The Minnesota Association of School Personnel Administrators (MASPA) is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(6) professional organization that operates in the State of Minnesota. The seven-member, volunteer Board directs all activities of the organization. Membership dues and event registration fees make up the majority of MASPA's funding. The State Negotiators is a self-directed group, coordinated by four, volunteer Facilitators. Administrative operations for the State Negotiators are provided by MASPA.
MASPA is a group of school personnel and human resources professionals dedicated to growing individually through professional development and networking. It is the Minnesota analog to the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (aaspa.org).
MASPA's mission is to provide opportunities for members to enhance their effectiveness as human resource professionals. To this end, MASPA supports the educational needs of members by developing and promoting communities of lifelong learners, and advocating for technological advances in the practice of human resources in schools. MASPA also works in partnership with other professional groups to recommend and develop specific action programs, the enactment of which would promote a stronger system of public education through adoption of sound school personnel practices and policies.
MASPA holds three conferences per year, providing professional development, growth, and networking opportunities. Through its partnerships, MASPA also provides a number of online learning opportunities for members.
State Negotiators strives to be the primary community and the professional home to all Minnesota school labor negotiations specialists. It is a sister-organization to MASPA, and the Minnesota affiliate of the North American Association of Educational Negotiators (naen.org).
The mission of State Negotiators is to improve the knowledge and performance of K-12 schools' negotiators by advancing their professional status, providing a forum for effective communication, and encouraging information exchanges among educational negotiators.
State Negotiators holds monthly luncheons followed by meetings with relevant topics and member schools' discussion and report on settlements.