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Leadership Conference

Save the Date: September 22-23, 2019 @ Breezy Point Resort
9252 Breezy Point Drive, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

MESPA's annual leadership conference is the best way for MESPA leaders to kick off a new year! This conference brings together committee members, division presidents & presidents-elect, as well as MESPA state officers and staff. Together, this group will plan ahead on the best ways to support MESPA members throughout the year. The Leadership conference is a great opportunity to strategize, network, and have some fun!

The 2018 Leadership Conference will be held on September 23-24 at Breezy Point in Pequot Lakes, MN. 

Reimbursement voucher linked here - PDF or Word.

Evaluation & CEUs

The conference evaluation is linked here. Please take a moment to complete it, as it helps us plan for future conferences. Once you complete the eval, we will send you your CEUs (9 hours) within one week!

Leadership 2018 resources

Conference Materials

CLICK HERE to view the Conference Materials Page, where you'll find the Division Leaders Toolkit, Committee and Division Planning Docs, and more! This page will continue to be updated as Leadership approaches.

Conference Schedule
Our schedule is filled with learning opportunities and FUN!

Conference Map
- Click here for a map of the conference center
- Click here for an interactive Breezy Point map. Conference takes place in the Registration and Convention Center.

Conference Attire
Conference attire is casual! Be sure to wear clothes that show off your school spirit on Sunday!

Featuring: Engagement Strategies Panel

This year's conference will have a strong focus on engagement strategies. How do you get members to attend your division meetings and engage with your content? How do you take those same lessons and apply them to your school, engaging parents, students, and the community at large? To tackle these issues, the conference will feature an engagement panel of MESPA leaders who have had success in their divisions and schools. They will share their strategies, discuss tactics, and take your questions. 

Engagement Panel participants: Chris Bjerklie, Bret Domstrand, Jessica Cabeen, Mark French, Chreese Jones, Fatima Lawson, and Jason Luksik.

The conference will also feature roundtable discussions on topics including Principal Book Clubs, Trauma-Responsive Schools, Finland's Education System, and more!

Come early for Sunday morning activities!

Sunday Golf! All are welcome!
Come relax and network with your peers! Bring your partner!

Golf - Tee times begin at 7:30am @ Breezy's Traditional Course. Led by Tim Bell - contact Tim (tbell at priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us) to sign up! 

NEW! Sunday pre-dinner Yard Games & Fun!

4:45-5:30pm, Whiz Bang Deck / Lawn
(social in Dockside Lounge if poor weather)
Come for yard games, networking, live music, and FUN! BYOB

Sunday Night Bonfire & Social

7:30pm, Boathouse Cabin 
Enjoy s'mores, refreshments, and great company! Hosted by your Exec Committee.

Nice to Know...

Calling All Division Presidents!

Please remember to prepare your division Google doc prior to the Leadership Conference and update the doc with changes after the conference. You can view an editable version of your Google doc in the shared MESPA Leaders Google Folder.

Review Leader Responsibilities

Can't remember what you're supposed to do as a division president? Or a committee member? Visit our leader responsibilities page to remind yourself before the Leadership Conference. Division Leaders: check the Division Leaders Toolkit for the most comprehensive checklist.

Who's Coming to Leadership?

The Executive Committee, the Board of Directors, all MESPA Commitee Members, and MESPA Staff will be at this year's Leadership Conference! Visit the Member Directory to see who is serving these roles for 18-19!

Amazing Prize Drawings!

Did you know, that by simply attending MESPA's Leadership Conference, you have a chance to win one of the following prizes!

Book your room at Breezy Point ASAP!   

We're excited to be back at Breezy Point Resort for Leadership 2018! If you haven't reserved your room yet, please call Breezy Point directly 1.800.432.3777 to reserve yours ASAP. 

MESPA is able to reimburse you for 1/2 of one night at Breezy: September 23 plus your mileage in one direction. If you and a colleague share a room, MESPA will reimburse you for the full cost of a standard room. The reimbursement form/voucher is linked here: PDF or Word. Carpooling is encouraged!

MESPA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization

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