Module 1

Building a Clear, Compelling Direction and Leading Change

In this session, Dr. Rutherford will discuss the harmful effects of fuzzy purpose on an organization before transitioning to his main objective of helping new leaders establish a clear, compelling direction through the dynamic forces of mission, vision, and core values. The second half of module one will focus on leading change. Dr. Rutherford will examine three common patterns that surface during the change process and provide a user-friendly success principle for each one.
Presenter Dr. Michael Rutherford

August 31, 2017 • Marriott Griffin Gate, Lexington • $199 (or register for all modules for $899)

Module 2

Develop a Unique and Individualized Framework for Systems of Data Informed Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Processes and a Monitoring Protocol


In this instructional module, participants will design a model to monitor student progress and teacher effectiveness in meeting learning targets/goals, with an end result of analyzing and using student performance data to drive instruction.
Presenters Wes Cornett and Boyd Randolph

October 19, 2017 • KASA Training Center, Frankfort • $179 (or register for all modules for $899)

Module 3

SBDM: The Principal's Role

SBDM: The Principal’s Role provides advanced insight on effectively leading the school council. Topics include:
• The importance of quality policies and by-laws
• Agendas that work
• Building consensus and coalitions for action
• Budgeting protocols that focus on student achievement
• Building a high functioning team that dedicated to making decisions on behalf of students
Presenter: Owens Saylor, KASA

March 6, 2018 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT • Bowling Green • $179 (or register for all modules for $899)


Module 4

Human Resources Management

This professional learning opportunity focuses on the challenges of effectively leading and managing a school staff to achieve high levels of learning for all students. Real-life simulations will allow principals to think through various personnel situations. This session will be led by acting human resource directors within the state and KASA's executive director Wayne Young. This session will be held in conjunction with the KY Principal’s Induction Academy cohort.  

March 21, 2018 • 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET • KASA Training Center, Frankfort • $179 (or register for all modules for $899)

Module 5

School Safety Seminar in Collaboration with the KY Center for School Safety

This session will focus on current and timely school safety topics and will include numerous case studies and action recommendations.  The session will be designed and delivered by members of the KYCSS staff.

Presenters:  KYCSS team members

April 24, 2018 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT • Bowling Green • $179 (or register for all modules for $899)


Registration Closed

Cost for Package of
all five modules


Cost Per Module

$199 Module 1
$179 Modules 2-5 

EILA Credit

6 hours per module available

Lodging/Meeting Site Information

KASA Training Center
87 C. Michael Davenport Blvd., Frankfort
(800) 928-5272

Lodging Near KASA Training Center
Hampton Inn
1310 U.S. 127, Frankfort
(502) 223-7600
Be sure to ask for the government rate


Michael Rutherford, Ed.D.
Rutherford Learning Group 

Boyd Randolph
Program Director,

Wes Cornett
Director of Schools,
Danville Ind. Schools

Owens Saylor
Director of Program Development

Cancellation & Substitution Policy

Written cancellations submitted via email, fax or USPS mail will be accepted through August 18, 2017 and a refund or invoice credit issued minus a $29 processing fee. After that time, you may send a substitute to attend in your place as refunds are not available for cancellations or no shows within this time period. Session materials will be shared with those who must cancel and who do not receive a refund.