MSNA 2019 Call for Proposals
Please click here for information regarding submitting a proposal for an educational session at the 2019 MSNA Annual Conference. Deadline for submissions – Friday, April 19, 2019
Friday, October 18 Pre-Conference:
Foundation for Training Excellence presented by Institute of Child Nutrition
This session will assist participants in assessing their current skill levels and encourage further professional development. Participants will:
- create a topic-focused icebreaker,
- identify skills of successful trainers
- describe ways to apply adult learning principles,
- identify the importance of recognizing audience
sensitivity in a training,
- identify different learning styles and delivery
techniques for adult learners,
- recognize effective facilitation techniques, and
- identify the characteristics of effective visual aids.
Key Area: Administration
Professional Standards Codes: Human Resources (3400)
Training Plans and Tracking (3430)
Saturday, October 19 Opening Keynote
Kim Hodous, The Happiness Speaker
Kim is the author of the award winning book “Show Up, Be Bold, Play Big: 33 Strategies for Outrageous Success and Lasting Happiness”, which was a 2013 Finalist for the Indie Next Generation Book Award of Excellence. Her innovative ideas have been shared in a wide array of publications and have been cited on numerous national networks including ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. Kim holds a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and is a member of the National Speakers’ Association. She serves on numerous corporate and education boards and is an inductee into the Arkansas Small Business Hall of Fame.
Sunday, October 20 Closing Keynote
Deven Henderson, The Drop Guy
Funny motivational speaker and corporate comedian Devin Henderson is known by many simply as “The Drop Guy.” Devin speaks to organizations nationwide about how to DROP mental barriers that eliminate effectiveness and pick UP practices that elevate excellence. But he is no ordinary keynote speaker. Devin incorporates comedy, magic, and soccer skills into his audience-interactive message. He has presented in all fifty states except Hawaii, Alaska, and about fifteen others. “Devin Henderson is engaging, funny, very smart and incredibly handsome.” -Ginger Henderson, Devin’s mom.
Devin has been professionally cracking up, amazing and inspiring audiences for fifteen years. He has opened for comedians Sinbad and Mike Birbiglia and is a Certified Speaking Professional, which is like the black belt of public speaking. So don’t mess with him – his humor is lethal. Devin is also a self-published author. “Share Your Magic” is his best-selling book of all time, mainly because it’s his only book. Devin wrote this bio himself, which is challenging and actually kind of weird.