Conferences & Seminars

January 2017

MASSP Winter Conference

January 18-20, 2017 – Double Tree by Hilton, Bloomington

The Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals invites you to join us at the our 2017 Winter Conference, which will be held January 18-20, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Bloomington. This year’s conference has been designed to meet the daily challenges of practitioners and also support a vision of personal and professional development that will strengthen our organization. Our ongoing focus of Achieving Balance is not just a personal challenge that will lead to self-growth and reflection; it is also a development strategy for MASSP that will allow us to better share our intellectual capital as we create new initiatives based on the needs of our learners.

Pre-Conference Sessions, Wednesday, January 18, 2017

School Law Seminar – Roger Aronson

Roger is one of the most highly regarded experts in school law in the State of Minnesota. Find out what is new in school law, have your legal questions answered and gain valuable insight.

Moving from Traditional to Successful Flipped Professional Development – TIES

Traditional PD is becoming a thing of the past as Flipped Professional Development is taking over. Traditional PD spends too much time covering new technology or curriculum, resulting in people answering questions on their own or giving up and seeing it as another thing on their plate. With Flipped PD, the time is shifted to learning the new ideas/tools on their own in their own way, while face-to-face time is now spent discussing and collaborating. This personalized learning approach has been successful in many Minnesota schools, will yours be next?

Build your School’s Brand with Social Media – TIES

Join us for a hands-on workshop on how to utilize social media at your school. Cyndy from TIES will demonstrate how to utilize Twitter, Instagram and YouTube to brand your school effectively. Plus, Tara Cegla and Coley Fehringer, district communication specialists, will share how Spring Lake Park Schools is using social media tools in their district. BYOD for collaborative work time to develop your own social media plan! This session is designed for all levels, but primarily beginner and intermediate social media users.

Why Some Principals (and leaders in many occupations) Thrive & Succeed: The “Secret Sauce” – Bruce Miles

If we are not careful, we can focus too much on operational and management issues as Principals. This session will demonstrate strategies and resources that are currently used by effective Principals, Superintendents, and leaders in other sectors to strategically develop themselves, their successes, their careers, and reduce the effect of problems and crises on the job.

February 2017

No events scheduled.

March 2017

No events scheduled.

April 2017

5th Annual Symposium of Women Educational Leaders

Please join women educational leaders from around the state of Minnesota for the 5th annual Symposium of Women Educational Leaders. This event is designed to connect women educational leaders with one another. Attendees will still have the opportunity to engage in what makes the Symposium unique, such as networking with one another, enjoying powerful keynote speakers, and bringing a guest who demonstrates potential for leadership.

Event Date and Location: 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
8:00 - 8:30 AM – Registration and Networking
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM – Symposium

TIES Building
1667 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN


PDFClick here for registration form.

May 2017

No events scheduled.

June 2017

MASSP Summer Conference

June 13-16, 2017 – Breezy Point Resort, Breezy Point

The Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals invites you to join us at our 2017 Summer Conference, which will be held June 13-16, 2017, at Breezy Point Resort. This year’s theme, “Achieving Balance” reflects the past year of focus on research review and personal engagement by all members to create a stronger learning organization. This year’s conference is hosted by Western Division and will feature traditional keynote speakers and concurrent sessions as well as an opportunity to share information with colleagues through the use of Learning Tables.

Click here for details about this year's Golf Tournament!

July 2017

No events scheduled.

August 2017

MASSP Professional Development Committee

August 8, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

MASSP Assistant Principal Seminar

August 15, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

MASSP Division Presidents Meeting

August 17, 2017