2017 WAA Conference April 28-29, 2017
Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells.
2017 Call for Presenters Form
The association is looking for speakers for Saturday, April 29. Please submit this completed form by October 1, 2016 to
firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in presenting at the 2017 WAA Conference.
Friday & Saturday, April 8-9, 2016
Friday, 1-4 p.m. -- lunch served at noon
Saturday, 8:20 a.m.-4 p.m. -- breakfast 7-8:15 a.m.
lunch &poster session 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Location and Lodging Accommodations:
Country Springs Hotel
2810 Golf Road
Pewaukee, WI 53072
All room reservations must be made by Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in order to guarantee availability.
2016 Conference at a Glance
2016 Conference Registration Form
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2016 Conference Brochure
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Thank you to all our presenters!
General Session Friday, 1-4 p.m.
Personality, Persuasion and People Skills
10 Steps to Becoming the Kind of Person People Want to Follow
Research on what makes people successful leaders is not determined
by title or tenure. The true nature of leadership must be developed
and cultivated at every level of the organization and in every position
held by your workforce. Becoming an empowering leader is crucial
and has moved well beyond IQ and EQ. In fact, studies show that
those who run award winning organizations enjoy greater happiness,
more wealth and possess a sharpened ability to persuade, influence,
sell, negotiate, motivate, lead, and understand people and have the
highest level of employee engagement, less turnover and higher
With this in mind, we will demonstrate why increasing your PQ
(Persuasion Quotient) is now one of the most critical components to
success in any organizational endeavor, at every level of the
organization. Participants will understand the importance of
recognizing different personality types, their own as well as those with
whom they you work with, in order to increase effective
communication, productivity and the culture of the organization.
Lastly, participants will learn the 10 proven techniques to increase
their level of influence as a leader and how they can cultivate future
leaders in their organization.
Mary McAllister Shea BIO
Having served in nearly every capacity at Kids Included Together
(KIT) over the past 15 years, Mary continues to be an active trainer
and also lends her expertise as an organizational & leadership
consultant. Mary has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational
Therapy, a Master’s Degree in Maternal and Child Health, and a
Doctorate in Education Sciences and Leadership Studies from the
University of San Diego. Mary regularly represents KIT at regional and
national conferences facilitating workshops and giving keynotes.
Keynote Saturday--Mary McAllister Shea
Creating and Sustaining Inclusive Out-of-School Time Programs
This workshop will encourage reflections on inclusion (where programs
are on a developmental continuum) and will discuss guiding
principles, the role of leadership as well as line staff and will describe
policies and practices that result in “authentic inclusion.” In addition
attendees will be introduced to KIT’s Online Learning Center which
offers webinars, live training, tip sheets, print materials and numerous
other resources that support inclusion.
Breakout Session Saturday
Behavior Support Techniques
Throughout this session, participants will learn strategies for
addressing challenging behavior. Guidelines for responding to
behavior will be presented. Participants will discuss how to identify
influences on behavior, define behavior problems, and develop plans
to teach skills. The session concludes with a discussion of
appropriate behavior tools.
1. Recognize the ABCs of behavior in three scenarios.
2. Compose a clear, simple statement of the problem in one scenario
3. Review a sample behavior plan and discuss what a plan may look
like in your setting.