You do not want to miss the AESA Annual Conference. So much to do, so much to learn!
News and updates from AESA 
October 18, 2017
In this issue:

  • Are you a new CEO of an Educational Service Agency? AESA has a NEW CEO Affinity group for you!
  • It's time to register for AESA's National Conference - two pre-conferences on Wednesday offer extended learning time on critical topics.
  • businesspartnerThe Business Partner Connection: Student Loans

2017 Pre-Conferences: Wednesday, November 29

Two pre-conferences provide in-depth exploration of critical topics


Presented by Southeast Service Cooperative, Rochester, MN., and the Rendement Group 

The objective of this pre-conference is to prioritize your ESA's work by aligning business strategy with the vital few projects, using key metrics. Explore problem statements, leading and lagging metrics, and how your ESA can stay focused on the vital few projects. This training will use simulation and facilitated exercises to allow participants to apply the tools taught as part of the day. This is a highly interactive pre-conference to help you get the most of your experience.

Presented by  Presented by Southwest Plains Regional Service Center, Sublette, KS.
Poverty is a powerful factor in the learning culture. The time is now to consider intentional leadership to change the learning culture surrounding poverty from ignorance to empathy. In this pre-conference, experience an interactive, collaborative morning to deepen your understanding of culturally diverse learning environments, emphasizing the effects of poverty on student learning. During the afternoon participate in a hands-on poverty simulation to experience the daily effects of poverty. The simulation includes role-play, decision-making, and real-life problem solving.  

Register for the conference, where you can also select to participate in pre-conferences!

The Business Partner Connection:
 You don't want to do this for free!

Student Loan Experts

"People come to us believing they are "in the program" only to find out they aren't properly aligned with the regulations of the program, and the payments they are making won't count toward their 120 qualifying payments."

If you don't want this to happen to the educators in your area, read the latest BLOG post about why:  "You Don't Want to Do This For Free"

Need help for your employees or agency?

Look to AESA Business Partner ISLOAN solutions!

Latest Affinity Group: NEW CEO Affinity Group

Are you new to the Executive Director role? Then, t his Affinity Group is for you!

Come and join others in a professional learning community from across the country to learn more about the ins and outs of how to run an ESA!  

Periodic online, real time, networking meetings and face-to-face networking at AESA sponsored national/regional meetings will be part of your experience.  

All participants will be active in the creation of joint learning agendas and  have access to former and current AESA leaders and resources. 
Our first video conference will be Wednesday, November 8, Noon, CDT.  

To join, contact Ron Fielder, facilitator, at or Joan Wade, AESA Executive Director, at for more information or to register for the first meeting.
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