Leadership Academy 2020-21 (Cohort 6)
Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend

 Export to Your Calendar 1/28/2020 to 1/27/2021
When: 8 days, from January 28, 2019 to March 3, 2021
Where: Minnesota
United States
Contact: Connie Nordquist

Online registration is closed.
« Go to Upcoming Event List  

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

Registration for Leadership Academy - Cohort 6, is now closed. If you would like to get on a wait list, please contact Connie Nordquist.

Built around a coaching approach, the Leadership Academy will offer the space and reflection time necessary for developing one’s ability to think in more complex, systemic, strategic, and interdependent ways. Effective leaders understand that to better manage their interactions with others, they must first understand their own motivations, and the impact their thoughts, experiences and personality play.

The program structure and content were developed in partnership between our skilled and experienced facilitators, and a group of MASBO members from a wide variety of job duties and district sizes. The result is a comprehensive program that is highly relevant, interactive, and intentional to meet the needs of school business professionals as they grow as leaders.

Leadership Academy Program Components

Thank you, Leadership Academy Sponsor!

Marsh & McLellan Agency

The Leadership Academy is designed around developing the following competencies through a combination of academy sessions, practical application, and coaching groups:

  • Self-Awareness
  • Ethical Awareness
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Equity Lens Mindset
  • Conflict Management
  • Trust Building & Relationship Management
  • Communicating Your Message

Participants will walk away prepared to deal with today’s challenges and equipped for managing the challenges of the future. In addition, the program will foster the development of deep professional relationships that will support participants throughout their careers.

Learning progression


The most effective leadership development programs include a hybrid of training, facilitation, and group coaching. The MASBO Leadership Academy includes all three, linking skill-development, problem-solving and practice opportunities with real-time challenges and current scenarios faced by participants in their actual work environments.

In-Person Sessions
Six in-person sessions span over eight full days. Each in-person session will incorporate new learning, highly interactive discussion, relevant practical activities, and opportunities for risk-taking. These sessions will all be led by our two facilitators, with outside experts being brought in to further enhance the program as needed. 

Session Dates Number of Days
1 January 28-29, 2020 2 days
2 April 22, 2020 1 day
3 July 15, 2020 1 day
4 October 14, 2020 1 day
5 January 20-21, 2021 2 days
6 March 3, 2021 1 day

Small Group Coaching Sessions
In the months between the in-person sessions, participants will be split into smaller coaching cohorts where they’ll utilize video conferencing for group coaching. These groups will be led by one of the Leadership Academy facilitators, where participants will be able to further process past learning, apply it to their current work, and practice how to coach others


The Leadership Academy is facilitated by two leadership training professionals, both certified coach practitioners and veteran school board leaders, who understand the important role school business professional play in districts as they navigate continuous change driven by finances, the political environment, demographics, weather, the economy, technology, local community, taxes, and evolving workforce needs.

Lisa Seaman Anderson, Clarity Leadership
As the owner of Clarity Leadership, Lisa brings over 25 years’ experience leading the design and development of talent enhancement programs. Her experiences in large corporations and in designing leadership development programs drive her passion for helping leaders create clarity so they can lead themselves and their organizations in the most meaningful and productive way. Lisa implements practical solutions that mirror real life and incorporates relevant content in an interactive manner.

Mary Kay Delvo, INspiring SIGHT
As the owner of INspiring SIGHT, Mary Kay is an organizational coach and consultant who develops nonprofits, associations, public entities and boards. She brings 25 years’ experience in strategic planning, leading complex systems, program development, leader and team development, coaching, and operations.  Her experiences as an employee drive her passion for creating healthy workplace cultures where organizations can prosper, and employees can live their best lives. Mary Kay uses humor, vulnerability and a little dose of reality to help others see things through a new lens.


MASBO Leadership Academy — $1,395

Leadership Academy fees cover all program materials, including:

  • Program manual and DISC Personal Inventory
  • Snacks and lunches for all in-person sessions
  • For the two-day sessions, an evening meal and activity on the first day are also included.

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

Location & Lodging

All in-person sessions will be held at the conference center in the MASBO office building, located off Highway 280 and University Avenue in St. Paul. Small group coaching sessions will be held using a video conferencing system.

For those requiring lodging, a group rate has been secured at the Hampton Inn & Suites-Minneapolis University, located about a mile from the conference center. Rates include complimentary parking, wifi, and hot breakfast. (Lodging not included in Leadership Academy registration fee.)

Jan-March 2020: $119/night
April-October 2020: $134/night
Nov-Dec 2020: $119/night

Hotel reservation details will be available soon. If you would like to make your hotel reservations now, please contact:

Jamie Goodchild
General Manager
Hampton Inn and Suites Minneapolis University Area
Phone: 612-259-8797

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.

PCI Complaince: Please do not email forms with credit card information. To protect your data and to comply with PCI standards, the MASBO office will not accept emailed credit card information.

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

Audio/Video Policy: Registration and attendance at, or participation at association events, constitutes an agreement by the registrant to association’s use and distribution of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.

Code of Conduct: MASBO is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment for all participants, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, or religion. MASBO will not tolerate harassment of event attendees in any form. Those violating these rules may be sanctioned, expelled from the event without a refund, and/or excluded from attending future events, at the discretion of the organization.

This website is optimized for Firefox and Chrome. If you have difficulties using this site, see complete browser details.
Copyright © 2020 Minnesota Association of School Business Officials (MASBO). All rights reserved.