Mo-Kan Chapter

Professional Development


Outside speakers present various topics each month. Topics focus on professional development, including some personal development issues to enhance members’ individual ‘brand’. If you are interested in presenting at one of our meetings or know of a good candidate, please contact the Program Chair.

Conferences & Seminars 

Annual conferences, both on a national and a regional level, are sponsored by the national ABWA organization. Seminar topics include both professional development as well as personal growth. The chapter helps subsidize some of the costs of registration for members attending the conferences.
Spring:  Three Regional conferences; our chapter is in District III in the Central Region. The 2018 Central Regional Conference was held in Ann Arbor, MI, April 19-21, 2018.  The 2019 Central Regional Conference will be held in Des Moines, IA, April 11-13, 2019.

Fall: National conference - The 2018 National Women's Leadership Conference will be held in Augusta, GA, October 10-13, 2018.

Scholarships and Grants
ABWA also offers Outright grants and many types of scholarships through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF). For more information, please contact the Professional Development Chair or any of the board members.

On June 13, 2018, we were pleased to present a scholarship to Kaylee Tieman who will be attending Longview College in the fall!

Additional Resources

The ABWA National Website offers online training and job searches in our Community Connections Portal!