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August 2017

Think and Drink

August 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Tavern Grill – Woodbury, 772 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125 United States
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Join your fellow school public relations professionals at MinnSPRA’s next Think and Drink event to learn, vent and chat with people you enjoy. Theme The Battle for Inclusivity: changing “we vs. them” to a “win-win for all” How We all seem to be fighting the “Battle for Inclusivity.” Discuss the challenges and opportunities as we make our schools more inclusive and work to close the academic opportunity and achievement gaps. How can we change “we vs. them” to a win-win…

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September 2017

Power Hour: Reflections of Reality: Accurately Showcase Diversity in Your District Through a Lens of Equity and Inclusion

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

“A picture tells a 1000 words,” but is it telling the real story of your school community? As our communities become more diverse, how do you ensure that the information you share and the stories you tell truly reflect those you serve, internally and externally? Do students, staff and families see themselves reflected in images, videos, publications and messaging? Interweaving knowledge and awareness of diversity, equity and inclusion in our day-to-day work is no longer an option; it is essential…

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September MinnSPRA Board Meeting

September 21 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
SPPS, Room F, 360 Colborne Street
Saint Paul, MN
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October 2017

October MinnSPRA Board Meeting

October 12 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
SPPS, Room J, 360 Colborne Street
Saint Paul, MN
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Power Hour: Welcoming Newcomers to Our Country and Our Schools

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
White Bear Lake Area Schools, 4855 Bloom Ave
White Bear Lake, MN 55110 United States
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Free

The American Dream is alive and well with the opportunity to pursue life, liberty and happiness attracting families from throughout the world. Some come to the United States seeking economic opportunity while others simply seek a safe world to raise their children. However, the current political environment has caused a new level of fear and concern making it harder than ever for schools to connect and ensure students’ academic and social success. This PR Power Hour will dive into the…

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Think and Drink

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Kip’s Irish Pub, 9970 Wayzata Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN United States
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Join your fellow school public relations professionals at MinnSPRA’s next Think and Drink event to learn, vent and chat with people you enjoy. Theme Website Accessibility How We have until January 2018 to make our websites accessible, so might as well get started now! Maybe your district has been the target of an OCR complaint. Maybe you want to get ahead of the curve. Share your questions and ideas with fellow school PR colleagues. Darryl White and Kelsey Besser from…

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Creating Gender Inclusive Schools Workshop

October 24 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
TIES, 1667 Snelling Ave. N.
St Paul, MN 55108 United States
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$30 - $90

Please join MinnSPRA for our Creating Gender Inclusive Schools Workshop featuring national expert Joel Baum, MS, Senior Director of Professional Development and Family Services, at Gender Spectrum. Register below and bring a team at a discounted rate: $90 for first person, $60 for second, $30 for each additional team member. Full agenda When: Tuesday, October 24, 8:00am-4:00pm Location: TIES, 1667 Snelling Av N, St Paul   After attending this training, participants will be able to: • Define gender and use specific terminology…

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November 2017

Power Hour: Use Communication to Be Well: Supporting Your Mental Wellness

Free

Having a program in place to support the mental health of the students in your school or district is not enough; if there is no communication associated with the program, most likely, it will struggle. In this session you will hear how one district initiated a coordinated communication effort in support of its mental health strategy and changed the conversation from mental illness to mental wellness. These communication activities proved to support a consistent message and helped raise awareness about…

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November MinnSPRA Board Meeting

November 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, 7025 Northland Drive
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 United States

**note: This meeting will be held prior to the fall conference Time: 9:30 am

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2017 Fall Conference

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - November 17 @ 4:00 pm
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, 7025 Northland Drive
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 United States
$139.00 - $239.00

Fall Conference Flyer Session Descriptions MinnSPRA Book Club information - Review prior to registering to make book choice The Spring 2018 MinnSPRA conference will feature a Book Club session much like last fall’s, except this time we are giving you plenty of time to get your reading done! Here’s how it goes: Select one of three books. You will receive your book at the fall conference, compliments of MinnSPRA. Read your book. (Winter in Minnesota is long, you can do this.) In…

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