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March 2020

March 2020 Coffee Chat

March 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am

Coronavirus Communications...let's CHAT to help each other in planing, support and best practices. Join us for a CHAT from your computer. “Coronavirus Communications” Wednesday, March 4, 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM  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.) Please RSVP at:  https://forms.gle/1qd1pQg9XbXX2HHSA If you have further questions, please contact Amy Trombley…

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Power Hour: Building a Team of Ambassadors to Tell Your Story

March 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
District 196, 3455 153rd Street West
Rosemount, MN 55068 United States
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Who tells the story of your school system in the produce aisle, on the sports sidelines or at the weekend BBQ? If it’s usually the uninformed or the naysayers, then it’s time to build a team of ambassadors for your school system! Learn how to empower your staff and engage your community in becoming well-informed, enthusiastic and active ambassadors for your schools. Presenters Steve Edwards and Dr. David Sovine will discuss their district’s community engagement program to develop advocates, and…

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May 2020

2020 MinnSPRA Annual Meeting

May 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Meeting via Zoom, MN United States

Normally, the MinnSPRA annual meeting is presented at the spring seminar. Because we canceled the spring seminar due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, we will hold the annual meeting live via Zoom at noon on Thursday, May 21 - scroll to the “Tickets” box at the bottom of this page to register. We will share the recording to any MinnSPRA member who is unable to attend but wants to watch the presentation.    Typically during the annual meeting, we celebrate…

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June 2020

Adobe InDesign Virtual Trainings

June 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am - June 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am
Virtual Meeting via Zoom, MN United States

                                      Details:  These virtual trainings will be hosted on Zoom. A link will be shared with participants several days prior to the training. The presenter, Keith Gilbert, suggests participants don't try to follow along in InDesign during the training. This allows him to cover more ground. He will share handouts beforehand so you can take notes as you go along. Depending on…

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November 2020

Election 2020: What Happened and What Does it Mean?

November 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Via Zoom, MN

Please join MinnSPRA for a post-election analysis on November 13 with Bill Morris and Peter Leatherman from The Morris Leatherman Company, moderated by Bob Noyed, APR of CESO. 1-2:30 p.m. - Panel discussion with Q&A from attendees 2:30-4 p.m. - Breakout sessions/"social hour" to dig in and discuss more with your MinnSPRA colleagues   Bob Noyed, APR, Director of Strategy at CESO Bob is a public relations and communication leader with over 30 years of experience in the K12 space.…

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December 2020

Hot Tips for Working Faster with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

December 3, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Meeting via Zoom, MN United States

Whether you work mostly on print projects, or you’re more of a jack-of-all-trades within the Adobe Suite, the one thing we all have in common is that there just aren’t enough hours in the day. This workshop will deliver a litany of hot tips in the latest versions of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign that guarantee to save you time.

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Good Trouble PR – Intro

December 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Via Zoom, MN

  Like many other professionals, school communicators have long accepted systemic injustice and racial inequity in our work and relegated those ideals to a belief that that’s just the way things are. In our personal lives we may have taken up the charge of change and advocacy, but in our professional lives we have been told to “tread lightly” to protect ourselves and our organization. We’ve been conditioned not to be too political, not to upset too many people, not…

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Survival Mode: How to Get Through this Pandemic in School PR

December 16, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual Meeting via Zoom, MN United States

Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 11:30 am - 1 pm when Nicole Kirby, APR, will share best practices from her district and other top professionals around the U.S. and Canada on how survive doing school PR in a pandemic - and how to hopefully come out better for it when this is all over. Learn actual strategies and tactics that Nicole and others have used to get through the challenges we’re all facing now, from managing families’ anxiety…

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January 2021

Good Trouble PR – Part 2

January 28 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Via Zoom, MN

  Well, the journey continues for Good Trouble PR. In the last episode, our heroes dove headfirst into a world of self-discovery and reflection to fight inequity and racism in school communications. Soon, they will continue their quest by hearing firsthand from those who started Good Trouble Principals, including Mauri Friestleben from Minneapolis Public Schools. This conversation, as well as learning how to have Good Trouble conversations in general, will inform how they move forward in their endeavor. Join them! Good…

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April 2021

2021 MinnSPRA Virtual Spring Conference: Lift Every Voice

April 15 @ 12:30 pm - April 16 @ 1:30 pm

Detailed Conference Agenda Register Now Important note: We are using a new registration system for this virtual event. When you click on the registration link you will be redirected to another registration site. Once on this site please set up a quick account and following the registration prompts.   *MinnSPRA members: please be sure to use the following discount code at checkout to receive the member registration rate: MinnSPRA4290521

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