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LOCAL EVENTS - August 2018

See what's happening at Sourcewell in August

All events held at Sourcewell (unless noted otherwise)
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Wednesday, August 1

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Practical Leadership: Supervising for Employee EngagementFor city or county employees - This highly interactive workshop provides tools and strategies supervisors can implement immediately to increase employee engagement and performance.

Wednesday, August 1

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

ENVoY IFor K-12 educators - An introduction to the system of nonverbal techniques that reduce classroom discipline and enhance student productivity.

Wednesday, August 1

6:30-8:30 p.m.

ENVoY Early Childhood - Part IFor those who work with small children - ENVoY, the name given to the system of nonverbal techniques, is a game changer. Those who use ENVoY report improved relationships with students/children, less time spent on discipline, and improved classroom or center climate.

Thursday, August 2

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

ENVoY IIFor K-12 educators - Review content from ENVoY I and then dive deeper into the “seven gems” of the ENVoY system.

Wednesday-Thursday, August 1-2

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

ENVoY Cat in the Dog House - two-day WorkshopFor K-12 educators - Gain a basic understanding of behavioral styles from high accommodators (dogs) to low accommodators (cats) and how to create, improve, and maintain relationships with all students, especially those who are hard to reach.

Tuesday, August 7

6:30-8:30 p.m.

ENVoY Early Childhood - Part IIFor those who work with small children - Learn additional ENVoY strategies and share your ENVoY experiences with other early childhood educators.

Monday-Thursday, August 6-9

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

ENVoY Healthy Classrooms - four-day WorkshopFor K-12 educators - Learn what it takes to make a healthy classroom environment by gaining a deeper understanding of group dynamics.

Tuesday-Wednesday, August 14-15

7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Minnesota Summit for Learning & Leading - two-day conference(Madden's on Gull Lake)For K-12 Minnesota educators - A two-day event featuring nationally renowned education experts to help educators create a culture of learning for all students. Presentations by Phil Warrick, Tammy Heflebower, Garth Larson, Tina Boogren, and Cameron Rains.

Thursday, August 16

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Communicating in a CrisisThirty years of work can be destroyed in just 30 seconds if your organization mismanages an explosion, a strike, a product recall, or a multitude of other crisis situations. Learn how your organization can effectively manage an explosion, a strike, or a multitude of other crisis situations.

Thursday, August 16

8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Children's Literature WorkshopFor K-12 educators - This half-day session explores a variety of book genres and themes that motivate students to read more.

Thursday, August 16

12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

PRESS - Classwide InterventionsFor elementary educators - Learn a classwide intervention framework which identifies students below grade level and a process to strengthen their core instruction level within 10 days.

Monday, August 20

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

ENVoY Early Childhood - Part IIIFor those who work with small children - Building on learning from ENVoY Early Childhood Part I and II, participants are encouraged to share examples of their own implementation.

Monday-Tuesday, August 20-21

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

ENVoY Small Group - two-day workshopFor K-12 educators - A two-day training on the ENVoY gems, which are a powerful system of nonverbal techniques for small-group instruction.

Tuesday, August 21

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Math Instruction: Fractions to RatiosFor K-12 educators - Attendees will be guided through the vertical progression of Minnesota Number & Operations benchmarks on fractions through ratios.

Wednesday, August 22

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Math Instruction: Algebra RelationshipsFor K-12 educators - Participants will be guided through the progression of Minnesota Number & Operations benchmarks to solve real-world problems using algebra.

Thursday, August 23

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

New Teachers AcademyFor K-12 educators new to the profession or to Region 5 - Growth-focused support and coaching for new teachers throughout the school year.

Tuesday, August 28

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Todd County Citizens Against Drugs (CAD) - Coalition Monthly meetingCAD is a collection of friends, family, community leaders, and neighbors all working together to address issues relating to the prevention of underage alcohol consumption, adult alcohol abuse, and drug misuse. Meeting includes lunch. For more information, contact CAD Coordinator Connie Burns at

Friday, August 31

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

ENVoY Strategies for Cafeteria & Recess SuccessFor paraprofessionals - Learn strategies for operating school common spaces in a way that is organized, easy to navigate, and fosters polite and respectful student behavior.

Wednesday, September 5

9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Millennial Madness & More: Generations in the WorkplaceFor city and county employees - Learn how workplace culture, training, motivation, and more all contribute to working relationships.
About NJPA

Sourcewell (formerly National Joint Powers Alliance) is a self-supporting government organization, partnering with education, government, and nonprofits to boost student and community success. Created in 1978 as one of Minnesota's nine service cooperatives, we offer training and shared services to our central-Minnesota members. Throughout North America, we offer a cooperative purchasing program with over 300 awarded vendors on contract. Sourcewell is driven by service and the ability to strategically reinvest in member communities.