Leadership Academy 2018-2019 (Cohort 5)
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 Export to Your Calendar 1/23/2018 to 1/22/2019
When: 8 days, from January 23, 2018 to February 27, 2019
Where: Minnesota
United States
Contact: Connie Nordquist

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Registration for Leadership Academy - Cohort 5, is now closed. For more information, or to get on a wait list, please contact Connie Nordquist.

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.

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 Leadership Academy is facilitated by HR Techies, who was initially contracted to develop the program, and has been in partnership with MASBO to provide this leadership training to our members since that time. Janey Gould is the primary facilitator, but the Academy also pulls in industry experts to provide a unique, valuable learning experience. There are eight full day sessions, with the first two sessions being held on consecutive days. 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.


Janey Gohl, MSOD, SPHR, Managing Partner HR Techies, Inc.

Janey is an executive coach and consultant, speaker, and writer. In her consulting practice, she advises executives and organization leaders in public sector, private sector, start-ups, global for profit, and nonprofit clients. Her work addresses issues of executive assessment, organization effectiveness, performance management, leadership development, succession planning, recruitment, and individual coaching, all with a keen focus on building capabilities and achieving observable results and a genuine return-on-investment for the organization.

Ms. Gohl holds a Master of Science in Organization Development (MSOD) from Pepperdine University, top-ranked OD in the country, a law J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from St. Cloud State University. She’s served as an adjunct professor at St. Thomas University and Denver University. She’ lives in St. Paul, is a regular volunteer at the Ordway, and is a huge dog lover.


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.

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.

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