Event Handouts

2019 Communications & Marketing Conference
May 15, 2019, The MTG Space, Lansing

Equity Framework: Are You Communicating a Reflection of Your Community?, Heidi Otero, Director of Communications, Arizona School Boards Association

Creating Communications Workflow & Processes: Working Smarter Instead of Harder, Greg Rokisky, Marketing Manager, MASB

Crisis Communications Case Study: Communicating Through a Gas Compression Station Fire & the Polar VortexMegan Brown, Executive Director of Corporate Communications, Consumers Energy, Katie Carey, Director of Media Relations & Social Media, Consumers Energy 

School Finance Research Collaborative Update, Christopher Behnan, Communications Strategist, Byrum & Fisk Communications

Hands-on Equity Framework, Heidi Otero, Arizona School Boards Association

School News Network, Kent ISD, Allison Kaufman, Director of Communications & Marketing, Kent ISD and Managing Editor, School News Network

Visual Media Trends & Tactics (Graphic Design & Video), Austin Pabian, Graphic Designer, MASB and Phil Knapp, Videographer, MASB

Social Media Storytelling for School Districts, Olivia Adams, Byrum & Fisk Communications

Public Engagement: Influencing Critical Decisions, Rod Green, Ph.D., MASB

Title IX Workshop
May 3, 2019, The MTG Space, Lansing

Presented by Kacie Kefgen, J.D. and Joel Gerring, J.D., MASB

What is Title IX? 

Mandatory Reporting

Title IX and Transgender Students

Compliance Checklist

Self-Assessment Worksheet

Hypothetical Situation #1

Hypothetical Situation #2

Hypothetical Situation #3

Hypothetical Situation #4

Adjudication v. Criminal Prosecution Infographic

Knowing the Warning Signs of Sexual Misconduct article from Education Week

2018 Annual Leadership Conference
Nov. 1 – 4, 2018, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids

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2018 Winter Institute
Feb. 23, 2018, Comfort Inn & Suites, Mt. Pleasant

The Cost of Doing it Right: A Deep Dive Into What Adequate Funding Means in Michigan, Dianne Byrum, Partner, Byrum & Fisk Communications; Ron Koehler, Assistant Superintendent of Organizational and Community Initiatives, Kent ISD; Jessica Thomas, Consent Agreement Consultant, Royal Oak Charter Township and Birmingham Public Schools Trustee; and Elizabeth Welch, Attorney and East Grand Rapids Public Schools Trustee

Building Great School Board/Superintendent Teams: A Systematic Approach to Balancing Roles and ResponsibilitiesMichael Adamson, Ed.D., Director of Board Services, Indiana School Boards Association; Author, Building Great School Board—Superintendent Teams: A Systematic Approach to Balancing Roles and Responsibilities

2017 Legislative Conference
May 2, 2017, Radisson Hotel, Lansing

The Campaign to Privatize Education and What You Can Do to Fight Back, Christina Canfield, Lobbyist and Greg Steimel, Research Consultant, Michigan Education Association

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

The Future of Education Financing in Michigan, Matt Gillard, President and CEO, Michigan’s Children

2016 Legislative Conference
May 31, 2016, Lansing Center

ESSA and the Impact on Your District, Lisa Hansknecht, Oakland Schools

The Legislative Policy Agenda in Lansing, Brad Biladeau, MASA Associate Executive for Government Relations and Aaron Keel, MASB Assistant Director for Government Relations

The School Aid Budget: What Numbers Can You Expect This Year?, Bob Dwan, MSBO Associate Executive Director

Transgender Students, Title IX and District Policies Outline—Joel Gerring, MASB Assistant Legal Counsel

Transgender Students, Title IX and District Policies Presentation—Joel Gerring, MASB Assistant Legal Counsel

2016 Labor Relations Conference
Feb. 26, 2016, Radisson Hotel, Lansing

Negotiations 2016: Strategies for the Upcoming Bargaining Season—John Gierak and Joseph Urban, Clark Hill, PLC

10 Things You Should Know About the Affordable Care Act—Brian Flowerday, Chief Administrator of Employee Benefit Services, SET SEG School Insurance Specialists

Bargaining Basics—Kacie Kefgen, MASB Assistant Director of Labor Relations and Legal Services

Do’s and Don’ts of Contract Language—Joel Gerring, MASB Assistant Legal Counsel

Employment Law Update—Brad Banasik, MASB Legal Counsel

Negotiation Case Study: Bargaining in a Deficit District—Dr. Rod Green, MASB Labor Relations Consultant

Negotiation Case Study: From Preliminary Talks to Fact Finding—Joel Gerring, MASB Assistant Legal Counsel

Update on Michigan Employment Relations Commission Cases—Brad Banasik, MASB Legal Counsel

Effective Grievance Handling and Arbitration Strategies—Raymond Davis, Thrun Law Firm, PC

2015 Legislative Conference
March 3, 2015, Lansing Center, Lansing

Status of Assessments in Michigan—Andy Middlestead, Michigan Department of Education

The School Aid Budget: What Numbers Can You Expect This Year?—Lisa Hansknecht, Oakland Schools and Bethany Wicksall, House Fiscal Agency

2015 Labor Relations Conference
Feb. 27, 2015, Lansing Center, Lansing

The Do’s and Don’ts of Contract Language—Tom Smith, MASB Labor Relations Consultant

Communication During the Bargaining Process—Chris Davis, Executive Director, Human Resources & Labor Relations, Traverse City Area Public Schools

Preparing for Bargaining: Compiling and Presenting the Data: Presentation and Outline—Joel Gerring, MASB Assistant Legal Counsel

MERC Update—Kacie Kefgen, MASB Assistant Director of Labor Relations and Legal Services

Negotiating Legal RequirementsBrad Banasik, MASB Legal Counsel

Assembling Your Team—Rod Green, MASB Labor Consultant