2019-20 Great Start Cohort

St. Paul, Minnesota
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
2019-20 Great Start Cohort
Wednesday, August 07, 2019 12:00 PM -
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 4:30 PM (Central Time)

Locations Vary
1884 Como Ave
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108
United States

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2019-20 Great Start Cohort

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - Monday, April 20, 2020
• Various Locations

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. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be granted for each session in the series. Whether you are an experienced superintendent wishing to refresh your skills, or are new to your leadership role, this workshop series is a wonderful opportunity to network with your colleagues and a chance for us to get to know you better.

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.

If you must cancel: Program fees will be refunded if cancelled by August 1, 2019, with a $50 penalty. No refunds after that date. Lodging cancellations are the responsibility of the participant without exception.

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.

*NOTE* Cohort members will be contacted prior to each session and will be asked for an RSVP to confirm accurate counts to assist in planning. Your response is important and appreciated!

Session Information

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 - 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
Finance Topics

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
Finance Topics

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
Finance topics

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

Session topics are subject to change. All handouts are hosted electronically. Remember your laptop or tablet and please dress casually.

Contact Information

  • MASA
    c/o Dave Christians
    Associate for Leadership Support and Communications
    1884 Como Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55108
    Phone: 651-789-4061
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