is available at the Illinois ASBO website.