The Minnesota Department of Education
    in partnership with
    the Minnesota Association of School Administrators
    invites you to attend the annual

    MDE Back to School Conference:
    Servant Leaders ~ Each Student, Every Day

    Lead through service and serve through leadership.

    August 6-7, 2019  •  Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

    Plan to bring your leadership team!

    The Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership says, “A servant-leader focuses primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong.  While traditional leadership generally involves the accumulation and exercise of power by one at the “top of the pyramid,” servant leadership is different.  The servant-leader shares power, puts the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible.”  Make plans to join us for the 2019 MDE/MASA Back to School Conference, August 6-7 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest and start the new school year with exploration and reflection on how we all can share the responsibility of delivering excellence in our education systems for each student, every day.  Bring a team and benefit from the chance to discuss how what you are learning impacts your own district.  The conference follows the MSBA Summer Seminar, and our new superintendents will want to stay on Wednesday afternoon for our first session of the Great Start Cohort.

    MSBA/MASA Lodging Information:

    Start date: 8/2/19
    End date: 8/10/19
    Last day to book: 7/17/19 

    Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate: 

    • Minneapolis Marriott Northwest  for $141.00 per night
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi

    Book your group rate for MSBA/MASA


    🕳 Looking for a book study for your leadership team?
    MASA's "What We Are Reading" Blog is a great resource. Thanks to our book blogger, Steve Malone, Superintendent of Becker Public Schools for being our Reader Leader! Check out a sample today.

    🕳 MESPA: 21st Century School Office

    June 10, 2019
    Registration online

    Want to go home on time? Maintaining a work-life balance is so important, but as a principal or school secretary, that may seem next to impossible. If you're buried in office work, emails, "do-you-have-a-minute" and juggling schedules on top of what you really want to be focusing on, we can help! Join us for this one-of-a-kind professional development that has been created for school office teams by school office teams to help you make your school office more efficient, manage crisis response, set standards and expectations, and bond together! You'll have work time to discuss your current office challenges and successes, and create a plan together to implement new strategies to make it even better!

    🕳 Symposium of Women Educational Leaders
    Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    8:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Bethel University
    3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul, MN 55112

    Click Here for More Information

    Keynote speaker: Shawn Judge
    Shawn Judge is from Speakers Edge and has extensive experience leading sessions and professional development from
    corporations to secondary education. Her Keynote will be titled “Power”.
    Current, former, and aspiring women educational leaders are invited to
    learn, share, network, plan, and reflect together!

    🕳 Symposium of Women Educational Leaders
    November 14, 2019
    8:30 am-2:30 pm
    Bethel University, 3900 Bethel Dr. St. Paul, MN 55112
    More information online

    Keynote speaker: Shawn Judge Shawn Judge is from Speakers Edge and has extensive experience leading sessions and professional development from corporations to secondary education. Her Keynote will be titled “Power."

    🕳 Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) is coming to the metro this summer!

    Date: July 15 - 19, 2019
    You must be able to attend all five days.
    Time: Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Friday 8:30 - 11:30 am
    Location: MASA Building in St. Paul (Directions, Map, and Area Lodging)
    Cost: $650 (Registration includes sessions, materials, and beverages. Local lunch options are available, or you can bring your own.)

    Registration is limited to 30 participants! Reserve your spot today!

    To register, please send an email with your contact information to: dtheisconsulting@gmail.com.

    Find more information about Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) at LSCI.org.

    Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to increase your effectiveness with kids who have experienced trauma and display significant behavioral patterns. Join Danielle Theis, LICSW, Ed. S., an Independent Master LSCI trainer, for a week that will change how you understand and approach this challenging population.

    The best time to successfully intervene with children who struggle and display maladaptive behaviors is at the time of the crisis. It is important that we meet the needs of our students who have experienced trauma effectively. We must have professionally trained Interventionists available to work with our kids when they are struggling. LSCI is an advanced, interactive therapeutic strategy for turning crisis situations into learning opportunities for children with chronic patterns of self-defeating behaviors. LSCI views problems or stressful incidents as opportunities for learning, growth, insight, and change. This non-physical intervention program uses a multi-theoretical approach to behavior management and problem solving. LSCI provides staff a roadmap through conflict to desired outcomes using crisis as an opportunity to teach and create positive relationships with youth.

    🕳 Annual National Integrated Comprehensive Systems for Equity Institute Part I and Part II: Advancing Equity for All

    Location: Madison Concourse Hotel | Madison, WI

    ICS for Equity Institute Part I
    Intended for New Teams* (teams who have not yet completed an Institute): 

    3-Day Institute from July 30, 31 - August 1, 2019

    ICS for Equity Institute Part II - Co-Plan to Co-Serve
    Intended for Returning Teams* (all team members have completed Part I)

    2-Day Institute from June 24 - 25, 2019 
    Please Note: If you have team members who have not yet completed Part I, they should attend Part I.

    How to Register: Visit www.icsequity.org to register and for information about ICS for Equity. Please email register.ics@gmail.com with any questions.

    Full informational brochure