MLR Conference empowers members

Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

2013 MLR Conference 
Members participate in a workshop about engaging parents through the NJEA Families and Schools Together (FAST) program at last year's conference.

NJEA members can hone their leadership skills at the 2014 Minority Leadership and Recruitment Conference, April 25-26, at the Doubletree Hotel, Somerset. The theme of this year’s conference is “A View from the Top: Reaching Higher & Still We Rise.”

Winceyco Productions will set the tone on the opening night with a keynote performance. Wincey, who leads Winceyco Productions, is a professional female vocalist from Jersey City who has been educating people of all ages in schools and churches throughout New Jersey since 1988.

Winceyco Productions works with consultants, teachers, engineers, school psychologists, medical professionals, ministers, and community leaders to combine a perfect balance of music and drama with key facts of African-American history, science, drug awareness, and music.

Seminars explore conference theme

In addition to the keynote performance, members will choose two of 10 programs to attend.

On Friday, members choose one 90-minute elective:

  • Stress Management (Yoga)
  • Social Media Safety
  • A Delegation That Looks Like New Jersey
  • FAST Program (Family Involvement)
  • Line Dancing Your Stress Away

On Saturday, members choose one four-hour seminar:

  • NEA Minority Leadership Training (Introduction)
  • LGBTQ: What does it All Mean? – (Professional development credit available.)
  • Gang Prevention and Intervention
  • Student Growth Objectives (SGO): Past, Present, & Future (Professional development credit available.)
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) – (Professional development credit available.)

More detailed descriptions of the workshops can be found on the registration form.


Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Preregistration is required by April 11. The registration fee of $245 single/$185 double occupancy includes overnight accommodations, meals, self-parking, and materials. The commuter registration fee of $130 includes meals, self-parking, and materials. Use of hotel facilities including restaurants, valet parking, etc. is not included in the registration fee. Special meal requests due to dietary and/or religious reasons should accompany your registration form.

For more information or if you have a special physical, communication, or other disability-related need that may require assistance or accommodations to permit or facilitate your attendance/participation in the NJEA Minority Leadership & Recruitment Conference activities, please contact Yvonne Holmes by April 11 at 609-599-4561, ext. 2241 or email


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