Leader U Conference 2023 Coming to MTSU on June 7th

Apr 19, 2023 at 02:48 pm by Bethany Bowman

Join us as we learn to "Lighten the Load."

The Professional Educators of Tennessee have announced their annual professional learning conference, Leader U, which will be held on Wednesday, June 7th at the MTSU Student Union Ballrooms. This year’s Leader U is focusing on Lightening the Load by addressing the ever-present mental health issues and providing practical applications that will help educators meet the challenges they face daily. To register, click here.

Quote from Bethany Bowman, The Director of Professional Learning for the Professional Educators of Tennessee:

"We know adding more work and responsibilities to our educators is driving people out of the field. Educators need to work smarter, not harder. That is why this year’s Leader U is focusing on Lightening the Load. In addition to addressing the ever-present mental health issues, we want to provide practical applications that will help educators meet the challenges they face daily. This year, we feel the message is so urgent and important that we are extending our invitation to include parents, guardians, homeschoolers, and college professors/students to attend as well."

The conference will feature keynote speaker, renowned psychologist, Dr. Shamender Talwar, co-founder of The Unity of Faiths Foundation (TUFF). Dr. Talwar will guide attendees through an empowerment journey as they put into practice the positive domino effect. He will be joined by PLA Media Founder and Trailblazing Artist Manager, Pamela L. Lewis FRSA.

Additional Speakers Include: Stacia Anglin (Public Educator), Christy Ballard (General Counsel at TDOE), Jennifer Boyd (Educator), Tim Childers (Educator), René Diamond (Cognitive Coach), Lance Forman (Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Lipscomb College), Dr. Ryan Jackson (Executive Director of Leadership and Business Partner Development for Kids On Stage of Maury County), Dr. Leticia Skae-Jackson (ELA Teacher), Theresa Nicholls (Director of Strategic Partnerships at SPED Strategies), Dr. Connie Smith (Senior Director for the Mid-Atlantic Region of Cognia), Planbook Staff, Daniel Xander (Producer and Creative director), Dr. BJ Worthington (Leadership Coach) and Thomas Rogers (Assistant Superintendent).

The price to attend is $50 for members and $70 for non-members. However, if you sign up early, anyone can use the discount/promo code 10OffLU to get $10 off. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Previous Leader U attendees have praised the organization:

"It has been several years since I have been engaged with PET and I have missed the collegiality and support for the profession! A job extremely well done!"

"Everything was great! It was my first time attending and I look forward to coming again next year!"

"I appreciated the opportunity to attend Leader U. It is wonderful to gain insight and perspective beyond our district. It has been a highlight in my training for several years."

"Thank you for providing a quality workshop!"

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About Leader U

Leader U is the professional learning department of Professional Educators of Tennessee. The annual Leader U conference is an opportunity for educators from across the state to gather for an in-person day of learning and earning professional development credits. Classes for administrators are TASL accredited, but all classes are open to all attendees. Conference sessions are also recorded and added to the large library of classes in the Leader U Online Learning Portal, which is included with Professional, Support, and Student memberships from Professional Educators of Tennessee or with an annual subscription to the portal. 

To register, click here.

For more information or to schedule an interview with a Leader U representative or speaker, please contact the following.

PLA Media - Pamela L Lewis


Phone: (615) 327–0100

Email: pam.lewis@plamedia.com  

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