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AEA Statewide ESP Conference

April 27 - April 29

About the Keynote Speaker:

Craig Boykin’s life is one that moves, touches and inspires audiences. It’s a story about determination and personal accountability. It’s a story about a young man who refused to accept his current situation. Craig’s message is simple… Change Is Possible! Craig offers approaches for effectively nurturing student achievement and overcoming economic class barriers. Craig is considered an expert in overcoming cultural poverty. Craig is the product of a teenage mother who abused drugs and a nonexistent father. Craig repeated twice in grade school and was placed in special education. Craig ultimately dropped out of high school. Craig J. Boykin, is the originator of Make Edu Count, an author, and speaker. Recognized nationally, Mr. Boykin has traveled extensively to present a variety of speeches and workshops based on his foundational work “Helping Educators Overcome Cultural Poverty, Disengaged Parents, and Apathetic Students.” Craig also offers approaches for effectively nurturing student achievement and overcoming economic class barriers. An expert in overcoming cultural poverty, Craig has literally pulled himself up by the bootstraps, reinventing not only his life but hundreds of thousands of educators and other professionals in seminars around the world. He received a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University at Montgomery; master’s degree in Justice Administration from Faulkner University, and a master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Faulkner University. Craig has published five books since 2013, and he has been featured on talk shows, won various awards, and his story has been shared in many inspirational magazines and across the web.

Tentative Agenda:

Friday, April 27, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration – BJCC – Third Floor Registration Area
6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. OPENING SESSION
7:15 p.m. Dinner Buffet/Dance

Saturday, April 28, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration – BJCC – Third Floor Registration Area
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. TRAINING SESSIONS:

    • Para-Professionals – Para Power
    • Community Relations/Community Partnerships – It Takes A Village
    • Transportation Rules 101 – Keep It Rolling
    • Custodian Training – Everything You Need To Know To Do Your Job
    • CNP – Serving It Safe – Overview of Serv Safe Essentials – Prepare for The Test
    Come Study With Us
    • Confidentiality In The Office – Secretaries/Office Staff – Shh! Watch It!

9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. TRAINING SESSIONS:

    • Identity Theft Happens Every 1.9 Seconds – Are You Next?
    • ESP Legal Do’s and Don’ts
    • Get Your House In Order – NEA Clip, PEEHIP Poverty Discount, Living Will, Power
    of Attorney, Last Will
    • Personnel Issues
    • CPR Certification
    • Anti-Privatization – Coming To Your School Soon – Contracting Out Your Job!

11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Luncheon
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. TRAINING SESSIONS:

    • Health – Hepatitis C
    • Presidents – It’s Hard At The Top – Answers For Local Leaders
    • Member Benefits – ESP’s, Make Your Benefits Work For You
    • Overcoming Cultural Poverty, Disengaged Parents and Apathetic Students
    • Organizing To Build Strong Locals – New Hires: Connect, Don’t Disconnect

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. TRAINING SESSIONS:

    • ESP – This Is Who We Are
    • CPR Certification
    • Gripes and Grievances
    • Overcoming Cultural Poverty, Disengaged Parents and Apathetic Students
    • Designing Meetings Your Team Will Want to Attend

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. WELLNESS SCREENING

Sunday, April 29, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. GENERAL SESSION:

    • Legislative Update – What Happened That You Need To Know

10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CLOSING SESSION:

    • Run, Hide or Fight – Safety and Security


Please PRINT the information return the registration form, with the $25.00 registration fee for each person, to Darryl Sinkfield, AEA, P.O. Box 4177, Montgomery, AL 36103-4177.

Please use one form for each person.
Make checks or money orders payable to AEA.

REGISTRATION FORM 2018 AEA ESP Statewide Conference


April 27
April 29


Birmingham Sheraton/BJCC
2101 Richard Arrington Junior Boulevard North
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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(205) 324-5000