• 2019-2020 Great Start Cohort Series

    MASA is committed to providing excellent professional development that will support you in your professional practice. As a member of the Great Start Cohort (GSC), you will have the opportunity to meet other new leaders, receive information from seasoned leaders, and develop practical skills designed to help you be successful in the first year of your new position. In addition to the five traditional workshops (linked to MASA conferences for travel and schedule ease), participants will also receive access to the GSC Online Toolbox that contains supporting documents and videos on popular topics. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be granted for each session in the series. Whether you are an experienced administrator or are new to your leadership role, this workshop series is a wonderful opportunity to network with your colleagues and enhance your skills.

    Registration is now open for the MASA Great Start Cohort for new superintendents and administrators!

    You can register online at: https://www.regonline.com/greatstart1920

    The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) is committed to providing excellent professional development that will support you in your professional practice. As a member of the Great Start Cohort, you will have the opportunity to meet other new leaders, receive information from seasoned leaders, and develop practical skills designed to help you be successful in the first year of your new position. In addition to the seven traditional workshops (scheduled in conjunction with conferences when appropriate for travel and schedule ease), participants will also receive access to the GSC Online Toolbox webpage filled with supporting documents and resources on popular topics.

    Cohort Fee

    Because of the generous support of Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors we are able to offer this cohort for $499 for all seven sessions. Price includes continental breakfast, lunch and beverages for full day sessions. Price will not be prorated for missed sessions. Participants may not register for individual sessions.

    MASA Membership Requirement

    You MUST be a Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) member to attend. Not a member yet? Please submit your membership online at https://events.resultsathand.com/membership/931.

    Session Dates and Info

    Session 1: Wednesday, August 7, 2019

    Following the MDE Back to School Conference
    Minneapolis Marriott NW | 7025 Northland Dr N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
    12 pm - 4:30 pm
    Topics: MASA Benefits and Resources, School Board Relationships, Communicating with your Board/Superintendent's Resources, and Resiliency, Wellness, and Self-Care

    Session 2: Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    MASA Offices | 1884 Como Ave, St. Paul, MN
    9 am - 4 pm
    Topics: Finance

    Session 3: Sunday, October 6, 2019

    Prior to the MASA Fall Conference
    Duluth Entertainment Convention Center | 350 Harbor Dr, Duluth, MN 55802
    9 am - 4 pm
    Topics: Liability Issues and Employee Discipline, Lobbying on Behalf of Your District, Case Study

    Session 4: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    MASA Offices | 1884 Como Ave, St. Paul, MN
    9 am - 4 pm
    Topics: Finance

    Session 5: Monday, December 9, 2019

    MASA Offices | 1884 Como Ave, St. Paul, MN
    9 am - 4 pm
    Topics: Positive School Leadership, Leading for Equity, The Art of Influence, Case Study

    Session 6: Wednesday, March 11, 2020

    Prior to the MASA/MASE Spring Conference
    9 am - 4 pm
    Topics: Finance

    Session 7: Monday, April 20, 2020

    MASA Offices | 1884 Como Ave, St. Paul, MN
    9 am - 4 pm
    Topics: Coaching Principals, Mental Health Issues, MASA Great Start Graduate Panel, Case Study

     

    Thank you to Baker Tilly for your generous support  in our Great Start Series
     

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    Session topics are subject to change. Final agendas will be available no less than two weeks prior to each event.
    Remember your laptop or tablet and please dress casually.