Each fall, MASA holds its annual conference. The locations of our fall conference alternate between Duluth and Brainerd Minnesota. Take some time during the fall to collaborate, reflect on the stories of success, the opportunities provided by a system that is accessible to all, and the great presence of our schools in communities across Minnesota.
Registration and information for the 2022 Fall Conference!
Register to attend the 2022 MASA Fall Conference October 2-4 •. Madden’s on Gull Lake, Brainerd, MN Living Our Purpose
What is your purpose? Throughout the last several years, amid unforeseen leadership challenges, it wasn’t always easy to keep our “Why” at the forefront. Yet, in that context, many of us were motivated to revisit our senses of purpose and recommit to the core of why we lead our schools. Clarity in our purpose is key to alignment with mission and vision while providing the agility that helps to navigate any challenges that arise. Purposeful leaders communicate, spoken and unspoken, their passion for the work that leads to success for each student. Join your colleagues this fall to explore Living Our Purpose.
On Sunday afternoon, golfers will enjoy the Dale G. Jensen Classic Golf Tournament, benefiting the MASA Foundation. All conference participants are invited to play, no matter your skill level! To register click here.
What better way to kick off the conference—and the new school year—than by greeting old friends and meeting our new members? Sunday evening after dinner, we’ll gather for a casual Welcome Reception. We will announce the golf tournament results, so all the winners will get their bragging rights early in the conference!
Throughout the conference, we will celebrate the service of our honored colleagues. In addition to celebrating our members' years of service with recognition marking their milestone years, we will present the 2022 Richard Green scholarship to Dr. Jeff Burgess, Superintendent, Mesabi East School District and the Polaris Award to Sandra Lewandowski, Retired Superintendent of Intermediate School District 287.
We are grateful to Ehlers for sponsoring the Polaris Award and Cuningham for sponsoring the Richard Green Scholars program.
Would you like to receive a service pin or certificate? Members who have completed 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 or 45 years of administrative service and five years as MASA members may receive service pins. Eligibility years are counted as school fiscal years. If you qualify for both a superintendent pin and an administrator pin in the same year, you may get both. To receive a service pin or certificate please click here to complete a brief form. Congratulations!
Joe Schmit says, “Bullies are forgotten. Kindness can become legendary. You never know when someone at your school needs you to acknowledge them, say hi to them. When in doubt, do the right thing.” Join Joe for our Monday keynote presentation and discover how to ramp up the profound power of your influence. When you become more aware and intentional with the impact you have as a leader, it will improve your bottom line and your R.O.I.– Return on Impact. Through research, Joe has discovered that, “we make our biggest impressions when we are not trying to be impressive.” Explore what “Impact Resolutions” you can make to become a leader of purpose, persistence and passion.
Our Executive Development Committee leaders have chosen three sets of compelling concurrent sessions giving you the opportunity to choose sessions to best meet your needs.
The Exhibit Fair is a convenient way to visit with representatives of companies offering the latest products and services of value to school leaders. Our exhibitors’ participation also helps us reduce conference tuition for our members, so let’s thank them for being with us by visiting with them!
Our Monday afternoon program features the work of our 2022 Richard Green Scholar Dr. Jeff Burgess, Superintendent, Mesabi East School District. Jeff’s work, entitled, “Standard Specific Student Achievement Scores and the Impact on Teacher Incorporation of Standards, Knowledge of Standards, and Student Achievement,” will inform us about whether standard specific student achievement data is impactful for teachers to improve their own knowledge of standards, the incorporation of standards, and the resultant impact on student achievement. Join Jeff and hear the findings of this important work.
On Monday afternoon, come and celebrate our colleagues who are women leaders. It will be a great chance to relax and enjoy refreshments with colleagues at the end of the conference day. This event is for ALL of our participants regardless of gender!
Again this year, we have many new leaders, including many new school board members, in our state. Our closing keynote speaker Joe Donovan will present perspective on and strategies for engaging and communicating effectively with your school board. Whether or not you are new to your district or have new school board members, join Joe and learn how you can enhance your relationships to better support your students and staff.
Health and Safety at Madden’s Madden’s is committed to providing guests with a safe and enjoyable experience. Find details about what you can expect when you visit Madden’s including hours of operation for golf, dining, and other outlets at Madden’s Cares at https://www.maddens.com/covid-19/. Protocols and practices are updated as new state and local guidelines emerge. For further assistance, please call 800-642-5363.
Conference Fees MASA Member … 299.00 MASA Member after September 26 … 349.00 Non-member … 349.00 Partner who is not also a member … $69 Retired member not representing a business … $69