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Featured Speakers Announced for 2016 Annual Leadership Conference

DashBoard, Aug. 3, 2016

How do you keep your students safe?

Are you effectively communicating with your fellow board members, district staff and community?

Can your district overcome the challenges of poverty to serve your students?

Simply looking for a little inspiration?

This year's featured General Session Speakers will answer these questions and more at the Annual Leadership Conference, Nov. 10 – 13, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

Check out a preview of their presentations below:

Stopping the Madness: Keeping our Schools Safe

Harry W. Rhulen, CEO of Firestorm Solutions, LLC

Explore some of the most challenging school safety issues with a nationally recognized expert in the field of preparedness and crisis management. Come away from this invaluable session with a better understanding of how school districts can keep their students, faculty and community safer.

Millennial Mojo: Understanding and Embracing the Next Generation

Ravi Hutheesing, author, speaker and cultural diplomat

Millennials are the largest generation in the global economy. Learn how to bring out the strengths and have a positive influence on the actions of this often misunderstood generation.

Addressing the Effects of Poverty Through Community Investments

Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D., author, speaker and career educator

Recognized as THE expert on the circumstances, effects and structures of poverty, Dr. Payne will share key lessons learned from decades of work in the field. Her message is powerful: With certain collaborative efforts, communities can overcome poverty.

Because YOU Matter: A Story of Education, Courage and Enlightenment

Justin Jennings, Muskegon Public Schools Assistant Superintendent

Former basketball pro and Michigan native Justin Jennings will share his journey from the classroom to the basketball court and back again. Having learned to read and then learned to lead, Justin’s story is a reminder of how crucial relationships are to student learning.

Registration is now open; sign-up before Aug. 26 and receive early registration rate of $349.

Visit the MASB website for more information.

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