2019 MSBA Summer Seminar: Monday, August 5

Join us for a motivational Summer Seminar on "Bold Leadership!" 

  • Opening keynote speaker: Leadership development coach Jolly Corley will discuss "Bold Leadership in Action"
  • Closing keynote speaker: State Demographer Susan Brower will talk about how demographics are changing Minnesota schools 
  • MSBA’s Terry Morrow will present a "Case Law Update"
  • MSBA's Denise Dittrich will provide "Insights into the 2019 Legislative Session"
  • Hear from two award-winning school districts — Roseville Area Schools ("Access and Equity in College Credit Class") and Marshall County Central Schools ("Outdoor Prairie/Outdoor Classroom - Connecting Students to Nature")
  • See an exclusive screening of the award-winning education documentary, "Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary." RSVP for this screening. Visit the film's website to access the trailer and more information.

SPONSORS: The 2019 Summer Seminar is sponsored by the Minnesota School Boards Association Insurance Trust (MSBAIT), Ingensa, Nexus Solutions, and Piper Jaffray.

The Summer Seminar will help MSBA members start the new school year informed and inspired. You'll meet new people, share ideas, and learn about key education issues. Demonstrate your commitment to lifelong learning and hear what's happening in schools. Be the best board member you can be.

WHEN: 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday, August 5, 2019

WHERE: Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, 7025 Northland Drive North, Brooklyn Park

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Hotel website | Standard rates apply based on availability

REGISTRATION: Advance registration is closed; walk-in registrants are welcome to attend.

  • Advance registration: $285
  • Walk-in registration: $305

Additional workshops 

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, August 4, 2019
Summer Seminar Early Bird Session: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | Walk-in registrants are welcome to attend (Walk-in fee: $125)
Bukata Hayes will show the importance of having a school climate that is inclusive, equitable and diverse for improving student achievement for all.

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, August 5, 2019
Learning to Lead — School Board Basics: Phase I Workshop | Walk-in registrants are welcome to attend (Walk-in fee: $125)
Hit the ground running by discussing the role of the school board, the role of the superintendent, the leadership team relationship and common scenarios facing new board members.

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Leadership Foundations — School Finance and Management: Phase II Workshop | Walk-in registrants are welcome to attend (Walk-in fee: $215)
Cover core topics such as budget, school finance, local levies, policies, significant laws affecting school boards, collective bargaining and personnel issues.

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Charter School Board Workshop | Walk-in registrants are welcome to attend (Walk-in fees: $215 for Charter Associates; $280 for non-Charter Associates)


MSBA Event Cancellation Policy

Cancellation by Meeting Participants for Summer Seminar

(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 $105.

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