Thursday, August 29, 2019

Training offered for those seeking superintendent position

IASB is continuing its partnership with the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) to offer one-day professional development seminars for those seeking to join the ranks of superintendent. “Seeking the Superintendency” seminars will be available in Springfield and Lisle during the month of September.

“IASB and IASA have been offering this Professional Advancement Seminar for 42 years.

Participants will hear from the IASB search staff in regard to the vacancy and application process. They will also hear from IASA Executive Director Dr. Brent Clark and Sara Boucek, IASA associate director/legal counsel,” said IASB Executive Searches Director Tom Leahy.

A number of topics to assist those who are interested in pursuing a superintendent position will be on the agenda.  Attendees will hear from executive search consultants and legal experts about the process of filling vacancies and where and how to learn of superintendent job openings. Additionally, registrants will discuss the interview process, job strategies, and what should be included in their portfolio when applying.

Presenters will also cover the contract process, including assessing a potential offer and reviewing an employment contract.

“I know from personal experience when I was seeking the superintendency that my attendance at this event nearly 30 years ago gave me the confidence and tools necessary to move forward to obtain the superintendent position,” continued Leahy.

Seeking the Superintendency” seminars will be presented at the Universal Technical Institute in Lisle on September 5 and at the IASB Springfield office on September 19. A third offering will be available January 15, 2020 at IASB’s Springfield office.

Registration is $175 per attendee and includes materials, a copy of the Illinois School Law Survey, continental breakfast, and lunch. Online registration is available by using an IASB member account or contacting IASB at 217/528-9688, ext. 1145.