2021 ABE Support Services Conference

2021 ABE Support Services Conference

SPARC (Support Professionals Advisory Resource Committee) is now seeking presentation proposals for the 2021 ABE Support Services Conference. This will again be a virtual conference on November 18 and 19. We hope that new and experienced ABE support staff will consider sharing their ideas and expertise with their colleagues at this statewide conference.

2021 ABE Support Services Conference Overview

  • The conference will be Thursday, November 18 and Friday, November 19, 2021.
  • All concurrent sessions will be on Friday, November 19, 2021.
  • Concurrent sessions will be 45 minutes long.
  • Sessions will be presented using the Zoom platform, with tech support and a room host.

 Conference Location

  • Online – Prior to the conference, links will be sent to those who are registered

Priority Topics

Proposals on all topics are encouraged, but we’re especially trying to address the following topics, which align with the ABE Support Professionals Certificate:

  • Technology:
    • SiD Database Management
    • Email Communication
    • Technology Tools: Software and/or Equipment
  • Customer Service:
    • Cultural Awareness & Understanding ABE Populations
    • Effective Client Communication
    • Conflict Resolution
  • Effective Work Culture:
    • Time & Task Management
    • Professionalism & Communication
    • Understanding Self & Others

Your colleagues would love to hear what you’re doing in your programs and classrooms to address these areas!

Complete the concurrent session proposal form and email your form, along with any questions to: Heather Williams at [email protected]

Session proposals are due Friday, October 1, 2021!

You will be notified by October 8, 2021, whether your proposal has been accepted.

For more information about SPARC and the Support Services Conference, check the assessment training website at https://www.mnabeassessment.com/support-services-conference.

Marty Olsen, Program Coordinator SW ABE-South