How to take charge of change

MEA members are encouraged to attend MEA’s 2014 Bargaining, Public Affairs & Professional Issues Conference, which will be held Feb. 6-7 at Cobo Center in Detroit.

With the theme of “Taking Charge of Change,” the conference will offer in-depth training to MEA members on a host of issues, including evaluations, school finance, bargaining and political action.

The conference will also offer numerous professional development opportunities, where members can earn State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) and Michigan ESP Center of Professional Learning credits.

These training sessions will give participants more than just information — members will leave the sessions with the skills and information they need to take charge of the changes they face.

The conference will also feature a lunchtime address from U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Hills, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Sen. Carl Levin.

For more information and to register, go to