2022 Conference Schedule
Monday, April 4
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tri-State President Kim Anvinson Welcome
Maintaining Your Independence: Strategies & Tactics To Limit/Prevent College Store Outsourcing
Presenter: Jon Bibo
As a community of independent, self-operated college stores, maintaining independence by operating a great store and serving customers and the institutions you serve is Job #1. Since ICBA was founded in 1927, its mission has been to demonstrate that a well-run independent store is always the best option to serve a campus and its diverse group of stakeholders/customers. However, we know that college store chains actively pursue opportunities to try and manage more and more college stores. In this session, ICBA will provide and review a detailed checklist ICBA has developed for independent stores to use as a self-assessment tool to help discourage campus administrators from even considering outsourcing. The session will also help you gain a competitive advantage by identifying key areas that the college store chains tend to focus on when making their case to a campus.
Course Materials Roundtable
Moderated by Jason Skiff (Southeast Tech)
Tuesday, April 5
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1:00 - 5:00 pm.
5:30 p.m. Social
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Trivia
Go to Blue 84- transportation on own.
750 Randolph Rd,
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Leadership from Within; Re-igniting the Passion
We all have numerous leadership roles; at work, at home, in our communities and in service organizations. With increasing demands, competing priorities and the challenges of the past few years, how can we keep inspired to lead and be effective role models at work, and in all areas of life? Learn how in this engaging presentation and leave refreshed and ready to tackle challenges!
At this session, you will:
Teresa Lewis is an inspirational speaker and mindset coach based in Fargo ND. Her background includes 16 years in human resources leadership, four years on a Christian radio morning show and several years of working with organizations to provide solutions for employee well-being. She is also an Organizational Effectiveness Consultant with Sanford Health. Teresa and her husband have two adult daughters plus one who came in the form of a Norwegian exchange student.
Connect with Teresa on Facebook and LinkedIn at TeresaInspires
Idea Sharing: Communication Pain Points and Solutions in Course Materials
Moderated by Tina Streit (CSB/SJU) and Chris Larson (U of MN)
Sponsored by Blue 84
Blue 84 Tour and Education Sessions
Join us for Dinner and networking.
Wednesday, April 6
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Breakfast/ Annual Business Meeting.
Business meeting will begin at 7:45 a.m.
Idea Sharing: Any topic version!
Do you want to know how other stores handle an issue? What their best selling items or promotions are? How stores are getting creative with less staff? What are you doing in DEI work on your campus?
In this session, no topic is off limits. Bring your concerns or accomplishments to share with your peers.
Moderated by Molly Yunkers (Gustavus Adolphus College)
Reconnect with your favorite vendor partners and meet some new ones at the annual trade show. Attendees will earn entry forms from each vendor visited. Entry forms can be put in a drawing box for a chance to win Visa Gift Cards at the end of the trade show. Must be present to win.
End of Conference
** Schedule sessions and times are subject to change