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MASPA 2023 Fall Leadership Conference

Owning Your Priorities

5:00 PM, Wednesday, October 11 to 12:00 PM Friday, October 13, 2023
Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood, MN
NOTE: This will be the only event at Ruttger's for the '23-'24 membership year.  We will be in the metro for 1-day events in January '24 and May '24.

Ruttger's is fully booked.  Please look for nearby lodging options from kayak.com or airbnb.com. There is a meals and resort fee from Ruttger's which can be purchased on arrival.

Conference  Program


  • Conference Agenda (pdf)
  • 2023 Fall Conference Admin CEU Certificate (POSTED AFTER EVENT)
  • 1.0 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits available under event code:  (POSTED AFTER EVENT)493065

Wednesday, October 11th, 2023

 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

Minnesota School Boards Association
 8:30 - 10:00 PM

Hospitality and bonfire

Sponsored by the MASPA Board
Bay Lake Villas Room TBD

Thursday, October 12th, 2023

 7:00 - 8:30 AM


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

Recommit to Making Your Priorities Your Priorities
Points ballroom

Angie Lloyd, FranklinCovey Education

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.

Do you remember the last major initiative you watched die in your district? The urgent activity required to keep things running day-to-day devoured all the time and energy you needed to invest in executing your strategy for tomorrow.

In this session, we will dive into The 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX). 4DX is a simple, repeatable, and proven formula for executing your most important strategic priorities amid the whirlwind and unknown change this school year. Following the 4 Disciplines helps leaders produce breakthrough results, even when executing the strategy requires a significant change in behavior from their teams.

After this interactive session, led by FranklinCovey Education facilitator and former district administrator Angie Lloyd, you will walk away with tangible tools to effectively set goals that will give you clarity on your most challenging district priorities.

Angie Lloyd has spent the last 17 years of her career as a devoted educator. She taught special education for 10 years and served as an elementary school principal for 3 years. She spent her last 4 years in public education as a Director of Pupil Services at Wausau School District. Angie has always been able to see the full potential in students, staff and schools. While in her role as a Director of Pupil Services she discovered Leader in Me and had the exciting opportunity of leading Leader in Me in her school district and has absolutely enjoyed working with the staff and students to enable their greatness each and every day.

Angie received her undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2005, and her graduate degree from Concordia University in Wisconsin in 2013 and additional certification from Viterbo University in 2018.

Angie resides in Wausau, Wisconsin. Her and her husband have a daughter and a dog together. Her daughter is a college graduate and just started her career. Angie enjoys exploring the outdoors in all four seasons, reading, spending time with family and friends and is an avid CrossFitter.

 3:00 - 5:30 PM

MASPA 9-Hole Scramble Golf

 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Bay Lake Pontoon Cruise

 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Pre-dinner Networking Reception

White Oak Grill
The White Oak Grill is a 10 minute walk  (.3mi) up the road from the main lodge at Ruttger's.  We will have shuttle service form the main lodge to bring attendees to and from our dinner location.

 6:30 - 7:30 PM


White Oak Grill

 8:00 - 10:00 PM


White Oak Grill

Friday, October 13th, 2023

 7:00 - 8:30 AM


Ruby's Dining Room
 8:45- 9:00 AM

MASPA Annual Meeting
Points Ballroom

Liz Windingstad, MASPA Board President, Director of Human Resources, Willmar Public Schools

 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Minnesota Labor & Demographics Outlook
Points Ballroom

Luke Greiner, Regional Analyst, Minnesota Department of Economic Development

Minnesota’s labor market has been turned upside down, yet despite massive amounts of workers on unemployment insurance and an ongoing recession hiring is harder than ever. Learn what segments of the economy is hiring, who’s actually adding jobs, and who’s still not back to work. Understanding the fundamentals and recent trends of the complicated labor market to help attract and retain workers in our education systems. HR professionals will learn where to access and how to interpret DEED’s data tools that provide regional wage information, cost-of-living, demand factors, and job vacancy survey results.
Luke Greiner is the Department of Employment and Economic Development’s regional analyst for Central and Southwestern Minnesota. Luke conducts research, writes publications, and provides presentations about Greater Minnesota’s economy, job market, industry trends, career and educational decision making, and higher education outcomes. He has a bachelor’s degree in management from Park University in Parkville, MO and currently serves on the National ACT Steering Committee and Minnesota State ACT Council.
 10:00 - 10:30 AM

Morning Break & Lodging Checkout

 10:30 - 12:00 PM

Legal Update for School Personnel Administrators

Tim Sullivan, Shareholder, Ratwik, Roszak, & Maloney, P.A.

This presentation will provide an update on legal issues of importance for Minnesota school human resource professional. Speaker Tim Sullivan from Ratwik, Rosczak, & Maloney, P.A., will discuss several topics, including issues of free speech and gender identity/transgender protections and support.
Tim Sullivan is a shareholder of Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney. He advises Minnesota municipalities (including cities, counties, and school districts) in all areas of litigation, employment, and labor law. Tim also proudly provides general counsel/city attorney services.

Tim is a critical thinker and a problem solver. He has substantial experience negotiating and drafting labor agreements and other contracts. He has successfully represented clients in both interest and grievance arbitration. He has also conducted dozens of employment investigations, and has successfully represented clients in state and federal district and appellate courts.

Tim was the recipient of the M. Arnold Lyons Award, awarded for graduating first in his law school class. During law school, Tim was the Articles Editor for the Hamline Law Review. He also participated in the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court for two years. Prior to joining Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, Tim was a law clerk for the Saint Paul law firm of Dudley & Smith, P.A. Tim is currently the Board Liaison for the Governmental Liability Committee of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association.

When he is not working, Tim loves spending time with his wonderful wife (Lindsey), his beautiful children (Reagan and Thomas), and his lovely dogs (Hurley, Billie, and Lexa). He loves listening to music and cooking meals for his family and friends. Tim also enjoys hunting, fishing, and taking full advantage of the many wonderful opportunities to enjoy the beauty of the great State of Minnesota.

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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