Conferences & Seminars

June 2018

MASSP Summer Conference

June 19-22, 2018
Breezy Point Resort, Breezy Point, MN

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August 2018

MASSP Assistant Principal Leadership Seminar

August 14, 2018
TIES Conference Center, St. Paul, Minnesota

The Assistant Principal Leadership Seminar is designed for anyone currently working as an assistant principal/dean of students. Topics will focus on personal growth and operational competencies including decision making skills, recognizing bias, embedding research in the school culture, strategies for building relationships and discussion of key legal guidelines inherent in the AP role.

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September 2018

Emerging Leaders Workshop

Designed for administrators with 3 years or less experience.

September 25-26, 2018
TIES Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota

This workshop is designed to meet the needs of building administrators who are in their first three years of leadership. This two-day workshop is designed to enhance practitioner and leadership skills (day one) and sensitize and inform on legal responsibilities, student discipline and legal issues faced by building leaders (day two).

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Student Discipline Workshop

September 26, 2018
TIES Conference Center, St. Paul, Minnesota

Roger Aronson, MASSP Attorney/Lobbyist is one of the most highly regarded experts in school law in the State of Minnesota. This workshop will explore legal implications and the administrator's role including provisions you may not know about. Find out what is new for school administrators in multiple areas of student discipline. Information is practical and may offer guidelines for policy development.

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October 2018

School Law Seminars

MASSP Attorney/Lobbyist Roger Aronson is conducting one-day seminars throughout the state presenting the most up to date information on school law. 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.

October 2, 2018
Mankato – Mankato City Center Hotel

October 3, 2018
Rochester – Northrop Community Center

October 16, 2018
Hibbing – Hibbing Park Hotel

October 23, 2018
Mahnomen – Shooting Star Casino

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November 2018

School Law Seminars

MASSP Attorney/Lobbyist Roger Aronson is conducting one-day seminars throughout the state presenting the most up to date information on school law. 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.

November 1, 2018
St. Paul – TIES Conference Center

November 7, 2018
St. Cloud – Holiday Inn and Suites

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January 2019

MASSP Winter Pre-Conference Sessions

January 30, 2019
Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel, Minneapolis, MN

School Law Seminar — Roger Aronson, MASSP Attorney/Lobbyist

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.

Emerging Trends in Educational Technology and Security – Troy Cherry, Sourcewell Technology (formerly TIES) 

Educational technology and security is constantly moving target and everyone seems to have an opinion as to the “next big thing.” The first part of this workshop will include a deeper dive into trends using Driving K-12 Innovation (formerly The Horizon Report) from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), to investigate where technology is leading us and how it is affecting education. The second part of the workshop will include activities surrounding physical security of the school, focusing on what you as school leaders should look for and can emphasize with your staff, to increase security awareness around vulnerable areas of your school.

Combating ACEs with REACH — Jim Parry, Stewartville Public Schools

Students who have had Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) bring significant challenges to our classrooms. In this session, participants will learn more about the effects of ACEs and trauma-informed education as well as gain resources to further their understanding of ACEs and how to make personal connections with students dealing with them. The case study of REACH Stewartville will be shared. REACH Stewartville is making positive connections with students through Relationships, Education, Accountability, Character, and Hard work. Session resources focus on assisting schools in making personal connections, providing character education, building resilience, understanding the effects of ACEs, and building a culture of giving and empathy for others.

Reducing Conflict and Working with Difficult Employees — Jeff Elstad, Owatonna Public Schools

Conflict and dealing with difficult people and employees takes up too much valuable leadership time and resources. This session will demonstrate strategies and resources that are currently used to reduce organizational conflict and make working with difficult and resistant people easier. Participants will benefit from a greater understanding of current applied research, macro- and micro-techniques that are quick, effective and easy to use. Actual cases will be presented with an emphasis on the reduction of conflict with difficult and resistant employees. Examples of all research results, assessment tools and management strategies will be handed out to participants.

Prepare and Practice: Developing a Modern Safety and Security Plan — Chiefs of Police Panel

In this session, participants will explore ways to build a more modern, usable school safety and security plan. The workshop is designed with the understanding that an effective plan is a critical tool in today’s world.

Topics Include:

  • Anatomy of an Active Shooter Attack
  • Selection and Utilization of a Crisis Team
  • Chaos Response
  • Threat Assessment
  • Critical Incident Management
  • Lockdown Procedures
  • Working with Emergency Responders
  • Media Relations
  • Mental Well-being
  • Ways to Practice Your Plan
  • Responsibilities to Students, Parents, Staff

MASSP Winter Conference

January 30, 2019 - February 1, 2019
Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel, Minneapolis, MN

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.

Winter Conference Keynote Presenters will be:

  • Tom Cody - “Top 20 Administrators Live Above the Line:  How our Thinking Governs our Experience”
  • Rick Jetter and Rebecca Coda - “Escaping the School Leader’s Dunk Tank”
  • JoAnn Bartoletti, NASSP Executive Director
  • Roger Aronson, MASSP Attorney/Lobbyist

We will be offering over 20 Concurrent Sessions on Thursday, January 31, 2019.

Registration Online
Minneapolis Marriott City Center Reservations
Schedule at a Glance
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School Law Seminars

MASSP Attorney/Lobbyist Roger Aronson is conducting one-day seminars throughout the state presenting the most up to date information on school law. 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.

January 30, 2019
Minneapolis – Minneapolis Marriott City Center

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June 2019

MASSP Summer Conference

June 18-21, 2019
Breezy Point Resort, Breezy Point, MN

The conference will continue the theme of: Achieving Balance to reflects the past year of focus on research review and personal engagement by all members to create a stronger learning organization.

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April 2018

Symposium of Women Educational Leaders

April 24, 2018
TIES Conference Center, St. Paul, Minnesota

This event is designed to connect women educational leaders with one another. Whether you  are a current educational leader or an aspiring educational leader, please consider attending.

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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.

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

Registration:

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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.


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July 2017

No events scheduled.