Reminders will be sent out to registrants as the conference date approaches.
Special thank you to our sponsors!
Our Keynote Speaker
Kim Phillips-Knope, MSW, is the is the Co-Director of Roots of Change, an organization dedicated to building healthy communities and transforming lives through holistic programs and consulting services, and currently serves as the Project Lead for the Michigan Department of Education’s LGBTQ+ Students Project. In this role, she seeks to inspire, empower, and equip schools to provide equitable, meaningful, and high-quality educational experiences to LGBTQ+ students, their families, and the educators who serve them. She has over twenty years of experience working with young people, as an educator in both traditional and non-traditional classrooms, within community-based organizations, and as an athletics coach. As a consultant for state and local governments, Kim has facilitated workshops for, and collaborated with, schools throughout Michigan and the United States, supporting their efforts to create exceptional learning environments for all students, especially those who identify as LGBTQ+. She has co-edited five editions of the A Silent Crisis: Creating Safe & Supportive Schools for LGBTQ Youth resource guide and has developed materials and curricula for organizations across the country. She has been honored twice by the Michigan School Health Coordinators’ Association, most recently as a recipient of their Children’s Health Award for her work on behalf of LGBTQ+ youth across the state. Kim has been a certified secondary education teacher in the state of Michigan and received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Social Work degrees from the University of Michigan.
The following continuing education credits will be available (pending approval): SCECHs, MCBAP, Social Work, and Nursing
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The Great Wolf Lodge
The MiSHCA block of rooms at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City, MI is currently full.
Each individual guest makes their own reservations by calling the toll-free Central Reservations Department at 1-866-962-9653.
Email michiganSHCA@gmail.com if you have questions about alternative lodging.