Conference and Professional Development Funds
Criteria for Eligibility
UEA of Shelby County is dedicated to making sure the members of our organization have opportunities to attend quality conferences and professional development that support the mission and goals of the association.
In order to support members with career and association- relevant professional development, career and association networking, and organizing opportunities we have outlined a criteria for eligibility. The President will review applicants and award funding based on relevance to the applicant’s association interest and benefit to the broader UEA vision.
In order to maximize limited funding and to allow more UEA members to avail themselves of professional development opportunities and conferences, members should make their travel as cost effective as possible.
Members’ participation in conferences and professional development benefit the union by increasing the visibility of the association and attracting quality members and student members. In an environment of increasing constricted resources, priorities must be developed to guide decisions regarding allocation of association assets.
Criteria for Receiving Professional Development or Conference Funds
Members applying or submitting a request to attend a conference/professional development should be a UEA active association member for at least 3 months prior to the conference except where the conference is for new teachers.
Upon returning from the conference/professional development, the member must be willing to present materials to the board and do one of the following:
- Sign a letter of commitment to deliver a training session(s) or conduct a workshop(s) open to all members regarding the information presented at the conference and how the organization can benefit.
- Sign a letter of commitment to organize a teleconference(s) or webinar(s) open to all members regarding the information from the conference and how it benefits the organization.
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