Midwinter Conference 2020 | Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators

Join your colleagues from all over the state for MASA’s 2020 Midwinter Conference!

January 22-24  |  Renaissance Center in Detroit


Hotel information

MASA has a block of rooms reserved at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. To make an online reservation here or call (877) 901-6632.  The cutoff date for room reservations is Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.

Ed Talk Applications Now Open

MASA Ed Talks are back at the 2020 Midwinter Conference, on Thursday, January 23! MASA members are encouraged to apply to speak on the conference theme, “Beyond the Classroom – Educating the Whole Child.”

Ed Talk applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 13.

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Get a head start on your PD with our Pre-Conference session, “Timing’s Everything! Make Informed Decisions about Hiring and Financial Sustainability”

Central Office leaders have to work closely together to review trends, identify essential needs, and forecast in order to make timely and informed decisions for the district’s overall success and sustainability. Work with your human resources and finance teams in this session to identify critical decision-making strategies necessary to best position your district financially, while providing students with the best staff and academic success.

HR Expert Carol Diglio, and CPA Don Sovey will lead this four-hour session from 8 a.m. to Noon on Wednesday, January 22. This is a two-part session.

Part 1 will focus on district-wide systems for:

  • Creating the Master Schedule
  • Staffing Decisions
  • Understanding Budget Related to Hiring
  • Hiring Practices

Part 2 will focus on:

  • Collaboratively Building Budgets (ZBB) with Principals and Supervisors
  • Bringing Finance and Academic Goals Together
  • Best Practices in Budgeting
  • Preparing for Negotiations
  • District Sustainability