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.
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). First year members will receive a 25% discount off the active membership rate.
2017 New Principals Conference
CBO Event Center at The Elks Lodge & Battle High School
2018 MAESP Leadership Conference
Osage Beach, MO
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)
Facilitated by Mike Schooley, MAESP Executive Director and Phil Lewis, MOASSP Executive Director
10:45 – 12:15 So, you want to be a principal. Why?
Facilitated by Jim Masters, Leadership Development Coordinator, DESE
This brief session will ask you to explore your reasons for choosing to be a building leader and provide compelling information on the critical nature of the challenge you have accepted
The Role of Today’s School Leader
Facilitated by Jennee Gregory, Northwest MO Leadership Specialist, and Annette Cozort, Southwest MO Leadership Specialist
The job of a modern-day principal has transformed into something that would be almost unrecognizable to the principals of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s and even 1990s. During this session, participants will engage in learning and conversation that deeply defines the role of today’s principal. Principals will walk away with new insight and a greater understanding of the leadership behaviors and skillsets needed to successfully lead Missouri schools.
12:15 – 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 – 5:00 What Great New Principals Do Differently!
Dr. Todd Whitaker, University of Missouri
5:00 – 6:30 Reception
Location: Battle High School - 7575 E St. Charles Rd., Columbia, MO 65202
8:15 am Agenda for the Day (Brief overview)
8:30 – 10:00 A New Hat!
New building administrators must become aware of the roles they influence in their buildings. Numerous roles are areas they influenced as teachers; however, a broader perspective to inform their increased responsibilities will be needed beginning on day one. In this session, leaders will work through the various roles of an administrator, look at the transition to building administrator, and reflect on their individual areas of strength and concern.
Facilitated by Tom Okruh, Southeast MO Leadership Specialist, Gena Heart of Missouri Leadership Specialist, and Lynn Proctor, Northeast Missouri Leadership Specialist
Transitioning for Success
Facilitated by John Edgar, South Central MO Leadership Specialist and Alan Bancroft, Central MO Leadership Specialist
Let us help you ensure a great first impression with your students, staff, and parents. We will help you identify and address the most critical potential land mines that you may encounter as you transition to the role of building leader.
10:00 – 11:00 Great Leaders Surround Themselves with Great Leaders
Research affirms the most impactful professional learning is sustained over time and embedded in collaborative teams. Participants will join your regional MLDS cohort to develop a Professional Learning Network of like-minded leaders to enhance your learning and grow leadership capacity all year long. Get a sneak peek into the MLDS Learning Experiences and be inspired for a year of collaborative learning.
11:10 – 12:10 Principal Panel of Current Principal Practitioners
12:10 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 1:45 Breakout Sessions (Elementary, MS, HS)
Participants will have the opportunity to meet by school level with a current practitioner2:00 – 3:00 Closing Activities