Monday, September 27 – Wednesday September 29, 2021
Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge

We’re planning to come together in-person for networking, learning, conversation and FUN!
Topics will include Digital Wellbeing, Nonpublic School Advocacy, and a continued Social-Emotional Learning focus.

Click here for the Conference Agenda


  • One night only (Monday or Tuesday): $250
  • Two nights (Monday and Tuesday): $300
  • Day only:
    > Tuesday – includes lunch: $95
    > Wednesday – includes breakfast: $95

Special pricing is available for first time attendees!

You may be able to use Title Funds to pay for your registration. Check with your school district for more information.

Registration closes on Wednesday 9/22/2021. Cancelations after that date are not refundable, but are transferable.

School Leadership Conference Planning Committee

Mike Brennan, President, Holy Family Catholic High School
Joel Landskroener, Executive Director, Mayer Lutheran High School
Kari Staples, Principal, St. Alphonsus Catholic School

Session Descriptions

Monday evening
President’s Reception

Bear Pine Bar and lobby

Start your conference experience with fellow independent and private school leaders. Come and socialize, connect and network with conference attendees. First-time attendees are highly encouraged to attend.

Working with the Media: Your Role, Your Mindset, Your Message

Christina Palladino & Brian McClung, Park Street Public

Dealing with the media effectively is important for every organization. In this session you’ll learn how to work with the media, understand what the media is looking for, and how to deliver memorable and compelling messages. Our speakers from Park Street Public are Christina Palladino, an experienced TV journalist with nearly 20 years of reporting experience, and Brian McClung, former chief spokesman for the Governor of Minnesota.

Advocacy 101: Your voice matters at the State Capitol

Chas Anderson, Park Street Public

Every year, the Minnesota Legislature makes important decisions impacting non-public schools across the state. Learn more about the legislative process and how you can be an effective advocate with legislators on behalf of your school and community. Our presenter is Chas Anderson from Park Street Public, who has more than 20 years of experience working for two governors, as Executive Director of the MN House of Representatives, and in government relations at the State Capitol in St. Paul.

An Introduction to Digital Wellbeing for You
Katherine Myers and Maree Hampton, LiveMore ScreenLess

This workshop will begin with Digital Wellbeing Tips. We will discuss how to support your wellbeing now and in the future. We will focus particularly on the effects of stress, as we know they are cumulative and impact our wellbeing in significant ways. Breakout rooms will give you collaboration time with your colleagues to generate ideas for practicing Digital Wellbeing and stress management. We will conclude with your commitment to yourself for your we