Alabama Education Association, through its Human and Civil Rights Division, is hosting its annual Minority Leadership Training (MLT) Conference on November 4-6, 2022. This dynamic conference provides excellent professional and leadership learning opportunities for members seeking leadership positions in the Association and the education profession and is open to ALL AEA members. This year’s event returns to an in-person experience featuring dynamic speakers, special guests, and super prizes! The conference will begin on Friday, November 4, with the opening night’s conference kick-off. Saturday’s sessions will feature a full morning of social emotional learning (SEL), social justice in education, cultural competence, PLU sessions, leadership, teaching and learning, a mock delegate assembly, and other areas of interest for all AEA leaders. Sunday will be a day of mental health and wellness and self-care. See you at the beach!





Featured Pre-Conference Session 

Trauma-Informed Teaching and Leading

Friday, November 4, 2022

9:00am - 12:00pm

Presenter: Dr. Melissa Shields, NBCT, Office of School Improvement Coordinator, Alabama State Department of Education 


Conference Sessions

Stress Management: Be Kind to Your Mind

Youth Mental Health First Aid 

Continuing the Race: Current PowerSchool Hot Topics 

Creating Change through Social Justice

Crucial Conversations for Racial Harmony for Educators 

Digital Citizenship Best Practices that Just Make Sense 

And More!



Dr. Melissa Shields, NBCT 

Reggie White, NBCT 

Tasha Scott 

Dr. Robert Mayben 




  • MLT Conference Host Hotel

The MLT Conference host hotel is The Lodge at Gulf State Park. Room reservations are processed exclusively through the Hilton Central Reservations Department. Extended dates beyond conference dates are based upon availability. Please use the Group Rate Code AEA by October 3, 2022, to receive the group rate of $129 for a park view room or $159 for a gulf view room.  Call 800-618-4350. Mention your group code AEA when calling.



  • MLT Conference Overflow Hotel
The Island House Hotel - Call 251-981-6100 and use the code AEA to book under the discounted room block.



Registration Fees

$50 Early Bird Fee until September 30, 2022 

$65 Registration Fee until October 21, 2022 

$100 Registration Fee after October 21, 2022, and On Site 

Non-Member Fee $250 and $500 per PLU study



Payment Information

Payment by credit card is available online. If paying by check, money order, or purchase order, please mail payment or purchase order to:

Alabama Education Association
Attn: EPPP Department
PO Box 4177
Montgomery, AL  36103

An invoice will be sent when purchase order is received. 


Conference registration includes three (3) full meals. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday, November 5, 2022. Breakfast will also be provided on Sunday, November 6, 2022. If you are bringing guests and would like for them to eat breakfast and/or lunch provided for conference participants, each guest, including children, must be registered for the conference. A conference name badge will be required to be worn at all meal functions.