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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.

Location announced: Kansas City, MO!

Conclave 2018 registration coming soon!

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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 2018
All session topics will be considered, but priorities for the 2018 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
Thank you for your interest in presenting at Conclave.  The person submitting the form will be the contact for all presenters of the session.  Educational presenters must be registered for Conclave.  If you have specific questions regarding your presentation, please contact Brenda Clark, Director of Professional Development, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You will receive confirmation of your presentation within five business days of your submission.  Initial presentation selections will be completed by May 1st.  Submissions after May 1st but before July 31 will be reviewed on an availability basis.

Link to application form coming soon!

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 survey for each session. Here's how it works: 

  • Attend session at Conclave (and be sure to remember its name).
  • On the electronic program (app), under each session's description, there will be a link to the survey for that session.
  • Click on that link to open the survey.
  • Complete survey and click "Done."
  • On the next page, you will receive a confirmation that your survey was submitted and a code for that session.
  • Click the link provided in your confirmation and enter your code (one code per session).
  • Be sure to use the same email address for each code that you enter. Your CEU confirmations will be emailed to you at that address. **CEUs are organized by email address in our system, so using multiple email addresses will cause you to have multiple entries in our database with difference CEU credits in each. 

2017

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Be Even Better at What You Do: Free Educational Technology Tools That Will Increase Student Learning and Teacher Productivity
Presented by Rachel Kahly, Branch Manager, Office of CTE, Kentucky
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Behind the Scenes of Vancouver's Waterfront Makeover
Presented by Jonathan Eder, Director of Human Resources for the Port of Vancouver USA
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Best Practices - LAPs
Presented by Tammy Cyrus, South Central High School (NC), MBA Research PD Counselor 
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Beyond the Stage
Presented by Christopher Young, DECA High School Division Director
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Breakout Into Critical Thinking Skills
Presented by Nina Merget, Harrison High School (MI)
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Business, STEM, and Entrepreneurship - We All Need Each Other
Presented by Shashi Jain, IoT Innovation Manager at Intel Corporation
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DECA's New Entrepreneurship Events
Presented by Christopher Young, DECA High School Division Director
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DECA's Prepared Presentation Topics
Presented by Christopher Young, DECA High School Division Director
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Do You Have the Right Stuff to Engage Your Business Community
Presented by Beth Osteen, VP, Research & Development, MBA Research
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Engaging Online Learners
Presented by Marcia Pedersen, Bellingham Technical College
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Student Engagement Bibliography

Ethics Training Through Analytical Projects
Presented by Nathan Knottingham, The Knowledge Coop
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Evolving Strategies for Teaching and Learning in an Era of Innovation
Presented by Meredith Goddard, Five Years In
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Game-Changing Strategies for Significant Enrollment, Retention, & Performance Results
Presented by Mark Perna, Founder and CEO of Tools for Schools (TFS)
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Global Competence for CTE
Presented by Patricia LeCompte, Monroe Career & Technical Institute (PA)
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Hands-On: The (Almost) New Learning Center
Presented by Lacee Manus and Tammy Cyrus, MBA Research PD Counselors
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Hide and Go Speak: Helping Those Around You Find Their True Voices
Presented by Frank Tate
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I'm a Techaholic: SeeSaw App
Digital Portfolios For Any Classroom
Presented by Tammy Cyrus, South Central High School (NC), MBA Research PD Counselor 
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Intrapreneurship: Applying Entrepreneurial Skills to Succeed Within Organizational Structures
Presented by Vera Sell
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Isn't a Successful Teacher Also a Good Project Manager?
Presented by Diane Fromm, PMI Educational Foundation
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MBA Accreditation: Here's Your Map for Building Exemplary Programs
Presented by Lisa Berkey, Director of Benchmark Programs, MBA Research, and Rick Mangini, Director of Accreditation, MBA Research 
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Micro-credentials? Certifications? Proof of Learning? What's the Fuss?
Presented by Elizabeth Mosher, MBA Reseach PD Counselor
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New? This is Your Place
An Introduction to MBA Research and Curriculum Center
Presented by Rick Mangini, Director of Accreditation, MBA Research
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Pitch Perfect!
Presented by Dave Barcos, The Bridge Incubator
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Principles of Finance - Investing
Presented by David Young, Radiant Senior Living, Inc.
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Programs of Study: Changing the Conversation
An Introduction to Programs of Study
Presented by April Miller, VP, Instructional Design, MBA Research
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Programs of Study: Get with the Program
Factors to Consider When Building a Program of Study
Presented by April Miller, VP, Instructional Design, MBA Research
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Putting the Web to Work for Academic Integration
Presented by Beth Osteen, VP, Research & Development, MBA Research
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Understanding and Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace: Helping Students Prepare for What Is in Store for Them
Presented by Alan Cabelly, Portland State University (OR). Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Website: www.PortlandLeadershipInstitute.com
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Use Data (Today!) to Justify Your Program
Presented by Lisa Berkey, Director of Benchmark Programs, MBA Research
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What People Want from Work - Top Trends Influencing Employer Strategies
Presented by Suzi Alligood
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The Why & How of High School of Business
Presented by Lisa Berkey, Director of Benchmark Programs, MBA Research
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How Can the National Business Administration Standards Help You?
Presented by Beth Osteen, VP, Research & Development, MBA Research
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Your 7th Sense Together at Work and School
Presented by Brandon Pelissero and Rhace Smith of Ecolink Inc. (Tucker, GA) and Kari Palmer from Sequoyah High School (Canton, GA)
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