Elevate: Excel on the Job!

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

Executive assistants and administrative professionals are indispensable in a school district. They make vital contributions to the organization at all levels as troubleshooters and problem-solvers, and often are the go-to people supporting school leaders. Additionally, great assistants proactively look for ways to improve their skills and excel on the job.

Elevate, a new and 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. Keynote presentations and breakout sessions 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.

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Keynote sessions:

  • “Identifying Human Trafficking,” a powerful presentation from survivor and author Theresa Flores
  • “School Law 101 for the Frontline,” featuring Jennifer Starlin of Thrun Law Firm

Breakout sessions:

  • Using Your Interpersonal Skills to Maximize Your Productivity
  • Working with Your Superintendent and the Board President
  • Tech Toolbox 101

Preconference: Focus on HR and Tech Tools

This event will feature a preconference on Nov. 1 offering a human resources track and a tech track. Each track will consist of three sessions that give attendees the opportunity to go in-depth on HR issues they frequently deal with and technology tools that are frequently used on the job.

HR Track:

  • Leadership and Teamwork Across the District
  • Managing Residency
  • Diastat and EpiPen and Insulin, oh my!

Tech Track:

  • All About Apps
  • Social Media 101
  • Google & Dropbox

Overnight Accommodations

Since the cut-off date has passed for overnight rooms at Marriott East Lansing for the Elevate Conference, please contact the reservations manager, Diane Armour directly to see if rooms are still available at the conference rate.  Please call 517-337-4440 and ask for Diane Armour.  Tell her you are with the Elevate Conference on November 1 and 2 and are hoping to still get the conference rate.

Feel free to contact Diane Dick for assistance if needed at ddick@gomasa.org


Nov. 1-2, 2018


East Lansing Marriott at University Place
300 M.A.C. Avenue
East Lansing, MI 48823


$350 per participant
$225 for the conference
$125 for the preconference
MASA executive assistant members receive a discounted registration when using the promo code ELEVATE18. Not yet a member? Learn more here. 

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