KEV Group’s 14thAnnual User Group conference took place from April 11thto 13th, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario. School Cash Suite users from across North America gathered to collaborate with their peers and participate in workshops to advance their school’s strategic mission and vision. With technology constantly evolving and changing in the workplace, we were excited to share, explore and discover how to keep ahead of the change with over 70 attendees coming from 38 different school districts.
Opportunity for Advanced Training from School Cash Experts
The pre-conference focused on advanced trainingin School Cash Accounting, School Cash Catalog, School Cash Register and School Cash Online. Attendees benefited from spending a full day with tenured KEV Group trainers, delivering hands on content specially tailored to provide incredible value within one day.
Learning, Collaborating and Networking with Leaders in Education
The two-day core conference included an exciting keynote, 8 workshops, and a panel discussion that included Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) members. Social entrepreneur Roxanne Joyal, CEO of ME to WE and member of the Order of Canada, delivered the keynote speech on Thursday morning. ME to WE is an innovative social enterprise that empowers people to change the world with their everyday consumer choices. With a correlation in the education space, Roxanne shared her story of creating an international market for the intricate handiwork of more than 1,400 indigenous women in Kenya, allowing them to lift their families out of poverty and establish themselves as leaders in their communities. Roxanne opened our minds to the importance of gifting a dream and the value of education in lifting people out of poverty.
The 8 workshops covered a variety of different topics such as Parent Adoption Success, Best Practices in Item Creation, Automated School Cash Accounting Year End Roll Over, Custom Forms Level 1/2 and more! Clients selected four workshops that best suited their district needs. Learning streamed through KEV trainers alongside opportunities for collaboration with peers from other districts. On the final day, PAC committee members led a panel discussion focused on developing recommended routines and to simplify monthly, quarterly and year end processes.
Key Takeaways and Upcoming Conferences
Overall, the Toronto User Group Conference was a great success. District Support Staff exchanged ideas, strengthened their skills and built relationships among colleagues. It was a great way for the KEV team to learn and meet with our school district partners. The feedback we gathered is of material value to our team, informing future enhancements and improvements of our software. We are looking forward to our upcoming Alberta User Group Conferenceon May 29th, 2018. If you live in Western Canada, we would love to have you attend! Click the link for more information.
About KEV Group
Founded by two former office administrators, KEV Group provides industry-leading online payment, accounting and activity tracking solutions to more than 8,500 schools across North America. For more than 20 years, KEV Group’s School Cash suite of products has helped schools and school boards ensure the security and transparency of student activity funds. For more information, visit kevgroup.comand schoolcashonline.com.