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Closing the Communication Gap: Building Relationships with Key Audiences in Your District

5/6/2015 to 5/8/2015
When: Wednesday, May 6 thru Friday, May 8, 2015
Where: The Osthoff Resort
101 Osthoff Ave
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin  53020
United States
Contact: Jessica Schwedrsky
(608) 729-6648

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Planned and Conducted with the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association 

Closing the Communication Gap: 
Building Relationships with Key Audiences in Your District

We know that real continuous improvement in schools requires an education community that is inspired and engaged in focused and aligned work. We know that the success of public education in a community is tied to the citizens’ and business leaders’ sense of connection and meaningful support of the schools goals and needs. And we know that policy and regulatory authorities must be fully engaged in understanding the needs of schools and the evidenced-based policies that will produce the type of improved outcomes we all seek for students.  It follows then that the knowledge, skills and attributes school leaders need to be effective in nurturing engagement in these various audiences is central to meeting their responsibilities to the students and communities they serve. This conference is specifically designed to bring you national, state level and local leaders’ perspectives and expertise in strategies and best practices to improve your capacity to be effective in your role. We hope you are able to join us. 

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WASDA Business Partners

Please click here to register 2 representatives from your company!


If you are with a company who is not yet a WASDA Business Partner and would like to attend the conference, please click here for more information on the WASDA Business Partner Program. Please note your company MUST BE a Business Partners to register and attend the WASDA Annual Educational Conference.


The Osthoff Resort - (855) 876-3399

Please tell the reservations department that you are with the WASDA Annual Educational Conference. The run of the house rooms and one-bed-suites are available at the room rate of $104 until April 10th.

For additional information about the Elkhart Lake area, including other lodging options, please visit


Your registration fee includes the Wednesday Evening Recognition Banquet, Thursday Morning Breakfast, Thursday Noon Luncheon, Thursday Evening Reception and Entertainment and Friday Morning Breakfast.

If your spouse/guest would like to attend the Recognition Banquet or Thursday Luncheon, you can sign them up during the registration process and the prices are listed below. Your spouse/guest is welcome to join you at the Thursday Evening Reception and Entertainment at no additional charge.

Wednesday Evening Recognition Banquet - Barolo-Braised Beef Short Rib - $43
Braised Black Angus Boneless Beef Short Rib with Smoked Bacon, Caramelized Vegetables and Aromatic, Served with Potato- Parsnip Puree, Glazed Baby Carrots and Pearl Onions with Triple Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake for dessert.

Thursday Noon Luncheon - Chicken Cacciatore - $33
Chicken Breast Braised in a Rustic-Style Tomato Sauce with Sweet Bell Peppers, Onions, Garlic and Capers; Served with Creamy Black Pepper-Parmesan Polenta and Seasonal Vegetables with Carrot Cake with Walnuts for dessert.

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be issued if cancellation is made to the WASDA office (608-242-1090 or by noon on Friday, May 1st. No refunds will be issued if cancellation is received after this date or if the registrant is a no show.