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About 2022 SNAAZ
Professional Growth Conference

You won’t want to miss out on the 2022 SNAAZ Professional Growth Conference…

This year’s theme is “Happy To Be Together Again!”.  The Professional Growth Planning Committee has been hard at work putting together an event that will benefit all levels of child nutrition.  So, whether you are a front-line team member, manager, supervisor, or district director this conference will help and support you to further your knowledge and skills which in turn helps the students you serve each day.  Also NEW this year will be that your registration covers Friday night dinner and FUNraising event!

Conference
Agenda

Friday, February 25, 2022

“Happy To Be Together Again!”

3:00 – 7:00 PM

Grand Ballroom Foyer

Register for the SNAAZ Professional Growth Conference in the Grand Ballroom Foyer between 3:00 – 7:00PM.

6:30 – 7:00 PM

You will not want to miss our Meet & Greet event because it has been so long since we were together face-to-face! What better way to catch up with old friends and make some new friends in a casual environment at the beautiful Little America Hotel.

7:00 – 8:00 PM

Aspen

New This Year Cost Included With Registration

8:00 – 10:00 PM

Grand Ballroom

Audience (All Attendees)

Then it’s game night! It’s a fun way to meet new people and laugh a little.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

“Happy To Be Together Again!”

7:00 – 8:00 AM

Grand Ballroom Foyer

If you didn’t get a chance to register on Friday evening, then take advantage of this early morning hour to do so.

7:15 – 8:00 AM

Grand Ballroom

8:00 – 9:30 AM

Grand Ballroom

“Welcome”
“Pledge of Allegiance”
“Thought of the Day”
“Installation of SNAAZ 2022 Officers”
“Keynote – Dayle Hayes, “The FUNdamentals of Flexibility”

9:30 - 9:45 AM

Grand Ballroom

Move to Education Session Block One

9:30 – 9:45 AM

All Attendees

(All Attendees)

Class 1 – “Telling a Powerful Story About YOUR Program”, Dayle Hayes
Class 2 – “FAD Diets” – Shannon Gleave
Class 3 – “Where’s the Beef and WHO Moved My Cheese” – Jose Quinones & Travis Menard

10:30 - 10:35 AM

Move to Education Session Block Two

10:35 - 11:20 AM

All Attendees

(All Attendees)

Class 1 – “Telling a Powerful Story About YOUR Program” – Dayle Hayes
Class 2 – “Testing Positive in a Negative World” – Craig Weidel
Class 3 – “Where’s the Beef and WHO Moved My Cheese” – Jose Quinones & Travis Menard

11:20 - 12:15 PM

Join us in the Grand Ballroom and be sure to check out of your hotel room by noon.

12:15 - 12:30 PM

Grand Ballroom

12:30 - 1:15 PM

(Director/Supervisor)

“Taking Your Social Media From Stale to Fresh” – Angela Gomez

(Manager/Employee)

Class 1 – “Testing Positive In A Negative World” – Craig Weidel
Class 2 – “You Can’t Have Teamwork Without Communication” – Sandra Schossow
Class 3 – “The Little Things Matter In Customer Service” – Sabrina Kvavle

1:15 - 1:20 PM

Grand Ballroom

Move to Education Block Four

1:20 - 2:05 PM

Grand Ballroom

(Director/Supervisor)

“Canva – 101 Basics & Beyond to Market Your CN Program” – Ale Penaloza
** Please bring your laptops to this class!

(Manager/Employee)

Class 1 – “FAD Diets” – Shannon Gleave
Class 2 – “You Can’t Have Teamwork Without Communication” – Sandra Schossow
Class 3 – “The Little Things Matter In Customer Service” – Sabrina Kvavle

2:05 - 2:10 PM

Move back to Grand Ballroom

2:10 - 2:30 PM

Grand Ballroom

You won’t want to miss our Closing General Session because we have some wonderful prize giveaways!

Keynote Speaker

Educational Sessions

A Great Event To Earn Education CEU’s – All Education Sessions Will Be Repeated So You Can Hit Them All

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“Telling a Powerful Story About YOUR Program” - Dayle Hayes

Unified messages can optimize perception, expand engagement, and maximize participation in school meals. Telling a powerful school nutrition story at the heart of successful Arizona students and every school nutrition professional has a key role to play.

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Most of the stress in your life, both professionally and personally centers on other people and the confusing, frustrating, and difficult relationships we have with them. This session will arm you with some easy tools to solve problems most of us encounter when trying to communicate and deal with people who do not act, behave, or respond effectively or appropriately.

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“FAD Diets” - Shannon Gleave

Have you ever had a student, teacher or parent say that they (or their child) are following a Paleo, organic, B2, Lacto-Ovo, or flexitarian diet? This session will cover the top 10 fad diets and leave you prepared with the facts so you can respond knowing the good, the bad and the ugly regarding fad diets.

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“You Can’t Have Teamwork Without Communication” - Sandra Schossow

These two things go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly. Unfortunately, many teams don’t understand that. Join Sandra for this fun and exciting program as she delves into just how important these two factors are to keep peace and harmony for your employees and children, they serve each day.

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Where’s the Beef and WHO Moved My Cheese” - Jose Quinones & Travis Menard

Join us as we take a deep dive into the past, present, and future of our industry. We will explore how the pandemic has affected the food supply chain, why we are experiencing product shortages and what these changes mean to you for the present and in the future.

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“Taking Your Social Media From Stale To Fresh” - Angela Gomez

Do you know that school food service programs have a great success in marketing their programs on social media? Are you using it to promote the great things you are doing? According to the PEW Research Center 91% of parents in the U.S. use social media to gather important information for their families.

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“Canva – 101 Basics & Beyond To Market Your CN Program” - Ale Penaloza

Join Ale as she teaches you all the ins and outs of this wonderful design platform that lets you create everything from Instagram posts, flyers, business logos and more. In this session you will learn how to use this online free platform to market and promote participation in your child nutrition program.

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“The Little Things Matter In Customer Service” - Sabrina Kvavle

For many child nutrition programs staff and management forget that just because you have a captive audience of students each day that eat in your cafeteria just how important customer service really is. Students have a choice they don’t have to participate in your program. Break down in customer service is usually tied to the little things and not the big things. Join Sabrina as she covers the little things which can make or break your child nutrition department as it applies to customer service.

Register for 2022 Professional Growth Conference

We are so excited to announce the 2022 Professional Growth Conference and its theme, “Happy To Be Together Again!” at the beautiful Little America Hotel & Conference Center in Flagstaff, Arizona.  And yes, we are happy and excited as this will be our first live in-person event since COVID.  The PG conference committee has planned a spectacular event for every level of child nutrition.  So, if you are a director, supervisor, manager, or frontline team member there will be great educational information geared specifically for you. 

Registration Fee: Early Bird (December 17, 2021 – January 31, 2022) = $119
Regular Registration (February 1, 2022 – February 26, 2022) = $129

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