New Supt Leadership Academy | Michigan Association of School Administrators

Registration is open for the 2017-18 New Superintendents Leadership Academy!

Your first few years as a superintendent require enormous growth as a leader. The New Superintendents Leadership Academy was created to support superintendents who are new to the position, as well as superintendents who want to continue to grow and build new strengths in this tough but rewarding job.

The 2017-18 New Superintendents Leadership Academy offers four in-depth sessions throughout the upcoming year to give you the skills and insight to excel as a superintendent. These sessions bring together experts who have one goal: Preparing you to succeed as a superintendent.

The day-long sessions are scheduled for the following dates:

  • October 16, 2017: School Finance Essentials – View the agenda
  • December 5, 2017: Tools for Effective Board-Superintendent Relationships – View the agenda
  • February 7, 2018: Leadership for Learning and Achievement – View the agenda
  • April 20, 2018: HR Practices and Procedures for Success – View the agenda

Register today!

The cost for the 4-session series is $500 for MASA members and $750 for non-members. For those who want to focus their development on a specific area, the cost is $175 per session for MASA members and $225 for non-members. All sessions will be held at the Michigan Education Leadership Group Building, 1001 Centennial Way in Lansing.

The New Superintendents Leadership Academy is an essential professional development opportunity offered to you by MASA in partnership with the Michigan Leadership Institute. For more information, contact MASA Deputy Executive Director Tina Kerr at

Session resources:

October 16, 2017:

Managing Your Employee Benefit Program, Heather Menzies, SET SEG (pdf)

Collective Bargaining Fundamentals, Raymond M. Davis, Thrun Law Firm (pdf)

School Finance Essentials for Superintendent and Business Official Collaboration, Donald Sovey, CPA, CFO, School and Municipal Advisory Services (pdf)

Facilities & Transportation, Matthew & Karen Losch, Excel Consultant Group, LLC