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1. Get on Track to Financial Security

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/9/2019

New
This seminar is designed to teach employees of all ages the basics of sound financial planning and information about how to achieve long-term financial goals. You will: -understand how paying yourself first can improve your financial future -learn how to unlock the power of compound interest -find out the advantages of different saving options (ROTH, IRA, Traditional IRA, TSA) -be introduced to the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) pension benefit and the annuity options (Core vs. Variable) available to you -discover resources available to help you make sound financial decisions

2. Quartz Wellness Portal and Rewards Training 3:15 - 4:15

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/23/2019

Come learn about rewards and programs that Quartz offers its members to help support their wellness and how to get the most out of your insurance benefits!

3. Quartz Wellness Portal and Rewards Training 4:15 - 5:15

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/23/2019

Come learn about rewards and programs that Quartz offers its members to help support their wellness and how to get the most out of your insurance benefits!

4. MCPASD Equity Institute 2019

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/25/2019 to 3/2/2019

The MCPASD Equity Institute is designed to develop leaders for racial equity in education. It includes topics such as the causes and consequences of racism, implicit bias, and systemic oppression. Participants learn to use community agreements, constructivist listening, and a racial equity lens. There will be reading and panel presentations, as well as dialogue and discussion. Some blended learning may also take place.

MCPASD certified staff receive 45 PD points. MCPASD non-certified staff will receive a $300 stipend for full participation (must attend all 4 meeting dates/times). Lunch is on your own.
The truth is, we are all nutritionally deficient in one way or another. In addition, we all have a level of toxicity from the food, water, and air around us. Therefore, there are a number of issues, as a culture, that we face. In this health talk I would like to discuss stress, anxiety, pain, and digestive struggles. I’d like to talk about the natural ways to help treat these problems. Let’s help you find your healthy place! *The purpose of this presentation is purely educational: no sales pitches.

6. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Refresher Training

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12

Dates: 1/29/2019

With a core philosophy of providing for the Care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM of everyone involved in a crisis situation, the program's strategies give educators the skills to safely respond to various levels of risk behavior while balancing the responsibilities of care. The emphasis is on early intervention and nonphysical methods for preventing or managing disruptive behavior. There is a strong focus on verbal de-escalation techniques and using physical restraint only as a last resort. The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program is a highly interactive, reality-based training program combining visual, auditory, and experiential training methods to accommodate various adult learning styles. Extensive demonstrations, application activities, practice, peer teaching activities, and a written examination ensure that participants learn and understand program concepts. Annual re-certification is required, which is the 4 hour NVCI refresher course. MCPASD staff only (any grade level)

7. America to Me Series Discussion

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Any/All Staff

Dates: 1/30/2019

New
The new STARZ documentary series, America to Me, addresses issues of racial bias and systemic inequities in schools. We will watch one of the episodes then engage in small group discussions around group reactions to the topics around equity, marginalization, and privilege issues brought up in the episode. Our goal is for all participants to connect these insights and situations from the episode back to their own personal and professional practice. Based on participant feedback, we plan to offer discussions on additional episodes in the future. Note: This same activity will be offered at the Winter Institute.

8. Dean/SSM Wellness Portal and Rewards Training 3:15 - 4:15

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/4/2019

Come learn about rewards and programs that Dean/SSM offers its members to help support their wellness and how to get the most out of your insurance benefits!

9. Dean/SSM Wellness Portal and Rewards Training 4:15 - 5:15

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/4/2019

Come learn about rewards and programs that Dean/SSM offers its members to help support their wellness and how to get the most out of your insurance benefits!

10. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Initial Training

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Staff

Dates: 2/12/2019

With a core philosophy of providing for the Care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM of everyone involved in a crisis situation, the program's strategies give educators the skills to safely respond to various levels of risk behavior while balancing the responsibilities of care. The emphasis is on early intervention and nonphysical methods for preventing or managing disruptive behavior. There is a strong focus on verbal de-escalation techniques and using physical restraint only as a last resort. The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program is a highly interactive, reality-based training program combining visual, auditory, and experiential training methods to accommodate various adult learning styles. Extensive demonstrations, application activities, practice, peer teaching activities, and a written examination ensure that participants learn and understand program concepts. Annual re-certification is required, which is the 4 hour NVCI refresher course. Bring your own lunch. MCPASD Staff ONLY

11. Financial Wellness Session: Planning for Retirement

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/12/2019

Many Americans underestimate how much money they will need to save by the time they retire. Perhaps that's because only 48% of workers have tried to calculate how much money they will need to retire comfortably.* Our seminar will help you: -Calculate the cost of retirement -Develop a plan to pursue your goals -Consider investment strategies -Analyze ways to potentially protect your retirement portfolio

12. Prepping for SUCCESS!

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/25/2019

Meal planning is one of the easiest ways to set yourself up for healthy eating. Take the guesswork out of your day by dedicating a part of your weekend to preparing meals that help carry you through the week! The time spent, in advance, ensures you have healthy, filling, delicious meals ready to go! Don't grab fast food when you are in a hurry! Grab your food, FAST! I will share my Sunday routine, as well as some of my favorite recipes, products, tips and tricks!

13. WRS: Your State Pension Plan

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/12/2019

New
WRS, the state pension plan, will be a source of retirement income for most Wisconsin public school employees. Understanding this benefit will help educators better plan for their future. Learn to: -Read/interpret your pension statement -Calculate your WRS pension benefit -Choose an appropriate annuity option -Purchase forfeited service -Determine whether you will have a retirement income gap

14. Heart Health: Know Your Numbers

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/18/2019

Presented by a registered nurse, this one-hour session is all about the leading cause of death in women: heart disease. Join us to learn about ways to protect your heart health by knowing your numbers and identifying your personal risk. The session will cover:
• Types of heart disease
• Risk factors
• Heart attack symptoms
• Prevention of heart disease
• Screenings to identify heart disease risk
• Resources for a healthy heart Handouts on the topic and a small gift will be available for participants at the end of the session.

15. Financial Wellness Session: Car Buying 101

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 4/2/2019

Get the tools to help you make the right vehicle purchase. In addition to financing tips, topics include: -Buying new or used -Pros and cons of buying and leasing -Ways to build your credit history -Whether or not to purchase an extended warranty

16. Roll and Release: foam rolling and more

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 4/29/2019

Stretch, roll and release using foam rollers, lacrosse balls, blocks and your own body weight to relieve tension, tightness & pain. Finish the session with a final release leaving you refreshed!