Pre-Event Workshops

Wednesday, July 26

Archibald Ballroom

Uncommon Scenarios

We as school leaders face so many situations in school and beyond. People, problems, and "this needs your attention now" comes at us constantly, and sometimes we wonder: What should I do? Whether you are a beginner or veteran, come share in this session where Andrew will present a number of different, challenging scenarios, present the question to a participant: What would you do? Then, he along with the group will debrief. No judging, just sharing, learning, growing, and certainly laughing! This will be a fun, surprising, and powerful learning experience.
Presented by Andrew Marotta, Principal and Author
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. EDT | 1 Hour EILA Credit 

The Leadership Challenge, an Overview
Research shows us that leaders who embrace The Leadership Challenge outperform those who don't. This leadership resource is research-driven and is about how everyday leaders mobilize others to want to get extraordinary things done. It's about the best practices leaders use to transform values into actions, visions into realities, obstacles into innovations, separateness into solidarity, and risks into rewards. It's about creating a climate in which people turn challenging opportunities into remarkable successes.
Presented by Bobby Bennett, Ed.D., KASA Past President and BJ Martin, Assoc. Principal, Fayette Co. Schools
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EDT | 1 Hour EILA Credit

Surviving and Thriving: Building Better Relationships through Proactive and Intentional Actions
Want better, stronger relationships with your stakeholders? Tired of getting/feeling 'beat-up?' Want to improve your public speaking and communication skills? Have people coming at you way too hard and not sure how to handle it and want some effective strategies? Feel like you are being too reactive instead of proactive in your relationships? In this energy-filled workshop, Andrew will lead you through a variety of strategies, techniques, tips and hacks that will help improve your overall communication and interactions with your stakeholders: staff, students, and parents.
Presented by Andrew Marotta, Principal and Author
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. EDT 1 Hour EILA Credit

Cochran Ballroom

Search and Seizure
Too often principals don’t really have a clear line or understanding where boundaries are with regards to searches and seizures so they naturally play it safe to negate legal liabilities. In fact, principals have a lot of latitude to exercise this authority. 
Presented by Chris Barrier, Montgomery County Schools
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. EDT 1 Hour EILA Credit 

Leading in Unknown Times
Administrators are called upon to step in to deal with all kinds of situations. This panel discussion will address how principals can be prepared and how the mentoring program from the Center for School Safety can help.
Presented by Denny Vincent, KY Center for School Safety
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EDT 1 Hour EILA Credit

Threat and Risk Assessment Discussion with State School Security Marshal
State School Security Marshal Ben Wilcox will discuss school security and safety issues that were a common theme in schools during the 2021-2022 risk assessment. This session will cover the 2022-2022 risk assessment report highlighting progress made by districts across the commonwealth. The session will also look at some mandates that still need to be addressed by districts and school personnel.
Presented by Ben Wilcox, State School Security Marshal; Eddie Dixon, Lawrence County Schools; Tiffany Austin, Paintsville Independent Schools
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. EDT 1 Hour EILA Credit

Choose 3 for $99 | EILA Credit provided for sessions attended