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Starting October 26 2018, 05:00 PM
Ending October 27 2018, 04:00 PM

ESP Conference - Lead! Organize! Inspire!

ESPs you are the heart of our educational system. This year we are excited to announce a new conference format as well as new theme: Lead! Organize! Inspire!

Participants have the option to select from three exciting tracks:

  • Leadership: The NEA Leadership Competency Framework can support growth along the Professional Growth Continuum. This all-day session will allow participants to self-assess their current set of leadership competencies, determine strengths and weaknesses, and create an individual plan with an identifiable pathway to determine what additional training or experiences they need to achieve the goals in their plan.
  • Organizing: You will develop your story of self, organizing in your local and build power through member political organizing. In the afternoon, you will go doorbelling for a wonderful candidate, Kristine Reeves, who has been an advocate for public school employees. Rep. Reeves was a champion for fully funding education and coming into compliance with the McCleary decision. We need to make sure she continues to be an advocate and voice for public education and public education employees. If you feel passionately about public education in Washington state, we'e got a great way you can make a difference. Education is the most pressing need facing our state right now, and the top issue for voters. We are looking for passionate, hard-working ESPs to be part of our effort.  If you are up for the opportunity, choose this track.
  • Professional Development: More than 20 courses are available, and many are eligible for clock hours. Participants will select two three-hour sessions (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) OR one six-hour session in this track.

Check out the conference's agenda and course descriptions.

Space is limited to 500 participants. Registration is $20 and includes Friday dinner and Saturday breakfast and lunch.

Limited lodging is availabe for those traveling more than 75 miles and is double occupancy. Mileage reimbursement is available for those who carpool from more than 75 miles. 

If your district is paying for your registration fee, please select the "Invoice Me" option on the payment page. You will need to select the $20 online registration fee first and click the checkout" button. That will take you to the payment page where you can click on "Invoice Me."

Event Location

Todd Beamer High School
35999 16th Ave. S.
Federal Way, WA 98003