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Winter Institute

Winter Institute 2023Feb. 24 – 26, 2023


A weekend of classes and networking centered around:

  • School safety
  • Brainstorming solutions to district challenges
  • MASB's version of TED Talks
  • Panel discussion with veteran and newly seated board members
  • Board Member Certification (CBA) classes
  • Board Presidents Workshop Parts 1 and 2

Register Online Here

If you have any questions or concerns with your registration, please contact Cindy Holmes.

Fees: All courses $99 each except for CBA 101 and Board Presidents Workshops, which are $198.

*May qualify for up to $100 reimbursement for individual board members through the Michigan Department of Education.

Friday, Feb. 24

Board Member Certification (CBA) Classes

9 a.m. – noon

CBA 214: Open Meetings Act*
CBA 223: Parliamentary Procedure*
CBA 251: District Strategic Planning and Goal Setting*
CBA 252: Media Relations

Friday Session

1 – 4 p.m.

The Spectrum of School Security: Which Option is Right for Your District?
In the spectrum of school safety, districts have many options for securing their schools. Physical measures, staff and student training and best practices all go into a comprehensive security plan. But how do you know what is right for your district? Security experts from Secure Education Consultants and SET SEG will discuss available options, implementation procedures to be aware of and how to keep your education community informed and involved in safeguarding your schools.  

Presenters: Jason Russell, Founder and CEO, Secure Education Consultants; Steve Privasky, Sales Manager, SET SEG; and Tanya Charlow, Director of Claims, SET SEG

Leadership Lab: Solution Room
Connect with peers as you work together to brainstorm solutions for a challenge you’re experiencing in your district. Thoughtful conversations, practical advice and actionable steps will come out of each small group as participants help one another with their challenges. 

CBA Classes

6 – 9 p.m.

CBA 102: Governing Through Policy*
CBA 215: Advanced School Finance*
CBA 246: Advanced Community Relations
CBA 303: Overseeing the Superintendency*

Saturday, Feb. 25

Saturday Session

9 a.m. – noon

Three Things
15 minutes. Three points. One expert.

MASB’s version of TED Talks, this fast-paced session will keep you on your toes and leave you informed as we tackle legal obligations, roles and responsibilities and working with your superintendent.  

Panel Discussion With Veteran and Newly Seated Board Members
Join a complement of school board members for a discussion about the educational landscape after the election, engaging new members of the governance team and lessons learned in times of transition.  

CBA Classes and Board Presidents Workshop

1 – 4 p.m.

CBA 224: Succession Planning*
CBA 248: Teambuilding
CBA 310: Budget Anatomy and Shortfalls*

1 – 8 p.m.

Board Presidents Workshop Part 1
CBA 101: Fundamentals of School Board Service*

6 – 9 p.m.

CBA 103: Basic School Finance*
CBA 253: Board Operating Procedures*
CBA 257: School District Safety and Security*
CBA 341: Data Foundations

Sunday, Feb, 26

CBA Classes and Board Presidents Workshop

9 a.m. – noon

CBA 104: Basic School Law*
CBA 227: Ethical Challenges*
CBA 255: Culturally Competent Leaders 
CBA 345: Data Dashboards

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Board Presidents Workshop Part 2

1 – 4 p.m.

CBA 105: Curriculum and Instruction*
CBA 232: Communicating Effectively in Difficult Times
CBA 234: Using Persuasive Skills to Reach Consensus
CBA 343: Teacher Effectiveness and Student Achievement

May qualify for up to $100 reimbursement for inpidual board members through the Michigan Department of Education.


Administrators and educators may receive SCECH certification credits for attendance upon approval. Submit your form to receive credit here.

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.

Generously Supported By:

Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan Dean Transportation Neola SET SEG