88th Annual MVA Conference Agenda – at a glance..


Friday, March 23rd – 2018 MVA Conference Leadership Training

8:00-9:00        Breakfast

9:00-10:00      Intro & Ice Breaker, by Rick Torres, Brian Cummings

  • Introduction to leadership
  • What’s our purpose? Our responsibilities?
  • The ultimate goal of the educator.

10:00-11:00    Planning Your Success Story, by Ingrid Centurion

  • Career Planning/Visioning
  • Beginning your journey with the end in mind

 11:00-12:00   How to Ensure Your Students Succeed, by Ingrid Centurion, Rick Torres

  •  Overcoming Obstacles, Trials, Tribulations and Maintaining Optimism
  •  How optimism is contagious

12:00-1:00      Break for Lunch

1:00-2:00        Inspiring our Students, by Rick Torres 

  • Building positive relationships
  • The need to motivate students
  • The importance of self –evaluation

2:00-3:00       Inspiring Ourselves, Inspiring our Students, by Rick Torres

  • Developing intrinsic motivation
  • How to become an effective “Coach”

3:00-4:30       Background on the MVA, by Don Jarvis, Executive Board, select MVA Board Members 

  • Leadership roles within the MVA
  • MVA Executive Board Meeting

Leadership Training Dinner, Networking, and Welcome Reception to follow our MVA Leadership Training and MVA Executive Board Meeting



Saturday, March 24th – 2018 MVA Conference Saturday Agenda
MVA Conference Registration packets will be available upon registration and will include the most updated information.

8:00-10:00       Registration

8:00-9:00         Networking Breakfast Buffet
                         (Sponsored by Exhibitor)

8:00-4:00         Exhibitors

8:00-3:00         Gift Drop-off/Gift Preview

9:00-9:50         Keynote Speaker – Ingrid Centurion

  • “Equality in the Workplace”

10:00-11:25      30 Minute Carousel Sessions

  • See Conference Brochure for Carousel Session details

11:30-12:30      Bobby Flagg

  • Experience, Strength, and Hope — My Experience overcoming addiction

12:30-1:30       Lunch – Exhibitor Visits
                         (Remember your Lunch ticket)

1:30-2:00         Lisa Sandler, DESE

  • Important DESE Updates

2:00-3:00         Keynote Speaker – Loretta LaRoche

  • “Life is not a stress Rehearsal”

3:30-4:30         Legislative Session/Annual Meeting

  • MVA Updates presented by the MVA Executive Board  
  • MVA Annual Legislative Update – All are welcome to attend

5:00-11:00        Kids Night Out – Pizza, Movies, & Activities for Kids ages 3-11
                          (Service provided for Banquet Attendees only)

5:30-6:15         Cocktail Hour – Cash Bar – Networking
                         (Begin seating for dinner by 6:15)

6:00-11:00       Dinner/Awards Banquet – events start promptly at 6:25
                         (Remember your banquet ticket)

  • We are honored and look forward to welcoming to our banquet – Governor of the Commonwealth, Charlie Baker!


Saturday Session Overview:


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