13th Annual WVAEA Conference Set for Oct. 27-30

June 08, 2009

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Adult Education Association, in collaboration with the state Department of Education, has scheduled its 2009 fall conference for Oct. 27-30 at Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, W.Va.
Other organizations participating in the conference include the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources; the Division of Rehabilitation Services; Literacy West Virginia; and Regional Education Service Agencies.
West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Steve Paine, Assistant State Superintendent Stan Hopkins and several state Board of Education members are scheduled to participate in the conference. Gov. Joe Manchin also has been invited to speak on Oct. 28.
John Miller, author of “QBQ! The Question Behind the Question” and producer of the multimedia training system “QBQ! Achieving Excellence by Practicing Personal Accountability” will present a keynote address on Oct. 28 and offer concurrent sessions.
QBQ! provides the “how to” of personal accountability and demonstrates how it is a foundational value to any business or organization.
When people ask, “Why do we have to go through all this change?”; “When will someone solve this problem?” and “Whose idea was this anyway?” QBQ! shows how to turn these questions around and ask The Question Behind the Question, alleviating the victim-thinking, procrastination and blame that hampers productivity.
During the four-day conference, adult basic education (ABE) also will provide in-service training for instructor for CORE topics.
Other concurrent sessions will offer topics such as mental health issues, dealing with youth within adult programs, accommodations for adults with special learning needs, free health-screening, latest trends in technology and much more.
For more information, go to www.wvaea.org, or call the West Virginia Adult Education Hotline, 1-800-642-2670.

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