A lack of trust is costly to school districts. Research shows that education is one of the most trusted institutions in the United States (2017 Trust Outlook™). A trusted school board member, administrator, teacher, or coach is respected and listened to by their community, staff, and students. As trust levels rise in schools and a trusting environment is built, school districts may likely see positive results in staff retention, student enrollment, and student achievement.

Developing trust and gaining its advantages starts with individuals and then extends to their school board teams and beyond. Learners are guided by trained MSBA staff through valuable content within the Trust Edge 8-Pillar Framework as outlined in David Horsager’s national best-seller, "The Trust Edge."

By engaging and interacting with the content from this framework, participants will experience powerful personal and professional growth. They can expect to gain strategies to help deepen relationships and develop more committed teams. This competitive advantage is what we refer to as The Trust Edge.

Join MSBA as we partner with the Trust Edge Leadership Institute to roll out this new opportunity for MSBA's membership.

REGISTRATION: Access registration. Registration will be limited to the first 30 registrants.

  • Registration fee: $295 (Please see the cancellation policy below.)

CONTACTS: Direct questions to Amy Fullenkamp-Taylor or Katie Klanderud.

Next workshop: April 29-30 in St. Peter

This one-and-a-half-day workshop will be held next at the Minnesota School Boards Association, 1900 West Jefferson Avenue, St. Peter from:

6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2018 AND 8:30 a.m. to  3:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2018

LODGING: If you need lodging for the night of Sunday, April 29, call 507-931-6554 and ask for the "MSBA rate" at the AmericInn Hotel & Suites (700 North Minnesota Avenue, St. Peter).

MSBA Cancellation Policy

Cancellation by Meeting Participants for The Trust Edge for School Districts

(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 if $100.

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