MKN Conferences and Professional Development

MO-KAN-NE offers a variety of professional development opportunities for TRIO and GEAR UP professionals to expand their skills. ​​

MKN Annual Conference

 

MO-KAN-NE 44th Annual 
Conference
 

The Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska

(MO-KAN-NE) Chapter of the Educational Opportunity Association (EOA) will be holding their 44th Annual Conference, “C'ING Ourselves in 2022”, which will be held in person and virtually on

April 6-8, 2022 due to COVID-19.

Our Annual Conference is a place where we can increase our engagement, learn pertinent skills, be inspired, provide support, network with colleagues, and share our expertise.  

This year’s Annual Conference theme is centered around Commitment, Connecting, Communication, Courage, and Advocacy! 

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General Assembly Meeting

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Goals

The purpose of the annual conference is to create workshop sessions is to increase the knowledge of and provide practical tools for the attendees to utilize and that support the work we do with students, staff, colleagues and within the community. 

Knowledge

 We encourage our members to consider sharing their knowledge and skillsets with their colleagues

Development

Members can submit a best practice to share their expertise on successful programs and activities, such as motivating, engaging, and inspiring employees, strategies to impact students virtually, online recruitment, and innovative practices and procedures with your TRIO/Gear Up and other educational opportunities program colleagues.  

Leadership

 Our conference is a place where we can increase our engagement, learn pertinent skills, be inspired, provide support, network with colleagues, and share our expertise.

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MKN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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 The Professional Development Committee is providing a Clifton Strengths Assessment Training Session!  These two sessions will be held on Friday, April 22nd, 2022 and again on Friday, May 13th, 2022.  Both Friday sessions will be 10:00 am to 2:00 pm each day. 

  • Chapter Members who have already completed their own CliftonStrengths assessment and have the report - $100

  • Chapter Members who needs/wants to take the CliftonStrengths assessment for the Report for Managers - $135

  • Non-Member who has already completed their own CliftonStrengths assessment and has the report - $150

  • Non-Member who needs/wants to take the CliftonStrengths assessment for the Report for Managers - $185 

 

MKN PRE-CONFERENCE

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Funtivity 

MKN 44th Annual Conference April 6th 

 

ATTENTION:


Funtivity is now at the Ale House!!

No Bingo Drag Show but food, drinks, and an awesome raffle to raise money for scholarships!

Come now! The raffle will be from 7:00-9:00 PM! Must be present to win the raffle!


Ale House

4128 Broadway Blvd

Kansas City, MO 64111

United States

Please join us in Kansas City on Wednesday, April 6 at Hamburger Marys as we raise money for scholarships by playing HamBINGO! 

 

What is HamBINGO?

 

HamBINGO Mary’s is a weekly charity event held in Hamburger Mary’s Dining Room and is hosted by some of KC’s most fabulous drag queens, this is not your typical bingo!

 

100% of the proceeds will go to MKN Scholarship!!

 

This is a 21 and over event, cash only. 

This event is open to anyone (not restricted to conference attendees)

so please share with interested parties and alumni!

 

This event is planned and organized by MKN MILES cohort 2022!  

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MKN DEVELOPMENT

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MKN FUNTIVITY 

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TRIO Conferences

Member Involved in Leadership & Engagement (MILE)

 

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Member Involved in Leadership & Engagement

 

MILE is to create a network of engaged TRIO professionals while gaining knowledge of MKN/EOA/COE, the importance of state and federal advocacy, and to critically think about enhancing the quality of the MKN

chapter  

Goals

The one‐year program involves six, 2‐day training sessions that are held on Fridays in Kansas City, MO or virtual meeting within the MO-KAN-NE region. One of the six sessions are held in conjunction with the annual EOA conferences.

Knowledge

Possess a greater understanding of COE, EOA, US Department of Education, MO-KAN-NE history, structure, objectives, and procedures. 

Development

Contribute to the success of their respective chapters and the original association by assuming leadership responsibilities such as holding offices, chairing committees, and serving as mentors for new MO-KAN-NE professionals

Leadership

The Cohort will have an opportunity to experience Chapter Board and EOA meetings. The cohort will have an opportunity to display their leadership skills and create a Drive-in Conference for the member and new professionals.

Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI)

 

Emerging Leaders Institute(ELI)

WHAT IS ELI?

The Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) is an innovative program that was designed by EOA leaders who recognized the need to strengthen EOA by developing potential leaders from within the association. Initiated in 1989, the program’s purpose was to identify and prepare EOA members to assume leadership positions at the chapter and regional levels, to help those individuals grow personally and professionally, and to strengthen the association.

The Emerging Leaders Institute is a year‐long leadership development program. The program’s design combines professional development, networking opportunities, and hands‐on experiences that prepare participants for greater involvement in EOA and in the respective chapters.

Goals

The one‐year program involves five, 2‐day training sessions that are held on Fridays and Saturdays in various cities within the EOA region. Two of the five sessions are held in conjunction with the annual EOA conferences.

Knowledge

Possess a greater understanding of EOA’s history, structure, objectives and procedures.

Development

Contribute to the success of their respective chapters and the original association by assuming leadership responsibilities such as holding offices, chairing committees, and serving as mentors for new EOA professionals.

Leadership

Become committed to their professions, the association, and the students they serve.

During the ELI training sessions, participants:

  • Network with EOA Professionals

  • Gain a better understanding of the EOA organization.

  • Develop and enhance leadership skills through professional development activities and individual assignments.

  • Complete an ELI class project as charged by the EOA president.