The 2017 NJEA Jack Bertolino Summer Leadership Conference will offer a broad menu of workshops that equip members to become stronger association advocates. Most workshops offer nine hours of training in a three-day period spread over six parts. A longer workshop providing 18 hours of training over four days is available for newer presidents.
There are three sets of three-day programs:
• Workshop I – Aug. 5-7 (Sat., Sun., Mon.)
• Workshop II – Aug. 7-9 (Mon., Tues., Wed.)
• Workshop III – Aug. 9-11 (Wed., Thurs., Fri.)
Not all of the 37 workshops are offered in every workshop period. The workshop descriptions provided on the following pages indicate when any given program is scheduled. To accommodate educational support professional members (ESP) who may wish to limit use of vacation or personal time, Workshop Number 21 runs from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.
For most workshops, registration begins on Day One at 1 p.m., and the opening general session starts at 3 p.m. Day Three ends with a brunch, which is served at 10 a.m. following the sixth workshop session.
This year’s summer leadership conference will take place at the Hilton East Brunswick.
The conference is dedicated to developing association advocate representatives. Accordingly, no professional development credit is given for attendance in any seminar.
How do I register?
The purpose of this article is to alert members to this training opportunity and describe the 37 workshop programs available this year, but to register you need to talk to your local and/or county association president.
Local and county association presidents will receive registration brochures with detailed information on the 2017 NJEA Jack Bertolino Summer Leadership Conference. You must contact your local president and consult that brochure to learn more about lodging, daily schedules, accommodations for members with special needs, and registration.