Uptick: The Summer Administrators Conference

Uptick, noun

An increase, rise, or upward trend

With attention to a new setting, a premium placed on fellowship and collegiality (emeriti principals are invited to the entire Conference at no cost), and a focus on the imprint of COVID on us all, the annual Summer Administrators Conference has reversed a recent downward attendance trend in the Indiana District.  Thanks to the planning team of Southern Region Principals (Todd Boehmlander, Terri Schmeltzer, Wes Wrucke, Whitney Vandercar, Tony Schull, Trisha Engel, Jeff Smitly, Clayton Darlege, and Paul Meredith) the Conference is primed to promote “Resilience through Christ.”  This uptick is also evident in the robust Conference Agenda, outlined below:

Tuesday July 13, 2:00-4:30 pm SGO Pre-Conference

The Lutheran SGO will present a special Pre-Conference session with Mr. Jon Dize on new developments with the SGO, School Choice, Marketing, and Fundraising, and Mrs. Lynn Stegmann on the Go.SGO database and scholarship management. 

Wednesday July 14, 10:30am-9:00pm

10:30   Welcome, Opening Worship

11:15   District Business Meeting

12:15   Lunch catered by hotel in the Atrium

1:15     Announcements – Jon Dize 

1:35     EdCamp # 1

2:15     EdCamp # 2 

2:50     Break  

3:00     EdCamp # 3

3:40     EdCamp # 4

4:20     Devotions

4:45     Check into hotel rooms

5:30     Complimentary Manager’s Reception (happy hour in hotel atrium)

7:00     Dinner offsite at the Hofbrauhaus

Thursday July 15, 8:00am-3:30pm

Following breakfast and devotions, Rev. Dave Fleming and Dr. Beverly Yahnke of Doxology will lead us through interactive sessions probing deeply into the imprint of COVID on our psyche and spirituality. 

6:30 – 8:00  Hotel Hot Breakfast – in the Hotel Atrium

8:00     Devotion

8:30     The Cost of Caring (Dr. Bev Yahnke)

9:30     Break

10:00   Responding to Judgement (Rev. Dave Fleming)

11:00   Break

11:15   The Lutheran Administrator’s Guide to Resilience Part 1 (Dr. Bev Yahnke)

12:15   Lunch catered by the Hotel in the Atrium

1:00     Spiritual Self-Care (Rev. Dave Fleming)

2:00     Break

2:15     The Lutheran Administrator’s Guide to Resilience Part 2 (Dr. Bev Yahnke)        

3:15     Closing Devotion: Itinerarium

3:30     Good-bye! 


With the uptick in registrations, only a few hotel rooms remain at the reduced rate for the conference.  Once our block is booked, regular hotel rates will be charged. If you are one of the few yet to register, use this link!

EdCamp sessions are linked here

The next Summer Administrators Conference will be planned by the Central Region Principals from July 19-21, 2022.

Registration Link Here