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October 2018

September 2018 Coffee Chat

October 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am

“EEK – Educational Election Knowledge” EEK!!  It’s October…and that means Educational Election Knowledge needs to be shared! Let’s CHAT about what we do within our districts and communities when it comes to Election times. Do you host Candidate forums? What techniques have been effective for you for referendums? Are Polling places in your schools? Join us for a CHAT from your computer. Tuesday, October 23, 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM  To join the conversation, click on the link at 10…

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2018-19 APR Prep Course

October 26, 2018
Northwest Suburban Integration District, 9201 W. Broadway, Suite 690
Brooklyn Park, MN
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November 2018

Power Hour: Earn Their Trust: Engaging Employees Through Internal Communications

November 9, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Spring Lake Park Schools, 1415 81st Avenue NE
Spring Lake Park, MN 55432 United States
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Ever had an employee say negative things about your school district? Just one rant at the grocery store or a barbeque can turn an undecided voter against your bond proposal or send an uncertain homebuyer to the next town over. Frustrated and uninformed employees can be the biggest threat to a school district’s success. Prevent that threat (or recover from a trust breakdown) by strengthening your internal communications with practical, successful strategies from those who’ve been there.      …

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2018-19 Leadership Academy

November 15, 2018


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2018 Fall Conference

November 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - November 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, 7025 Northland Drive
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 United States
$139.00 – $239.00

        Discounted overnight night rooms are available at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest for $134 per night. The special rate is available until Oct. 31, 2018 by clicking on the following link: Book your group rate for MN School Public Relations

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December 2018

Power Hour: Building Support for Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health in Schools

December 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brooklyn Center Community Schools, 6300 Shingle Creek Parkway, Suite 286
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 United States
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Social emotional learning and students' mental health are important and sometimes heated topics of conversation for schools today. Many states have adopted or introduced laws related to SEL standards, and this past summer, new mental health curriculum requirements went into effect in New York and Virginia. Learn what SEL is, how the movement is rolling out and what some school districts are doing to build community understanding and support for SEL and mental health programs.       Presenters: Irene Payne, Chief…

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January 2019

Power Hour: ​Cultural Awareness, Agility and Competence: What Does it Mean and How Does a Communicator Embrace and Exhibit it on the District’s Behalf?

January 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bloomington Public Schools, 1350 W 106th St
Bloomington, MN 55431 United States
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As the United States becomes a more culturally and ethnically diverse nation, public schools are becoming more diverse, too. Systems are most effective when they respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, languages, classes, races, ethnic backgrounds, religions and other diversity factors in a manner that recognizes, affirms and values the worth of individuals, families and communities, and protects and preserves the dignity of each. To create a positive environment where students and teachers are respectful of different…

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January 2019 Coffee Chat

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am

School Communications Success – What’s the Plan? “Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution; this gives you a 1,000 percent return on energy!” ― Brian Tracy, author and motivational speaker Let’s CHAT about how you and your district have created and implemented communications plans. Join us for a CHAT from your computer. Wednesday, January 16, 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM  To join the conversation, click on the link at 10 AM and you’ll see your MinnSPRA…

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Think and Drink

January 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Loop Bar + Restaurant, 5331 West 16th Street
St. Louis Park, MN 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 2018 Referenda Recap: Working with Yes Committees What This Think and Drink features Greg Abbott from the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) who will provide a recap of how Minnesota referenda fared in 2018, and Jim Meyer, Political Organizing Specialist with Education Minnesota, who will share how Education MN can help your district’s citizens’ committee. Both…

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February 2019

Power Hour: ​Making the Most of Your One-Person PR Department

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
CEL Marketing PR Design, 3033 Campus Drive E190
Plymouth, MN 55441 United States
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If there’s one struggle every one-person school PR department faces, it’s finding enough time to plan strategically while also meeting day-to-day obligations. How do you share all the great things going on in your schools when you’re the only communications person in your district? Make a difference in your schools and your community by planning and executing strategic communications. Hear examples and learn tips and ideas from fellow one-person departments to help prioritize, maximize and amplify your communications efforts to…

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