Oversight/Management of Superintendent Workshop @ MASB

Date/Time: Oct. 9, 2019, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: MASB Headquarters
1001 Centennial Way, Ste 400
Lansing, MI 48917

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Cost: $180

Oversight of the superintendent is one of the most daunting challenges for school boards. This interactive day-long session will provide school board members with a clear understanding of their responsibilities related to oversight and management of the superintendent, as well as the most current information on best practices and trends that impact school district governance.


9 a.m. Welcome
9:10 a.m. The State of the Superintendency
What is the current tenure of a superintendent in Michigan? What conditions affect superintendent tenure and what can school board members expect (not if but) when they’re faced with a leadership transition?
9:55 a.m. Behaviors of Effective Superintendents
This session will explore the duties of the superintendent as compared to the behaviors of effective superintendents as indicated by current research. 
10:55 a.m. Break
11:05 a.m. Superintendent Oversight and the Role of the Board 
How exactly does a board go about overseeing the superintendent and how is this responsibility reflected in the regular work of the board? This session will explore these issues and the practical aspects of this responsibility.
11:35 a.m. Working With the Superintendent: Voices From the Field
This panel conversation will feature school board members and superintendents from across the state sharing experience and perspective on how school board members can work effectively in their governance role.
12:35 p.m. Lunch
1:05 p.m. Best Practices in Superintendent Performance and Evaluation
Participants will explore fundamental concepts of human resources that relate directly to promoting superintendent performance and learn about best practices in performance management and evaluation agnostic of which evaluation instrument is being used.
2:05 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. The Superintendent’s Contract—Laws, Trends and Tips 
What should and shouldn’t school boards do when negotiating the contract with the superintendent? This session will cover legal considerations as well as current contract trends and strategies for positive outcomes for both parties.
3:15 p.m. Superintendent Preparation and Certification
Changes were made to Michigan’s Administrative Rules related to Administrator Certification in fall 2018. Participants will receive a quick update on these rules as well as their potential impact on superintendent selection and evaluation.
3:30 p.m. Adjourn

Billing Policy: A $25 fee will be added per attendee to any balance due as of the date of the class/event.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be in writing. A $25 cancellation fee will be charged for any and all cancellations. Substitutions are accepted in lieu of a cancellation. No refund one week from event.

MASB reserves the right to CANCEL all classes with fewer than 15 participants. Classes may be rescheduled due to weather. Registration and attendance at, or participation in MASB's conferences, CBAs and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to MASB's use and distribution of the attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events.

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