From start to finish, the Women in Leadership Retreat is an event designed for women who want to grow professionally, network with professionals in the field of education and beyond, and share their own expertise and insight with their peers.

The 2018 Women in Leadership Retreat promises to be an enriching and inspiring experience featuring two spectacular keynote speakers. Last year’s keynote speaker Gilda Bonanno will return to present on “Leading and Managing Change.” Caryn Wells, author of “Mindfulness: How School Leaders Can Reduce Stress and Thrive on the Job,” will give the keynote on the second day of the retreat. A total of 13 breakout sessions offer additional learning and networking opportunities. The retreat will also feature a Women in Leadership Panel.

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  • When: May 17-18
  • Where: Mission Point, Mackinac Island
  • Cost: $225 (cost of hotel not included)

Optional activity: For added fun, go on a group bike tour of Mackinac Island before the retreat kicks off! The tour will begin at 9:30 a.m., leaving from Mission Point’s bike rental. You can bring your own bike or rent one on from Mission Point for $8 an hour. The tour will last for an hour and a half, ending at Mission Point. You can sit down for lunch at Mission Point’s Round Island restaurant (cost of lunch not included), and be ready to go when the retreat starts at noon.  If you are interested, send an email to MASA Conference & Event Planner Diane Dick at




The Women in Leadership Retreat is generously sponsored by