(http://remarkablechatter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Cliff-Carmondy-300x225.jpg)Cliff Carmody, Executive Director at South West / West Central Service Cooperative and serving as the Past-President of AESA Council, joins us from his office in Marshall, MN. This is one episode you don’t want to skip! Cliff shares some of the innovative services provided by South West / West Central Service Cooperative and offers his help in extending such services to other interested ESA’s. Additionally, we discuss trends in education as seen by Cliff, the opportunities these bring to ESA’s, the value our national organization, AESA, brings to the member ESA’s, how to get more involved to create an even stronger AESA family. Particular leadership programs mentioned in this episode include The Mentor Project, the Executive in Residence program, and the summer CEO Conference to be held in New Mexico. To learn more, listen to episode #6! To contact Cliff Carmody go to www.swsc.org (http://www.swsc.org) or email Cliff at firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com) For more information on The Mentor Project, contact Cliff (above) or go to http://www.aesa.us/MentorProject.pdf (http://www.aesa.us/MentorProject.pdf) For more information on the Executive in Residence program, contact Joe Crozier at firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com) or go to http://www.aesa.us/about/executives-in-residence-program.cfm (http://www.aesa.us/about/executives-in-residence-program.cfm) To contact Dr. Mike Cook go to www.essdack.org (http://www.essdack.org) or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com) Be sure to subscribe to receive an email of future podcasts.