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Society of Health and Physical Educators of Vermont

SHAPE Vermont Conferences & Events!

SHAPE VT Leadership Development Workshop

Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Location: Castleton University Glenbrook Gymnasium

Time frame: 9:30am – 3:45 pm  check in at 8:45 am (lunch included)

Facilitator: Nate Folan

The goal of this facilitated workshop is to develop the leadership tools needed to move SHAPE VT governance forward as we meet new demands and challenges of our organizational mission. This one-day workshop is designed to achieve team development, allow for engagement in strategic planning, and to improve the function of SHAPE VT to ultimately advance the delivery of Physical and Health Education in Vermont.

SHAPE VT members who are present or future board members or committee volunteers who have an interest developing their leadership skills and serving our membership are encouraged to attend. An RSVP to Matt Bristol, SHAPE VT President, is needed by noon, June 21, 2018, space is limited. Lunch will be provided. A $10.00 gas stipend for those driving over 30 miles (round trip) will also be provided.

Attendees will be expected to preview a packet of materials before the workshop. They should be in attendance for the entire day. Attendees can expect to be engaged in small and whole group planning and leadership development exercises throughout the day. And, of course, a fun exercise break is scheduled (dress is summer casual.) Pre-professionals interested in developing their skills and serving SHAPE VT are encouraged to attend.

About the facilitator, Nate Folan

Nate is a versatile experiential trainer, facilitator, author, and consultant. Currently, Nate serves in two primary areas: (1) facilitating organizational development processes and (2) training professionals in the use of experiential learning and adventure education methodology. During the past 5 years, Nate has delivered organizational development work ranging from strategic planning to change management to team & leadership development to 1- day teambuilding events. He feels fortunate to offer these services through collaborations with two key partners – Operation Explore (Juniper, FL) and The Browne Center at the University of New Hampshire.

In addition Nate facilitates practical, interactive workshops and training focused on the integration of experiential learning, adventure education, and social emotional learning (SEL) with professionals from a variety of settings – schools, physical education, camps, therapeutic agencies, non-profit organizations, and businesses. Nate also presents frequently at state, regional, and national SHAPE and AHPERD conferences as well as related conferences such as the Association for Experiential Education and the Association for Challenge Course Technology. Nate is often called to co-create engaging, relevant, and effective interactions for educational, non-profit, and business organizations.

For more information please contact Matthew Bristol SHAPE Vermont President, Putney Central School  mbristol@wsesu.org  or Dr. Lisa Pleban, Executive Director, SHAPE VT lisa.pleban@castleton.edu


This workshop is supported from a grant from the Vermont Department of Health


Call for Proposals for the 2018 SHAPE-VT Conference at the Killington Grand Hotel, October 18-19, 2018. 

All submissions should be made through this online submission form linked here. The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2018.

Proposals will be evaluated on the following: Overall quality; significance to SHAPE-VT  membership, including pre-professionals; relevance to health, physical education, and physical activity disciplines; and, practical applications of information.

The planner (i.e. the person initiating the proposal) will serve as the lead contact for the program. Please do not list individuals as co-presenters unless you have a definite commitment that they will be able to appear on the program with you on any of the conference days. All speakers, including co-presenters who are attending the conference must register for the SHAPE-VT Conference. The registration site will be open for discounted "early bird" registration on www.shapevt.org
 beginning  in late August, 2018.

Final notification of acceptance and presentation date and time will be forwarded to you from the Conference committee by mid August..  Sessions are scheduled throughout the SHAPE-VT Conference from Thursday 8:30 am through Friday 3:30 pm. You may request presenting on a particular day, however, the committee cannot guarantee specific times or days. 

Types of presentations include the following;
Regular Session (50 minutes)
In-Depth workshop (2 hours)

Laptops, LCD projectors, wireless microphones, and televisions will NOT be provided.  Presentation rooms will be provided screens. 
Presenters who are involved in the fields of health, physical education, recreation, and dance education must register to attend the conference. A discounted early bird option will be available beginning in August. In addition, all related travel and hotel accommodations are the presenters’ responsibility. Please explain this policy to all individuals you invite to participate on your program. Presenting at SHAPE-VT's annual conference provides you with recognition at Vermont's premier physical activity professional's meeting and the opportunity to share concerns and ideas with your peers and colleagues.

2017 SHAPE VT Conference

Our annual SHAPE-VT  Conference "Building A Healthier Future" is now complete. The program and presenter notes will be posted on the Conference Notes  page as they are submitted from presenters. Attendees will be provided an email invoice as accounts are paid in full. 



2018 SHAPE Vermont Conference

Date: October 18th and 19th, 2018
Time: Thursday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Time: Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm
Location: Killington Grand Hotel, Killington, Vermont

Download the Conference exhibitor packet here