Annual Leadership Conference

Registration is open for the 2019 Annual Leadership Conference at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Friday, Nov. 8 – Monday, Nov. 11.

Download the Registration Form Here

View the full schedule and session descriptions here.

Check out MASB’s Calendar for what events you can take advantage of leading up to ALC!

Schedule at-a-Glance

All times subject to change

Friday, Nov. 8

7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast 
(participants registered to attend 8 a.m. classes only)
7 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Registration
8 – 11 a.m. Board Member Certification Classes (CBAs)*
11 a.m. – noon Lunch for All-Day Participants
(participants registered to attend 8 a.m. and noon classes only)
Noon – 3 p.m. Board Member Certification Classes (CBAs)*
5:30 – 7 p.m. Delegate Assembly*
7 – 9 p.m. Welcome Reception & Exhibit Show
   

Saturday, Nov. 9

7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast 
(registered participants only)
7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Registration
8 – 9:30 a.m. General Session
Nick YoderCreating Systems to Support Social and Emotional Learning
Nick Yoder, Ph.D., Director of Policy and Practice, CASEL: Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional
Learning

The evidence is clear—social and emotional learning has a positive impact on student’s educational experience, as well as a positive effect on their life after school. Oftentimes we think of SEL as a prepackaged curriculum. However, schools, districts and afterschool providers can create systems to support the whole child. Dr. Yoder will explore ways in which educators and leaders, particularly school board members, can ensure that all youth are supported, and the adults in their lives have the tools and resources they need to engage effectively with their students to support SEL across school, district and afterschool programs.
9:45 – 11 a.m. Clinic Sessions
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Clinic Sessions
12:45 – 2:15 p.m. Lunch in Exhibit Show
(registered participants only)
2:30 – 4 p.m. Conversation With Education LeadersGeneral Session
Key Education Issues in the Legislature
4 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner on Your Own
6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Board Member Certification Classes (CBAs)*
   

Sunday, Nov. 10

7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast
(registered participants only)
7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Registration
8 – 9:30 a.m. Bill Pink, Ph.D.General Session
Elevating Our Impact: Delivering a World-Class Education in Michigan
Bill Pink, Ph.D., President, Grand Rapids Community College

With more than 25 years of experience in education and workforce development, Bill Pink will explore data that articulates Michigan’s current state of education and share the type of leadership it will take to ensure excellent outcomes for Michigan’s students and to position our state to compete in the global economy.
9:45 – 11 a.m. Clinic Sessions
11:15 a.m. - noon Lunch
Noon – 12:45 p.m. Legislative Update
1 – 2:15 p.m. Clinic Sessions
2:30 – 4 p.m. Josh SchneiderGeneral Session
The Innovation of Human Performance
Josh Schneider, Author and Founder, The Millennial & Employee Engagement Institute

It’s easy for education leaders to forget a foundational truth in today’s high-stakes environment—we’re all human. School board leaders feel a simple, instinctive desire for purpose and meaning. While we are spending more time than ever working and volunteering, research tells us that most people feel stressed, unengaged and are struggling to be happy. In this engaging session, human performance expert Josh Schneider will help us recalibrate and rethink our own engagement, as well as that of those around us.
4 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner on Your Own
6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Board Member Certification Classes (CBAs)*
   

Monday, Nov. 11

8 – 9 a.m. Breakfast
(registered participants only)
8 – 10 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. – noon Board Member Certification Classes (CBAs)*
   

*Separate registration required.

Exhibit Show Hours

Friday, Nov. 8

7 – 9 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 9

12:45 – 2:15 p.m.

Hotel Information

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd
Acme, MI 49610-0404

Call Toll Free: 800.968.7352
Make Online Reservations

Reservation Deadline: Sept. 28, 2019
Check-in: 4 p.m.
Check-out: 11 a.m.

Overflow Hotel Information

If you're having trouble booking your overnight dates at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, the following hotels have availability. Please reference Michigan Association of School Boards when making reservations.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 
3536 Mt Hope Rd 
Williamsburg, MI 49690

Reservations by phone: 231.938.2600
Reservation Deadline: October 24, 2019
Check-in: 3 p.m. 
Check-out: 11 a.m. 

Rate: $130/night (does not include applicable taxes and fees; proof of sales tax exemption must be received by hotel no less than 30 days prior to arrival)

Sleep Inn & Suites
5520 US 31 North
Williamsburg, MI 49690

Reservations by phone: 231.938.7000
Reservation Deadline: Oct. 1, 2019
Check-in: 4 p.m. 
Check-out: 11 a.m. 

Rate: $63/night (does not include applicable taxes and fees) 

MASB Annual Leadership Conference