A virtual conference for executive assistants and administrative assistants who work at the ISD, district, or building level. Presented by the Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators

Elevate, an innovative professional development conference for executive and administrative assistants, will tackle the current and future school environment, where individuals in this role face more high-end and increasingly complex duties. Presentations will help attendees gain understanding, build skills, and learn techniques to support district leaders and their efforts to help every student succeed, as they network with peers from across the state.

This year, sessions will focus on school law for the front line, how to deal with challenging people, and some time for participants to learn from each other.

November 16
9 a.m. – Noon

$75 Members/$100 Non-Member




Dealing with Challenging People, Times, and Issues on the Front Line With David Hulings
In the middle of a difficult employee, crisis, challenge, or WORLDWIDE pandemic, we can quickly get knocked off our game. In this session, The Power of Collective PACE, we will discover how our collective Purpose, positive Attitude, personal Care can renew our Energy and can give us clarity and strength during a crisis. With four follow-up exercises to add practical fodder, this session will equip you with the tools you need to deal with these most major leadership challenges.


School Law for the Front Line
Thrun Law Firm P.C. attorney Jennifer Starlin will provide guidance on dealing with difficult parents, confidentiality, records requests, and other important legal issues that front-line employees must face.



Legal Topics for Executive Assistants from Keynote Speaker Brad Banasik
Brad will help attendees through handling COVID-19 related issues, managing school board positions, post-election duties, and organizational meetings. The discussion will also include Open Meetings Act frequently asked questions and other topics participants would like to discuss