Friday & Saturday, April 28-29, 2017
Friday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. -- keynote
Friday, 12-1 p.m. -- lunch & discussion
Friday, 1-2 p.m. -- follow up & conclusion
Saturday, 8:20 a.m.-4 p.m. -- breakfast 7-8:15 a.m.
lunch & poster session 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Location & Lodging Accommodations:
1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965
(All room reservations must be made by Sunday, March 19 in order to guarantee availability.)
2017 Conference at a Glance (available soon)
2017 Conference Registration Form (available soon)
(Download PDF file for interactive use, Adobe Professional required.)
2017 Conference Brochure (not available yet)
If experiencing difficulty accessing forms or the brochure, you can get a free up-to-date version of Adobe Reader here.
Thank you to all our presenters!
Friday Keynote, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Hiring For Keeps
Jen Kovach BIO
Jen Kovach has been facilitating child care workshops for over 10
years and currently owns JLK Training and Consulting out of Cedar Rapids, IA. She has facilitated workshops at the local, state and
national level. She has served in the past on both the WAA and the
IAA Board of Directors and currently also teaches classes at
Kirkwood Community College. Her and her family, husband Jon and
daughters Makenzie and Tenaya moved from Wisconsin to Iowa in
2008 where they now reside.
Her many experiences in the field of child care allow her to speak
about real life challenges and success stories that all participants can
relate to. Throughout her child care carer she has supervised
hundreds of teachers, assistants, cooks, bus drivers and support
staff. In her training "Hiring For Keeps," she will discuss everything
from marketing the right positions to successful interviewing,
scheduling and mentoring. Participants will learn great ways to hire,
train and maintain staff. They will learn hands on activities to use in
staff meetings to build morale and encourage teamwork among
co-workers. Participants are guaranteed to laugh and learn!
Leading With Intelligence
Angel Stoddard BIO
Angel’s passion to support early childhood professionals in their
pursuit of excellence throughout their work and the field is evidenced
by her career path. With a Master’s degree in Administrative
Leadership, Angel teaches full-time for UW Milwaukee’s Center for
Early Childhood Professional Development and Leadership. It is
through this position that she encourages practitioners to strive for
excellence whether it is through her online/blended courses or online
and face-to-face workshops. She has worked extensively on the
development and presentation of the new Training and Technical
Assistance Professionals courses.
Breakout Session Saturday