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MESPA professional development is designed to meet the needs of today's principals. Working with members, MESPA identifies the most relevant and engaging professional development topics each year to ensure MN principals have the training and support they need.

"Institute and MESPA workshops help keep principals informed with high quality professional development... MESPA keeps us connected, provides us with assistance, and supports us with our needs.”

– Jeffrey Lund, Marshall County Central Schools

MESPA PD Snapshot

MESPA Institute 2017

Feb. 1-3, 2017. Includes 25+ engaging breakout sessions rooted in education equity, innovation and leadership development; a member-led Unconference; MESPA Speaks presented by our own principals; a makerspace showcase; PLUS keynotes Principal Baruti Kafele on inspiring school-wide excellence and Dr. Sharroky Hollie on cultural responsiveness in education. Don't miss out!


Over 400 elementary and middle-level principals attend the conference each year. You won't want to miss it!

Learn more at mespa.net/institute.

PreK-3 Principal Leadership Series

The next cohort of our 5-day PreK-3 Principal Leadership Series is here! Improve your school's readiness and alignment of policies and practices across the P-3 continuum to prepare strong PreK-3 programs in your school. This spring, choose from two locations around the state!

Twin Cities: Click here to register
Meets Feb 28, Mar 16, Apr 4, Apr 28, May 19

Fergus Falls: Click here to register
Meets Mar 17, Apr 3, Apr 27 in Fergus Falls, plus Feb 28 and May 19 in Twin Cities

Series cost: $125 for principal (includes all 5 days) plus just $25/team member, per day. Build the team that's relevant for your building!

MESPA Members: 

Interested in leading a seminar? Do you have a great idea that other members need to hear? Contact Rachel Miller, Program Manager (rachel@mespa.net) with your ideas!

MESPA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization

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