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MASPA 2022 Fall Leadership Conference

Investing in the Long Term

5:00 PM, Wednesday, October 12 to 12:00 PM Friday, October 14, 2022
Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood, MN
NOTE: This will be the only event at Ruttger's for the '22-'23 membership year.  We will be in the metro for 1-day events in January '23 and May '23.

REQUIRED: Make reservations at Ruttger's after completing your conference registration.
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 August 21, 2022. After this date rooms are not guaranteed available.
Reserve meals and lodging online or by calling 218-678-4626

Conference  Program

Wednesday, October 12 20, 2022

 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

Kim Lewis, Associate Director of Government Relations, Minnesota School Boards Association
 8:30 - 10:00 PM

Hospitality and bonfire

Sponsored by the MASPA Board
Bay Lake Villas Room TBD

Thursday, October 13, 2022

 7:00 - 8:30 AM


Ruby's Dining Room
8:30 - 2:30 PM

Title TBD
Isle of Pines Ballroom

Phyllis Braxton, CEO, PINK Consulting, LLC

Trust is a fundamental, bottom line issue. Without it, leaders lose teams, salespeople lose sales, and organizations lose reputation, retention of good people, relationships and revenue. But with trust, individuals and organizations enjoy greater creativity, productivity, freedom and results. Through David's industry leading research The Trust Outlook™ and firsthand experience working with the world's highest performing organizations, David reveals how top leaders and organizations drive business results to become the most trusted in their industry.

Phyllis Braxton-Frierson is the CEO and Founder of PINK Consulting, LLC and The PINK Brand. She has been in the DEI field for nearly 25 years. Phyllis is a native of Moss Point, Mississippi and has resided in Minneapolis, Minnesota over 25 years. She is a daughter of Viola, mother to Ivy Zaire and wife to Marcus Frierson III.

Phyllis has been an adjunct professor teaching graduate level courses in diversity, received her master’s degree all at the University of Minnesota and earned her bachelor’s degree from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Ga. Phyllis served as an adjunct faculty member of St. Mary’s University Culturally Responsive Teaching Certification Program. She is a training team member of the Blandin Foundation’s Leading in Ethnically Diverse Communities, a certified administer and member of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Training Faculty, Intercultural Conflict Styles (ICS), Cultural Detective, Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) and The Leadership Circle Profile (a 360-degree feedback leadership tool).

Phyllis continues to pursue more effective ways to bring leadership and trauma informed DEI practices in relationship. She is currently a doctoral student majoring in Leadership for Change with a concentration in Somatics, Phenomenology and Communicative Leadership.

 3:00 - 5:30 PM

MASPA 9-Hole Scramble Golf

 4:00 - 6:30 PM

Bay Lake Pontoon Cruise

 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Pre-dinner Bay Lake Pontoon Cruise

 7:30 - 8:30 PM


Ruttger's Dining Room, New Log Room
 8:30 - 10:00 PM

Hospitality and bonfire

Sponsored by the MASPA Board
Bay Lake Villas Room TBD

Friday, October 14, 2022

 7:00 - 8:30 AM


Ruby's Dining Room
 8:45- 9:00 AM

MASPA Annual Meeting
Isle of Pines Ballroom

MaryAnn Thomas, MASPA Board President, Director of Human Resources, Farmington Public Schools

 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Wellness topic (title TBD)
Isle of Pines Ballroom

Emily Brainerd, National Wellbeing and Engagement Practice Leader, Gallagher

Luke Greiner, Regional Analyst, Minnesota Department of Economic Development

 10:00 - 10:30 AM

Morning Break & Lodging Checkout

 10:30 - 12:00 PM

Legal Update for School Personnel Administrators

Laura Tubbs Booth, Shareholder, Ratwik, Roszak, & Maloney, P.A.

MASPA has applied for BOSA 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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