Conferences & Seminars

Negotiation Topics and Trends with Roger Aronson

February 21, 2024
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Zoom Link: Contact MASSP Office

Roger Aronson, MASSP attorney, will hold a one-hour virtual session on the current Minnesota school district negotiations. Within this presentation, Roger will share current trends and topics pertinent to negotiations and contracts. Please join us for this informative event. This event will not be recorded.

 

Teachers Retirement Association (TRA) Pension & Benefits Overview

February 28, 2024
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Virtual Session: Learn about your Minnesota pension plans and an overview of your TRA benefits

Registration Instructions:

  1. Click here to log in to your TRA Account
  2. Select "Counseling"
  3. Select "Register Group Session"
    Details Online MASSP MESPA
  4. Your password: Principals

Joining the Webinar:

Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email and two reminders from TRA. You will join the meeting via the link in these emails.

Online account not yet created? If you have not yet created an online TRA account, you will need to do so in order to register for the webinar. You will need to know their TRA number in order to create the account.

 

MASSP Student Handbook Workshop

April 2024
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

One of the most important administrative tools in guiding and reinforcing legal policies and school procedures and practices within a school is the student handbook. Each year, administrators update their handbook and present it to their school board for approval. The contents and the delivery of the student handbook often provides the reinforcement needed to make administrative decisions throughout the school year. Furthermore, by including pertinent information within the handbook, districts can avoid both time and money in litigation costs. Each year, administrators update their handbook and present it to their school board for approval prior to school fall opening. This interactive workshop will outline the importance of an effective handbook, including key information on what to include in your student handbook.

 

MASSP Summer Conference

June 24-27, 2024
Breezy Point Resort

 

UNITED: The National Conference on School Leadership

July 15-17, 2024
Nashville, TN
A powerful partnership between the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP).

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MASSP New Administrators Workshop

Designed for administrators with 3 years or less experience.

September 2024
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Anderson Center, Bethel University

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).

 

MASSP Student Discipline Workshop

September 2024
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Anderson Center, Bethel University

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.

 

MASSP Building a Restorative Mindset Workshop

Date, time and location to be determined.

In this introductory workshop, we will collaborate to build a restorative mindset. Our journey will begin by reflecting on our current mindsets and practices around school interactions, discipline, and community. Participants will learn what it means to be restorative by exploring restorative mindsets, principles, language, and practices. After our groundwork of examining restorative mindsets, we will begin to identify barriers to implementation and strategize ways to shift our schools to more restorative ecosystems.

 

MASSP 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. Seminars begin at 8:00 AM and end at 3:00 PM.

 

MASSP Winter Conference

January 29-31, 2025
Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel

If you would like to join any of these events, please see our calendar.

MASSP Winter Conference

January 24-26, 2024

Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel

We are excited to offer a wide range of topics that will help continue to build your leadership capacity. We hope to offer a comprehensive learning environment so that you can continue to build upon your success. Conversely, your knowledge is also invaluable. By building your professional leadership network, you will have a chance to sit down with colleagues and discuss and share practices on a variety of topics.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Robyn Jackson

As CEO of Mindsteps Inc., Dr. Robyn Jackson, utilizes her 25 years of educational experience to build better educators. Jackson has aided thousands of K-12 teachers and principals worldwide in becoming high-performing professionals, implementing equitable, rigorous instructional programs. Dr. Jackson has authored 13 bestselling books and is the host of the “School Leadership Reimagined” podcast.

 

Chris Singleton

Chris Singleton is a former professional athlete drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2017. Following the loss of his mother in a racially motivated mass shooting, Chris has now become an inspirational speaker and best-selling author who has shared his message of unity and racial reconciliation with NFL and NBA teams as well as multiple Fortune 500 companies across the country. He shares with over 100 organizations and over 30,000 students annually and resides with his spouse Mariana and 3 children in Charleston, SC.

 

Pre-Conference Workshops

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

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.

Building a Restorative Mindset
Ali Alowonle, Advocate, SE – Metro Regional Center of Excellence

In this introductory workshop, we will collaborate to build a restorative mindset. Participants will learn what it means to be restorative by exploring restorative mindsets, principles, language, and practices. After our groundwork of examining restorative mindsets, we will begin to identify barriers to implementation and strategize ways to shift our schools to more restorative ecosystems. Teams are welcome at this workshop.

Middle Level Specific Learning

Using Schoolwide Systems to Develop Learner Agency and Increase a Sense of Belonging for All
Presenter(s) Tricia Pettis, Principal, and school leaders of South View Middle School, Edina Public Schools

South View Middle School was one of eleven middle schools recognized as a School of Distinction by the Association for Middle Level Education. This distinction is a reflection of South View’s progressive work around developing agency and belonging for all learners. South View is carrying out its mission of being a dynamic learning community delivering educational excellence and preparing all students to realize their full potential. Join the South View staff as they provide an interactive workshop on a variety of topics, including: Learning Progressions/Proficiency Based Grading, Feedback, Learning Pathways, Belonging, Restorative Mindset/Culture, Middle School Scheduling and Unified Student Leadership. Teams are welcome at this workshop.

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Schedule at a Glance – Click here for schedule.


MASSP Winter Conference

January 25-27, 2023

Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel

We are excited to offer a wide range of topics that will help continue to build your leadership capacity. The theme of this year’s conference is Partnerships. We know that you need a supporting staff around you to insure student and school success. The relationships that you build with your superintendent, district directors and support staff can make a strong impact on your leadership. We hope to offer a comprehensive learning environment so that you can continue to build upon your success. Conversely, your knowledge is also invaluable. By building your professional leadership network, you will have a chance to sit down with colleagues and discuss and share practices on a variety of topics.

Keynote Speakers

Jimmy Casas
Recalibrate the Culture

Dr. Stephen Peters
Leading Through Change, “Lessons Learned and their Impact on the Future”

Mary Pat Cumming
NASSP Update

Jimmy Casas
Recalibrate the Culture

Dr. Stephen Peters
Leading Through Change, “Lessons Learned and their Impact on the Future”

Pre-Conference Sessions

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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.

Trauma-Informed Leadership
Justin Tiarks, Principal, St. Paul City School

In this session, Justin will share how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can have a tremendous impact on your students' learning; and, he will provide you with tools and strategies to become a Trauma-Informed Leader.

Principals and Special Education Every Day the Two Shall Meet
Erin Toninato, Executive Director, Minnesota Administrators for Special Education

Special Education is a complex system that is best navigated in partnership. This pre-conference session will provide valuable information related to the role of the Principal in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and relevance to the process. Provision of special education is about strong relationships with your school team, the students, and families. Get ready to learn and engage with your colleagues, to gain a better understanding of the important role you have in special education!

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Schedule at a Glance – Click here for schedule.

MN School Violence Prevention Symposium

December 5, 2022
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
The Park Event Center, Waite Park, MN

We are pleased to announce the collaboration of MASA, MASSP, MESPA, and MSBA in offering a School Violence Prevention Symposium. We invite all members of our organizations, along with the members of your school district safety team. Violence prevention is a concern for all of us and our professional organizations. We have planned a uniquely informative and engaging conference that will provide helpful information as your team identifies the next steps in violence prevention.

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