The Minnesota Association of School Administrators introduces the
2023-24 MASA BIPOC Affinity Group Sessions MASA members and our fellow educational leaders who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) are invited to join the 2023-24 BIPOC Affinity Group. The goal of this affinity group is to gather with your colleagues for collegiality, discussion, and ideation, focusing on issues of particular interest to BIPOC leaders.
If you have any colleagues who would benefit from this group, please encourage them to attend!
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Bernadeia Johnson will again be facilitating the group!
Session Dates & Topics September 19, 2023 - Leadership | Session Slides October 17, 2023 - Values and Ethics November 21, 2023 - Curriculum and Instruction for All December 19, 2023 - Equity and Judgement Problem Solving January 16, 2024 - Political Influence and Governance February 20, 2024 - Policy and Law March 19, 2024 - Organizational Management April 16, 2024 - Community Capital May 21, 2024 - Community Relations June 11, 2024 - Communications
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Participants of all 10 sessions will receive 10 CEUs issued by the MN Board of School Administrators (BOSA). Participant hours earned will be based on attendance at each session.
Technical Issues w/ Zoom Information
If you experience issues where you can't access the meeting and it keeps taking you to the zoom registration page, it is most likely because you have an outdated zoom application downloaded on your computer.
If zoom is not downloaded on your computer, you want to join the meeting from the web browser and not install zoom on your computer. Note this historically has occurred with Osseo Area Schools email accounts.
2022-23 MASA BIPOC Affinity Group Dates The Minnesota Association of School Administrators extends a warm invitation to the BIPOC Affinity Group.
MASA members who identify as BIPOC are invited to join the MASA BIPOC Affinity Group and gather with your colleagues for collegiality, discussion, and ideation, focusing on issues of particular interest to BIPOC leaders.
We are grateful to Dr. Bernadeia Johnson for facilitating this group.
Below are the dates for the 2022-23 BIPOC Affinity group and the registration links. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We are asking you to register so we can keep the group’s contact list current.
All meetings will be virtual and take place from 7:30 - 8:30 am.
There is no cost to participate.
October 11, 2022 | Speaker: Lisa Sayles-Adams, Superintendent, Eastern Carver County Schools November 15, 20220 | Speaker: Dr. Theresa Battle, Superintendent, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District | Topic: School Board Governance December 13 | Speaker: Astein Osei, Superintendent, St. Louis Park Public Schools | Topic: Leading for Racial Equity Transformation January 17 | Speaker: Dr. Michael Thomas, Superintendent, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools February 14 | Speaker: Dr. Bryan Bass, Assistant Superintendent, Osseo Area Schools March 14 | Speaker: Dr. Carlondrea Hines, Associate Superintendent, Eden Prairie School District April 11 | Speaker: Dr. Stephanie Burrage, Chief Equity Officer, State of Minnesota May 9 | Speaker: Dr. Brenda Cassellius, Founder & CEO, LeaderProof LLC, Former Commissioner of Education and Superintendent June 13 | Speaker: Dr. Bernadeia Johnson | Topic; Strategies for Taking Care of Mental Health | Slides