Upcoming Sessions


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

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
$175.00

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.

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Leadership Capacity Through Teacher Leaders (#1159)

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
$175.00

Instructor: Jacqueline Carothers

School districts and school buildings across the state are recognizing the benefits of formalizing teacher leadership programs to improve instruction and student achievement. Participants will learn how schools have expanded teachers’ roles and responsibilities and instituted rewards and recognition programs to give teacher leaders new and increased importance in improving classroom instruction. They will also explore the leadership characteristics and skills that successful teacher leaders must possess and how to initiate a teacher leader culture in one’s school.

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

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
$175.00

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. 

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Skillful Leadership: Examination of Skills and Tasks Involved in Improving Teaching and Learning (#1710)

Thursday, June 6, 2019
$175.00

Instructor: Jim Gilliat

This academy explores the specific skills needed to be effective school leaders to improve instruction and access talent and professional knowledge of teachers. The tasks and structures for successful leadership of adults and children are found in the work of Jonathan Saphier. Participants will explore Saphier Hs Pyramid Navigator and will be able to integrate its concepts into their performance as school leaders. The relationship of skillful leadership and successful principal evaluation is also embedded in this course.

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Building Capacity to Effectively Integrate Drug and Violence Prevention into the K-12 Curriculum

Thursday, June 6, 2019
$115.00

Instructor: Ron Glick

Educational leaders play a critical role in developing effective drug and violence prevention programs. This workshop will address two essential components of successful school based programs and introduce a curriculum infusion model that incorporates these elements for effective prevention. The components of successful programs that will be examined are: 
1) the incorporation of evidence based prevention strategies, and, 
2) sensitivity to issues of student and community diversity. 

The curriculum infusion model enables teachers to seamlessly integrate drug and violence prevention assignments and activities into K-12 classes, incorporating the elements of successful programs while meeting state common core standards, social-emotional developmental goals and class objectives. 

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The Emotionally Intelligent Principal: The Key to Successful School Leadership (#1838)

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
$175.00

Instructor: Richard “Dick” Smith

Participants will identify and analyze the essential constructs of emotional and social intelligence, utilizing key research findings to identify the critical components that apply to leadership competency; evaluate multiple ways to measure their own level of emotional and social intelligence, using findings from those assessments to develop a personal plan for improvement; identify and evaluate the importance of self-management, how it affects the entire organization (mood contagion) and will be able to develop specific strategies that will improve school culture and climate; and assess and analyze how to best manage relationships, utilizing a repertoire of leadership styles. 

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