Women's Leadership Network | Michigan Association of School Administrators

Become a part of the Women’s Leadership Network to share your own insights with your MASA colleagues and learn from others’ experiences on the job. The Women’s Leadership Network aims to support women in the superintendent’s office and other administrator posts by offering targeted professional development programs and unique opportunities to network with other women in positions of leadership in public education.

Mission Point

Join MASA for the second annual Women in Leadership Retreat

May 17-18, 2018 | Mission Point Mackinac Island

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.

Thursday, May 17

Noon to 3 p.m.: Keynote with Gilda Bonanno, “Leading and Managing Change”
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Breakout sessions
5:30 p.m.: Dinner and cocktails

Friday, May 18

8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Keynote with Caryn Wells, “Mindful and Compassionate Leadership for Educational Leaders”
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Lunch
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Breakout sessions
1:45 p.m. to 2: 45 p.m.: Breakout sessions
2:45 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Closing remarks

Register today!

The cost of this two-day immersive retreat is $225 (cost of hotel not included). To register for the 2018 Women in Leadership Retreat, click on the button below.



Wanted: Dynamic Presenters for Breakout Sessions

The 2018 Women in Leadership Retreat will feature breakout sessions, and we are looking for inspirational leaders to share their knowledge, insights and perspectives. Fill out the from below to submit a proposal for a breakout session.

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Questions? Contact MASA Deputy Director Tina Kerr at tkerr@gomasa.org or (517) 327-5910.

About Gilda Bonanno

Gilda Bonanno is a speaker, trainer and coach who helps people improve their presentation and communication skills so they can be more successful. She achieves these results by combining her business background with her improv comedy performance experience and a conviction that with the right training and practice, anyone can become a more effective communicator. She has worked with executives and entrepreneurs throughout North America and in South America, Europe, China, India and Thailand. She also holds a master’s degree in history from Fordham University.
Read more at her website, www.gildabonanno.com

About Caryn Wells, Ph.D.

Caryn Wells is an Associate Professor at Oakland University, in Rochester, MI. In addition to teaching leadership courses in the Department of Organizational Leadership, she integrates mindfulness in all of her graduate courses. She also introduces mindfulness to the doctoral students in the School of Education and Human Services, and the medical students at the William Beaumont School of Medicine at OU.
Read more at her website, www.carynwells.com

The Women in Leadership Retreat
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