25th Annual Clerical Conference

    December 08, 2019 7:30 PM to December 09, 2019 2:00 PM
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    Double Tree by Hilton Lafayette
    1521 West Pinhook Rd
    Lafayette, LA 70503
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    Online Registration for this conference is closed.  However, you can still attend.  There will be onsite registration Sunday evening, December 8, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and Monday morning, December 9, at 7:45 a.m.  Registration is $150.  Please bring cash, check, or money order when registering.


    The LAP 25th Annual Clerical Conference will begin on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, and will conclude Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, by 2 p.m.  All school secretaries, clerks, administrative assistants, and central office staff are encouraged to attend this professional conference.

    Registration fees are $125 before November 8, 2019, and $150 after that date.  Registration fees include continental breakfast, lunch, sodas/coffee, door prizes, etc. 

    Merlyna Valentine

     Merlyna Mathieu Valentine is an author, national speaker, consultant, and owner of Merlyna Valentine Consulting, LLC. She retired from her job as an award-winning principal and educator after over thirty years of dedicated     service.       Ms. Valentine served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and executive director in a highly successful school district in Louisiana. Her transformational leadership was recognized with numerous awards and commendations.

     Ms. Valentine has been featured in several articles including a spotlight in Ebony Magazine. Her story of survival, courage, and hope was also captured in numerous television segments. Audiences were captivated by her inspirational story when she was a featured segment on the Today Show.


    Reserve your room at the Double Tree today!

    The Double Tree has reserved a limited block of rooms for conference participants.  Room rates are $89 + tax.   The reservation number is 800-222-TREE (8733) or register online.  To get the conference rate, you must mention our group code, LPRClick here to reserve your room online. Rooms must be reserved by November 22, 2019Call NOW for reservations as rooms are limited!



    Sunday, December 8, 2019

    7:30 p.m.

    Registration and Meet & Greet Reception

    Monday, December 9, 2019

    7:30 a.m.

    Registration & Continental Breakfast

    8:30 a.m.


    8:45 a.m.

    Keynote Session: Mission Possible!

    Merlyna Valentine

    10:15 a.m.


    11:00 a.m.

    Session 2:  Change Chose Me

    Merlyna Valentine

    12:30 p.m.


    1:00 p.m.

    Afternoon Session:

    1:45 p.m.

    Closing/Conference Evaluation

              $100 Drawing



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    $150.00 Clerical Conference Registration
    $125.00 Earlybird rate before November 8