Join us to redefine and renew your leadership style at the MCMA Education Conference! This year's conference will be returning to the Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, Minnesota, May 2-4, 2018.

The 2018 Conference will feature:

  • Nationally-recognized speaker Dr. Alan Zimmerman presenting the 4-Cs of Leadership
  • The Myths of Leadership/New Directions for Leaders, featuring Dr. Theresa Rothausen
  • Friday morning speakers, focusing on your role as a manager in today's workplace
  • Service Project: Packaging meals for deserving families.

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Book Your Room at the Grand View Lodge!

Hurry! Housing Registration Closes April 2!

Lodging is not included in the registration fee but can be booked on the Grand View Lodge website. The deadline to register for housing is April 2, 2018.

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2018 Schedule At A Glance

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

  • 1:30pm-3:30pm – Optional Pre-Conference Session – Mini Career Lab: Preparing for the Next Opportunity (Additional $25 fee)
  • 3:30pm-7:00pm – Registration and Check In
  • 4:30pm-5:00pm – First Time Attendee and New Member Reception
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm – Get-Acquainted Reception
  • 6:00pm-7:30pm – Dinner Buffet
  • 7:30pm-9:00pm – Kick-Off General Session – Myths (and Realities) of Leadership presented by Dr. Teresa Rothausen
  • 9:00pm – President's Reception

Thursday, May 3, 2018

  • 7:30am-8:20am – Enhancing Public Outreach with Web GIS Engagement Practices presented by Matt Lassonde and Nick Meyers, Bolton & Menk, Inc. (Optional Breakfast Session)
  • 7:30am-8:20am – General Breakfast
  • 8:30am-10:00am – General Session – 4C Leadership: Communication, Cooperation, Change, And Commitment, Part 1 presented by Dr. Alan Zimmerman
  • 10:00am-10:15am - Break
  • 10:15am-12:00pm – General Session – 4C Leadership: Communication, Cooperation, Change, And Commitment, Part 2
    • Same as above
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch
  • 1:15pm-1:50pm – Facilitated Roundtable Discussions (Choose One)
    • 4 C Leadership: Communication, Cooperation, Change, And Commitment Follow Up Discussion
    • MCMA's Budget Update
    • Lessons from the Trenches: Dealing with Challenges and Successes
  • 1:50pm-1:55pm – Break
  • 1:55pm-2:30pm – Facilitated Roundtable Discussions (Choose One)
    • Ethics Discussion
    • Senior Advisors Discussion
    • Managers in Transition Discussion
  • 2:30pm – Service Project
  • 2:30pm-5:00pm – Work-Life Balance (Afternoon Activities)
  • 5:00pm-5:45pm – Reception and Networking
  • 5:45pm-8:00pm – Dinner, MCMA Business Meeting, Leadership Activity and Presentation of Awards
  • 8:00pm – Evening Activities

Friday, May 4, 2018


Service Project Sponsor

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Gold Sponsor

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Pre-Conference Session: "Mini Career Lab: Preparing for the Next Opportunity" Sponsor


Bronze Sponsors

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Springsted Logo

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