2021-2022 New AD Workshop Information

New AD Workshop

Designed for New Athletic/Activity Administrators

August 11 & 12, 2021 & March 28, 2022

Best Western Plus Kelly Inn, St. Cloud



Co-Sponsored by Minnesota State High School League & Minnesota Interscholastic Activities Administrators Association.

This workshop is designed to help new Athletic/Activity Administrators.  The program is set up to give information on the MnIAAA and NIAAA and their benefits as well as the Minnesota State High School League and its functions and how it helps the member schools.  Sessions are designed to help with the “Nuts and Bolts” of everyday operations, and a session on the “Role of the Region in Student Activities”. Bring your laptop, iPad, or tablet.



Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - (Kelly Inn) 9:00 AM to 8:00 pm

Thursday, August 12, 2021 - (Kelly Inn) 8:30 AM to 12:00 pm

Monday, March 28, 2022 - Rivers Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud: LTC 502 - 9:00 AM

General Theme "Keeping the Culture...”



First General Session:

9:00 AM - University A Registration and welcome: Matt Mattson, President of the MnIAAA


9:30 AM: LTC 501 - Athletic Administration: Philosophy, Leadership, Organizations, and Professional Programs


1:30 PM – Lunch


2:00-2:30 PM - “Own it, make it yours” presented by Matt Mattson - Champlin Park, MnIAAA President.


2:45-4:00 PM - “How the New AD Workshop Helped Me and What to Expect” (Will Wackman - Spring Lake Park, Brian Jamros - Centennial)


4:10-5:00 PM - Using rSchooltoday and the MSHSL website. MnIAAA Board.


5:45-8:00 PM – Dinner

Invocation Jeff Boran, 1st Vice President

Program, in order:


Value of the MnIAAA and NIAAA: Mike Beck, Executive Director

Presentation: “Reflect, Renew, Refresh” Jeff Boran, 1st Vice President

Presentation: “You are the MnIAAA”-Guillaume Paek, 2nd Vice President

Presentation: “What Works for Me” – Brent Schimek, Past President

Presentation: “MnIAAA Mentorship Program” MnIAAA Board


8:15 PM - Idea Exchange




8:00-8:30 AM - Continental Breakfast

Welcome – Erich Martens, MSHSL Executive Director

  • Introductions / Welcome

    • Bob Madison

  • Technology – Laura Mackenthun

    • General Rules and Policies

    • Eligibility / Transfers / Best Practices


11:15 AM - Working lunch and conclude

Monday, March 28, 2021: LTI 502, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Rivers Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud, Minnesota.


Register Online at MnIAAA.org

Click on: New AD  Workshop


New AD Workshop includes 2021-22 MnIAAA and NIAAA dues, LTC 501 and 502 classes, and three meals. Total Cost is $330 by check, or $350 by credit card. If are already a MNIAAA/NIAAA member, cost will be $200 by check, $220 by credit card.

If you will only be taking one of the LTC classes, pricing and times are as follows:


LTC 501 only        9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.                                       $125

LTC 502 only       9:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (March 28, 2022)        $125

*See below for course descriptions


MnIAAA tax number 41-1557667

Checks payable to:


721 Ravine Street

Faribault, MN  55021


Questions, contact:

Mike Beck




If you need overnight lodging, information on hotel accommodations will be forthcoming.


Course Descriptions

LTC 501 – Athletic Administration: Philosophy, Leadership, Organizations, and Professional Programs

This flagship course of Leadership training serves as an overview for the Certified Athletic Administrator examination.  Topics discussed include: NFHS, NIAAA, legal issues, communication, budgets, Technology and Leadership Styles.  The course also previews the NIAAA Certification Program and the Leadership Training Program.  It is a prerequisite for all levels of certification.  A student activity manual is included.


LTC 502 – Athletic Administration: Principles, Strategies and Methods

This course will take a basic approach to the fundamentals and methods of athletic administration and will alert and educate athletic administrators regarding potential problems and possible solutions in areas such as budgets, transportation, scheduling and parent/student/coach conflicts.  The course will also touch upon sample athletic/activity program philosophies, department organizational charts, activity procedures/checklists, public relations, coaching applications/assessments and emergency plans.  Course materials, as well as the manual “Athletic Administration: A Comprehensive Guide” are included.