2021 Annual Leadership Conference

2021 Annual Leadership Conference

In person or virtual.

Thursday through Sunday in-person conference will be held at the Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton and The DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. Virtual conference attendees will enjoy a full ALC experience including general sessions, clinic sessions, networking, exhibit show and more. 

Board Member Certification (CBA) classes, Thursday preconference sessions and Delegate Assembly require additional preregistration (in person ONLY). 

Conference Registration Fee: $349 or $383 after Sept. 24, 2021

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all-day in person registered participants only. 

Make hotel reservations online or call 800.253.3590 and mention MASB Annual Leadership Conference.


You must sign in to see and register for all the available options. Once signed in, you will see your name at the top of your browser; select the "Register Myself" or "Register Someone Else" buttons on the registration page; it will refresh and then you can add the registration option, additional workshops and/or classes you wish to attend to your cart.

If you are a board member, superintendent or superintendent secretary, you likely have an account in our member portal. Please verify using the Forgot username? or Forgot password? options before creating a new account.

For any registration questions, please contact Cindy Holmes, Membership Coordinator and Registrar, at registrar@masb.org or 517.327.5918.


MASB reserves the right at any time and in its sole discretion to cancel this event or limit capacity due to actual or threatened acts of god, fires, floods, epidemics, quarantine restrictions, government regulation, strikes, failure of public utilities, unusually severe weather or other similar cause beyond the control of MASB making it illegal, impossible or inadvisable to hold the event as advertised and presented.

If capacity is limited, MASB will process in-person registrations in the order they are received until reaching the capacity limit and then all other registrations shall be processed to allow for virtual attendance.

MASB strives to hold meetings, conferences and other professional events with no barriers of any type that would exclude people from attending or participating. If you require additional accommodations or have questions regarding accessibility, please contact Whitney Haughey, CMP, Conference and Events Planner.

When
11/11/2021 - 11/14/2021
Where
Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection By Hilton Grand Rapids

Program

   

Thursday, 11 November 2021

 
In person ONLY. Includes breakfast and lunch.
Time
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM

In person ONLY. Includes breakfast and lunch.
Time
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM

In person ONLY. Includes breakfast and lunch.
Time
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM

In person ONLY. Explore the necessary skills and knowledge for establishing policy.
Time
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
8:00 AM

In person ONLY. Explore the ethical conduct required of board members who serve local communities through an interactive session.
Time
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
8:00 AM

In person ONLY. By learning the characteristics of different personality types, board members can enhance their ability to work as an effective leadership team, develop techniques to improve communication and reduce conflict.
Time
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
8:00 AM

In person ONLY. Learn effective strategies and practical ideas on how to communicate with and handle even the most difficult person.
Time
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
8:00 AM

In person ONLY. This course will help board members better understand the budget development process and budgeting during tough economic times. Specifics will be explored in addition to addressing “your” budget stories and needs (bring a copy of your school district’s budget).
Time
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
8:00 AM

In person ONLY. Technology has had a profound impact on Michigan schools in the past 20 years. While these new frontiers are exciting, they also place new demands on school boards in the areas of funding, policy and the way we communicate with stakeholders.
Time
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
8:00 AM

In person ONLY. The first portion of this course deals with the current State School Aid Act and its importance to local boards of education. The second portion explores development and monitoring phases of a local district’s budget.
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM

In person ONLY. School board members will acquire an understanding of their role in the various phases of building and renovating school facilities. You will gain a greater understanding of the election process including conducting community surveys and encouraging community engagement and learning more about facility review, the election cycle, investment needs and the construction phase.
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM

In person ONLY. If your board says it uses Robert’s Rules of Order as its parliamentary procedure, this is the course to actually learn how and get all of your questions answered by an experienced board member and parliamentarian.
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM

In person ONLY. Consensus building uses collaboration to problem solve and make decisions. In this course, you will have the opportunity to learn about how you can improve the decisionmaking process of your board through reaching consensus and making decisions that will be supported by all board members and stakeholders.
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM

In person ONLY. This course takes board members on a data journey to help achieve their goals of preparing all students for the real world. There’s vast data to navigate through, and this course highlights what data is needed to serve as early indicators that students are on track for graduation or in danger of dropping out, and more.
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM

In person ONLY. This highly interactive session will provide you and your governance team members with practical tools for effective decisionmaking.
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM

Friday, 12 November 2021

 
Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all-day in person registered participants only.  THIS IS ONLY NEEDED IF YOU ARE BRINGING A GUEST. All guests must be preregistered to attend event meal functions.
Time
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM

In person ONLY. Provides board members an overview of the school code governing Michigan school districts.
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM

In person ONLY. Learn the basics of building strong community support for schools and education.
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM

In person ONLY. Find out about the standards and benchmarks used in both the private and public sectors for fiscal soundness.
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM

In person ONLY. This course focuses on effective oral communication for school leaders. Learn to speak with confidence and to use persuasive communication techniques to express leadership. Practice and receive feedback in a safe and comfortable environment.
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM

In person ONLY. Learn about various assessment tools, the benefits of board self-assessment, when to conduct a board self-assessment and the mistakes to avoid when doing self-assessments.
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM

In person ONLY. Provides a deeper understanding of the “why” behind assessment administration, the types of assessment practices that help inform and drive instructional practices, and how data can be used to set direction for entire school systems.
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM

In person ONLY. Difficult times put added stress and pressure on school board members and the leadership team. Learn how to improve communication, develop trust, increase professionalism on boards and much more.
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM

Saturday, 13 November 2021

 
Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all-day in person registered participants only.  THIS IS ONLY NEEDED IF YOU ARE BRINGING A GUEST. All guests must be preregistered to attend event meal functions.
Time
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM

In person ONLY. This introductory course provides board members with clarification about the different types of data for the strategic, tactical, administrative and operational roles of boards and districts.
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM

In person ONLY. Explore aspects of the Michigan Open Meetings Act, whether your board is in full compliance and how the latest Attorney General opinions affect your governance roles and more.
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM

In person ONLY. Building trusting ties among school boards, parents, administrators, teachers and students will be the focus of this session. Roadblocks to building and maintaining trust in schools will be addressed as well as specific strategies to develop trust between and among groups.
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM

In person ONLY. Preparing for successful media interviews and learning how to state your message effectively will be covered.
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM

In person ONLY. This course will show how boards can be catalysts for increased student achievement when they develop the capacity of educators to create professional learning communities.
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM

In person ONLY. Learn information on how districts can create a data dashboard for school boards. This course will also cover tips on how to use key data to monitor student achievement and assistance to boards in the use of key data for directing policy-level decisions.
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM

In person ONLY. This case study experience serves as not only an effective strategy to sharpen your problem-solving skills and enhance your judgment, it will also provide school leaders skill sets on how to anticipate problems before they arise and work through them as a team.
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM

Sunday, 14 November 2021

 
In person ONLY. Participants will get a detailed account of the legislative process, learn lobbying techniques and get an overview of current legislative issues.
Time
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
8:30 AM

In person ONLY. What options exist for making difficult decisions when there is no easy answer? What strategies are effective for navigating today’s political environment? Explore these questions in an interactive session.
Time
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
8:30 AM

In person ONLY. This course will help you address the real questions, often unspoken, on the minds of people in your school community so that the message received by the listener was the one you intended to send.
Time
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
8:30 AM

In person ONLY. Problems confront school district leaders on a regular basis. This class will offer insights on ways to deal with conflict at all levels in a civilized manner, which can lead to more effective boardsmanship and improved student achievement.
Time
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
8:30 AM

In person ONLY. This class will focus on helping boards identify potential reasons for high board turnover, develop necessary tools for improved communication for retention, as well as help develop communication plans, orientation and processes for success.
Time
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
8:30 AM

In person ONLY. This course explores the multiple issues involved when considering the use of social media by a board of education in its work with the overall governance of a school district.
Time
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
8:30 AM

In person ONLY. Explore the role of a local school board in advancing student achievement.
Time
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
8:30 AM

In person ONLY. This introductory course provides board members with an understanding of the changing world, components of an effective curriculum delivery system and the board’s role in curriculum and instruction to enable student achievement.
Time
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
12:30 PM

In person ONLY. Board members will become acquainted with the nature and language of labor relations and public schools.
Time
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
12:30 PM

In person ONLY. This course will help school board members with concrete strategies to connect cultural competence to the mission of schools, to provide high-quality education for all students and close achievement gaps.
Time
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
12:30 PM

In person ONLY. Learn practical strategies on how to develop or improve board/superintendent relations, including tips for communication, how to “agree to disagree” appropriately and to operate together in an effective manner.
Time
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
12:30 PM

In person ONLY. This course offers board members the opportunity to review specific laws and legal issues relating to school districts.
Time
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
12:30 PM

In person ONLY. This course will take you on an enlightening journey into the world of today’s student. Learn how classrooms must become global communication centers and how curriculum must have a perspective based on a global network of people.
Time
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
12:30 PM

In person ONLY. Provides an analysis of real-life ethics scenarios and a deeper understanding of ethical board conduct.
Time
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
12:30 PM

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