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About 2022 SNAAZ
Industry Conference

Join us on April 11th and 12th in the beautiful Tucson, Arizona for our School Nutrition Industry Conference.  

After two long years, we are thrilled to be back in-person with our conference theme of “Better Together: Leading the Way for School Nutrition.” Whether you are an industry member, director, or supervisor, you will walk away from this event feeling refueled to lead your teams into the next school year.

 

Our keynote speaker, Candy Whirley, will give a captivating presentation on the “4 C’s of Leadership” and an additional breakout session on Emotional Intelligence. In addition, SNAAZ’s Executive Director, Craig Weidel, is providing an incredible session on “Persuasion Power 2.0”. School Districts will the opportunity to meet individually with manufacturers at the vendor show, to make upcoming menu plans and share ideas with school nutrition professionals.

Conference
Agenda

Friday, Feb 24, 2023

Little America Hotel
Flagstaff, Arizona

3:00 – 6:30 PM

Little America Hotel Flagstaff

Registration this year will be done via a Google Form and the link is provided above. After you register you will receive a payment invoice within 7-days by our Executive Director, Craig Weidel.

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Little America Hotel Flagstaff

Join us as we come together to start off another great Professional Growth Conference. See all your old friends and meet some new ones too.

7:30 - 10:00 PM

Little America Hotel Flagstaff

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Saturday, Feb 25, 2023

Little America Hotel
Flagstaff, Arizona

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Little America Hotel Flagstaff

Registration this year will be done via a Google Form and the link is provided above. After you register you will receive a payment invoice within 7-days by our Executive Director, Craig Weidel.

7:15 - 8:00 AM

Little America Hotel Flagstaff

You will want to start your day off right so be sure to join us for a great breakfast!

8:00 - 9:30 AM

Little America Hotel Flagstaff

“Welcome” – Patti Bilbrey
“Pledge of Allegiance” – Natalie Tenney
“Thought of the Day” – Michelle Hall
“Installation of SNAAZ 2023 Officers” – Lynelle Johnson
“Keynote – JoAnne Robinett, “The Power Of Imagination”

9:30 - 9:45 AM

Little America Hotel Flagstaff

9:45 - 10:30 AM

Little America Hotel Flagstaff

Class 1 – “Top AZ School District Success Story” – TBD
Class 2 – “Lead to Succeed: Conflict Styles Inventory” – Lynelle Johnson
Class 3 – “Building Teams With a Touch of Courage” (Spanish Only) – Elizabeth Biggs

10:30 - 10:35 AM

Little America Hotel Flagstaff

10:35 - 11:20 AM

Little America Hotel Flagstaff

Class 1 – “The Rx For A Great Team” – JoAnne Robinett
Class 2 – “Show and Tell YOUR Story Through Social Media” – Angela Gomez & Brooke Clifford
Class 3 – “Public Policy & Legislation – Everybody CAN Make A Difference” – Craig Weidel

11:20 - 12:15 PM

Little America Hotel Flagstaff

We have allotted this time for hotel checkout and refueling with a great lunch

12:15 - 12:30 PM

Little America Hotel Flagstaff

Join us as we congratulate the graduates of the 2022 SNAAZ Future Leaders Academy.

12:30 - 1:15 PM

Little America Hotel Flagstaff

(Director/Supervisor)   “Director Panel Discussion Tips and Tricks For A Successful ADE Administrative Review” – TB

(Manager/Employee) Class 1 – “Top AZ School District Success Story” – TBD
Class 2 – “Lead to Succeed: Conflict Styles Inventory” – Lynelle Johnson
Class 3 – “Building Teams With a Touch of Courage” (Spanish Only) – Elizabeth Biggs

1:15 - 1:20 PM

Little America Hotel Flagstaff

1:20 - 2:05 PM

Little America Hotel Flagstaff

Class 1 – “The Rx For A Great Team” – JoAnne Robinett
Class 2 – “Show and Tell YOUR Story Through Social Media” – Angela Gomez & Brooke Clifford
Class 3 – “Public Policy & Legislation – Everybody Can Make A Difference” – Craig Weidel

2:05 - 2:10 PM

Little America Hotel Flagstaff

2:10 - 2:30 PM

Little America Hotel Flagstaff

You won’t want to miss this session for some important closing messages and wonderful prize giveaways.” Right now it talks about Future Leaders

Educational Sessions

We’ve got great educational content on critical school nutrition topics this year
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Education Session One – “The Power Of Persuasion 2.0” – Craig Weidel, SNS, MNLP., MHT.

Have you ever just met someone for the first time and within minutes feel as if you have been friends for a lifetime? Why is this and how does persuasion play into it? One of the reasons is because persuasion is all around you both consciously and subconsciously. This engaging and interesting program is geared toward giving you a better understanding of just how you can become a better connector, communicator, and persuader for both your personal and professional life. You will learn some quick and easy ways to guide and influence others from the fascinating field of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming).

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Education Session Two – “Emotional Intelligence – Get Off The Roller Coaster” – Candy Whirley, MS, CSP.

Have you ever had someone know just what buttons to push! We all have … that’s why Candy loves to teach folks how to get their emotions under control. In this education session you will laugh and learn about your emotions and how to CALM DOWN without someone saying, “CALM DOWN!” We will analyze your emotions by exploring what aggravates you by knowing exactly what tics you off! Then we will discuss how to manage the obstacles so you can choose your emotions by being proactive NOT reactive. By the end of this session, you will be able to recognize the emotions in people who are not like you! Simple … right? Take Aways: • Know your emotions so you can be PROACTIVE not reactive • Manage your emotions with Candy’s 3-step process that you can use the second you leave the conference in any situation • Learn to Choose your emotions in unpredictable situations • Recognize the personality differences and the emotional characteristics so you can effectively work with people who are NOT like you

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Register for 2023 SNAAZ Professional Growth Conference

We are so excited to announce the 2023 Professional Growth Conference (PGC). This year’s conference will be held again at the beautiful Little America Hotel and Conference Center in Flagstaff, Arizona. The PGC planning committee has planned a spectacular event for every level of child nutrition. So, if you are director, supervisor, manager, frontline team member, or central office/warehouse there will be some wonderful education classes and information geared specifically for you.

 

We are a state affiliate to the School Nutrition Association (SNA), which represents over 55,000 individuals who have made a commitment to child nutrition.

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