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    • 07/19/2017
    • 07/20/2017
    • Columbia, MO

    New Principals Conference

    The New Principals Conference, July 19-20 in Columbia, MO, is co-sponsored by the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals (MAESP) and the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MoASSP).  Dr. Todd Whitaker, an internationally recognized speaker and author of more than 30 books, will be our featured presenter.  His message about the importance of effective leadership and quality teaching has resonated with hundreds of thousands of educators around the world. He is one of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness.  Prior to moving into higher education, Todd served as a principal at the middle school, junior high, and high school levels.
    In addition, facilitators from the new Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS), a two-year required program for re-certification, will lead introductory activities with the statewide cohort and the regional cohorts of new principals. Exemplary principals from across Missouri will also be on-hand to present key information in critical areas for new principals.

    New principals and assistant principals should register for both the New Principal Conference in Columbia and the MAESP Leadership Conference, March 3-6, at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in the Lake of the Ozarks. There will be a special professional development session designed specifically for the statewide cohort of new principals during the spring conference. It will provide the opportunity to reconnect with the network of new principals from the New Principals Conference.

    Conference Bundle for New Principals

    MAESP is proud to be a key contributor to the Missouri Partnership for Mentoring New Leaders and the launch of the new Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS).  Every new principal in Missouri is required to participate in a two-year mentoring program and the MLDS professional development program fulfills that requirement. MAESP's role in the new MLDS is to provide two specific and strategic opportunities for new principals. The first opportunity is the statewide New Principal's Conference and the second opportunity will be integrated into the MAESP Leadership Conference held each March. Therefore, MAESP has bundled the cost of both conferences into a single fee at a savings of $179 over registering for each conference individually. In addition, participants are encouraged to join MAESP for the 2017-2018 membership year (July 1 through June 30) and receive a 25% discount off the active membership rate.


    Conference Dates and Locations

    2017 New Principals Conference
    July 19
    CBO Event Center at the Elk's Lodge
    Columbia, MO 

    July 20
    Battle High School
    Columbia, MO

    2018 MAESP Leadership Conference

    March 3-6
    Tan-Tar-A Resort
    Osage Beach, MO

    New Principals Conference Agenda

    July 19th 
    Location:  CBO Event Center at The Elks Lodge - 4747 E Elk Park Dr., Columbia, MO  65201

     10:00 – 10:15 Introductions and Welcome

     10:15 – 10:45   Overview of Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS)

     10:45 – 12:15   Large Group Leadership Activity

     12:15 – 1:00 Lunch and Break

     1:00 – 5:00 Todd Whitaker (Featured Presenter)

    5:00 – 6:30 Reception


    July 20th
    Location:  Battle High School - 7575 E St. Charles Rd., Columbia, MO  65202

     8:15 am Agenda for the Day (Brief overview)

     8:30 - 9:00    Large Group Leadership Activity

     9:00 – 11:00     Regional Cohort Leadership activity

     11:10 – 12:10 Principal Panel

     12:10 – 12:45 Lunch

    12:45 – 1:45 Breakout Sessions (Elementary, MS, HS)

     2:00 – 3:00 Closing Keynote

    • 07/23/2017
    • 07/25/2017
    • Camden on the Lake, Lake Ozark, MO

    MAESP is hosting a summer event for all Educational Office Personnel! Join us for the opportunity to network with other administrative support professionals, learn a new skill or two, get an update on school laws that impact your office, and journey to the lake for a couple of days of relaxation and rejuvenation! In July! At the beautiful Camden On The Lake! 

    Keynote Speaker

    Bill Wooditch

     Bill Wooditch is widely acknowledged as one of the most insightful and provocative leadership teachers of our time. Raised in a small town of 3,600 people in western Pennsylvania, he built a $100 million company from the ground up with the same philosophy he expounds to his audiences. To receive value, you first have to give value. Bill is an authority on leadership because he has developed proven concepts and creates structures and narratives that support leadership development. He is a fact-based speaker and uses that to inspire audiences to take the required steps to create and sustain great organizations. His presentations are the product of 22 years of “in the trenches” engagement, from rough-hewn job sites to highly veneered Fortune 500 boardrooms.

    Conference Sponsors

    Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals (MAESP)
    Missouri Council of School Administrators (MCSA)
    Joel Heman - American Fidelity Assurance Company
    Mark Iglehart - Forrest T. Jones & Company
    Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt P.C.
    Mickes O'Toole, LLC
    Missouri EdCounsel 

    Cancellation Policy:
    Cancellations will be accepted ONLY if received 72 hours (3 business days) or more prior to the conference and will be subject to a $50 administrative charge. Any cancellations not received within 72 hours (3 business days) will be charged the entire fee.

    • 03/03/2018
    • 03/06/2018
    • Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, MO

    The 2018 Leadership Conference will be held March 3-6 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, MO.

    • 03/04/2018
    • 03/05/2018
    • Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, MO

    The MAESP Leadership Conference will be held March 3-6, 2018 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, MO.  This conference brings together over 500 principals, superintendents, college professors and Missouri State Department of Education representatives from around the state.

    The exhibit hours are tentatively set for 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday, March 4 and 7:30 am to 12:30 pm on Monday, March 5.  

    Requests for refunds must be made in writing prior to February 1, 2018.  A $50 service fee will be charged on all refunds.  Cancellations made after February 1st will be subject to the full booth rental price.

    If you have any questions concerning the MAESP Leadership Conference or exhibits, please call (573) 638-2460 or email maesp@maesp.com.

Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals
3550 Amazonas Drive
Jefferson City, MO  65109

Phone: 573-638-2460
Fax:  573-556-6270

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