2019-20 Professional Learning Program

PRINCIPAL'S LEADERSHIP SERIES
This is KASA’s premier professional learning package and is an outstanding choice for all new principals and assistant principals who need extensive support during that critical first year of service. This five-event series is designed for principals at all career stages and is directly aligned with Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) and Kentucky’s Principal Performance Standards. Each session provides 6 hours of EILA credit (total of 30) and provides both national- and state-level presenters addressing issues and initiatives important to today’s school leaders.

Sessions can be selected individually or collectively with fee discounts applied for multiple selections.

Principal’s Leadership Series Package: All five events - $899

Register for Series

For more information, contact owens@kasa.org or (800) 928-5272.

Essentials of School Management and Governance ($189)
Facilitated by Wes Cornett, KASA Director of Professional Services and Owens Saylor, KASA Director of Program Development
August 30, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                                         
KASA Training Center | Frankfort, KY
This informative training will focus on key management functions such as planning, delegating, organizing, communicating, and leading in key areas that include chairing an SBDM council, dealing with personnel issues, managing school finances, and communicating with internal and external stakeholders. This session will heavily focus on the link between effective organizational structures and positive student achievement.
 
 Disrupting Poverty: 5 Powerful Classroom Strategies ($199)
Facilitated by Dr. William Parrett, Boise State University
September 26, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
KHSAA Headquarters | Lexington, KY
As part of the 2019-2020 National Leaders Series KASA welcomes Dr. William Parrett as he leads this important event. Drawing upon decades of research and myriad authentic classroom experiences, Dr. Parrett’s work dispels harmful myths, explains the facts, and urges educators to act against the debilitating effects of poverty on their students. He will share the powerful voices of teachers—many of whom grew up in poverty—to amplify the five classroom practices that permeate the culture of successful high-poverty schools:
(1) caring relationships and advocacy, (2) high expectations and support,
(3) commitment to equity, (4) professional accountability for learning, and
(5) the courage and will to act. Registration includes lunch served on-site.
Dr. Parrett’s book Disrupting Poverty co-authored with Kathleen Budge, will be on sale at the event.

Data Informed Instructional Leadership ($189)
Facilitated by Wes Cornett, KASA Director of Professional Services and Owens Saylor, KASA Director of Program Development
November 1, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
KASA Training Center | Frankfort, KY
In this instructionally focused training, participants will design a model to monitor student progress and teacher effectiveness designed to meet learning targets and goals. Participants will leave with a
framework for data analysis and a template for developing actions to address identified needs.


Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division ($199)
 Facilitated by Dr. Anthony Muhammad
December 2, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Green River Regional Education Complex | Bowling Green, KY
Dr. Anthony Muhammad is one of the most sought-after educational consultants in North America. Drawing upon his study of 34 schools from around the country, Dr. Muhammad describes the underlying tensions that impact culture among educators in a school. This training provides the framework for understanding dynamic relationships within a school culture and ensuring a positive environment that supports the changes necessary to improve learning for all students.
Dr. Muhammad explores many aspects of human behavior, social conditions, and history to reveal best practices for building healthy school cultures and describes the underlying tensions that impact school culture among four different groups of educators: Believers, Fundamentalists, Tweeners, and Survivors. Registration includes lunch served on-site. Dr. Muhammed’s book will be on sale at the event.




The Principal and Personnel Management ($189)

Facilitated by Dave Braswell, Upslope Solutions, and Wes Cornett, KASA Director of Professional Services
February 21, 2020 | Time TBA
KASA Training Center | Frankfort, KY
This important and unique learning opportunity has been designed to help principals effectively maneuver the complex nature of school personnel laws and requirements with the goals of improving student achievement and protecting the school and district from unnecessary legal problems. Real-life scenarios and conditional simulations will allow principals to work through various personnel situations and potential solutions.
 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT EVENTS


For more information, contact owens@kasa.org or (800) 928-5272.

Ensuring Effective and Legally Sound Teacher Evaluation Processes ($189*  *call for special rates for groups of 5 or more)
Facilitated by Owens Saylor, KASA Director of Program Development

October 18, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
KASA Training Center | Frankfort, KY
 
December 6, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau
 
January 24, 2020 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location TBA

Complete your state required training update for all certified evaluators with this one-day, six-hour CEL training
event. This fully interactive training will include tools and activities crucial to the development of consistency in your evaluation processes, including:
·    A refresher on state laws and regulations related to certified evaluations
·    Guided review of vital dates and timelines from your district’s Certified Evaluation Plan
·    Ideas and resources for effective utilization of the KY Framework for Teaching
·    Video calibration activities allowing participants to observe, score, and compare results with colleagues
·    Developing coaching plans that support improvement
This training will be an excellent way for school or district teams to strengthen credibility and build a common voice in their work to support and develop great teaching in their schools
 
School Human Resource Leadership Program
Facilitated by Owens Saylor, KASA Director of Program Development
This extremely successful training opportunity is a year-long series of professional learning events designed to provide in-depth training and networking around an extensive list of legal and policy-based topics and is an excellent option for new human resource leaders. Each session provides 6 hours of EILA credit led by legal and school based HR leaders and will focus on issues, laws, policies, and HR best practices that school administrators address on a regular basis, particularly school human resource directors.

The First 100 Days / Workplace Culture ($199)
July 17, 2019 | 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m
Galt House Hotel | Louisville, KY Held in conjunction with the KASA Annual Leadership Institute

Responding to Employee Behaivor ($199)
November 2019 | TBA
KASA Training Center | Frankfort, KY
 
Hiring Hot Topics ($229, includes meals)
March 2020 | TBA
Lexington Center | Lexington, KY
Held in conjunction with the KASA Education Law & Finance Institute

Conducting Personnel Investigations / Successful Employee Recruiting ($199)
March 2020 | TBA
KASA Training Center | Frankfort, KY    

The First 100 Days for New Principals ($189)
Facilitated by Owens Saylor, KASA Director of Program Development and Wes Cornett, KASA Director of Professional Services
June 5, 2020 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
KASA Training Center | Frankfort, KY
This event is structured to provide training and direction necessary to successfully complete this important period in the professional journey of the new leader.The training will focus on ideas and actions that can or must be taken during that all-important period from July 1 to fall break and will include topics such as:
·    Smart transitioning into your new position
·    Establishing your personal guiding principles
·    Building a school vision coalition
·    Developing an effective 30-60-90 day entry plan
·    Preparing and leading your first SBDM meeting
·    Communicating instructional expectations
·    Building instructional credibility with your staff
·    Assessing school culture with kids in the building
·    Strategic professional coaching & evaluation strategies
·    Preparing and managing school operations

Attendees will receive a copy of the book, Beginning the Principalship by John Daresh and Linda Alexander and a box lunch will be provided on-site. Don’t miss this opportunity to network and learn as you prepare to enter the amazing professional world of the new school principal.

The First 100 Days for New Assistant Principals ($189)
Facilitated by Wes Cornett, KASA Director of Professional Services and Jaime King, Asst. Principal, George Rogers Clark High School, Clark County
June 12, 2020 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
KASA Training Center | Frankfort, KY
This event is structured to provide training and direction necessary to successfully complete this important period in the unique professional journey of the new assistant principal. The training will focus on ideas and actions that can or must be taken during that all-important period from July 1 to fall break and will include topics such as:
 
·    Smart transitioning into your new position
·    Principal is part of your title!
·    Establishing & living your personal guiding principles
·    Building relationships with students and staff
·    Knowing all the rules, especially the “hidden” rules
 
·    Dealing with passionate people
·    Communicating instructional expectations
·    Building instructional credibility with your staff
·    Assessing school culture with kids in the building
·    Strategic professional coaching & evaluation strategies
·    Preparing and managing school operations
 
Attendees will receive a copy of the book, Beginning the Assistant Principalship by John Daresh and a box lunch will be provided on-site. Don’t miss this opportunity to network and learn as you prepare to enter the amazing professional world of the new assistant principal.

The Kentucky Women in Leadership Cohort ($79 plus $289 KWEL Forum registration)

MISSION: To create and maintain a community of professional women education leaders by promoting exemplary quality, equity and self-confidence through personal leadership growth, mentorship, and support in career advancement.
PURPOSE: To provide leadership enrichment, networking, encouragement and support for women entering, advancing or sustaining their work as leaders in education. Leadership skill enhancement will be provided through the KASA Annual Leadership Institute, annual Kentucky Women in Education Leadership (KWEL) state forums and ongoing mentorship experiences.
OBJECTIVES:

• Establish a support system to assist women entering, advancing or established in education leadership positions
• Provide opportunities to develop and deepen leadership skills through women’s leadership forums, conferences, networking and  professional communication
• Provide women the opportunity to share experiences that build a network for on- going professional growth and development
• Establish a coaching and mentoring system to support and encourage women in education leadership roles
• Encourage women to apply for and expect leadership positions for which they are qualified 
• Reward and recognize exemplary women in education leadership roles

COHORT: A cohort group of aspiring female leaders in education will be selected for membership into KWEL on a yearly basis. Women nominated for a cohort will complete an application and submit two letters of recommendation. Participants will be selected based on criteria established by the KWEL Steering Committee. Approximately 25 new cohort members will be selected each year. Each new class will participate in the Women’s Forum during the year of their induction, have ongoing networking opportunities through the KASA online community and be invited to a yearly reception at the KASA Annual Leadership Institute. In addition, cohort members will have the opportunity to attend future Women’s Forums and conference experiences during the years following their initial induction into KWEL. Mentors will be selected from women currently holding a leadership role in the field of education. Executive mentors will be asked to coach 1 to 2 cohort members, and will agree to participate in the Women’s Forum, networking experiences and ongoing coaching chats with their mentee.

The Kentucky Women in Leadership Forum ($289)
We know it is lonely at the top, this especially holds true for women. The Kentucky Women in Leadership Forum is focused on women serving in high level leadership roles in schools districts. It’s a tremendous way to make connections & learn new strategies to enhance & grow your leadership capacity. Keynotes & sessions featuring outstanding women leaders from Kentucky and the nation are presented & there is dedicated time for making new connections designed to expand your professional network.
January 23 and 24

Approaching leadership as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviors, The Leadership Challenge® framework grew out of rigorous research that first began in 1982 when Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner set out to understand those times when leaders performed at their personal best. Now known worldwide as the most practical model of leadership development, The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® continues to prove its effectiveness in cultivating and liberating the leadership potential in anyone — at any level, in any organization — who chooses to accept the challenge to lead. KASA is proud to offer multiple opportunities to grow the leadership skills of you and others through The Leadership Challenge® framework.
 

The Leadership Challenge® Two-Day Workshop ( $1,049 for the two-day workshop)
Based on the research of Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, the Leadership Challenge® Workshop is a unique intensive program that consistently receives rave reviews from participants. It has served as a catalyst for profound leadership transformations in organizations of all sizes and in all industries. The program is highly interactive and stimulating. Participants experience and apply The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® through large and small group discussions, individual reflection and workbook planning, case studies from the research of The Leadership Challenge®, experiential activities and application to their own leadership challenges.
DATES (select one two-day cohort workshop):
 
October 22-23, 2019 | 8:30 a.m - 4:00 p.m
KASA Training Center, Frankfort, KY
 
January 15-16, 2020 | 8:30 a.m - 4:00 p.m
KASA Training Center, Frankfort, KY

 
June 9-10, 2020 | 8:30 a.m - 4:00 p.m
KASA Training Center, Frankfort, KY
 
Includes participant materials, 5th Edition of The Leadership Challenge book, and LPI Online 360® 12 hours EILA credit available
For more information,contact wes@kasa.org or (800) 928-5272
 
The Challenge Continues ($179 per session or $507 for three-day series)

November 15, 2019
KASA Training Center, Frankfort, KY
 
April 17, 2020
KASA Training Center, Frankfort, KY
 
February 7, 2020
KASA Training Center, Frankfort, KY

The Challenge Continues is designed for leaders who have completed The Leadership Challenge® two-day workshop and at least one instance of the Leadership Practices Inventory 360® online.

This is a yearlong series designed to move leaders beyond the foundational leadership challenge knowledge acquired previously. Additionally, some activities ask school leaders to move beyond the self-development focus of previous programs and identify ways of expanding their use of the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® to develop their team members and to influence the broader spheres of their specific work and the school and district.

Throughout the series, expect to dive deeper into each of the practices, expand your knowledge base, learn to apply the LPI® to your own leadership practice, gain insight to the research behind the work, and most importantly how to implement The Leadership Challenge® at your school or district in meaningful and sustainable ways.
   
For more information,contact wes@kasa.org or (800) 928-5272

The Student Leadership Challenge®
If you’re engaged in liberating the leadership potential in today’s young people—we welcome you to explore The Student Leadership Challenge®. From student-centered books and the 360-degree Student Leadership Practices Inventory® to professional development workshops for student leadership educators like you, you’ll find tools and resources designed specifically to help you inspire, encourage, and develop the next generation of leaders.

The Student Leadership Challenge® is grounded in the same extensive research as the classic Leadership Challenge® products and programs that were created by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner for use with adult learners in organizations, executive development, and graduate-level programs around the world. With a unique focus on younger learners, The Student Leadership Challenge® has been consistently proven to liberate the leader in every student or young person—regardless of age and experience.

For resources or more information about The Student Leadership Challenge®, contact Rhonda Caldwell, CAE , Ed.D., rhonda@kasa.org; Wes Cornett, wes@kasa.org; or Lisa Ducker, lisa@kasa.org; or call (800) 928-5272.