Conferences & Trainings

MOSAC2 Professional Development Institute

The MOSAC2 Professional Development Institute is the largest conference in Missouri designed specifically for afterschool professionals. The event is held annually to bring together professionals from throughout the state for high-quality professional development offerings and networking opportunities.

This year’s theme is “Beyond the Elements” and the conference will take place November 16-19, 2017 at the Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center in Independence, MO. Visit the MOSAC2 Website for more details and to register.

Celebration of Afterschool

The Celebration of Afterschool is an annual spring conference and recognition luncheon, geared toward professionalizing the afterschool field and acknowledging the great work being done throughout the state. The event takes place in the first week of March at Tan-Tar-A Resort and Conference Center in Osage Beach. The next event will be held March 2-3, 2018. Click here for more details and registration information.

MAACCE Conference

Every Summer, MASN participates as a partner at the Missouri Association for Adult Continuing and Community Education (MAACCE) Conference at the Lake. The afterschool category offers training opportunities for afterschool professionals from afterschool professionals, as well as other keynote and networking opportunities. Click here to visit the MAACCE website to find out more.

PDI-Mini Conferences

The MASN Professional Development Committee plans to offer a new opportunity for regional trainings through the PDI-Mini Conference series. The goal for each event will be to offer up to 5 clock hours of training for attendees, catered to the needs and wants of local afterschool professionals in that community. Click here for more information on hosting an event and for event details, as they become available.

Beyond the Bell Toolkit Training

This training opportunity is geared towards organizations looking to start an afterschool program from the ground up. The course follows the model laid out in the Beyond the Bell Toolkit, and covers everything from program design to staffing and all in between. Click here for more information and to register for the event.

“Been There, Done That” Training 

During the 2017-2018 school, MASN is introducing a unique professional development opportunity for those afterschool leaders who have “been there and done that”. Over the course of the year, we will host two special trainings for veteran leaders, as well as offering invitation only networking opportunities at MOSAC2 and the Celebration of Afterschool conferences. Click here for more information and to register.

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