A quick Regional CONNECT update: As attendance quickly soars for the Regional CONNECT conferences, remember to get your registrations in as soon as possible. Now is also good time to mention that member schools will receive a Regional Recap that will cover a review of all of the content that was expressed at these conferences.
Also, if your school is presenting a Regional CONNECT Student Showcase, consider submitting it to our new member-to-member sharing site: The Trading Post. Our goal is to grow the collaborative effort we all share in increasing student leadership across Michigan. This programmatic collection will include everything from starting a program, to increasing school-wide engagement and everything in between. If you would like to submit any ideas that your school has done previously, please use this form.
There will also be time built into each Regional CONNECT conference for an “Adviser meeting” to review our new strategic plan that outlines this year's goals and areas of continued growth and improvement. Students should not be the only benefactors of these one-day conferences. Advisers should also be excited to attend and leave with tangible resources they can incorporate into their own programs. Having time built in to meet as a group, regional advisers can share areas of need and future resources that advisers need to succeed. I'm looking forward to meeting with all of you!