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The MASA Fall Conference

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Register to attend the
2016 MASA Fall Conference
Our Best Leadership Practices
October 3-4  •  Madden’s on Gull Lake, Brainerd, MN

A “best practice” is a method that reliably leads to desired results.  Great school leaders create effective systems that adapt to rapid and pervasive change, provide a culture supporting risk-taking and experimentation, and nurture a climate of possibilities.  A best leadership practice in school districts manifests itself in strong systems that support those targets and therefor excellence for all students.  Join your colleagues this fall as we share our own regional best leadership practices.

Note that MASA’s Executive Development Committee has crafted this conference to focus on providing opportunities for participants to share best practices with one another.  This not only allows time for sharing and networking, but also significantly reduces the cost of the event!

Available 2016 MASA FallConference Handouts
Keynote Speakers
Keynote Dave Weber  Sticks & Stones EXPOSED
Richard Green Scholar Keynote Jim Johnson
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Monday Breakout Sessions

MASA Mentoring Program: What You Should Know  Click Here for PPT
David Thompson, Superintendent, Stewartville Public Schools
Scott Staska, Superintendent, ROCORI School District


So You Want to Do a Community Survey? Navigation Guide to Options, Methodologies, Features, and Reliability Click Here for PPT
Don Lifto, Consultant, Springsted, Inc.
Kelly Smith, Vice President, Springsted, Inc.


School Start Time Change: Experience and Recommendations Click Here for PPT
Ken Dragseth, Retired Superintendent and Executive Search Consultant, School Exec Connect
Chace Anderson, Superintendent, Wayzata Public Schools
Scott Thielman, Superintendent, Buffalo-Hanover- Montrose Public Schools
Keith Jacobus, Superintendent, South Washington County Public Schools


New State Funding for Site-Governed, Teacher-Powered Schools Site-Governed District Schools, Teacher-Governed School Grants, TeacherPowered Schools FAQ

Lars Esdal, Executive Director Education Evolving
Lisa Snyder, Superintendent, Lakeville Area Public Schools
Tuesday Breakout Sessions

Interagency Cooperation Enhances School Safety: Mobile Emergency Operations Center Click Here for PPT
Jim Hess, Superintendent, Bemidji Area Schools
Greg Liedl, Transportation Coordinator, Bemidji Area Schools


Listening to Student Voices Video Link, Click Here for PPT
Michael Lovett, Superintendent, White Bear Lake Area Schools


Engaging All Students: The Academies of Alexandria Click Here for PPT
Chad Duwenhoegger, Principal, Alexandria School District
Claire Anderson, Academy Coach, Alexandria School District


The Importance of Leadership in Digital Initiatives Click Here for PPT
Joshua Swanson, Assistant Superintendent, Eden Prairie Schools
Joel VerDuin, Chief Technology and Information Officer, Anoka-Hennepin Schools


Improving the Success in Searches, Interviews, Selection & Onboarding of Principals & Other District-Level Leaders Click Here for PPT, Employee Feedback Form, My Job, Your Job Worksheet
Bruce Miles, Trainer, Big River Group
Scott Hare, Human Resources Director, Shakopee Public Schools