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Call for Presentations

MASB Annual Leadership Conference and Exhibit Show
Nov. 9 – 12, 2017 | Lansing Center

Submissions Due by March 24, 2017

The Call for Presentations is now open for the 2017 Michigan Association of School Boards Annual Leadership Conference—The Courage to Lead!

MASB needs your expertise and experience to create exceptional learning experiences throughout the conference. To this end, we are seeking clinic session presentation proposals from school districts, school board members, thought leaders and like-minded organizations. The 75-minute presentations would be given on either Nov. 10 or 11.

MASB strives to provide the highest quality educational leadership for boards of education in Michigan. The Annual Leadership Conference is the Association’s flagship event—an intensive four-day learning and networking experience bringing together hundreds of board of education members, school district leaders and content experts. The goal is to inform and equip school board members so they may govern and lead their districts effectively.

School district governance is complex and there is significant competition to present clinic sessions. The best proposals:

  • Honor the governance role of boards of education. Tip: Prior to submitting a proposal, familiarize yourself with the roles and responsibilities of school board members as outlined in this document.  
  • Include the voice of school board members. Tip: Partner with a school district that has experience with your session topic and invite a school board member and superintendent to co-present with you.
  • Allow and manage time for participant interaction and understanding. Tip: Explain how you will incorporate opportunities for participants to interact while also ensuring learning outcomes.
  • Refrain from selling. Tip: School board members come to ALC to learn and network. If you want to develop a relationship with school board members, share a success story not a sales pitch.  

Presenting at MASB’s Annual Leadership Conference is the ideal way to share best practices, disseminate effective strategies and deepen understanding regarding emerging issues in education. The submission deadline is Friday, March 24, 2017.

Submit Your Session Proposals Here

All selected sessions will receive a complimentary one-day conference registration to be used for general sessions, clinic sessions (in addition to their own) and meal functions. Additional presenters who wish to participate in programming outside of their clinic session are expected to register. If you have any questions, please contact MacKenzie Feldpausch at mfeldpausch@masb.org or 517.327.5927.