|Develop professionally, develop relationships at Seaside Conference|
There is a tremendous amount of information and learning available to all of us at the 32nd Annual COSA Seaside Conference. In fact, outgoing Professional Development Director Bill Beck assures me this is the finest, most-focused event of his tenure.
We have outstanding keynote speakers this week. Debbie Silver, Bill Lindsley and Rick Stiggins are sure to make you think, make you smile and make you glad you attended the first three general sessions. And the ever popular Hungerford Law Firm will provide us with the latest legal news at the fourth general session. Add to that the more-than-70 breakout sessions that provide us with practical, best-practice lessons, and we all have a lot of professional development to choose from in just a day and a half.
I'm looking forward to the sessions, that's for sure. But even more, I'm looking forward to seeing all of you. I appreciate all I've learned at the COSA Conference over the years, but the best part of the conference for me is the opportunity to greet old friends and meet new ones. The opportunity at the Seaside Conference to develop relationships with colleagues from around Oregon is unmatched in any other venue, and it has been invaluable to me during my 40 years in Oregon education. I encourage you to take advantage of it.
What's the best part of the conference for you? I'd really like to know what you think as the event goes along. So, let's talk about it. Please use the comment form at the end of this blog. Then we can all have a conversation about the conference. About what we learned. What we enjoyed. What improvements we suggest.
After all, there is so much to choose from that we can't possibly attend all of it. Just look at the conference schedule:
Please stop and say hello when you see me at the conference. And please do the same with other COSA staff, including Chuck Bennett, Craig Hawkins, Sue Roessler and, most especially, Bill Beck. He's done himself -- and COSA -- proud with his final conference. I am grateful for his service to COSA, and I know he'd be glad to hear from you. By the way, COSA staff will be wearing blue COSA polo shirts on Thursday, so we should be easy to spot!
Speaking of meeting colleagues, don't forget to stop by the membership booth. We have some fun souvenirs for you, and Board members from OASE, OACOA, OESPA and OASSA will be on hand at various times throughout the conference.
Again, I'd really like to know what you think as the event goes along. So please use this comment form. Let's talk!
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