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April 2017

2017 Spring Conference

April 27 @ 11:15 am - April 28 @ 4:00 pm
Sheraton Minneapolis West – Bistro Balcony, 12201 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305 United States
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$59.00 - $219.00

Detailed conference agenda Hotel Reservations: To book overnight accommodations at the Sheraton Minneapolis West at a special MinnSPRA rate of $139 per night, contact Mary Loahr Wright, Director of Catering, at 952-960-3540. Room reservations must be made by April 3 for the discounted rate.

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Think and Drink

April 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 4:30pm

Sheraton Minneapolis West – Bistro Balcony, 12201 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305 United States
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Branding Insights with school PR expert! This is your opportunity to discuss branding – or dive deeper into the branding conversation that begins at the MinnSPRA Spring Conference that day. Share a drink with industry and branding expert, Brian Woodland, APR, Director of Communications and Community Relations for the Peel (Ontario) District School Board, and discuss strategies to elevate your district’s brand to attract and retain stakeholders. This Think and Drink will be facilitated by fellow MinnSPRAns Jake Sturgis, APR,…

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May 2017

Board Meeting

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
NE Metro 916, 2106 W County Road C
Roseville, MN United States
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Coffee CHAT – Metrics: What, How and Why Are You Measuring?

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am

Join us for a CHAT from your computer!   To join the conversation, click on the link at 10 AM and you’ll see your MinnSPRA friends ready to CHAT.  (There is a 15 second quick download you may want to initiate prior to the CHAT.) Click Here To Join Please RSVP or send questions to: Amy Trombley at pfss.communications@gmail.com. Future CHATs • Tuesday, June 20 – “Building Your District Brand”

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Power Hour: Now’s the Time – Plan to Win Next Year’s Fiscal Referendum

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Spring Lake Park, 1415 81st Av NE
Spring Lake Park, MN 55432 United States
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Free

If you are looking for the winning edge in your next bond or budget election, then this session will give you the insight you need to chart the course to a finance election victory. Learn from two leaders that have been successful in their districts by following the blueprint their research data provided to plan and implement a winning campaign. As you plan your next steps, you will learn specific approaches to improve your chances on election night. You will…

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June 2017

Board Meeting

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
NE Metro 916, 2106 W County Road C
Roseville, MN United States
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Coffee CHAT – Building Your District Brand

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am

Join us for a CHAT from your computer!   To join the conversation, click on the link at 10 AM and you’ll see your MinnSPRA friends ready to CHAT.  (There is a 15 second quick download you may want to initiate prior to the CHAT.) Click Here To Join Please RSVP or send questions to: Amy Trombley at pfss.communications@gmail.com.  

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MinnSPRA Referendum Workshop

June 22 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
TIES, 1667 Snelling Ave. N.
St Paul, MN 55108 United States
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$25.00 - $75.00

MinnSPRA's all-day Referendum Workshop will include a number of presenters on statewide trends and research, district strategies and citizen campaign tips. Time available at the end for teams to work on their referendum plans. Save the date! Register below and bring a team at a discounted rate: $75 for first person, $50 for second, $25 for each additional team member. Full agenda here: Refer Workshop Flyer 6.22.17. When: Thursday, June 22, 8:30am-3:30pm Location: TIES, 1667 Snelling Av N, St Paul (NOTE: there is extensive…

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August 2017

Think and Drink

August 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Tavern Grill – Woodbury, 772 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125 United States
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Join your fellow school public relations professionals at MinnSPRA’s next Think and Drink event to learn, vent and chat with people you enjoy. Theme The Battle for Inclusivity: changing “we vs. them” to a “win-win for all” How We all seem to be fighting the “Battle for Inclusivity.” Discuss the challenges and opportunities as we make our schools more inclusive and work to close the academic opportunity and achievement gaps. How can we change “we vs. them” to a win-win…

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September 2017

Power Hour: Reflections of Reality: Accurately Showcase Diversity in Your District Through a Lens of Equity and Inclusion

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

“A picture tells a 1000 words,” but is it telling the real story of your school community? As our communities become more diverse, how do you ensure that the information you share and the stories you tell truly reflect those you serve, internally and externally? Do students, staff and families see themselves reflected in images, videos, publications and messaging? Interweaving knowledge and awareness of diversity, equity and inclusion in our day-to-day work is no longer an option; it is essential…

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