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About the Pre-Conference Workshops

Extend your learning and strengthen your knowledge by traveling to ANC one day early for pre-conference workshops. These sessions, which require additional registration, target all key areas and range from express options to half-day, in-depth workshops. Take full advantage of all the professional development opportunities that #ANC22 has to offer by registering for a pre-conference workshop now!

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Express Workshop (1- to 2-Hour Training)

10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

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How Sweet! Behind the Scenes at Caribe Royale

Join Executive Pastry Chef Josh Cain for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the pastry kitchen at Orlando’s exclusive Caribe Royale Resort. Discover what makes this property so unique, including the specialty equipment that allows them to create specialty pastries and an array of distinctive chocolate offerings. You’ll enjoy an insider’s view of the hotel’s pastry kitchen, hot and garde manger kitchens and chocolate room—and the chefs will discuss everything from procurement to production to event order management. Plus, wrap-up this one-of-a-kind tour experience with a sample of a sweet treat! Expect to stand or walk around for the duration of the class. Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and have long hair tied back.

Speaker
Chef Josh Cain

Tour 1  10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Tour 2  1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Tour 3  3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

CEUs: 4
Cost: $199
Key Areas: 1 Nutrition, 2 Operations, 3 Administration, 4 Communications & Marketing
Target audience: D, MC

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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LEAD to Succeed™ for Managers

Join trainers from the LEAD to Succeed ™ cadre, who will share ways you can better resolve conflict and diffuse negative situations, model professionalism and engage with your networks to improve your communication style! Come prepared to reflect and share your experiences around communication with your staff and district.

Fee: This workshop is complimentary and primarily geared toward school nutrition managers. Space is limited, first come, first served. Pre-registration is required.

Speaker
TBD

Time 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

CEUs: 2
Cost: Complimentary (This session is funded by a grant from USDA.)
Key Areas: 3 Administration
Target audience: M

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Perfecting Your Procurement Practices

Recent supply chain challenges in school nutrition programs have emphasized available opportunities, including ways to develop more resilient and flexible procurement practices and inventory management processes. Join USDA and the Institute of Child Nutrition for an introduction to these practices and learn about tools, resources and training that will help you perfect your procurement practices.

Speakers
USDA and ICN Representatives

Time 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

CEUs: 2
Cost: $99
Key Areas: 2 Operations
Target audience: D, MC, M, SA, I

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Dive Deeper into LEAD to Succeed™: Bringing it to Your Team

Join us to experience the School Nutrition Foundation’s new, high-quality LEAD to Succeed™ training, which includes conflict management, listening skills, storytelling, enhancing your professional image and much more. Discover how you can use this new education material to train your staff or even provide a no cost state training, too.  We’ll also review one LEAD to Succeed ™ component in more detail, so you can see just how easy it is to provide this valuable professional development opportunity to your team. This session is funded by a grant from USDA.  

Fee: This workshop is complimentary and primarily geared towards school nutrition directors. First-come, first-served. Pre-registration is required.

Speakers
TBD

Time 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

CEUs: 2
Cost: Complimentary (This session is funded by a grant from USDA.)
Key Areas: 3 Administration
Target audience: D, MC, SA

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Kern Halls
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Leadership Reimagined: Improve Morale,
Increase Participation and Have Fun!

Imagination and creativity can spark new beginnings, but proper application is needed for success! This session provides current school nutrition leaders or aspiring leaders with a plan of new and improved techniques to increase participation—while improving morale and having more fun at work, too! Bring a “growth” mindset and leave with action items to start the school year with the knowledge, energy, excitement to achieve maximum results.

Speakers
Kern Halls, BS, BM
Joe Pettit

Time 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

CEUs: 2
Cost: $99
Key Areas: 3 Administration
Target audience: D, MC, M, SA, I

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Arriane Branch
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Boost Engagement, But Not Your Bottom Line…with Social Media Advertising

When time and funds are limited, it’s important to be extremely strategic with your marketing efforts. How does sharing your program’s message with 1,000 people for as little as $2.15 sound!? That's the kind of results you can expect with Facebook and Instagram ads. In this pre-con session, you’ll learn not only how to create these ads, but the strategy behind social media advertising, so that your messaging is as effective as possible.

Speakers
Arianne Branch
Cindy Jacobs
Liz Roesel

Time 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

CEUs: 2
Cost: $99
Key Areas: 3 Administration
Target audience: D, MC, M, SA, I

Half-Day Workshops (4- to 5-hour training)

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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New Directors Workshop and Track

New directors (three years or less), this pre-con is for you! This is a four-hour interactive workshop designed to give you the secrets (aka tangible solutions) needed to run a successful program back home. School nutrition directors Christine Clarahan and Shannon Ebron will cover topics including managing personnel, prepping for the Administrative Review, internal controls for handling cash, SOPs and much more. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to participate in small- and large-group discussions to learn how to handle the toughest work (personnel) situations.

Register for this workshop to follow the New Directors Trackwith special education sessions and in-person meetups just for new directors. Space is limited. First-come, first-served. 

Speakers
Christine Clarahan, RD, SNS
Shannon Ebron, MS, RDN, LD

Time 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

CEUs: 4
Cost: $199
Key Areas: 1 Nutrition, 2 Operations, 3 Administration, 4 Communications & Marketing
Target audience: D, MC

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Timber Creek Cafeteria - OC Makeover

A School Nutrition Program Facelift: Orange County Public Schools Tour & Tasting

You’re invited to see an Orange County Public Schools’ (OCPS) kitchen and cafeteria renovation makeover! You’ll be wowed how they are expanding their reach to students in the community (and riding in style, too) with new food golf carts, trucks and buses that serve meals both school and local public libraries.   

This tour will also share some new products OCPS has whipped up, including new serving methods, indoor and outdoor seating, media screens, serving lines, serving equipment salad bars and more! Plus, enjoy samples of their most popular menu items, while hearing about the renovation process. And they’ll detail their exciting approach to listening to their stakeholders and staff, and how it has improved customer service and morale. Session time includes bus time from convention center to OCPS site and back. Expect to walk and stand for the duration of the class. Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. Space is limited. First-come, first-served.  

Speakers
TBD

Time 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
(includes bus time to and from Convention Center/OCPS)

CEUs: 3
Cost: $199
Key Areas: 2 Operations, 3 Administration
Target audience: All

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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State Agency Workshop: USDA Listening Session

State agency representatives, join the USDA team to share your ideas, concerns and suggestions as we prepare for a great 2022-23 school year.

Speakers
USDA Representatives

Time 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

CEUs: 4
Cost: $199
Key Areas: 2 Operations
Target audience: State Agency ONLY

Pre-registration is required for all pre-conference workshops. Sessions may be canceled if not full. If canceled, registrants will be offered alternate courses or receive a full refund by mail after the conference concludes. Please register by May 25.