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LOCAL EVENTS - Mid-summer 2018

See what's happening at Sourcewell in July & early August

See whats happening at Sourcewell in July & early August​

All events held at Sourcewell (unless noted otherwise) --

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Tuesday, July 24
11:45 a.m. - 1 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
Wednesday, July 25
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Data Retreat for K-12 Administrators & EducatorsEffective schools continue to use data in improving teacher effectiveness and student learning. Join us for this data retreat to learn more about analyzing success of previous goals, noting trends, strengths, and weaknesses, continuing root cause analysis, and updating goals and action plans. Attendees will also take a close look at the Every Student Success Act (ESSA) accountability information to gain a deeper understanding of the ESSA calculations that will be released by the Minnesota Department of Education in late August.
Wednesday, August 1
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Practical Leadership: Supervising for Employee EngagementEffectively carrying out the role of supervisor can be more of an art than a science. Managers are often left on their own to figure out how to implement their supervisory duties, yet skilled supervisors are one of the main factors that creates strong employee engagement and high performance. This highly interactive workshop will help attendees gain an understanding of the supervisor's role, help distinguish when to use coaching and when to use directives, increase comfort with conducting difficult conversations, including developmental feedback, and more.
Wednesday, August 1
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
ENVoY IFor K-12 Educators ENVoY, the name given to the system of nonverbal techniques presented in this training, is easy and practical. Teachers who use the full range of these skills are able to improve classroom climate, reduce time spent on discipline, maximize time for learning, and more!
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. Teachers and providers 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 IIReview content from ENVoY I and then dive deeper into the “seven gems” of the ENVoY system. Learn additional strategies and refinements to increase implementation.
Wednesday-Thursday, August 1-2
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
ENVoY Cat in the Dog House - two-day WorkshopK-12 Educators looking to better understand themselves and their students to create even stronger relationships in the classroom should consider this two-day workshop. 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.
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. So, how do you prepare? This free event is open to all organizations, this half-day session provides information on how to deal with the media - and 11 other audiences - during a crisis. Attendees will learn the differences between an emergency response plan and a crisis communications plan, the importance of having a crisis communication plan and what to include, audiences to communicate to during a crisis, how to use social media effectively, and much more.
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.