The Michigan Occupational Special Populations Association (MOSPA) is pleased to welcome K-12 educators, post-secondary faculty and staff, community partners, administrators, non-profit partners, government agencies, and other professionals to the in-person 2024 State MOSPA Conference! Each year the state conference committee puts together an event that meets both the expressed wishes and diverse needs of our attendees. That means we are trying to make sure each time slot offers speakers and topics of interest to both secondary and post-secondary conference attendees.
For more information, direct any questions regarding the MOSPA State Conference contact the following:
The 2023 MOSPA Executive Board and Conference Committee after the Conference.
Mark your calendars and plan to join us as we hear from dynamic speakers while having the opportunity to network and socialize at this year's conference!
Are you passionate about contributing to the advancement of supporting SPOP students? If so, we invite you to submit an abstract for consideration contact us.
All registered conference participants were invited to the hospitality room for an opportunity to network, socialize, and enjoy refreshments. We hosted a door prize drawing on Friday morning at the conference wrap-up. All attendees brought a gift to donate and left with a parting gift. It sure was a lot of fun!
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS WERE:
Sean O'Keefe, founder of the Career Launch social enterprise, author of Launch Your Career, and a Santa Clara University faculty member. Career Launch provides its secondary and post-secondary partners with a social capital curriculum students can use to maximize their career experience, particularly in the areas of how to build relationships with professionals at potential employers.
Chris Harris is a proud Career Launch Fellow, Assistant Director of Career Development at Santa Clara University, and an alumnus of the University of Michigan. He has extensive experience in youth advocacy, including time with the Tennessee Department of Education and later as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion District Coordinator in Tennessee public schools.
To learn more about Mr. O'Keefe and Mr. Harris visit https://www.careerlaunch.academy/biography-sean
2023 BREAKOUT SESSION INCLUDED:
Chef James Simmons, Check-in/Welcome Subcommittee, Volunteers Subcommittee, Awards Subcommitte and Past President 2021-23