Preparation is the key to successful bargaining. MSBA's Negotiations Seminars help board members prepare for negotiations.


  • Advance registration: $190
  • Walk-in registration: $210

CREDITS: The Negotiations Seminars have been approved by the Minnesota Board of School Administrators for five continuing education clock hours.

Upcoming Schedule

The Negotiations Seminars will return in winter 2021.

2019 Seminar Agenda

Negotiations Overview — MSBA staff will review collective bargaining data, provide summary data they have compiled, and more.

Insurance — National Insurance Services staff will share with attendees what to expect from the health insurance market place, market trends, and much more.

Negotiations Potpourri — MSBA staff will review areas of concern and points of interest for this round of bargaining.

Master Agreements — Words Matter — MSBA staff will share the rationale behind and the significance of important language in MSBA’s Model Master Agreements. (Note: Please bring a copy of your district’s bargaining unit(s) most recent Master Agreement(s) to the seminar.)

Questions and Answers with MSBA Staff

MSBA Event Cancellation Policy

Cancellation by Meeting Participants for Negotiations Seminars

(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 $80.

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