Posted by on December 2, 2019

The Spring Conference Call for Presenters is open until January 23, 2020. Submit your proposal using the Google Form at this link:

The Michigan Afterschool Association Spring 2020 conference draws between 400 and 500 youth development professionals from across the state of Michigan.  The conference will be held Friday, May 15th, 2020 at the Bavarian Inn, Frankenmuth, Michigan. 

Help shape the conversation at the MAA Conference. We are accepting creative and diverse workshop proposals that highlight the latest educational trends, promising practices, quality programming, innovative ideas, research, and activities to support our global community of in and out-of-school time educators. 

Each presenter must complete and submit this Call for Presenters form by January 23, 2020.  All presentations must be consistent with the National Afterschool Association’s (NAA) ten core competencies and the Youth Program Quality Intervention and Assessment.  For more information on the NAA core competencies please visit and 

MAA is requesting that all presentations focus on one or more of these NAA core competencies:

1.Trauma Informed Care

2. Youth Engagement

3. Cultural Competency

4. Program Planning and Development

5. Professional Development/leadership

6. Family, School, and Community Relations

7. School to Prison Pipeline

MAA also has identified these areas as a priority:  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM); Social Emotional Learning (SEL); and trauma-informed care.  Finally, MAA will give priority to presentations that use a “theory to practice” approach by providing participants with a brief overview of the theory behind the topic, followed by hands-on learning activities to engage participants.

Proposals will be accepted through January 23, 2020.  The Professional Development committee will review proposals to ensure high quality workshops are provided to conference attendees.  Selections will be made by January 31, 2020 at which time presenters will be notified.

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