2018 Annual Training

2018 Partner Site Annual Training

Join Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area on Monday, April 30 for the Partner Site Annual Training at the Hartman reserve Nature Center in Cedar Falls. Attendees will enjoy educational sessions by local, and state presenters; and special announcements by Silos & Smokestacks President Cara Miller. This event is just  for YOU, our Heritage Area Partner Sites staff and volunteers!

Registration is now open. First two representatives from each SSNHA Partner Site or Emerging Site are FREE. Each additional site representative is $30 each. All others not affiliated with a SSNHA Partner/Emerging Site are welcome to attend at $75/registrant.

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8 -9 a.m.  Registration, Networking, Continental Breakfast

9-9:30 a.m.  Opening Remarks- Cara Miller, President.

9:30-10:30 a.m.  Keynote Presentation- Tammy Rogers, Meyvn Group,

10:30-10:45 a.m. Break/Network

10:45-12:00 p.m. Break Out Sessions

Auditorium- Tammy Rogers- Sustaining Changes Through Succession Planning

Room 1- John Myer, Indian Creek Nature Center Ex. Director- Using Vision to Fund raise in  a Challenging & Competitive Environment

Room 2- Cindy Hall, IA Ag Lit- Agriculture Connections: Resources, hands-on activities, and ideas for engaging students.

12-1:00 p.m. Lunch – Jori Wade-Booth Website for Partner Sites/ New Site Recognition/ Awards

1-2:15 p.m.  Break Out Sessions

Auditorium- Tammy Rogers- Getting Your Board on Board

Room 1- Jessica O’Riley, Iowa Tourism- Iowa Tourism Office PR Strategies

Room 2- Creating an Effective Website- McCullough Creative, Greg Dietzenbach, Creative Director and Jason Schwass, Digital Designer

2:15-2:30 p.m. Break/Networking

2:30-2:40 p.m. Economic Impact- Candy Streed

2:40- 3:00 p.m. Visibility Announcement

3:00-3:15 p.m. Drawings for 10- $300 grants

3:15-3:30 p.m. Networking/Seek out Staff to ask you burning questions

Past Annual Training Events

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Click HERE to download PDF of Presentation.

2016 Speaker Presentations:

  • Bringing History to Life while Meeting Academic Standards, Stefanie Wager, Iowa Department of Education Social Studies Consultant and Megan Stout Sibbel, Iowa Museum Association Board of Directors, and Chair, Teaching Iowa History with Local Resources. Click HERE to download PDF of Presentation.