What It Takes 2020 Conference

Updated: Nov 2

The "What It Takes!" 2020 conference is now sold out!

Reminder: Payment in full must be made prior to entering the conference.

Contact Kim at or 303-248-3969 for more information.

Please mark your calendar for Saturday, March 6, 2021 for the next "What It Takes!" conference.


Date: March 7, 2020 8:00 – 4:30

Location: Apex Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, Co 80003

Cost: $65 Register before February 22 (Late Registration $75) Adults Only! No Refunds!

Great Value – 7 Hours Training Credit - Less than $10 per training hour/credit and much more!

  • Continental Breakfast: Quick Breads, Fruit, Boiled Eggs, Juice, Coffee

  • Lunch: BBQ Pork Sandwiches, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Drink, Dessert (No Accommodation for Special Dietary Needs - plan accordingly)

  • Book Fair Vendors Door Prizes


  • 3 hours Social Emotional (TP 30.1; TP 30.2; G 5.1)

  • 3 ½ hours Professional Development & Leadership (PDL 6.1; PDL 7.1; PDL 9.1)

  • ½ hours Teaching Practices (TP 7.1)

3 Hours Social Emotional training-the yearly licensing requirement in one day!

Conference Speaker: Ron Shuali, M.Ed.

His laughter filled keynotes, workshops are full of eye opening experiences as audiences have multiple “Ah-HA!” moments. Ron holds a Master of Education specializing in early childhood, is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, and most importantly…He is funny. His study of martial arts, yoga, reiki and improv creates hilarious and educational experiences.

Keynote: Up the Rabbit Hole: Escaping the Matrix of Your Mind

When I say up, do you say down? When I say left, do you say right? Why are we always initially oppositional to our fellow humans?

Laugh, learn and be enlightened. Discover how and why we humans are stuck in patterns and mindsets that we don't realize run our lives and repeat repeatedly. And how those blind spots affect our relationships, work and the children we are committed to. Feel mental and physical stress leave your body as you have multiple "Ah-HA" moments. All you have to do is choose.

Morning Session: Take Your Power Back!

This workshop has received the highest praises from the educational world as being revolutionary and thought provoking in teaching effective behavior management strategies. Learn how to quickly stop negative behaviors before they happen. Become aware of the ways that we mis-communicate to children. Walk away empowered and excited to use these strategies.

Afternoon Session 1: Yogarate

Yoga and Martial arts blended into one age appropriate experience. Participants discover a new way to effectively communicate with fellow teachers, parents and children for the best possible results. Educators learn effective behavior modification skills to transform their most challenging children.

Afternoon Session 2: Body & Mind

Teachers love the results and the way they feel after this workshop is over. Ron does this by showing them how to: Strengthen their bodies. Relieve pain that could affect their teaching. Avoid reacting to various high-stress situations. This Conference is going to be a TON OF FUN this year with lots of laughter guaranteed! We expect the Conference to Sell out so Register Early!

Photos from the 2019 What it Takes Conference with the theme "Celebrate Children!"


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