Arrive early to the 2018 Leadership Conference and join us for one of two Early Bird Sessions at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Please coordinate registration through your school district office.

REGISTRATION: Advance registration is closed. Walk-ins are welcome to attend.

  • Advance registration: $105
  • Walk-in registration: $115

Early Bird Sessions

"Designing an Effective Superintendent Evaluation"

Leadership is important, and evaluating the superintendent’s performance and its own performance are two of the school board’s most important duties. Whether the school board is evaluating its own performance or the performance of its superintendent, the evaluation can be a powerful tool for growth and professional development. In addition, having a positive working relationship, between school board members and between the school board and its superintendent, is critical to accomplishing a school district’s mission and priorities. One way to develop this relationship is by having an effective, constructive evaluation process and procedures that help drive school district improvement efforts. Workshop participants will review the principles of effective evaluation and become familiar with the “MSBA/MASA Superintendent Evaluation: A Resource for School Board Members and Superintendents. Presented by Sandy Gundlach, MSBA Director of School Board Services; Amy Fullenkamp-Taylor, MSBA Associate Director of Management Services; and Steve Niklaus, MSBA Consultant

"Data Privacy and Data Breaches — Are You Prepared? Do You Know What to Do?"

Data breaches are becoming ever more prevalent, Equifax being the most recent significant example. It’s not a matter of if, but when! Are you prepared to speak with parents and the community about a data breach? Do you know where all of your data is, including non-digital assets? Hear about what steps you need to take to be better prepared and have a more robust, legally defensible posture. Presented by Ryan Cloutier, Certified Information Security Professional

MSBA Event Cancellation Policy

Cancellation by Meeting Participants for the Early Bird Sessions:

(1) If a pre-registered participant cancels any time prior to the date registration closes, MSBA will fully refund the registration fee.

(2) If a pre-registered participant cancels between the date registration closes until the time the MSBA-sponsored event/activity begins, he/she will be charged an administration fee of $50.

(3) Once an event/activity begins, all registrants are responsible for the full registration fee.