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Creating Connections, Cultivating Leaders
Thursday, July 26, 2018
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Diamondhead Education Center
200 West Burnsville Parkway, Suite 100
Burnsville, MN 55337


Apply for a Scholarship to Attend Summer

Leadership Institute

We're excited to announce a limited number of scholarships are available for early childhood and afterschool professionals to attend the 2018 Summer Leadership Institute on July 26, 2018.

Scholarships are made possible by our 2017 Keynote Speaker, Tracy Wiese. We are so thankful for her generosity. These scholarships provide individuals in the fields of early childhood and afterschool a professional development opportunity where they will learn and network and grow in their profession.

We are committed to creating a diverse, safe, and welcoming space for participants to learn and share. We believe diversity and inclusivity make the fields of early childhood and afterschool stronger, so we are seeking a diverse pool of applicants. MnAEYC-MnSACA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

Please Note: We have a limited number of scholarships. Preference will be given to those who haven't attended the Summer Leadership Institute previously, are current members, or are a student. We may offer partial scholarships and/or deny some applications.

All applicants will be notified by Friday, June 15 and must register for the event and use their scholarship by July 20.

Please complete the application here by Friday, June 8, 2018.

Apply for a scholarship today


What is the Summer Leadership Institute?

The Summer Leadership Institute is a full day of engaging professional development designed specifically for early childhood and afterschool professionals that currently hold a leadership position, those that aspire to a leadership position, and those that support leaders and leadership (coaches, trainers and consultants) to examine and deepen their knowledge, skills and abilities in topics relevant to leadership.

What is this year's theme?

This year's theme is Creating Connections, Cultivating Leaders. The research is now clear: leaders grow over time, and leadership can be thoughtfully and intentionally nurtured. This matters because leaders matter. Whether you are currently a leader, aspire to be a leader, or support the development of leaders, this is the event for you. This institute is designed to create and support connections and skills needed to cultivate our own leadership and that of others.

Schedule at a Glance

7:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m.      Registration & Breakfast

8:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m.      Welcome & Keynote

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.    Networking & Shopping

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.   Session A

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   Lunch, Networking & Shopping

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.    Session B

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.      Snack, Networking & Shopping

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.      Session C


For questions or more information please contact Kristen Wheeler Highland at 651-789-3587 or

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Summer Leadership Institute Sponsors!

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