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2020 Leader Conference Transitions to Virtual Format

By Minnesota Hockey, 08/12/20, 8:45AM CDT


Minnesota Hockey announced today it will host its 2020 Association Leader Excellence Conference via Zoom starting in late August. The annual event, which had been postponed in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, provides association board members across the state with opportunities to learn best practices and network with youth hockey leaders at the local, state and national levels.

The conference will take place over a series of Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning August 25 and stretching into September. No sessions will be held the week after Labor Day during the first week of school.

“The Association Leader Excellence Conference is a great opportunity for the passionate volunteer leaders throughout Minnesota to come together and learn from equally energetic presenters and panelists who share their enthusiasm for the youth of Minnesota,” said Steve Oleheiser, Minnesota Hockey President. “We truly have incredible volunteers serving on our association boards, and we take pride in supporting their efforts to provide the best possible hockey experience to young players in their communities.”

The schedule for this year's virtual conference is available below. Please note each session has a unique and separate registration link. After registering, you will be sent an invitation email with the link to join that session. 

Date Start Time Topic Registration Link
Tues, Aug. 25 7:00 PM Phase 3 Return to Hockey Guidelines
Tues, Aug. 25 8:15 PM State & National Resources for Growing Hockey & More
Thur, Aug. 27 7:00 PM Fundraising Ideas, Resources & Best Practices
Thur, Aug. 27 8:15 PM Local Growth Programs & Initiatives
Tues, Sept. 1 7:00 PM Managing Association Finances
Tues, Sept. 1 8:15 PM Hot Topics in Player Development
Thurs, Sept. 3 7:00 PM Best Practices for Sanctioned Tournaments
Thurs, Sept. 3 8:15 PM Developing & Mentoring Coaches
Tues, Sept. 15 7:00 PM Diversity & Inclusion Workshop
Tues, Sept. 15 8:15 PM Local Discipline, Grievance & Due Process
Thurs, Sept. 17 7:00 PM SafeSport & Screening

Minnesota Hockey would like to thank JLG Architects, Rink Systems, SportsEngine, The Hockey IntelliGym, TRIA Orthopaedic and Viking Trophies for their outstanding support of this event.

Minnesota Hockey, a USA Hockey affiliate, is the governing body of youth hockey in Minnesota. With over 67,000 registered players and coaches, it is the largest state governing body for hockey in the United States.

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