Summer Leadership Institute

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island

Cost: $180 (includes lunch)

Superintendents are encouraged to attend.

CBAs and Board President Workshop Information, Aug. 11 – 13, 2017

You told us what type of learning impacts you and MASB has listened. Join us for a power-packed day of diving deep into various aspects of board service through real-life scenarios, conversations with colleagues and interactive sessions with content experts.

Come for one or more days—we hope to see you there!

The Summer Leadership Institute is appropriate for school board members of all experience levels and school superintendents seeking to collaborate with school board members.


9 – 10 a.m.
Keynote Session With Dr. Debbie McFalone
Better Together: School Boards as High-Functioning Teams
How we interact with one another at the board table and in relation to our school board work has an impact on our students. In this enlightening conversation, Dr. Debbie McFalone will help us understand the strong impact relational trust has on student achievement in school communities. She’ll help us explore how fostering empathy, commitment, compassion, patience and the capacity to forgive among our fellow board members can have a tremendous impact for our students.

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. 
Learning Lab—Lessons to be Learned From Monday Night Mayhem: A Mock School Board Meeting 
Watch a mock board meeting in session then dive into an exploration of what you saw and heard. You’ll work with colleagues to examine the meeting and consider how the findings may apply to your own school board.

11:15 a.m. – noon
Panel Session: Real Life, Real Answers
After a full morning of thinking and learning, pause for an opportunity to ask your burning questions. A panel of experienced board members and MASB staff will be ready to bring real answers to your real life questions.

Noon – 12:45 p.m.

1 – 2:30 p.m.
Table Talk Sessions
In this rapid-fire session, participants will engage in structured conversations around some of today’s hottest topics for school boards. With the help of a facilitator to navigate the process, small groups will share experiences, successful strategies and insights with colleagues.

2:45 – 4 p.m.
Closing General Sessions

From Good to Great:  How Governance Standards May Take Your Board to the Next Level
There are certain fundamental principles involved in effective school district governance. To support boards in their efforts to govern effectively and enhance the public’s understanding of the critical role of school boards, MASB worked with board members and superintendents throughout Michigan, as well as state leadership, to establish the Michigan Board of Education Governance Standards. In this session, we’ll explore the Standards and discuss how embracing standards can have a big impact on your district.

State of Our Schools With State Superintendent Brian Whiston
What is the 2017-2018 school year shaping up to be? Hear from the State Superintendent as he shares what’s on the horizon and his plan to move Michigan’s schools forward with success.

Billing Policy: A $25 fee will be added per attendee to any balance due as of the date of the class/event.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be in writing. A $25 cancellation fee will be charged for any and all cancellations. Substitutions are accepted in lieu of a cancellation. No refund one week from event.

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.