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Conference Topics & Schedule

Minnesota Hockey will host its seventh annual Association Leader Excellence Conference (ALEC) on April 29-May 1. 

The tentative schedule is available below. A final schedule will be emailed to registered participants the week of the conference. 

Friday, April 29 - Grand Rapids

7:00 pm – Registration

7:30 pm - Small Group Discussions
Minnesota Hockey will lead a series of small group discussions on topics including growing the game, recruiting and developing goaltenders, and sharing best practices among associations. 

9:00 pm - Social hour

Saturday, April 30 - Grand Rapids

Time/Room Room A Room B
9:00 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:15 a.m. Diversity & Inclusion
10:20 a.m. Assession Association Performance Officials' Recruitment & Retention
11:30 a.m. Recruit & Keep Good Volunteers Running Your Hockey Association
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Conflict Strategies for Difficult Situations State & National Growth Resources
2:20 p.m. Discipline, Grievances & Due Process Building a Better Girls Hockey Program
3:30 p.m. SafeSport Proactive Parent Communication
4:30 p.m. Raffle Drawing

Saturday, April 30 - St. Louis Park

7:00 pm – Registration

7:30 pm - Small Group Discussions
Minnesota Hockey will lead a series of small group discussions on topics including growing the game, recruiting and developing goaltenders, and sharing best practices among associations. 

9:00 pm - Social hour

Sunday, May 1 - St. Louis Park

Time/Room Room A Room B Room C
8:00 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:20 a.m. Diversity & Inclusion
9:30 a.m. SafeSport Running Your Hockey Association Role of Hockey Ops & Hockey Directors
10:40 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Discipline, Grievances & Due Process Managing Association Finance MH Programs & Resources
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Assession Association Performance Prioritizing Mental Health Building a Better Girls Hockey Program
1:40 p.m. Recruit & Keep Good Volunteers State & National Growth Resources MN Model & HS Hockey
2:50 p.m. Conflict Strategies for Difficult Situations Proactive Parent Communication Officials' Recruitment & Retention
4:00 p.m. Raffle Drawing
* Times and topics are subject to change.