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2018 Annual GAEA Conference

Clayton State University
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Morrow, GA 30260​


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A COABE Regional Institute

Join us at The Holiday Inn Resort, Jekyll Island
GAEA 2018 Conference
March 8-9, 2018

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Conference attendees are asked to bring an item for the silent auction.  The auction helps to raise money for scholarships and defray conference costs.


March 8
7:30-8:30 am                                               Breakfast/registration
8:30 - 9 am                                                  Welcome 
9-10 am                                                       Keynote Speaker -Real Heroes Don’t Wear Spandex
                                                                      How to positively impact the lives of others without wearing a

                                                                      costume - Charles Marshall
10-10:10 am                                                Break
10:10 - 11:00 am                                        Concurrent Sessions

                                                                      Apprenticeships in Non-Credit Programming

                                                                               Kenny Adkins & Holly Free

                                                                     The SERVE Method™  Creating Success and Encouraging Teamwork

                                                                     with Extraordinary Customer Service - Charles Marshall

11:10 - 11:55 am                                        Concurrent Sessions

                                                                     The Georgia Retraining Tax Credit - Ann Sechrist

                                                                     Developing Partnerships - Melissa Terbrueggen & Cindy Wadsworth
12:15 - 1:45 pm                                          Awards/Business luncheon

                                                                      Luncheon Speaker - Trends in GA Georgia 2030.2.0 - Jason O'Rouke.

                                                                     Vice President of Public Policy & Federal Affairs, Georgia Chamber of


1:45 - 2:00 pm                                            Break
2:00 - 2:50 pm                                            Concurrent Sessions  

                                                                     Partnership Power: Elevate Your Professional  Relationships to Grow Your

                                                                     CE Programs - Cher Brister

​​                                                                     Bullseye - Aiming to get "butts in seats"? - Davia Rose Lassiter

​                                                                     How to use Elevate and Educate from COABE to strengthen your

                                                                     advocacy needs - Jeffrey Arnott

2:50 - 3:00 pm                                            Break

3:00 - 3:50 pm                                           Concurrent Sessions

​                                                                     Dare to Live Your Dream - Felicia Suttle

                                                                     How to Run a Summer Camp Without Losing Your Mind -

                                                                     Samantha Gurski
5:00 - 6:30 pm                                           Networking and  silent auction

March 9
7:30-8:30 am                                              Breakfast
8:30 - 10:15am                                           Announcements

                                                                     WIOA Funding at its Best - Carol Rayburn-Cofer, Kathleen Kosmoski,                                                                                James Wilburn, David Mihuta

10:20  am                                                   Q & A panel of speakers
10:30-10:45 am                                         Break
10:45 - 11:45 am                                       Closing speaker - How to Reach Your True Potential - Dr Earl Suttle
11:45 - 12 Noon                                        Closing remarks

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Conference Fees

Early Bird $149 (prior to Feb 12) Members & Non Members
Regular Member $199 (Feb 5 and later)
Regular Non-Member $239 (Feb 5 and later)

701 North Beachview Dr., Jekyll Island, GA  31527   .   912--635-2211

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*NOTE There is a 3% convenience fee for use of a credit card.  The fee will show as "tax" on the receipt.

Islandview Guestroom $149

Oceanview Guestroom $169

Oceanview Suite $219

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