The Massachusetts Teachers Association, a union of professional educators, is seeking proposals for the 2017 MTA Summer Conference. The conference is scheduled from Sunday, July 30 to Thursday, August 3, on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The MTA is seeking proposals for Organizational Development and Leadership Training. Our conference attracts 700 to 800 MTA members, including Massachusetts public school educators, public higher education faculty, professional staff, education support professionals and retirees. Our members work in a variety of subject areas in schools and higher education institutions across the state.
Learning opportunities for member educators in this area will include such topics as:
Organizing | Contractual Advocacy | Conflict Management and Resolution Strategies | Political Organizing and Action | Team Building | Transformational Leadership Development | Environmental Health and Safety | Large and Small Group Meeting Management and Facilitation | Diversity and Cultural Competence | Communications | Managing Your Local | Social Justice
We are especially interested in workshops that are designed to enhance our capacity to educate and organize our members around issues they care about, expand opportunities for organizational involvement and foster the growth of union power and solidarity given the diverse interests and needs of our members.
The deadline for Request for Proposals is Monday, April 3. We will let you know if your proposal is accepted in mid-April. Conference offerings will be posted on the MTA’s website at massteacher.org/summer. Those workshops, seminars and events that attract sufficient interest will become part of the final conference schedule. Presenters will be notified by June 30 whether their proposal will be included in the final conference schedule.start