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Professional Development

MESPA professional development is designed by members, for members, to meet the needs of today's school leaders. Working with members, MESPA identifies the most relevant and engaging professional development topics each year to ensure MN principals have the training and support they need.

"Institute and MESPA workshops help keep principals informed with high quality professional development... MESPA keeps us connected, provides us with assistance, and supports us with our needs.”

– Jeffrey Lund, Marshall County Central Schools

MESPA PD Snapshot

Below is a snapshot of our upcoming professional development! Scroll down to check the calendar for a full list of our upcoming events.

Full-day Training with Dr. Clay Cook

Join us for a 1-day training with Dr. Clay Cook (@ClayCook_phd), the John and Nancy Peyton Faculty Fellow in Child and Adolescent Wellbeing at the University of Minnesota and Associate Professor in the School Psychology Program. Clay has extensive research and practical experiences involving the implementation of multi-tiered systems of support to promote children’s mental and behavioral health. More information is coming soon.

March 13 in Mahnomen, MN - $50 - Includes lunch & CEUs

Click here to register!

Division Meetings

Did you know that your MESPA division offers professional development and networking opportunities? Many even give out CEUs! Find your MESPA division page linked here for upcoming division meetings!

Note: The 2019-20 meeting schedule is coordinated in late September by your division. Contact your Division President for more information!

P.S.: Check out the Retired Principals of MESPA page for additional meetings, most are free!

MESPA Institute 2021

Save the date for MESPA Institute 2021! We will provide information as we receive it. 

February 3–5, 2021
Bloomington DoubleTree


MESPA Members: Interested in leading a seminar? Do you have a great idea that other members need to hear? Contact Rachel Dillon, Program Manager (rachel@mespa.net) with your ideas!

Using an Equity Literacy Framework to Disrupt School-based Inequities
*member-led!

Acknowledging the Role of Implicit Bias: recorded trainings

The MN Departments of Education, Health, and Human Services, along with the Minnesota Children's Cabinet, Metropolitan State University, and MESPA, invite you watch the live recordings of 3 full-day trainings from this past December! Dr. Rosemarie Allen has served as a leader in early childhood education for nearly 40 years. Her life's work is centered on ensuring children have access to high-quality early childhood programs that are developmentally and culturally appropriate. 

All recordings, slides, and handouts are at mespa.net/bias!

Urban Leadership Academy
Join us for Urban Leadership Academy's 2019-20 workshop series to focus and reflect on what it means to be a racially equitable leader, providing expertise and vision for your district, your school, your team, and your classroom. Thanks to MESPA's partnership with ULA, our members can attend the academy workshops at a discounted rate. Use the codes shared in MESPA's E-News.

Learning to Be a Threat to Inequity: Teaching and Leading with Equity Literacy
Paul Gorski & Seema Pothini - April 9, 2020 

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