2023 Annual Conference
Conference Registration Opens October 1, 2022!
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center | Wisconsin Dells, WI
The Annual Conference Planning Committee, led by Chair Greg Maroo and Co-chair Travis Hilliard, has been hard at work planning the 2023 Annual Conference. The planning committee has implemented some conference schedule/logistical changes in an effort to improve the overall experience for conference attendees and our sponsors/exhibitors. These major changes include:
Only one certification module (Module 7) will be offered in person at the conference. The second certification module (Module 2) will be delivered virtually a week or two prior to or following the conference (no additional cost as it included in the conference registration fee).
Shifting the keynote speaker to the afternoon just prior to the social event / silent auction.
Adding an additional (third) breakout session option during the breakout time slots on Monday. Also, the conference will begin with breakout sessions on Monday morning immediately following breakfast and a brief conference opening.
Adding a third speaker following the business meeting on Tuesday morning.
The planning committee is extremely excited to announce an outstanding speaker line-up for the conference:
Garrison Wynn (Keynote speaker Monday afternoon)
Max Schachter (Monday morning)
Michael Wissink and Rebecca Montour (Tuesday morning)
In addition, Greg Young, Crisis Intervention, Resilience/Resilient Leadership & Post Traumatic Growth Consultant and International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Trainer will be presenting at two of our breakout sessions.
More detailed information regarding the conference program and topic(s) to be addressed by our speakers will be communicated over the next several months.
If you are interested in learning more about conference sponsor opportunities, contact Tom Wohlleber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidelines and Requirements
The WSSCA Annual Conference Scholarship Program was established to encourage attendance at the conference for those individuals whose school, school district or organization may have difficulty funding the cost of conference registration or conference-related expenses such as travel or hotel accommodations. WSSCA is committed to providing affordable options to encourage members and potential members in furthering their knowledge and professional development.
Each year at the WSSCA Annual Conference, individuals and business donate items to the Silent Auction. These proceeds are combined with generous donations from individuals and WSSCA Business Partners and used to fund the scholarships.
The scholarship funds are managed by the Board of Directors to assure maximum benefit to members.
Scholarship Eligibility and Selection Considerations:
Applicants do not need to be a WSSCA member. Previous scholarship recipients are eligible to apply, but priority will be given to those applicants who have not previously been awarded a scholarship. In addition, the following factors will be considered in evaluating the applications:
The applicant’s school, school district or organization’s financial status.
Willingness to give back. Is the applicant open to utilizing their knowledge to contribute back to WSSCA?
Willingness to write an article for the WSSCA newsletter publication within 9 months of the conference describing how attendance at the conference will help or has helped the applicant achieve his/her goals.
WSSCA reserves the right to deny a scholarship in any given year pending quality of the application, availability of funds, etc. Depending on the number of scholarship applications, full or partial scholarships may be awarded.
The scholarship has to be used by the applicant awarded. Scholarships are not transferrable.
Scholarship recipients will receive complimentary conference registration (not including certification program initiation fee) and a $250 stipend for out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. hotel, travel/mileage).
Scholarship recipients are expected to give a minimum 30 days’ notice if they are unable to attend the conference. Failure to provide the required notice in the above timeframe, except in the case of an emergency, will result in the recipient becoming ineligible for future scholarships.
Scholarship Application Process and Deadlines:
Applications shall be submitted using the online application form on the WSSCA website
Applications will be accepted August 15 - December 15. Scholarships are awarded by December 31.
Issued scholarships are valid for the conference year following the application window.
CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITEE MEMBERS
WSSCA Board Member | Oconomowoc Area School District
Vice Committee Chair
WSSCA Board Member | Sauk Prairie School District
WSSCA Board Member | La Crosse School District
School District of Holmen
Unified School District of Antigo
WSSCA Advisor | Kelmann Restoration
Sedric Morris, Sr.
Madison Metropolitan School District
Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Clinton Community School District
Whitefish Bay School District
Greenfield School District
DOJ - Office of School Safety
WSSCA Advisor | Community Insurance
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