Event Details

Unlocking the Potential of Proactive PBIS

  • 14 Aug 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • TIES Event Center, 1667 Snelling Avenue N., St. Paul, 55108, LARPENTEUR ROOM


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • The principal of the school team in attendance is an active MESPA member
  • No one at team's school is a MESPA member

Registration is closed

Registration accommodates a team of FOUR! You can also add additional team members at $25/each!

Are you in a PBIS rut? Have your teachers reverted to reactive discipline? Would you like to reset the mindset of your educators to a more proactive approach to PBIS?

Join us! This seminar will enhance what you already know about PBIS and focus on five key strategies to creating a school culture that allows the PBIS structure to really work!

Session focus

The focus of this seminar will be on the proactive, systematic components that are put in place to decrease the likelihood that problem behaviors will occur. You’ll hear from a school principal and a practicing school psychologist about their successes and challenges in implementing and maintaining school wide PBIS in their schools.

Goals of the session include:

  • Developing a deeper understanding of proactive behavioral instruction;
  • Enhancing the structure necessary for school wide PBIS in a multi-tiered model of instruction; and
  • Understanding the importance of mindset in all aspects of school wide PBIS.

Who should attend?
School teams at any stage of PBIS implementation are welcome to attend. Practitioners with an entry level understanding will benefit from the emphasis on core principles of school wide PBIS. Practitioners with implementation experience will benefit from retooling the proactive teaching mindset. All participants will benefit from access to the presenters’ website, which is designed to support PBIS implementation at the building and district levels.

Session format

The seminar will flow from establishing a core understanding of the importance of a proactive mindset to a review of structure. It will culminate in guided time for teams to apply the information gained throughout the day with the ultimate goal of enhancing and strengthening the culture in their own building.

Attendees will not leave disappointed. Kevin's extensive knowledge of behavior, coupled with Ann's day-to-day experience in building a culture that allows the PBIS structure to work, will provide attendees with proven actions and strategies to truly change the mindset of the adults who work in an educational setting.

About the presenters
Ann Haggerty is an elementary principal for Mankato Area Public Schools. She has been an educator since 1994--9 years as a classroom teacher, 8 years as an assistant principal, and 7 years as a principal. During this time, she has honed her skills in the area of developing a proactive school culture.

Dr. Kevin Haggerty is a school psychologist for Mankato Area Public Schools. Throughout his 17 years as a school psychologist, Dr. Haggerty has focused on improving the educational outcomes for the whole child through applying the precepts of applied behavioral analysis to a structured problem solving approach.

About PBIS training
Ann and Kevin Haggerty are not affiliated with the MN Department of Education or PBISMN. Their training is thoughtfully rooted in their direct experience and proven success in working with PBIS in their buildings, as well as their extensive backgrounds in educational leadership and psychology.

We’re happy to help! Please contact the MESPA office at 651.999.7310.

Event Cancellation Policy 

A completed online registration constitutes a bill and a commitment to pay for a full seminar payment. Due to MESPA's incurred costs (i.e. materials, meals, speaking fees, etc.) please know that unfortunately, we are unable to grant refunds within two weeks of the event's start date. Prior to the two-week mark, we are able to issue a refund, less a $50 processing fee.

For Institute Exhibit registrations, please see the Cancellation Policy at mespa.net/exhibit.

Hotel Accommodations

Attending a professional development event in the Twin Cities? Consider booking at the Radisson Hotel in Roseville. For reservations, call 651.636.4567 and ask for the MESPA rate - $113 a night! 

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

1667 Snelling Avenue North, Suite C101
St. Paul, Minnesota, 55108

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