Upcoming Sessions

**Membership in Chicago Principals & Administrators Association (CPAA) is NOT required to sign up for IAA sessions.

The Use of Restorative Practices in Schools (#1778)

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Instructor: Megan Fuciarelli

The Use of Restorative Practices in Schools provides participants effective classroom/school management strategies, and appropriate disciplinary methods that promote positive and healthy school climates, which is a requirement of the new Illinois discipline legislation effective September, 2016. Participants will learn Restorative Practices are multifaceted in nature and include: interventions when harm has happened, practices to prevent harm and conflict by building a sense of community, a sense of belonging, safety, and social responsibility in the school community. Participants will learn informal and formal restorative practices such as restorative questions, pro-active circles, and restorative conferences. Participants will gain the knowledge to develop a school or classroom discipline plan based on the principles of Restorative Practices, which meet the requirements of the Illinois Discipline Legislation (September, 2016).


Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most (#1160)

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Instructor: Karen Carlson

This course will help school leaders analyze the issues underlying conflict and consternation in difficult conversations. By using the knowledge they will attain in the course and in combination with effective communication strategies, participants will be better equipped to move their organizations forward.


Culture Counts: Constructive Leadership That Promotes Student Success (#932)

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Instructor: Richard “Dick” Smith

This course, taught by Richard "Dick" Smith, will offer practical strategies to help effective leaders intentionally build and shape a positive, healthy culture that embraces change and promotes student success. Included will be indicators that identify positive and toxic cultures and tools that assess culture. This course will show the relationship between effective leadership, school culture, and student achievement. Recommended for principals who want to improve school culture. Participants will leave energized with practical ideas, research-based practices, and handy tools to create and maintain a positive school culture that promotes learning and engagement for students and staff.