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The MBA Conclave Curriculum and Teaching Conference is designed to help anyone who teaches or administers the teaching of business administration (entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality, management/administration, and marketing) build better, bigger, stronger programs at the local level.  Every session is designed for take-home value.  Click here for more about Conclave.

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Conclave is the most important conference available to all business/marketing teachers.  Why?  Conclave draws the nation’s best teachers of:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Hospitality/Tourism
  • Management/Administration
  • Marketing


And, the best of the best come to share ideas, strategies, connections, and more!  

With so many different types of presentations available, odds are you can find one that fits your interests and your ideas.

Since all sessions emphasize take-home value, the most likely proposals to be accepted are:

  • Classroom or community projects that are replicable in other schools
  • Specific strategies for integrating student organizations (BPA, DECA, or FBLA), academics, or technology
  • Program development (marketing and promotion) that help build enrollment of better position programs
  • Ideas for increasing participation of the business community
  • Other new, different, creative, and replicable ideas to help strengthen the overall offering of Business Administration curricula.                            


Topics of interest for 2016
All session topics will be considered, but priorities for the 2016 Conclave include:

  • Substantive classroom projects
  • Use and sources of data for program improvement
  • Trends, vision, and issues relevant in today’s educational environment
  • Integration of and support for Common Core Standards (particularly projects and activities that demonstrate and document full integration)
  • Student engagement strategies and tactics, specifically those that are specific to learning outcomes of the national Business Administration standards
  • Integration of technology specific to learning outcomes of the national Business Administration standards
  • Involvement of the business community in new and creative ways
  • Integration of eLearning in a blended learning environment
  • Program positioning: Branding of business/marketing programs
  • Student recruiting strategies, plans, and tactics
  • Marketing plans that address specific audiences
  • Communications strategies, plans, and tactics (including social media)
  • Positioning SWOT analyses or comparable activities
  • HS/College Connections ◦Shared project and activities
  • Unique partnership arrangements
  • Various uses of technology
  • Creative articulation agreements
  • Creative use of CTSO’s
  • Certification, exam, and other student measures

Types of sessions/Travel stipend
There are several different types of sessions and each offers a stipend to help cover part of your cost of participating.  Stipends are available only to individuals registered for the conference and registered at the conference hotel (local presenters excepted).  (You may earn stipends for up to three different activities.)

Honoraria:       

  • 2 1/2-hour hands-on workshops ($350*)
  • 6-hour hands-on workshop ($600)
  • Concurrent 45-minute sessions ($250*)
  • QuickStop 20-minute show and tell ($50*)
  • DeepThink Roundtable (90-minute) facilitator/presenter ($150*)

*For repeated sessions (same topic), the stipend is 50%.

How to apply
To apply to present, simply email your topic idea and specific the type session you would prefer, to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please be certain to include:

  • SUBJECT LINE:  Conclave Presentation
  • Your name, institution, state AND phone number
  • Best time of day to reach you by phone
  • Very short description of the topic you’d like to present
  • Type of session you’d prefer


We will consider equally all applications received on or before April 15.  Thereafter, if slots remain available, all applications will be considered as they are received.  ALL applications will be acknowledged within two days.  If you don’t receive an acknowledgement, we’ve not seen your application.

2016 information coming soon!


Continuing Education Credits

Don’t need transcribed, university academic credits, but want documentation to meet continuing education requirements?  All Conclave registrants will receive documentation of participation INCLUDING documentation of specific sessions attended.  It’s free, but here’s the catch:  We can document your participation only if you submit the appropriate ticket stub at the close of each session.  Here’s how it works:  1) Receive a “ticket” at the beginning of each session.  2) Add your name, state, and session number to the ticket. 3) At the close of the session, leave your ticket with the presenter or session facilitator.  4) In approximately 3 weeks, you’ll receive via email your personalized list of the session you attended, including descriptions of each.  5) Submit to the appropriate authorities in your school or state as proof of your participation.

Special thanks to our 2015 sponsors:





 

A big THANK YOU for exhibiting at the 2015 Conclave in Oklahoma City, OK:

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2016 info coming soon!

2015

12,000 Apps at your Fingertips: So What?
Presented by Carol Von Tersch, Southeast Polk High School (IA)
Website

Behind Closed Doors (The Boardroom)
Presented by Christina Vaughan, VP Franchise Operations, Sonic Corporation
Download (PowerPoint)

Building Enrollment in a Core Content World
Presented by Jodi Adams, PDTeam, MBA Research
Download (PowerPoint)

Enrichment through Innovation and Partnerships
Presented by Sheryl Okash, Associate Professor of Marketing, Bellevue University
Download (PowerPoint)

Ethics: Changing the Conversation
Presented by April Miller, VP, Instructional Design, MBA Research
Download (PowerPoint)

Favorite App: Timeline
Presented by Jessica DeVaal, PDTeam, MBA Research
Download (Notes in Word doc)

Get With the Program!
Presented by April Miller, VP, Instructional Design, MBA Research
Download (PowerPoint)

The Internal Business of Marketing
Presented by Tanishia Beacham, VP Franchise Operations, Sonic Corporation
Download (PowerPoint)

International Business: The Global Economy and the China Factor
Presented by Mark A. Stansberry, Chairman, The GTD Group
Download (PowerPoint)

Lemonade Day (Closing Keynote)
Presented by Ron Batts, President, Lemonade Day
Download (PowerPoint and folder with links to videos)

Let MBA Research Be Your Guide
Presented by April Miller, VP, Instructional Design, MBA Research
Download (PowerPoint)

MBA Assessments: Put Students to the Test!
Presented by April Miller, VP, Instructional Design, MBA Research
Download (PowerPoint)

Start It Up: Right Here, Right Now
Presented by Tammy Cyrus, PDTeam, MBA Research
Download (PowerPoint)

Strategies to Enhance Literacy
Presented by Bonnie Sibert, Business, Mkt. & Management Speciallist (NE)
Website

2014

Adopt or Adapt? Programs of Study & Assessment
Presented by April Miller, VP, Instructional Design, MBA Research
Download (PowerPoint)

An Entrepreneurship Education Toolkit
Presented by April Miller, VP, Instructional Design, MBA Research
Download (PowerPoint)

App World
Presented by Dr. Urs Haltinner, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Download (PDF)

Get Accredited, Get Recognized
Presented by Rick Mangini, Project Director, MBA Research
Download (PowerPoint)

High School of Business Introduction
Presented by Lisa Berkey, Program Director for High School of Business™, MBA Research
Download (PowerPoint)

KickStart: Ultimate Bell Ringer
Presented by Dr. Urs Haltinner, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Download (Presentation - PDF)
Handout - The KickStarts Click here
Reading list Click here

Navigating the Digital Marketing Landscape
Presented by Jeff McCauley, Davis High School (UT); April Miller, VP, Instructional Design, MBA Research; and Beth Osteen, VP, Research & Development, MBA Research
Download (PowerPoint)

Onboarding Young Professionals
Presented by Roy Getz, President, Top Notch Restaurant Group
Download (PDF)

Practice Leads to Accreditation
Presented by Rick Mangini, Project Director, MBA Research
Download (PowerPoint)

Prepare for National Accreditation
Presented by Rick Mangini, Project Director, MBA Research
Download (PowerPoint)

Use Badges to Motivate and Reward
Presented by Rick Mangini, Project Director, MBA Research
Download (PowerPoint)

Using LAP Modules to Improve Performance
Presented by April Miller, VP, Instructional Design, MBA Research
Download (PowerPoint)

What the Flip? How is that any different?
Presented by Amy Byers, South Brunswick High School (NC)
Download (PowerPoint)