Fall Conference Information

  • Fall 2020 CHESPRA Conference

    SAVE THE DATE - We have established dates for our three 90-minute monthly professional development sessions this fall. Topics and calls for presentations will be posted soon - be sure to check back frequently!

    They are: 

    • Wednesday, September 23 (2:00-4:00)

      We will have a presenter from the all virtual environment and a presenter from the hybrid model to discuss with us what worked for them, what didn't, the challenges they faced, etc. For those of you in an all virtual model, this will be invaluable to you to hear not only from your all virtual colleagues, but also where you're probably headed next: The hybrid phase.
      In addition, we'll have a superintendent from one of our membership divisions on-hand to speak to us about how they've navigated the rough waters with their communication team as well.

                               Slides: Berkeley

                               Sept. Virtual Session Video


    • Wednesday, October 21

      Renaming Schools Amidst a Dual Pandemic


                               Oct. Virtual Session Video


    • Wednesday, November 18 (2-5)

      Mental Health: We'll bring you experts in the field from both small and large divisions, both virtual and in-person learning environments, to discuss what they've seen, how they've responded, and what you can take with you as communication professionals to improve how you and your staff respond in your own division. Join our all-star lineup of mental health professionals who will provide valuable insight into how their divisions have addressed mental health issues this year, our annual communication contest results, and much more. We will also have drawings throughout the conference to give away gift cards worth up to $50 (must be present to win). Please note that Happy Hour will begin after our contest results. We will be sending participants into different breakout sessions to make new connections or chat with existing friends.


    chespra fall virtual conference agenda


    As a special THANK YOU for your membership, CHESPRA will be waiving ALL fees for the virtual conference and professional learning opportunities this fall. To that end, we have great interest from our vendor partners to sponsor our professional learning sessions and we will count on your support by attending the sessions and fully participating to honor their commitment to our continued professional learning, particularly during these challenging times.


    Sponsors - TBD