Deadline this Friday!
Register now for the 2011 STA/NYSUT Leadership Conference taking place on Thursday, October 27 at the Oncenter beginning at 3:15 p.m. The agenda and workshop options are listed below along with a link for the registration form. Forms and your check for $30 are due to the STA office by Friday, October 21. If you attend the conference, your check will be returned to you at the conference.
3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Registration & Member Benefit booths
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Welcome & Special Guest Andrew Pallotta, Executive VP of NYSUT
4:45 – 5:45 p.m. Workshops
6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Cocktails & Member Benefit booths
6:30 p.m. Dinner & Leader Celebration
A. Protecting your rights in the workplace
Presenter: Michael Foley, STA Exec. VP for Labor Relations
Being a union member means you have contractual rules and structures in place to protect your rights. In this workshop learn the right way to use them and win prizes.
B. B is for Bullying (Unit 8 only)
Presenter: Mark Warner, ELT Presenter
An introduction to Professional Development for bullying in the classroom.
C. A Successful First Year
Presenter: Joan Brown, STA 1st VP
Tips for success to ensure your professional and personal safety. Specific suggestions on parent-teacher conferences, back-to-school night, and teacher-student interactions.
D. Health and Safety: Indoor Air Quality
Presenter: The Public Employee Safety & Health Bureau
Health and safety issues regarding workplace indoor air quality will be presented.
E. Planning for Stress
Presenters: Ani Shahinian & Scott Hicks, NYSUT Social Services
We will look at the general effects and symptoms of stress and the factors that affect our responses. Learn how to strengthen existing resources and identify coping strategies.
F. Preparing for Retirement
Presenters: Paul Farfaglia, NYSUT/NYSTRS & Tom Dinapoli, Stephane Lasher & Helen Chambers, ING
Thinking about retirement? This workshop provides what you need to know about the NYS retirement system and your retirement benefits.