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2017 New Principals Conference

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


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Registration for New Principals Conference (July 19-20). Does not include registration for MAESP Leadership Conference ($349).

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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

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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