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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

Upcoming MESPA Professional Development

Level Up Your Leadership
Gaylord National Resort &  Convention Center
National Harbor, MD


NAESP is excited to host the Pre-K–8 Principals Conference, the one national event that provides the strongest unified voice for pre-K–8 school leaders. We invite you to join us for pre-conference sessions on July 9, followed by the 3-day conference on July 10-12, 2023, for a comprehensive professional learning experience designed to help you "level up your leadership". From sessions led by expert practitioners to networking experiences with colleagues from across the nation, you’ll find many opportunities to grow in your profession.

MESPA Advocate Blog

Visit our blog to read incredible pieces written by MESPA members, crafted for MESPA members. New articles are published monthly!

Interested in writing a blog post? Email mespa@mespa.net!

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

MESPA PrincipalCast

Tune in any time to our podcast, featuring local and national leaders in school leadership! Visit our podcast page or search for "MESPA PrincipalCast" in Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Play to listen and subscribe!

Social: Thursday, June 22, 2023

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Uptown Ties/Northern Soul On the Rooftop Patio/Bar

1400 Lagoon Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Parking: Mosaic Art Park Parking Ramp & Ramp at Revel Parking 


MESPA Division Meetings

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

Note: The 2022-23 meeting schedule is coordinated in late September by your division and will be released in October. Contact your Division President for more information!

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

Upcoming events

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