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Upcoming Events

To attend these events, your school district/college/university must be a Metro Bureau member. If you have questions regarding membership, please contact your Superintendent's office or the Metro Bureau to find out if your institution is a member.

To register for an event, click on the event's registration link. You must be logged in as a member to register for an event. If you have not already logged in, you will be asked to do so when you click the registration link. You will then be taken to the member area to complete the registration form. SB-CEU credit (.25) is available for attendance at seminars and workshops only at no extra charge and free parking is available.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at 313-577-1611 or email Pat Denson at


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April, 2014
Learning to SOAR - Thinking, Leading & Planning From a Strengths-Based Perspective
Location: *NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION* Thomas M. Cooley Law School - Auburn Hills Campus - Room 145 -- 2630 Featherstone Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326. See MAPS link for map
Cost: 250.00
Date: April 29, 2014
8:30 REGISTRATION / 9:00 - 3:30 PROGRAM The Department of Organizational Leadership and The Galileo Institute at Oakland University in partnership with the Metro Bureau are proud to sponsor -- Building an Agenda for Collaboration and Partnership Presentation - Learning to SOAR – Thinking, Leading & Planning From a Strengths-Based Perspective. This presentation will feature Dr. Jackie Stavros and Dr. Matthew Cole of Lawrence Technological University. This is a one-day workshop to learn action-oriented leadership skills to engage and empower your organization from a strengths-based perspective to successfully meet the challenges it faces every day as well as more effectively plan for its future. WHY: Many school districts use teacher-administrator teams to address a wide variety of building and district functions. The SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, and Results) process will provide a new and positive approach to build your staff, programs, and district through Appreciative Inquiry. WHO: School or district teams comprised of teacher and or union leaders, administrators and school board members. THE LEARNING OBJECTIVES OF THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE: > To understand Appreciative Inquiry - theory & practice for approaching change from a strengths-based framework > To build an understanding on how to lead and engage the whole system from a strengths-based perspective (SOAR framework) > To understand your natural strategic thinking and leadership capacity (the SOAR Profile) > To learn positive techniques to effectively communicate and build relationships through learning the art of how to ask unconditional positive questions > To review a case study of AI and SOAR in action > To dialogue about creating a positive project for your organization. COST: $250 per school district team up to six members (addt'l members $50 each) $125 for individual attendee. Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, the SOAR Profile for each attendee and two books on Appreciative Inquiry and SOAR. State Board Continuing Education Units (SCECHs) will be available
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May, 2014
67th Annual Dinner Meeting
Location: Detroit Athletic Club -- 241 Madison, Detroit, MI 48226 -- Valet parking is included for this event.
Cost: 65.00
Date: May 02, 2014
The officers and members of the Metro Bureau's Board of Directors extend an invitation to you, your Board of Education members, your key administrators, and spouses or guests, to join us for the 67th Annual Dinner Meeting. This year we are honored to have as our guest speaker Dr. George P. A. Parris, Assistant Professor at Wayne State University and Coordinator of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program. Dr. Parris’ research interests include the impact of trauma on mental health. He will share his unique insights on the impact of poverty as a form of trauma on school aged children. The election of Officers and Directors to the Board of Directors, along with a proposed bylaw change will be a part of the short business meeting. **Social Hour: 6:00 p.m. **Dinner: 7:15 p.m. **Program: 8:30 p.m. **Dinner Selection: Broiled Filet Mignon or Salmon **
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July, 2014
Metro Bureau Open - 25th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament
Location: Western Golf & Country Club - 14600 Kinloch Street - Redford, MI 48239
Cost: 145.00
Date: July 28, 2014
The Metro Bureau Open is the Metro Bureau's 25th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament. The Metro Bureau hosts this annual golf outing to raise funds to award scholarships to students from member districts to attend a member college or university and major in a human services field. The cost includes free use of the range, green fees, cart, continental breakfast, lunch, reception and prizes. Register below or contact the Metro Bureau at 313-577-1611 for a registration form and/or sponsorship information. **ADDITIONAL DETAILS TO FOLLOW**
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