The MIAAA is sponsoring a Professional Development Program in which professional training is being offered throughout the state on a variety of topics in athletic administration. 

For the 2009-2010 school year, the topics are:
1. Time and Resource Management
2. Establishing Priorities in Risk Management
3. The Athletic Administrator as Systems Leader

These professional development sessions are being offered throughout the state during the school year. Some of Maine's outstanding athletic administrators are serving as facilitators for the program.

The instructors for this year include:
York County: Martin Ryan (MIAAA Executive Director), Thor Nilsen (Kennebunk High School)
Cumberland County/Greater Portland: Todd Sampson (Westbrook High School), Craig Sickels (Freeport High School)
Kennebec Valley Area: Steve Ouellette (Monmouth Academy)
Western Mountains: Jeff Benson (Oxford Hills), Anthony Amero (Forest Hills)
Aroostook County/Downeast: David Heald (Presque Isle)

The program is designed to assist first and second year athletic administrators in their transition to the profession or to their new schools. In addition, seminars will include information that is pertinent to any practicing or aspiring athletic administrator.

There is no cost to participate in the program. Please contact one of the facilitators if you are interested in attending a session. Sessions will be advertised on the MIAAA website. The MIAAA will provide documentation of attendance at these professional development sessions to attendees interested in seeking certification contact hours.

For more information about the program, please contact Program Coordinator and MIAAA Assistant Director Gary Stevens of Thornton Academy at
282-3361 ext. 236.

MIAAA Professional Development Program Session #1 - Penobscot Valley Region
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009
Place: United Technologies Center - Bangor
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Topic: Time Management
Facilitators: Mike Archer, Athletic Administrator at Orono High
School and Dennis Kiah, Athletic Administrator at Brewer High School