There’s Still Room at the 2017 Annual Leadership Conference

Stacy Bogard

By Stacy Bogard, CAE, MASB Assistant Director of Communications, PR & Marketing

DashBoard, Oct. 4, 2017

If you’ve been hesitant to register for the 2017 Annual Leadership Conference because you’re concerned about where you’ll be able to lay your head and rest after a full day of learning and networking because the conference hotel is sold out, fear not as MASB has secured several additional hotel properties to accommodate member needs.

“Our initial room block at the Radisson Lansing at the Capitol sold out quite quickly,” said Angel Davis, MASB CBA Program and Meetings Manager. “We’re excited to see the interest in this year’s conference as our staff has strived to put together a program that helps school board members be as effective and informed as they can be.”

A shuttle will be available to and from a majority of these additional properties to make it easy for you to get around Lansing. Michigan’s capital city is centrally located and puts you in the political and industrial heart of our great state.

The Association’s premier training event kicks off Nov. 9 and provides numerous learning opportunities, including a full two-day conference focused on hot topics, the latest trends and current environmental factors. There are also dozens of Board Member Certification (CBA) classes to give you the fundamentals in areas like policy, law, curriculum, community relations, finance, communication and more. General Session speakers, preconference sessions on the Governor’s 21st Century Education Report and sexual abuse in our schools, and the Michigan Council of School Attorneys’ Fall Conference round out the educational offerings.

“The MASB Annual Leadership Conference is important to me as a board member,” shares Patrice Hatcher from Carman Ainsworth Community Schools in Flint. “I receive education concerning issues impacting public schools from legal requirements, legislative issues, the impact of policy decisions on public schools and leadership skills. I learn best practices to bring back to my school district, and I am always inspired to be a better school board member for the kids in my community.”

We know you have the Courage to Lead—don’t miss out on the opportunity to cultivate and grow your leadership by coming together with your peers, learning from each other, improving weaknesses and building on strengths for the betterment of your district and state. To register and for more information, visit

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Leadership Development and Executive Search Services Department at or 517.327.5900.

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