Event Details

21st Century School Office

  • 24 Oct 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Lifetouch Training Center - 11000 Viking Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 - BIRCH A & B


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Those registered for the Early Career Principals Workshop get 1/2 off a 21CSO registration! Use the shared code in your registration.
  • Use the shared code from MASSP to register at the MESPA member rate.
  • New principals & new members get 1/2 off with the shared promo code!
  • Use the shared code for 1/2 off.
  • Use the shared code from Superintendents by July 30 to get $25 off

Registration is closed

Want to go home on time?

Maintaining a work/life balance is so important, but as a school principal or secretary, that may seem next to impossible. If you're buried office work, emails, "do-you-have-a-minutes," and juggling schedules on top of what you really want to be focusing on, we can help! Join us for 10th cohort of 21st Century School Office, where you and your secretary will discuss ways to make your school's office more efficient, proactive, and balanced.

Join us for this one of a kind professional development that has been created specifically for MESPA members, by MESPA members!

Some of MESPA's best and brightest principals, in partnership with their administrative assistants, have come together to develop a training to make your school office more efficient, organized, and effective so that you can focus on the work that really matters - kids!

Both principals and secretaries will benefit from this day long training that will help you and your school office team...

  • Run a school office efficiently
  • Develop a scheduling plan and protocol
  • Go home on time and have a better work-life balance
  • Communicate and problem solve effectively as a team
  • Create a plan for more efficient organization and STAY organized
  • Empower one another and build trust
  • Proactively manage crisis response
  • And more!
The results are in: hear what past participants are saying!
  • "As an early career principal, this session helped me understand what I could ask of and hand over to my secretary. We already have a great partnership, but this will really take us to another level of trust an efficiency. I think we've both been empowered!" - Principal Chreese Jones, The Heights Community School, St. Paul
  • "This was well worth our time and we got a lot of amazing ideas.. some that we can implement immediately and can't wait to try!" - Principal Toni Baartman, Pipestone Area Elementary, Pipestone
  • "This opportunity gave us the TIME we needed to effectively plan out our year and how we can better work together to become a more organized and efficient team." - Principal Jessica Cabeen, Woodson Kindergarten Center, Austin

General Information

  • Registration covers the cost of the principal and one administrative assistant. You are welcome to bring additional school office team members for a small fee ($25). You can indicate this during the registration process.
  • Lunch is included.
  • Bring your school calendar, photos of your school office, and an idea of what you'd like to improve!
  • 6 Administrator CEUs are granted upon completion of this training.

Who is this training for?
This training was designed for principals and secretaries at all stages of collaboration -- from brand new partnerships, to veteran teams. Superintendent (and other administrator) office teams are also welcome to attend!

Presented by seasoned principal & administrative teams:
- Tim Bell & Dawn Ryan of Five Hawks Elementary
- Sam Fredrickson & Cathy Lynch of Birchview Elementary
- Patrick Glynn & Mindee Hemann of Grainwood Elementary
- Sandy Nelson of Rossman Elementary
- Sue Smith of Washburn Elementary
- Jessica Cabeen & Lisa Bellrichard of Woodson Kindergarten Center

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 - Twin Cities events

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! 

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Roseville, Minnesota, 55113

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