UPDATE:  April 20, 2021


NSTA Summer Conference is scheduled for Friday, June 11, 2021, at Kearney’s Holiday Inn.

Denny Coughlin of the School Bus Training Company will be bringing us a keynote address titled: “The Secret to Happiness, from the Luckiest Man Alive!” and will present two workshops for us: “Diversity and Conflict” and “Loading and Unloading Safety”.

Denny started out as a mechanic for Minneapolis Public Schools in 1978. In 1985 he took over the position of fleet manager.  Mr. Coughlin was in charge of a fleet of 215 school buses and over 200 support vehicles.  Denny has been presenting workshops at the National Association of Pupil Transportation conferences for many years. 

Mr. Coughlin will be doing a workshop on loading and unloading zones for us.  This is by far the place that students are the most vulnerable and where most high dollar lawsuits involving student fatalities stem from. 

Dr. Brooke Envick, Business Professor at UNK will present a workshop titled: Practical and Proven Methods to Manage Workplace Stress 

  • Do you feel more stressed at work than ever? If so, you are not alone.
  • The recent pandemic has significantly increased workplace stress.

This workshop will teach you how to assess your stress levels, identify sources of stress and determine how they affect you and your team, provide methods to resolve negative stress, and offer coping techniques to address the short and long-term effects of stress to promote work/life balance and overall well-being. 

As always, we’ll have a great sit-down luncheon and an inspiring day!

We took the billing option off the form as it became very cumbersome and time-consuming to do.  When you fill out the form, it will email you a copy of your responses.  Please use that as your invoice for billing.  If this does not work for your district, please contact Matt directly.


You can pay by check, billing, or PayPal.

2021 NSTA Summer Conference Agenda

7:30 – 8:00 Business Meeting
8:00 – 9:00 Keynote Address: “The Secret to Happiness, from the Luckiest Man ALive” by Denny Coughlin of the School Bus Training Co.
9:00 – 8:15 Break
9:15 – 10:15 Workshop: “Diversity and Conflict” by Denny Coughlin
10:15 – 11:30 Workshop: “Practical and Proven Methosa to Manage Workplace Stress” by Dr. Brooke Envick, UNK
11:30 – 12:15 Lunch.
12:15 – 1:00 Time to visit with our vendors
1:00 – 2:00 Workshop: “Loading and Unloading Safety” by Denny Coughlin
2:00 – 2:30 Break / Vendors
2:30 – 3:30 Roundtable discussion about MAP-21 / ELDT, Rules 91 and 92, Other topics brought forward.
3:30 – 4:00 Closing, Discussion on the future vision of NSTA, Date for Fall Conference


If you haven’t registered yet, please do so as soon as possible as we have to finalize numbers with the Holiday Inn.  This would be a great conference to bring other leaders from your organization to.  The info that will be presented would be great for everyone from drivers, mechanics, trainers, all the way to administration!

Finally, you can contact the hotel for rooms at 308-237-5971 or toll-free at 855-444-5769, option 0. Simply specify you are with NSTA for the discounted room rate.

We look forward to getting together soon!

Use the form below to complete your Conference Registration online and pay via PayPal.  If you would prefer to pay your membership application with a check, complete the form below and choose your payment method as “Check” and mail your check to:

Matt Quiring

1501 Front St.
Henderson, NE 68371

Questions To: Matt Quiring
(402) 363-9960

Kearney Holiday Inn

Mr. Denny Coughlin

School Bus Training Co.
Visit SchoolBusTraining.com
Dr. Brooke Envick

Dr. Brooke Envick

Business Professor, University of Nebraska Kearney

Pupil Transportation is a division of the Nebraska Safety Center at the University of Nebraska at Kearney