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MASPA 2019 Spring Leadership Conference

Human Resources' Role in Engaging the Workforce

5:00 PM, Wednesday, May 8 to 12:00 PM Friday, May 10, 2019
Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood, MN

REQUIRED: Make reservations at Ruttger's.
You are not required to stay and eat at Ruttger's but every attendee must, minimally, pay a daily conference fee to Ruttger's.
Deadline for our room block is April 8, 2019. After this date rooms are not guaranteed available.
reserve meals and lodging online or by calling 218-678-2864

Have schedule or budget constraints? Attend on for just one or two of the three days and complete the "commuter attendee form"

Conference  Program

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Check-In and networking

Bear Pine Bar
 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Welcome Dinner

Ruby's Dining Room, New Log Room
 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Minnesota Legislative Update

Kirk Schneidawind, Executive Director, Minnesota School Boards Association
 8:30 - 10:00 PM

Hospitality and bonfire

Sponsored by the MASPA Board
Bay Lake Villas Room TBD

Thursday, May 9, 2019

 7:00 - 8:30 AM


Ruby's Dining Room
8:30 - 3:30 PM

A Leader's Role in Engaging the Workforce

Studer Education
  1. Why focus on employee engagement?
  2. How can leaders make impact – both with their teams and at scale across a district?
  3. What high-yield leadership strategies could we implement right away?
    • Rounding
    • 30/90 Day New Employee Interviews
    • Employee Engagement Surveying & Results Rollout Process
    • Performance Conversations
  4. When will I take a next step with my team in my district? (guided processing time)

Breaks throughout day
Ruttger's Conference Room TBD

 3:30 - 6:00 PM

MASPA 9-Hole Scramble Gold Tournament, or
MASPA Shopping Adventure at Ruttger's Shops

 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Bay Lake Pontoon Cruise (1 hour tour), or
Networking on the deck at Bear Pine Bar (Cash Bar)

 7:30 - 8:30 PM


Ruttger's Dining Room TBD
 8:30 - 10:00 PM

Hospitality and bonfire

Sponsored by the MASPA Board
Bay Lake Villas Room TBD

Friday, May 10, 2019

 7:00 - 8:30 AM


Ruby's Dining Room
 8:30- 9:00 AM

MASPA Annual Meeting

Ryan Stromberg, MASPA Board President, Director of Human Resources & Organizational Development, Spring Lake Park Schools
 9:00 - 10:15 AM

PELSB Update

Debby Odell, Licensing and Operations ManagerMinnesota Professional Educator Standards and Licensing Board

In this session, Debby will provide updates on policy changes, application processing, licensure renewals, and additional information as PELSB begins preparing to issue licenses for the 2019-2020 school year. She'll also be able to provide guidance and answers to questions about specific situations or challenges that districts have when it comes to staffing issues. Debby Odell is the Licensing and Operations Manager for the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB). She oversees PELSB's licensing team and manages the agency’s overall operations. Debby has worked with teacher licensure and other related issues since 2007, including work with the Educator Licensing division under the umbrella of the Minnesota Department of Education.
 10:15 - 10:30 AM

Morning Break

 10:30 - 12:00 PM

Legal Update - Hot Topics in School Law

Jennifer K. Earley, Shareholder, Ratwik, Roszak, & Maloney, P.A.

Legal liability abounds in our schools today stemming from the acts of employees to school district's obligations to its employees. This session will provide you with an update on some of the more recent trends in litigation and liability including: 1) School district obligations to respond to data requests related to employee misconduct; 2) Accommodating transgender employees; 3) Addressing potential liability for employee transportation in light of the Fenrich v. The Blake School decision; and 4) Understanding the increasingly complex copyright issues arising in schools, including teachers' rights to intellectual property, the application of the fair use doctrine in the digital age, and the ownership of student-created works based on the unpredictable advances and increased uses of technology and mobile devices. Jennifer Earley is a shareholder of Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney and a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law. She has over two decades of experience counseling schools and providing training to administration and staff on a wide variety of issues including employee discipline/termination, labor relations, data privacy, the Open Meeting Law, bullying and harassment/discrimination.

MASPA has applied for BOSA and CLE credit for attendees of this event.

Contact us

MASPA \ State Negotiators
PO BOX 4485
Saint Paul MN 55104

(651) 343-2608

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