Superintendent Search Workshop

MSBA is proud to partner with districts in every aspect of board leadership. Our mission is to fully support your work, including in times of superintendent transition, and as part of our Executive Search services we offer a Superintendent Search Workshop to help school boards learn about the process for conducting a successful superintendent search. This workshop, titled “Hiring the Right Superintendent,” addresses the following topics:

  • Whether to use a consultant,
  • How to work with a consultant,
  • Setting a timeline,
  • Developing qualifications and selection criteria,
  • Involving stakeholders and the media,
  • Dealing with internal candidates,
  • Legal pitfalls,
  • Conducting a site visit, and
  • Interviewing do’s and don’ts.

Each board member receives a booklet with sample vacancy announcements, application form, interview questions, reference check form, and other material board members can adapt for their district’s needs. This workshop is available only to MSBA members, and the foundational knowledge it provides will help school boards feel confident in their decision-making regarding the superintendent search process.

For pricing or to schedule a workshop please contact MSBA’s Barb Dorn at 800-324-4459 (ext. 121), 507-508-5501 (cell), or

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