Leadership Academy 2018-2019 (Cohort 5)
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 Export to Your Calendar 1/23/2018
When: 8 days, from January 23, 2018 to February 27, 2019
Where: Minnesota
United States
Contact: Connie Nordquist

Online registration is available until: 12/29/2017
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All registrations must be accompanied by full payment/purchase order to reserve your place at the event.

MASBO has developed a Leadership Academy to train current and prospective school business officials on practical leadership skills to help participants excel in their profession. The Leadership Academy will provide an opportunity for individuals to interact with other business officials while developing their professional skills.

The MASBO Leadership Academy is designed to be completed in seven sessions (eight total days) over 13 months. The first session will be a two-day session to allow the participants to build relationships. The remaining sessions will be one day in length. Sessions will not interfere with regularly-scheduled MASBO conferences and meetings.

The Leadership Academy cohort will consist of approximately 20-25 participants. Participants must complete an application and obtain supervisor sign-off. Sessions begin in January 2018.

Online registration is available until December 29, 2017, or until the cohort is filled.

Thank you, Leadership Academy Sponsor!

Participants in the MASBO Leadership Academy will receive training in the following areas:

  • Effective leadership
  • Management styles/fundamentals
  • Communication
  • Human resources
  • Community relationships
  • Personal development


The MASBO Leadership Academy is facilitated by Annette Scotti of HR Techies, who assisted in the initial development of the program. In addition to being a skilled presenter, Ms. Scotti is also an outstanding facilitator, who utilizes industry professionals to provide additional training and coaching. Although the program focuses on group interaction and learning, there will be work required between sessions.  This work may include readings, checking in with the facilitator or other cohort members, and development of a short presentation.


Annette Scotti, MA-HRIR, HR Techies

Annette has over 20 years of experience working in Human Resources as director, trainer, and consultant. She has consulted with executives and mid-level management at regional and national organizations in industries including financial services, engineering, banking, health care, communications services, nonprofit and education.

Ms. Scotti is also a frequent presenter on topics in change management, social media in the workplace, leadership, and team work. She has been teaching since 1998, and currently is an assistant professor teaching HR and MA courses at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Graduate and Professional Programs. In 2010 she received the distinguished award of “Outstanding Faculty Member” from among 400 instructors.

Ms. Scotti holds a Master of Arts in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota’s Honors Program. She also has received formal Fundamentals of Co-Active Coaching through The Coaches Training Institute of California.


MASBO Leadership Academy — $1000 (includes meals and beverages)

All registrations must be accompanied by full payment/purchase order to reserve your place at the events.


January 2018:

Cambria Suites Maple Grove
9655 Grove Circle N
Maple Grove, MN 55369

All Other Dates:

Ewald Conference Center
1000 Westgate Drive (south entrance)
St. Paul, MN 55114


For attendees requiring lodging for the January 2018 session, a special rate of $109 per night is available for the nights of January 22 and 23 (includes breakfast buffet). Reservations should be made directly with Cambria Suites at 763-494-5556, and are the responsibility of attendees. Please note that the reservation deadline is December 25, 2017.  After this date, the group rate is no longer guaranteed.

Lodging information for all other sessions will be provided at a later date.

Cohort 5 Syllabus

January 23, 2018

Personal Development

  • Personal and Company Effectiveness Workshop (PACE)
  • A Balanced Approach to Living & Working
  • Goal Setting for the Leader

January 24, 2018


  • Social Media and the Workplace – legal compliance
  • Email Etiquette
  • Engaging Conversations

February 15, 2018

Book Club Webinar

March 7, 2018

Human Resources

  • Every Supervisor is an HR Manager (HR Laws)
  • Sourcing, Selection and New Hire Onboarding
  • Hiring the Best! Behavioral Interview Skill Training

April 11, 2018

Human Resources

  • Writing and Delivering Performance Appraisals
  • Situational Leadership – Directing, Coaching or Delegating

July 25, 2018

Management Styles/Fundamentals

  • Strengthsfinders Training
  • Managing the Generations
  • Succession Planning During a Time of "War for Talent"

October 3, 2018

Effective Leadership

  • Project Management
  • Conflict and Negotiation
  • Using the Thomas Kilmann Assessment

January 16, 2019

Community Relationships

  • Communicating to your Public Audience
  • Public Speaking Presentations

February 27, 2019

Developing Presentations: Putting it All Together

  • Individual Presentations
  • Toasts
  • Graduation!

CE Credits

MASBO will apply for Continuing Educations credits from the Minnesota Board of School Administrators for each program; the number of credits will be dependent on the hours of the program.

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Cancellation Policy: No refunds of any kind will be provided for cancellations received after acceptance into the Academy.

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