Busy schedules prevent some of MSBA's members from attending the Learning to Lead — School Board Basics: Phase I and Leadership Foundations — School Finance and Management: Phase II workshops, and board appointees may have taken their seats after the training was offered. For your convenience, MSBA has combined these two sessions into one daylong event. This special Phase I-Phase II Combo program is for members who have not yet completed this important training.

SCHEDULE: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2019

LOCATION: Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, 7025 Northland Drive, Brooklyn Park

REGISTRATION: Advance registration will be available early summer 2019.

  • Advance registration fee: TBD
  • Walk-in registration fee: TBD
  • * Mentor fee: TBD

* A "mentor" is either of the following: a board member or superintendent who is a mentor for a new board member (the mentee must be in attendance with their mentor). The mentor must have previously attended this workshop in order to receive the mentor fee.

Phase I-Phase II Combo Agenda

On-site check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. Training is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Learning to Lead — School Board Basics: Phase I

Welcome to School Boarding (MSBA Staff)

  • The Role of the School Board
  • Working with the Superintendent
  • Leadership Team Skills
  • Common Situations Faced by New Board Members

Leadership Foundations — School Finance and Management: Phase II

Minnesota School District Financing (Jon VanOeveren, Minnesota Department of Education General Education Funding Supervisor)

Local Levies and Policies (Tiffany Gustin, Aitkin School District Business Manager)

The School District Budget (Donn Hanson, Director of PFM Asset Management, LLC)

Significant Laws Affecting School Boards (Cathy Miller, MSBA Director of Legal and Policy Services)

Collective Bargaining and Related Personnel Issues (Amy Fullenkamp-Taylor, MSBA Director of Management Services)

MSBA Event Cancellation Policy

Cancellation by Meeting Participants for Phase I-Phase II Combo Workshop

(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 $100.

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