Start: May 05, 2017 5:30 PM

End: May 06, 2017 4:45 PM


Friday, May 5

5:30 p.m.           Registration Opens

6:15 p.m.           Reception

6:45 p.m.           GENERAL SESSION I  and Dinner

7:30 p.m.           Opening Comments

                          Guest Speaker - Legislative wrap-up/panel

8:30 p.m.           Conclude

Saturday, May 6

7:30 a.m.         GENERAL SESSION II and Breakfast

8:30 a.m.         All morning Workshops:

                       1)       Creating an Organizing Plan

                       2)       Local Leader Rules of the Road

                       3)       Treasurer Training

                      4)       Member Rights and the Grievance Process

11:45 a.m.    Break

12:00 p.m.   General Session III and Lunch Speaker: TBA

1:30 p.m.     All Afternoon Sessions:

                     1)       MEA-MFT 101: What Every Local Officer Should Know

                     2)       Member Rights and the Grievance Process

                     3)       Bargaining Basics

                     4)       How to Move Your Coworkers to Action

4:30 p.m.     General Session IV – Conclusion/Sendoff

4:45 p.m.     Depart


If you are traveling more than 30 miles to Great Falls, MEA-MFT will pay for your room on Friday night of the conference (MAY 5), provided you are sharing with another participant.

If you desire a single room or bring a guest, you must pay the difference (to be paid at conference registration). All guest rooms are smoke free.


• MEA-MFT will reimburse mileage expenses at 30 cents per mile per car with one occupant. If another MEA-MFT member is traveling with you, reimbursement is at the current Federal Mileage Rate. Mileage will be based on the Montana highway map mileage chart.

• MEA-MFT will provide Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast and lunch. If members choose not to join us for dinner on Friday, we will not reimburse dinner at another locale. Dinner on Friday includes a general session and invited guest speaker. If for some reason you are not able to attend this   portion of the meeting, please indicate on the registration.