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On-Going Opportunities (DIY PLCs, On-Demand)

Recording of Literacy Journey: Navigating the READ Act

Upcoming Opportunities


May 29, 8-9am--Last Session!

Women's Leadership Network

  • via Zoom
  • Free
  • Different themes each month.



JUNE 10, JUNE 12, JUNE 13

Creating Meaningful Change Using an MTSS Model

  • Led by Curt Slater from TILL


Register for Twin Cities

Register for Rochester

JUNE 10, JUNE 17, JUNE 24

Book Study: The Listening Leader

  • Led by Ann Mitchell, Principal Leadership Specialist at MDE
  • Virtual
  • Free, includes book
  • Book: The Listening Leader by Shane Safir



JUNE 17-18, 8:30AM-3PM

Managing to Lead

11 CEUs

  • Anderson Center, Bethel University in Arden Hills
  • $350 for Principal and Admin Assistant
  • $100 for an additional person
  • A workshop for principals and administrative assistants in effective organization and collaboration


JUNE 18, 3-5pm

BIPOC Affinity Group End of Year Celebration

  • In-Person
  • At Graze in the Minneapolis North Loop



JUNE 20-OCT 29, 9:30-11am

Equity Book Study

Up to 13 CEUs

  • Virtual
  • Free, includes book
  • Partnership with MDE
  • Book: Five Practices for Equity-Focused School Leadership by Sharon I. Radd, et al.


JULY 15-17, 2024

NAESP's United Conference 

2024-25 Principal Mentorship Program

Mentees earn up to 45 CEUs

  • Frequent connections with mentors
  • 8 connects with other early career principals, 4 via Zoom, 4 in-person
  • $500 for the 24-25 school year


AUG 1, OCT 2, NOV 6, 8:30-2:30PM

Trauma-Informed School Leadership Workshop

15 CEUs

  • Presented by Justin Tiarks, an expert and mental health and a gifted presenter
  • The Anderson Center in Arden Hills
  • 3-part series
  • $395


AUG 5-6, 8:30AM-3PM

Managing to Lead

11 CEUs

  • Kasson-Mantorville High School, Forum Room
  • $350 for Principal and Admin Assistant
  • $100 for an additional person
  • A workshop for principals and administrative assistants in effective organization and collaboration


SEPT 22-23

Leadership Conference

  • Exclusively for the Board of Directors and Committee Members
  • Plan MESPA's year
  • Help support principals across Minnesota
  • Connect with colleagues
  • At Breezy Point Resort, about 20 minute north of Brainerd
  • Free registration, reimbursed mileage, reimbursed for half of a one night stay on Sept 22.

Legal Seminars


OCT 2

Legal Seminar - Cloquet

5 CEUs


  • 8am-9am: Division Meeting
  • 9am-3pm: Legal Seminar
  • Members: $175
  • Non-members: $225


OCT 8

Legal Seminar - Mankato

5 CEUs


  • 8am-9am: Division Meeting
  • 9am-3pm: Legal Seminar
  • Members: $175
  • Non-members: $225


OCT 15

Legal Seminar - Rochester

5 CEUs

  • 8am-9am: Division Meeting
  • 9am-3pm: Legal Seminar
  • Members: $175
  • Non-members: $225


OCT 29

Legal Seminar - Mahnomen

5 CEUs

  • 8am-9am: Division Meeting
  • 9am-3pm: Legal Seminar
  • Members: $175
  • Non-members: $225


NOV 5

Legal Seminar - St. Cloud

5 CEUs

  • 8am-9am: Division Meeting
  • 9am-3pm: Legal Seminar
  • Members: $175
  • Non-members: $225

NOV 13

Legal Seminar - Twin Cities

5 CEUs

  • 8am-9am: Division Meeting
  • 9am-3pm: Legal Seminar
  • Members: $175
  • Non-members: $225

On-Going



Create Your Own PLC

6 CEUs

  1. Form a group
  2. Identify a Topic
  3. Coordinate dates and times (must add up to at least 6 hours total)
  4. Send application to MESPA to earn CEUs
  5. Learn and grow sense of belonging

See sample application


On Demand Professional Development

15-45 CEUs Each


7 Curated Classes
Earn up to 260 CEUs
Courses include:
  • Culturally responsive teaching
  • Practical Strategies for High-Impact Leadership
  • Creating a Vision for Equity in Education

Recordings

Literacy Journey: Navigating the READ Act

Two principals got a head start on evidence-based literacy instruction. Learn from their experience.

Registration Coming Soon

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Women in Leadership

  • Free
  • For members only
Registration Coming Soon


Past PD Opportunities


TUES, APRIL 16, 9am-3pm

Day at the Capitol with Roger Aronson

  • Free
Reached Maximum Capacity


2023-34 Principal Mentorship Program

Mentees earn up to 40 CEUs

  • Weekly connections with mentors
  • 8 connects with other early career principals, 4 via Zoom, 4 in-person
  • $400 for the 23-24 school year


JAN 29-APRIL 29, 9am-10am

Beyond Grit with Dr. Cindra Kamphoff

4-5 CEUs (pending approval)

  • via Zoom
  • $50
  • Led by the author
  • 5-part series
  • MESPA provides the book
  • Jan 29, Feb 19, March 11, April 1, April 29

JAN 4-MARCH 14, 3-4pm

Book Club: Connections Over Compliance: Rewiring Our Perceptions of Discipline

4 CEUs

  • via Zoom
  • 4-part series
  • Free
  • MESPA provides the book


JAN 30-APRIL 23, 3:30-4:30pm

PLC for Assistant/Associate Principals

4 CEUs (pending approval)


  • via Zoom
  • 4-part series
  • Free
  • MESPA provides the book

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WED, FEB 28, 3:30pm-4:30pm

TRA Info Session


  • Held virtually
  • Free
Registration Instructions:
  • Click Button Below
  • Login to TRA
  • Select "Counseling"
  • Select "Register"
  • Your password: Principals


TUES, MARCH 19, 1-3pm

Performance Management and Hiring Process

  • Via Zoom
  • Free


WED, MARCH 20, 8:30am-3pm

Aspiring School Leader Workshop

6 CEUs (pending approval)

  • Anderson Center, Bethel University in Arden Hills
  • $75
  • Ideal for teacher leaders, deans, assistant/associate principals and anyone interested in learning more about principalship.
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