The Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute (MESI) Conference is a two-day event, held each spring, for professional evaluators, program directors and staff, community agency staff, students, and others interested in conducting or using evaluations.
Minnesota Principals Academy
Despite the critical and challenging role of the principalship, relatively few principals receive ongoing professional development that enhances their ability to lead schools to high performance. The University of Minnesota sees the ongoing professional development of school leaders as an essential driving force in efforts to improve student learning, close achievement gaps and increase postsecondary completion across the state. The Minnesota Principals Academy provides leaders of Minnesota schools with knowledge, tools and strategies to create schools where all students graduate college and career ready.
Private College Leadership Network
In partnership with the University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education and Minnesota Private College Council (MPCC), the Private College Leadership Network aims to further the professional development of new and experienced leaders of private colleges. A 12-credit certificate program, webinars, and occasional paper series provides opportunities for leaders to network, learn, and collaborate in advancing private colleges.
Urban Leadership Academy (ULA)
In partnership with metro area school districts, the Urban Leadership Academy program aims to further the professional development of new and experienced principals and future principals. Topical conferences, workshops and seminars are offered throughout the year, in addition to an annual summer institute.
Visiting International Scholar
The Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD) has a long history of hosting international scholars whose goals are consistent with the research mission and available resources of the Department, College of Education and Human Development, and the University. View details.
Revised December 29, 2016