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2017 Inservice

National Agricultural Education and FFA Inservice

Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2017

Sheraton Keystone at the Crossing
8787 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46240
317-846-2700

"Achieving the Vision"

Jim Armbruster
Inservice Coordinator
765-230-6971 (Cell)
317-802-4334 (Work)

Ellen Williams
Conference Logistics
317-802-4269 (Work)

2017 Inservice Agenda

First General Session

Welcome and Setting Context – Mark Poeschl,
Chief Executive Officer, National FFA

Greetings and Remarks – USDE
Dr. Steve A. Brown, National FFA Advisor and Board Chair

Alumni – Engagement, Impact and Leadership
Josh Rusk, Executive Director, National FFA Alumni

Looking Forward
Mark Poeschl

Second General Session

Greetings – Mark Poeschl

Setting the Context for the Day

National Council for Agricultural Education Update
Tony Small, Managing Director,
The National Council for Agricultural Education

  • NQPS Electronic Survey Tool – Tony Small
  • “Culture of Safety” – Ken Allen, Chairman
  • SAE Resources Committee – Mike Womochil, Chairman
  • 2016 National Agriculture Teacher Supply and Demand Study – Ellen Thompson, Project Director
  • Teach Ag Initiative – Ellen Thompson, Project Director

New Living to Serve Community Development Grants

Target Audience: Executive Secretaries, Teacher Leaders or Teacher Educators

Presentation

Host: Karen Hutchison

Presenters: Michele Sullivan, Stefonie Sebastian, Jordan Henry and Daniel Zimmerman

The Living to Serve (LTS) team will walk through the new LTS Community Development Grant series that will launch in advance of the 2017-18 school year.

Transforming Alumni for Tomorrow

Target Audience: Alumni

Presentation

Host: Josh Rusk

Presenters: Allie Ellis and Josh Rusk

Review current alumni membership and discuss new ways to engage members.

New Electronic NQPS Survey Tool

Target Audience: State Supervisors

Presentation

Host: Larry Gossen

Presenters: Tony Small, Doug Kueker and Clay Worley

An unveiling of new tools your state can utilize to collect local program data, target professional development needs and validate improvement for every local program in your state.

Board Structure

Target Audience: Foundation

Host: Molly Ball, President, National FFA Foundation

Presenters: National FFA Foundation Staff

A high-level overview of board structures, bylaws, policies and recruiting, financial transactions, the brand center and resources.

2017 Programming for National Chapter, Agriscience Fair, Career and Leadership Development Events

Target Audience: Executive Secretaries, Teacher Leaders or Teacher Educators

Presentation

Host: Karen Hutchison

Presenters: Jenna Genson, Rebecca Carter and Dale Crabtree

Review award program revisions impacting 2017. There will be time for questions.

Alumni Structure and Role

Target Audience: Alumni

Presentation

Host: Josh Rusk

Presenters: Allie Ellis and Josh Rusk

Discover how to strengthen your membership and role to play an integral part of your Team Ag Ed.

CASE

Target Audience: State Supervisors

Presentation

Host: Larry Gossen

Presenter: Dr. Dan Jansen

Ten years of achieving the vision.

Agricultural Literacy and Advocacy

Target Audience: Executive Secretaries, Teacher Leaders or Teacher Educators, Alumni

Presentation

Host: Karen Hutchison and Josh Rusk

Presenter: McKenzie Baecker

An update from the advocacy and government relations division as well as a preview of the advocacy toolkit.

Prospect Strategy

Target Audience: Foundation

Presentation

Host: Molly Ball

Receive an overview of prospect research and learn tips for finding sources online to research prospective donors. There will also be a discussion on the strategies for finding new donors.

Third General Session

Greetings – Molly Ball

Presenter: Joe Golding

Advancement Resources – Driving Meaningful Philanthropy

National Officer Selection Process Revision

Target Audience: Executive Secretaries, Teacher Leaders or Teacher Educators

Presentation

Host: Karen Hutchison

Presenters: Keisto Lucero and Kim Henry

This session will reveal the changes to the National Officer Selection Process that will affect the 2017 process.

Resources

NOSP Revision Overview

Recommendations NOSP 2016 Revision Committee

Schedule Planning Grid

FFA Application Center, 2017 Perspective

Target Audience: Teacher Leaders or Teacher Educators

Host: Frank Saldana

Presenters: Jenna Genson, Madeline Young and Brett Evans

Hands-on experience working with applications and the application center. Please bring your laptop or tablet.

Donor Continuum

Target Audience: Foundation

Host: Molly Ball

Presenter: Joe Golding

Driving philanthropy for FFA.

What’s New in Alumni?

Target Audience: Alumni

Presentation

Host: Josh Rusk

Presenter: Allie Ellis and Josh Rusk

Attendees will work with the new award applications, grants and the mentor and volunteer management programs. Please bring your laptop or tablet.

SAE Renewal

Target Audience: State Supervisors

Host: Larry Gossen

Presenters: The Council and SAE Committee Representatives

See the new resources and discover the process to provide students and teachers with time-saving tools needed to engage all students in supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs). Plans to bring aligned SAE resources to one location utilizing a clearinghouse will be shared.

Introducing the New State Officer Continuum

Target Audience: Executive Secretaries, Teacher Leaders or Teacher Educators

Presentation

Host: Karen Hutchinson

Presenters: Austin Large, Shane Jacques, Eric Nelson and Justin Davis

The framework and details of the new and improved State FFA Officer Leadership Continuum will be shared.

Career-based Educational Resources

Target Audience: Teacher Leaders or Teacher Educators

Presentation

Host: Frank Saldana

Presenters: Educational Development and Assessment Team

This session will focus on the career-based educational resources, such as My Journey and AgExplorer. The presenters will go deeper into each resource and help provide tips on integrating into your classroom.

How Does Alumni Support the Local Levels?

Target Audience: Alumni

Host: Josh Rusk

Presenter: Allie Ellis and Josh Rusk

Participate in roundtable discussions. Topics include alumni events, service programs, engaging young members, helping struggling alumni chapters and helping advisors see the benefits of alumni.

A Culture of Safety

Target Audience: State Supervisors

Host: Larry Gossen

Presenter: Ken Allen, Chairman of the Council “Culture of Safety” Committee

Agricultural education’s commitment to a “Culture of Safety.” Discover how you can assist in driving action and steps to get there.

State Team Ag Ed Meetings

Engaging Our Students – Building a State Action Plan

Ben Meyer and Frank Saldana LPS Regions

Karen Hutchison and Larry Gossen LPS Regions

Jim Armbruster and Kevin Keith LPS Regions

Nina Crutchfield LPS Region

Foundation/Alumni Joint Session

Host/Presenters: Molly Ball and Josh Rusk

How the National FFA Foundation and National FFA Alumni Association are working together to create sustainability. Q & A.

Fourth General Session

Greetings – Mark Poeschl

Setting the Context for the Day

Greetings and Remarks – Jay Jackman, Executive Director, NAAE

Greetings and Remarks – Mark Balschweid, President, AAAE

Data Collection and Profile Rewrite Panel Discussion – Josh Bledsoe

Foundation General Session

Presentation

Host: Molly Ball

Presenter: Matt Treadwell

How to jump-start your planned giving programs: discussion and idea-sharing.

USDE Update

Target Audience: State Supervisors

Host: Larry Gossen

Presenters: Dr. Steve A. Brown and Mark Poeschl

Affiliation

Target Audience: Executive Secretaries, FFA Operations

Document information under review and edits, please check back at a later time.

Host: Karen Hutchison

Presenters: Lee Anne Shiller and LPS Team

Ag Ed Academy – Equipping Teachers and Advisors

Target Audience: Teacher Leaders or Teacher Educators

Host: Frank Saldana and Nina Crutchfield

Presenters: Educational Development and Assessment Team

Annual Fund: Social and Online Fundraising

Target Audience: Foundation

Presentation

Host: Molly Ball

Presenters: Kate Miller

Discuss current trends, strategies and best practices of online and social media fundraising.

Alumni Profile Deep Dive

Target Audience: Alumni

Presentation

Host: Josh Rusk

Presenter: Allie Ellis and Josh Rusk

Take a deeper look at your new alumni profiles and understand the critical nature of this data. Please bring your laptop or tablet.

National Ag Ed Annual Report

Target Audience: State Staff

Host: Larry Gossen

Presenters: Dr. Steve A. Brown, Lee Anne Shiller and Larry Gossen

Take a detailed look at the process for collecting annual report data.

Conducting Events and Mobilizing Volunteers

Target Audience: Teacher Leaders or Teacher Educators, Executive Secretaries – FFA Operations

Host: Frank Saldana and Karen Hutchison

Presenters: Jenna Genson, Rebecca Carter, Mandy Hazlett and Dale Crabtree

A panel of peers who are successful in planning and executing state and national-level agriscience fairs, CDEs, LDEs, conventions and workshops.

Stewardship: Cultivating Lifelong Donors

Target Audience: Foundation

Presentation

Host: Molly Ball

Presenters: Staci Glaser

A time for idea-sharing and best practices for building a stewardship plan to increase your donors’ support and relationship with FFA.

Importance and Use of Alumni Data

Target Audience: Alumni

Presentation

Host: Josh Rusk

Presenters: Allie Ellis and Josh Rusk

Develop your game plan for collecting and using data to make an impact.

State Team Ag Ed Meetings

Supporting Our Teachers–Building a State Action Plan

Ben Meyer and Frank Saldana LPS Regions

Karen Hutchison and Larry Gossen LPS Regions

Jim Armbruster and Kevin Keith LPS Regions

Nina Crutchfield LPS Region

Thank you to our event sponsors:

Special thanks to our platinum sponsors: