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LOCAL EVENTS - December 2017

See what's happening at NJPA, and throughout Region 5, for the month of December

See whats happening at NJPA, and throughout Region 5, for the month of December


All events are held at NJPA (unless noted otherwise).



Tuesday, Dec. 5

8:30 - 11:30 a.m.


How to Run an Effective MeetingMeetings fill an increasing number of hours in the workday, and yet most employees consider them as a waste of time. According to a survey of U.S. professionals by, meetings ranked as the number one office productivity killer. There is help! Learn techniques to help your meetings be more effective and more energizing. Learn more at

Friday, Dec. 8

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

Building the 21st Century Workforce ConferenceAn opportunity for school, agency, college, and business staff to share ideas and develop solutions to help students in career preparation. The conference will provide a keynote, regional career updates, breakout sessions, and business roundtables in specific career areas. Learn more & register at

Thursday, Dec. 14

8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Overview Session: English Language Development SeriesDesigned for educators and administrators, this overview session will provide additional information about an upcoming English Language Development Series. The four-part series will provide a better understanding of the types of English Language Learners and how to structure programming to best meet their needs. Register by Dec. 5. Learn more at
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 200 awarded vendors on contract. Sourcewell is driven by service and the ability to strategically reinvest in member communities.