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 2017 Central Regional Conference was held right here In Kansas City, MO, at the Hotel Phillips, March 30-April 1, 2017. 

   The 2018 Central Regional Conference will be held in Ann Arbor, MI, April 19-21, 2018.

Fall: National conference - The 2017 National Women's Leadership Conference, celebrating 68 years, will be held in Lancaster, PA, October 11-14, 2017.

   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.

Additional Resources

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