MSBA Leadership Conference

The 2022 MSBA Leadership Conference was held Thursday, January 13, and Friday, January 14, 2022, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

There is no registration fee for MSBA members to attend this two-day conference. MSBA provides this conference registration-fee free every January as part of members’ annual dues.

The Leadership Conference features nationally recognized speakers, workshops on a variety of topics, an Exhibit Hall, and a Recognition Luncheon. Early Bird Sessions are provided the evening before the conference.

Program: Access the 2022 Leadership Conference Program

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Leadership Conference Registration and Housing

Conference registration: Advance registration for the Leadership Conference is closed. If you’d still like to sign up members of your school board team for the conference, please contact MSBA’s Jen Ebert at registration@mnmsba.org.

Hotel reservations: Visit the Leadership Conference Housing webpage for hotel information.

Housing block waitlist: The Leadership Conference Housing Department continues to add additional hotel rooms to its housing block. If prompted to enter your name into the waitlist, please do so and the Housing Department will roll you into the next block of rooms.

Recognition Luncheon and MSBA Honor Roll

The Leadership Conference Recognition Luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, January 13, in Room 200 A-J on Level Two (yellow level) at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

More than 160 board members will receive acknowledgement for qualifying in at least one of MSBA’s award categories. See the 2022 MSBA Honor Roll (updated on November 29) for a list of those members receiving a Service Award (20 years, 30 years or 40 years), Directors’ Award, President’s Award, or Leadership Development Certificate.

Leadership Development Certificates will soon be distributed, but the Service Awards and President’s Awards will be handed out at the Recognition Luncheon. Those receiving a Directors’ Award can pick it up at the information area at the Leadership Conference.

If you believe you have been omitted or included in error, please contact Kelly Martell at kmartell@mnmsba.org or 507-934-8120.

Recognition Luncheon registration: Tickets for the Recognition Luncheon are SOLD OUT! On-site, day-of ticket sales will not be available on Thursday.

Exhibitor Information

Potential Exhibitors: Visit the Leadership Conference Exhibitors webpage for information about booths, sponsorship opportunities, and more.

Leadership Conference Early Bird Sessions

Inclusive School Board Leadership: Inclusive School Board Leadership engages school board members to consider their role in creating equitable and inclusive learn environments. Ensuring a district-wide sense of value and belonging requires that all school board members have the tools they need to provide inclusive recommendations, make inclusive decisions and achieve equitable success in academic outcomes. Join the partners of Kinect Education Group for an immersive and engaging session with tangible takeaways and tools for success as an inclusive school board member.

Date and Location: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at the Minneapolis Convention Center

Presenters: Kinect Education Group staff

Registration fees: $125 for advance registrants ($135 for late registrants)


When Board Meetings Go Sideways: Public school boards are facing more instances of public incivility, interruptions of meetings and problems when citizens don’t follow courtesies for open forum. Learn some strategies for keeping your board meetings on point and walk through some small group scenarios on handling difficult situations at board meetings. This workshop will be interactive and will involve table-top exercises.

Date and Location: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at the Minneapolis Convention Center

Presenters: The Minnesota Office of Collaboration and Dispute Resolution and the MSBA staff

Registration fees: $125 for advance registrants ($135 for late registrants)

 

Registration: Advance registration for the Early Bird Sessions is closed. If you’d still like to sign up members of your school board team for one of these sessions, please contact MSBA’s Jen Ebert at registration@mnmsba.org.

Cancellation by Meeting Participants for the Early Bird Sessions:

(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 $55.

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

Thank you to our 2022 Leadership Conference Sponsors

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