2018 KSBA Annual Conference

2018 KSBA Annual Conference

Featured Speakers

Conversations That Matter
Opening Session | 1-3 p.m. Friday, March 2
In-service training – 1.5 hours credit

What if you could engage in difficult conversations – perhaps with difficult people – with more confidence, humor and ease? No matter the person or topic, you are your best tool for conversations that matter. Professional trainer and coach Jessica Pettitt explains how understanding yourself and others as “differently right” provides the tools to intentionally design teams, groups and partnerships that can bring value to a single project or topic. Pettitt is the author of Good Enough Now: How Doing the Best We Can with What We Have Is Better Than Nothing.
Understanding Poverty 
Plenary Session | 8:15-9:30 a.m., Saturday, March 3
In-service training – 1 hour credit
Poverty can be defined in terms of resources. People with adequate resources – including relationships, financial resources and emotional resources – have a greater chance of realizing success than under-resourced individuals. Bethanie Tucker, a professor of education, author and consultant for Ruby Payne’s aha! Process, discusses the specific resources critical for success, including hidden rules, language and cognition.

Because I Said I Would
Brunch Session | 8:30-10:15 a.m. Sunday, March 4
In-service training – 1.25 hours credit

Alex Sheen believes that every individual has the strength to become a person of their word. In this session, Alex shares his insights and actionable ways to become better at fulfilling commitments. He inspires others to become more accountable to their promises through compelling and real-life examples from the “because I said I would” movement that he founded. 

Clinic Sessions

All Clinic Sessions 
Pre-Conference Workshops | Friday, March 2, 9 a.m.-noon
Clinic Sessions A | Friday, March 2, 3:15-4:30 p.m.
Clinic Sessions B | Saturday, March 3, 10:15-11:30 a.m.
Clinic Sessions C | Saturday, March 3, 2-3:15 p.m.
Clinic Sessions D | Saturday, March 3, 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Clinic Sessions E | Sunday, March 4, 10:30-11:45 a.m. 


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