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    We are grateful to Springsted Incorporated for their ongoing support of Great Start

    Session III

    Date: December 3, 2018

    Location: MASA Offices, 1884 Como Avenue, St. Paul

    Time: 9 am - 4 pm

    Room: Lower Level Boardroom


    Presenter List

    Participant List


    Facilitated by:

    Kelly Smith, Vice President, Springsted Incorporated


    9 – 10 am

    Budget Planning Calendar

    Presented by Rob Prater, Superintendent Hinckley- Finlayson Public Schools, and Andrew Almos, Superintendent East Central Schools

    Budger Planning Calendar Google Doc


    10 – 11 am

    The Basics of HR - What You Need to Know

    Presented by Nancy Rajanen, Coordinator, Administrative Licensure Program, Organizational Leadership, Policy & Development, University of Minnesota; Retired Superintendent, Waconia Public Schools

    PPT: Basics of Human Resources


    11 – 11:15 am



    11:15 am – 12:15 pm 

    You Can’t Make This Stuff Up! Panel


    Ed Anderson, Retired Superintendent, Aitkin Schools

    Denny Carlson, Retired Superintendent, Anoka-Hennepin School District

    Julia Espe, Retired Superintendent, Princeton Public Schools

    John Thein, Retired Superintendent, Roseville Area Schools


    12:15 – 1 pm



    1 – 3 pm

    Contract Negotiations

    Presented by Bruce Klaehn, Retired Superintendent, Dover-Eyota Public Schools

    Handout: Negotiations Outline

    Handout: The Leadership Dozen

    PPT: Negotiations

    3 - 4 pm

    Book Discussion

    presented by Matt Hillmann, Superintendent, Northfield Public Schools