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2014 Midwest Regional School Foundation Conference
Sept. 22, 2014, Radisson Hotel, Lansing

Keynote From Capital Region Community Foundation—Dennis Fliehman, President and CEO, Capital Region Community Foundation

From Student to Alum: Graduating to That Next Step of Involvement With Your High School—Lisa Wilkie, Director, Adrian Schools Educational Foundation

Do Your Fundraising Ideas Need a Time Out?—Nancy Dye, American Schools Foundation Alliance Executive Director

2014 Legislative Conference
March 13, 2014, Lansing Center

Teacher and Administrator Evaluations—Bob Kefgen, Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals and Sarah Lenhoff, Education Trust - Midwest

The School Aid Budget: What Numbers Can You Expect This Year?—Bethany Wicksall, Associate Director, House Fiscal Agency

Classrooms & Kids Budget Proposal and Letter—MASA/MASB Government Relations Staff

Classrooms & Kids Resolution Template

Talking Points and Agenda

2014 Labor Conference
February 13 - 14, 2014, East Lansing

Thursday:
Background on Bargaining—Rod Green, MASB labor consultant

Costing Out Proposals, Planning and Forecasting Your Budget—Don Sovey, school business consultant

Key Legal Isues in Bargaining—Brad Banasik, MASB Legal Council/Director of Labor Relations/Policy

Friday:
The State of the State of Michigan’s Economy—Michigan State University Professor Charles Ballard

The Evolution of Labor Law in Michigan Since 2011—Kevin Harty, attorney

Strategic Bargaining Consideration From the Experts—Barb Ruga, attorney

Evaluation, Layoff and Recall—What You Need to do Inside and Outside Your Contract—Gary Collins, attorney

The ACA: A Moving Target on Your Budget—Chadd Hodkinson, SET SEG School Insurance Specialists

Making Your Case With Data—Rod Green, MASB labor consultant

Fiscal Forethought—Options and Actions for Financially Challenged Districts Conference
September 16, 2013, Lansing Center

Early Warning Signs—Robert Dwan, Associate Executive Director and David Martell, CPA, Executive Director, Michigan School Business Officials

Financially Troubled Districts—Early Warning Indicators and Deficit District Requirements—Daniel Hanrahan, Director and Glenda Rader, Assistant Director, Michigan Department of Education, Office of State Aid and School Finance

Deficit District Options and Decisions—Brad Banasik, Legal Counsel/Director of Labor Relations & Policy, Michigan Association of School Boards

Modeling Budget Assumptions to Plot a Clear Course for the Future—Bob Kittle, President, Munetrix and Donald Sovey, CPA, President and CEO, School and Municipal Advisory Services

The Reality of Contracting Support Service—Patrick Dean, Director of Development, Dean Transportation, Inc. & Dean Trailways of Michigan; Scott Little, Associate Executive Director, Michigan School Business Officials; and Karin Wysocki, President, GRBS, Inc.

Strategies for Realistic Enrollment Projections—Patricia Alderman, Executive Assistant and David Zuhlke, Ph.D., Governmental & Legislative Liaison, Middle Cities Education Association

Critical Insurance Changes to Consider When Your District is in  Financial Distress—Chadd Hodkinson, Employee Benefits Account Executive, SET SEG School Insurance Specialists

Near Deficit? Climbing Up a Slippery Slope—Steve Lenar, Assistant Superintendent, Holly Area Schools


Small and Rural Schools Conference:
"Driving Momentum While Managing Change"
August 13, 2013, LCC West, Lansing

Legislative Update—Michigan, Don Olendorf, Michigan Small & Rural Schools Association and School Equity Caucus 

The School Aid Budget: What Numbers Can You Expect This Year, Bethany Wicksal, Michigan House Fiscal Agency

Interactive Discussion with the Center for Michigan and Bridge Magazine, Derek Melot, Bridge Magazine 

Hot Topics in Labor, Eric Griggs, MASB

Educator Evaluation—What's Required, What Works, Why it's Harder than it Looks, Patricia McNeill, Michigan ASCD, Dr. Patricia Reeves, MASA and Wendy Zdeb-Roper, MASSP

Helping Your Employees Adapt to the Hard Cap-80/20 Era, Scott Fritz and Bob Donaldson, SET SEG School Insurance Specialists

Education Issues for 2012, Brad Biladeau, MASA and Don Wotruba, MASB 


Negotiations: Starting and Ending on the Same Page as a Team
February 23 & 24, 2012, Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, Lansing

Conference Agenda

Bargaining—Looking Back and Looking Forward, Kevin Harty, Thrun Law Firm

Layoff and Recall—Navigating the New System, Barb Ruga, Clark Hill

Layoff and Recall—Navigating the New System, Kevin Harty, Thrun Law Firm

Basics of Negotiations, Mary Colton, Eric Griggs and Pete Silveri, MASB

Principles of Contract Language, Bill Albertson, Albertson and Lusk

ERiN Presentation, Micki Magee, MASB

Panel on Practical Bargaining, Barb Ruga, Clark Hill

Panel on Practical Bargaining, Scott Fritz, SET SEG School Insurance Specialists

Understanding and Managing the Impasse Process: Focus on Fact Finding, Pete Silveri, MASB

Administering a Labor Agreement, Gary Collins, Collins & Blaha

Let's Do the Numbers, Tom White, MASB