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Superintendent Success Program

MASA offers a series of workshops to provide assistance and support primarily for individuals who are new to the superintendency, however, veterans may also find the information valuable.
These workshops will be led by educators with expertise in the subject matters being presented. Each of the workshops will begin at 10:00 am and conclude by 2:00 pm. The first four workshops will be held at the Missouri Council of School Administrators Education Center in Jefferson City. The session on public relations will be held at the Lodge of Four Seasons immediately preceding the MASA/MOSPRA Spring Conference.

The same information will be presented on each day, providing you a choice for the date that is most convenient. The programs will be available live on the Internet for those unable to make the drive to Jefferson City.  Below are the workshop topics and the dates for each.  The cost to attend is $85 for each or $400 for all five. A registration form is available at this link: Superintendent Success Registration Form

Effective Governance and Leadership Strategies
2013 October 9 or October 10 cancelled - may be rescheduled in spring - check back for more information.


This session will focus on Superintendent/School Board relations, school district planning, superintendent evaluations, and the evaluation of school district programs. The session will include a discussion of developing effective and efficient board meetings and professional development for Board members.

Business Operations
2013 November 14

This session will focus on school district debt management; realignment of budgets to meet MSIP priorities; sources of financial distress; core values that drive budgets (branding); market trends; measuring financial performance; and key budget decisions.

Effective Human Resource Strategies
2014 January 22 

This session will focus on basic information that is important for all superintendents to understand about human resources. The session will cover topics such as Family Medical Leave Act, fingerprints, background checks, required trainings, sexual harassment, discrimination and special personnel situations.

Strategies For Improving Student Performance
2014 February 26

This session will focus on helping school administrators understand their APR, the MSIP 5 Scoring Guide, and how you can use data to improve the performance of your students. The session will also focus on interpreting data in your district, MSIP 5 performance standards and time lines for new assessments and the MSIP 5 scoring guide.

Effective Communications
March 19

This session will be held immediately preceding the MASA/MOSPRA Spring Conference and will focus on how to successfully communicate with the various publics in your school district.

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