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2017 MASA Midwinter Conference

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Midwinter 2017
January 25-27, 2017
Grand Rapids (Amway Grand)

Fall 2017
September 20-22, 2017
Traverse City (Grand Traverse Resort)

Midwinter 2018
January 24-26, 2018
Kalamazoo (Kalamazoo Radisson)

Fall 2018
September 19-21, 2018
Traverse City (Grand Traverse Resort)

Fall 2019
September 18-20, 2019
Traverse City (Grand Traverse Resort)

Fall 2020
September 16-18, 2020
Traverse City (Grand Traverse Resort)

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MASA Midwinter 2017
MASA's 2017 Midwinter Conference is coming up fast! Get registered to join your colleages on January 25-27, 2017 at the Amway Grand in Grand Rapids. We hope you can join us for what promises to be an energizing and impactful conference. To see the agenda, click here.

Register online or click here to download the registration form.


Preconference: The Orange Frog Workshop

We’ve been conditioned to think that if we work hard, we’ll attain success and, thus, happiness. Over the last decade, the psychological sciences have demonstrated that this success formula is backwards. Happiness is a choice and a facilitator of future success. 

MASA strategic partner Battelle for Kids (BFK) is partnering with the International Thought Leader Network (ITLN) to bring The Orange Frog Workshop™ to K–12 education. Based on the groundbreaking work of Shawn Achor, author of the The New York Times best-selling book The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success and Performance at Work, MASA has asked BFK to offer members professional learning and resources to create more positive school cultures.

This abbreviated version of the two-day Orange Frog workshops will give session attendees a chance to get a taste of the experience and consider options for bringing the experience to their districts and schools. This workshop will be facilitated by BFK staff including Executive Director Jim Mahoney. He was a big hit at MASA’s Fall Conference with his keynote presentation, “The Five Senses of Leadership,” and MASA is thrilled to welcome him back for this special preconference.  BFK’s special guest in the session will be Genesee Intermediate School District Superintendent Lisa Hagel, who has experience with implementing Orange Frog.

Don’t miss your chance to reserve your spot in this inspiring and energizing preconference on Jan. 24!


Hotel information 

To reserve a room online: MASA Overnight Room Reservations for Midwinter Conference

To reserve a room via telephone, please call these dedicated phone numbers to get the group rate in the MASA block:

Reservations Toll Free: (800) 253-3590
Reservations Local Phone: (616) 776-6450

More details about the conference – including keynote speakers – to come as the date nears.