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2013 MCFOA Advanced Academy (MCAA)

Minnesota Clerks and Finance Officers Association (MCFOA) and St. Cloud State University, Corporate Education and Outreach

Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 8:30 AM - Friday, September 13, 2013 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

2013 MCFOA Advanced Academy (MCAA)

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MCFOA Member Early Bird   more info 71 Tickets Ended $195.00 $0.00
MCFOA Non-Member Early Bird   more info 100 Tickets Ended $215.00 $0.00
MCFOA Member   more info 100 Tickets Ended $215.00 $0.00
MCFOA Non-Member   more info 100 Tickets Ended $235.00 $0.00
Member with $150.00 scholarship Early Bird 89 Tickets Ended $45.00 $0.00
Member with $150.00 scholarship 100 Tickets Ended $65.00 $0.00

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September 12 - 13, 2013

Cambria Suites - Maple Grove, MN

9655 Grove Circle North

Maple Grove, MN 55369


Sponsored by the:

 Minnesota Municipal Clerks & Finance Officers Association (MCFOA)


 The Center for Continuing Studies at St. Cloud State University

 Registration Information Available at:



The academy provides graduates of the Minnesota Municipal Clerks Institute (MMCI) three (3) year program with an opportunity to focus on an in-depth topic of importance to the profession. Clerks who have completed the requirements for the CMC designation may use this IIMC-approved program to earn 6 points toward their IIMC Master Municipal Clerks (MMC) level.

Who Should Attend?

Clerks who have successfully completed the MMCI program are encouraged to attend to further their professional training and earn points toward MMC designation.

Registration and Fees

The early registration fee for the Academy postmarked by August 22 is $195.00. The registration fee postmarked after August 22 is $215.00. This fee includes instruction, course materials, one lunch, and refreshment breaks. You are encouraged to register early to take advantage of the lower fee.

A refund, minus a $30 processing fee, will be granted if you cancel by August 22. If you cancel after this date, you will not be eligible for a refund. A full refund will be issued if St. Cloud State University cancels the Academy.

Registration Form (PDF)

Continuing Education Units

Along with the ability to earn IIMC points, the Academy also offers 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). One CEU is defined as 12 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.



The Academy will be held at the Cambria Suites - Maple Grove, 9655 Grove Circle North, Maple Grove, Minnesota.  Please check the website www.cambriasuites.com/hotel-maple_grove-minnesota-mn088 for maps and location.


A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the Cambria Suites - Maple grove at a discounted rate of a rate of $89.00 plus tax per room per night. In order to book your room at the group discounted rate, individuals need to call the hotel directly @ 763-494-5556. Please refer to "St. Cloud State University" when making all reservations. Check-in time for all rooms is 3:00 p.m.

Please call the hotel by August 28, 2013. After this date, reservations will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis at the hotel or neighboring lodging property.

The speaker for the Advanced Academy is Bill Joynes, currently the Director for the Center for Public Administration and Leadership at Hamline University and former City Manager of Golden Valley.

Topics Coverd at the Academy are as Follows:

Introduction to negotiation theory and how it fits into conflict theory:

  • When and why use it

Legal requirements in the public sector

The process of negotiations:

  • Identifyingsettlement range
  • Elements of preparation

                   -   Planning

                   -   Social Structure

                   -   Intangibles

                    -   Tactics, (the drama vs. the research)

The Stages

Interest Based Bargaining, "Getting to Yes"

Understanding the "Does and Dont's"

For Further Information

If you would like more information or have questions, please contact:

St. Cloud State University, Center for Continuing Studies

720 Fourth Avenue South

St. Cloud, MN  56301-4498

Gail Ruhland at 320-308-5759(gmruhland@stcloudstate.edu) Or

Charlotte Kastanek at 320-308-4723 (cekastanek@stcloudstate.edu)

Special Accommodations

To ensure full participation in this workshop, please inform us about any dietary requirements or physical challenges which should be addressed prior to your arrival.



  • Kim Engberg, Bloomington (Chair)
  • Melissa Barker, Independence
  • Kathy Brophy, Aitkin
  • Nancy Gibbs, Richfield
  • Cheri Johnson, Excelsior
  • Sharon Knutson, Brooklyn Center
  • Nancy Stroth, St. Louis Park
  • Barb Suciu, City of St. Anthony Village
  • Brenda Thomes, East Gull Lake
  • Jane Timm, Edina
  • Nancy Zaworski, City of Kasson
  • Gail Ruhland, St. Cloud State (Ex-Officio)
  • Dan Bucholtz, Hanover (Ex-Officio)


When & Where

Cambria Suites - Maple Grove, Minnesota!
9655 Grove Circle North
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 8:30 AM - Friday, September 13, 2013 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

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