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Nov 3
5:00 PM to 7:45 PM
POSTPONED-Making Michigan a Top 10 Education State in 10 Years-Panel Discussion
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Nov 3
5:00 PM to 7:45 PM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center, Wayne State University

Postponed - New date will be announced.

Making Michigan a Top 10 Education State in 10 Years

Recently, it was announced that the shared goal of State Superintendent Brian Whiston (WSU COE ‘01) and the State Board of Education is to change Michigan into a Top Ten education performing state over the next ten years. While this goal is both commendable and timely, educators and parents are wondering what this will mean for the children of Michigan’s public schools. Our state’s overall scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) are currently ranked 40th among the states and Michigan falls below the midpoint in state rankings on other quality indicators such as preschool enrollment and high school graduation rates.

We invite you to join us on Wayne State University campus to hear a lively panel discussion. The panelists will share perspectives on the current state of public education in Michigan at the state, regional, local and classroom level along with recommended changes to make the top ten goal a reality.

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Nov 5
8:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Understanding and Applying the Psychology of Bargaining
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Nov 5
8:30 AM to 12:15 PM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
$25 Per Person Member Districts - $150 Per Person Non-member Districts


Mr. Gary Murrell and Mr. Robert Schindler will discuss the psychology that underlies (and can sometimes undermine) the bargaining relationship and how to use those concepts to build a healthy bargaining relationship with both the union and within your own bargaining team.

This presentation will focus on:

The emotions behind negotiations and factors associated with the emotionality;

Investigating and understanding the root emotion of fear which drives the other emotions;

Providing methods for better understanding unconscious motivations in negotiations and ways of mitigating fear and irrational response;

How to use these understandings to build your bargaining relationship both with your bargaining team and the other side.

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Nov 18
8:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Do's & Don'ts in Employee and Student Discipline Investigations
Metro Bureau Calendar
Nov 18
8:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Birmingham Public Schools Administration Building-31301 Evergreen, Bevery Hills, Michigan
$25 Member Districts; $150 Nonmember Districts

This seminar features Gary J. Collins and William J. Blaha of Collins & Blaha, P. C.

With the increased scrutiny of public education in the State of Michigan, it has become increasingly more important to make correct decisions.  Gary Collins and William Blaha will discuss this challenge in the framework of employee and student discipline investigations as well as the most recent challenges regarding the Open Carry Act.  This seminar will provide valuable information for building administrators as well as human resource directors. 

Topics to be covered will include:

Potential Do’s and Don’ts in Employee and Student Investigations

Discipline and Legal Challenges

An update and legal issue discussion regarding Open Carry in public schools

A discussion and update on recent Court rulings and legislation impacting schools. 

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