July 22-24, 2024

Train the Trainer 2024

Learn from Industry Professionals

Take courses related to your specific transportation role. Our sessions cover everything from Special Education and administration updates to technician sessions and driver training information.

Type III Vehicle Courses

  • Type III Vehicle Training
  • Taught by Type III Trainers and the Minnesota State Patrol

Administration Courses

  • Training your bus drivers
  • Equity Training
  • Driver Shortage

Driver Training Courses

  • Type lll Driver Training, Rules and Requirements
  • Defensive Driving Training
  • Dispatch and Student Management

General Courses

  • Reasonable Suspicion
  • COVID-19 Updates and Regulations

Special Education Courses

  • Using Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
  • Securement Training 101
  • Child Safety Restraint System and Your Type III vehicle

Technician Courses

  • After treatment Systems Care and Maintenance
  • Everything Coolant
  • State Patrol & MSBMA updates

Keynote Speakers

Meet some of our Keynote speakers


John Graci

Tuesday, July 23

John Graci is a leadership speaker, author, and trainer with more than 20 years of management experience in production, office, union, and non-union environments.

Graci’s straightforward and tell-it-like-it-is approach comes across as refreshing and riveting and will have leaders on all levels of business grimacing in guilt knowing they might be practicing management without a license. 

On the road, he is known for his quick wit and slightly sarcastic sense of humor that is rooted in real-life examples and real-world knowledge which instantly improves the work environment.  As seen on CNN, John’s time-tested techniques provide nuggets of wisdom and in-the-trenches solutions across all generations. 


Christian Shafer

Wednesday, July 24

Christian Shafer is a shareholder of Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney. He advises school districts, charter schools, education districts, and municipal clients in all areas of school law, special education law, employment matters, municipal law, and labor law.

He has successfully represented clients in State and federal courts, special education due process hearings, administrative proceedings conducted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of Civil Rights, Minnesota Department of Human Rights, and state departments of education, as well as grievance and discharge arbitrations. Christian has also served as an investigator for school districts, charter schools, counties, and the State of Minnesota.


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