Nationally Renowned Keynote Speakers This conference will host several keynote presentations from nationally respected speakers! It is at this annual event that you will hear the latest news and trends from some phenomenal professionals in their field. You do not want to miss this year’s Conference!
New Professional Workshops If you are just beginning your professional career, we invite you to attend these workshops. We’ll have seasoned professionals and admissions veterans provide information about: the MPSEOC organization, admissions and enrollment services in Montana, and overall trends in higher education. This conference will offer many great opportunities to meet new and seasoned professionals across the state!
MPSEOC’s Future Goals As the future of Montana Higher Education changes , It is MPSEOC’s Goal to try and adjust to these new trends to better help its member institutions and Montana students. This conference will offer an opportunity to share feedback on MPSEOC’s future goals.
General Sessions & Workshops We have designated certain topics to be appropriate for all professional levels. These sessions will give you an opportunity to learn more about subjects that affect everyone’s professional life.
Social Evening in Helena, Montana Rather than the traditional conference “banquet” on the first night, we will be heading off-site to a fun locale for dinner and an evening of activities in Helena.
MPSEOC Summer Conference | Overview and Speakers
July 29-30, 2019 | Helena | Montana
Goals For The Conference
GOALS FOR THE CONFERENCE ARE SIMPLE! | To give you the opportunity to connect with your colleagues across the Montana and beyond.
| To provide information you can use in your daily working life and to offer professional development.
Carlos Ojeda Jr. has been called one of the most dynamic speakers in America today. A former university administrator, professor and small business development center director, he now focuses his energy on empowering students to succeed by teaching them that their voice is their power.
Combining his entrepreneurial spirit with his passion for changing the lives of youth across the country, he started CoolSpeak: The Youth Engagement Company. CoolSpeak provides youth motivational speakers, programs, and events designed to engage, educate and empower youth. CoolSpeak represents over 25 of the top youth speakers in the country, and has certified and licensed over 50 facilitators and practitioners nationwide. Over a million lives have been inspired to date.
If Not You Then Who, If Not Now Then When – A presentation geared toward educators reigniting their passion for the work they do with youth, reminding them why they work in education and inspiring them to strive for greater results both personally and professionally.
This Is My Ability – A presentation about the overcoming, living with and transforming a disability into motivation to success. This isn’t my disability, it’s my ability.
Steve is recognized as an outstanding Keynote Speaker, Motivator, Instructor and Consultant. His seminars are lively, informative, funny and insightful. His knowledge stems from a 20-year career at Management and Vice President level. His core competencies are in: § Customer Service | § Motivational Leadership | § Life-Work Balance | § Goal Setting | § Time Management | § Motivating a Sales Group |
Steve challenges his audiences to go for it 100%, in their personal life and at work. His message stays with his audience for a long time as he talks about how important the effect they have on others, the importance of setting goals, and being their BEST everyday!
Steve is the author of the book, ‘How to Have a Great Day Everyday!’ & ‘Leave Your Funk at the Door’ and has plenty of hands-on experience helping businesses, schools, associations and organizations reach and sustain excellence.
Steve has an extensive client list spanning many years. A partial list of clients include: § Northwestern Mutual Financial Network | § United Airlines | § AMI-Automotive Management Institute | § CDW | § Montana State University | § St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital | § Montana Dept. of Labor & Industry | § Hollywood Casino § U.S. District Courts | § Montana Dept. of Transportation | § Several Banks/Credit Unions/Chambers and Associations Steve is a member of the National Speakers Association.
Angela is a veteran Montana educator who has twenty years in the classroom. Angela is the only classroom teacher to serve on both the Montana Board of Public Education and the Board of Regents and has a unique perspective and understanding of P-20 efforts and policy. As a classroom teacher and policy maker, Angela helped to craft many of the policies around Montana dual enrollment, educator licensure and educator preparatory standards. As Montana’s 31st Lieutenant Governor, Angela developed the SMART Schools initiative, Montana Women Mentors in STEM and worked successfully to grow education and economic opportunities in Indian Country.
Angela is working towards an Ed. D. and works at the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education in Helena as the Director of American Indian and Minority Achievement and K-12 Partnerships for the Montana University System.
Angela is presently a member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana Foundation Board as well as the Montana Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies board. She also served on the Board of Directors for AWARE Montana. Angela is married to Helena attorney, Mike McLean and they have two children; Colin who is 19 and Ellen who is 15. She enjoys spending time in the Montana outdoors.
We are so grateful to have her with us today to share her Montana story with us!
DARRYL BELLAMY Jr.
Darryl Bellamy graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2012, and three years later became a Corporate America dropout after quitting his job to travel the country inspiring students to conquer their fears and self-doubt.
After collecting, (still) reading, and cataloging over 15,000+ written student fears as of today, Darryl is now considered an expert on the topic of student fear. The first time he asked students to write their fears; He was taken aback by their rawness and transparency, inspiring him to find his true calling by solely focusing on ensuring they can overcome their fears to achieve and lead fearlessly.
Darryl is committed to creating the most extensive database of student fears to give educators a better understanding of the current day student, and to use that data to transform the lives of millions through books, programs, and Fearless Conferences. He believes that too often we teach the hard leadership skills, but forget that there’s a person underneath. His goal is to help educators better understand the internal, so the external hard skills we teach stick.
How would your life, organization, and campus be better if you were more fearless? Darryl Bellamy Jr. guides students & education professionals with the knowledge and techniques they need to identify and overcome some of their biggest fears. During the year and a half with his coach, in addition to his full-time employment, Darryl worked part-time with a national training company, allowing his message to be shared beyond NC. He also created the first iteration of BellamyInspires.com, published Waking Up Chase, and eventually quit both jobs to dedicate all his time to Bellamy Inspires. His first programs focused on different aspects student success, with one part of the program devoted to student fear. Everything changed one day when he asked students to write their fear; He was taken aback by the rawness and transparency they shared. It was at that moment that he decided to solely focus on ensuring students can overcome their fears to lead and live as they desire.
Keith Lauver is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Cooksimple, LLC. Mr. Lauver founded Gearworks, Inc., in 1999 and served as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Lauver served as Director at Gearworks, Inc., and St. Vincent Healthcare, Inc.
Keith has always wanted to be an astronaut, often played with model rockets, and even learned to fly a plane so he could become one. Now he can at least pretend to be.
Keith is a serial entrepreneur who has founded two successful enterprise software companies and has been the founder or CEO of two natural food companies. In 1994, Lauver started and ran a technology services company that specialized in custom enterprise software development and serviced industry-leading clients. In 1999, Lauver founded Gearworks, a leader in mobile workforce management software for customers such as General Motors OnStar, Roto-Rooter, FTD, and Pepsi. Lauver raised $22 million to support the growth of Gearworks. In 2004, Lauver was looking for opportunities in his home state of Montana, and uncovered a niche natural beef company. In just over three years as CEO, he grew sales by over 1,000%, raised $5 million in private equity, and secured key national customers such as Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and Williams-Sonoma. With his own life transformed by wellness, Lauver decided to launch a new business in 2008: Cooksimple. Cooksimple’s delicious and healthy boxed meals were sold in over 6,000 grocery stores throughout the U.S., Canada and Australia before C&F Foods acquired it in December 2017. Since 2018, Lauver has been helping other companies launch their products and services into orbit and is the founder and "Mission Controller" of Space Monkey Partners.
Keith is a marketing guru and has a wealth of tips and knowledge to share with us on understanding our customers / students through his study of behavioral science in relation to marketing and branding. Through story telling in a way that reaches your audience with the right message, Keith will share his wisdom with us.
Reaching Students Through Effective Marketing & The Art and Science of Storytelling: Insights from Behavioral Science
Each of us is exposed to over 10,000 messages per day from those wanting our attention. Most of us just tune these messages out. If you are someone who needs to deliver a message, you need new strategies to break through this noise. Using important clues from digital footprints about what works (and what doesn’t), savvy storytellers can learn to refine their messages for maximum impact. We’ll take an analytical look at storytelling, and explore how the latest research into behavioral science can help all of us tell better stories that move people to act.
NEw! Speed Networking Workshop
You asked for more networking! Here is your chance to connect even more at this conference this year!
According to past attendees, the number one reason they attend this conference is for networking, so we are so excited to expand this opportunity for you this year!
What To Bring To This Workshop?! | Bring your business cards, information brochures, or anything else you would like to share, and we will set the stage for the exciting connection to happen.
We are excited to have you part of this new workshop!
| |mORE tOPICS, workshops, & sessions THIS CONFERENCE OFFERS GREAT OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLABORATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT! | Understanding & Connecting With Today's Students | | Recruitment & Marketing Tips & Social media | | NEW PROFESSIONAL’S INSTITUTE | | FINANCIAL AID UPDATES | | OPI & Indian Education For all | | Understanding & Helping Transfer Students | | Montana careers, search tools, & future outlook | | work / life balance | | tRAVEL tIPS & hIGH sCHOOL vISITS | | working with different generations | | Team Working Skills & Networking | | Montana Tribal College Team Meeting | | Expanding orientations & Campus Visit Programs | | ADMISSIONS BEST PRACTICES & ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT | | Working with Traditional & Nontraditional Students | | Working with Transfer Students | | DUAL CREDIT IN MONTANA | | COLLEGEBOARD UPDATES | | And, MUCH MORE! |