Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Pre-Conference Workshops enhance Conference professional development

Eight engaging topics on school leadership and governance have been selected for 2018 Pre-Conference Workshops. Held in conjunction with the Joint Annual Conference on Friday, November 16, the workshops are offered as either full-day or half-day sessions in the morning and afternoon. Participants can mix-and-match two half-day sessions for the same price as a full-day workshop.

Among the full-day presentations offered are Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training, The Basics of Governance, Leading Leaders: The Job of the Board President, and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. The PDLT/PERA course satisfies state mandated training requirements for school board members. Full-day workshops begin at 8 a.m.

The half-day training sessions, with start times of either 8 a.m. or noon, include Collective Bargaining for School Board Members and Administrators, The Deep Equity Lens: A Systemic Leadership Process, Improve Student Achievement Through eXceptional Governance, and School Board/Superintendent Teams: Leading Intentionally.

All Pre-Conference Workshops are a part of the IASB LeaderShop Academy program. A separate fee is required for the training sessions and attendees must be registered for the Joint Annual Conference. Tuition for full-day workshops is $280 and includes breakfast, lunch, and program materials. Fees for half-day workshops are $140, and include breakfast or lunch, depending on the start time.

The Workshops will take place at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. Instructions for online registration and a brochure listing workshop descriptions, presenters, and start times are available on the Pre-Conference Workshops webpage.