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PASA Workshops & Conferences

2015-16 New Superintendents' Academy

Part 1 - July 22-23, 2015

Part 2 - September 15-16, 2015
Part 3 - January 13-14, 2016 (tent.)
PASA Office
2608 Market Place, Harrisburg
Click here (pdf) to read from Academy graduates have to say about this program.

PIL/Act 48 approved: 75 hours
Click here for Act 45 documents.

Description: The New Superintendents' Academy is a three-part program designed to provide practical experience to chief school administrators whether they are new to the position, new to their district, or new to Pennsylvania. Sessions will be led by experienced superintendents in Pennsylvania and will offer participants information and advice for assuming their new leadership roles. Each of the three sessions will focus on a different theme and offer participants practical advice on issues that will confront them as they prepare for and enter a new position.

Part 1 - Entry!
This program will focus on the entry process, leading with the board to create a culture of teaching and learning, working with the Department of Education, the superintendent's role as ethical leader, team building, the superintendent as advocate, and wellness for school leaders. 

Part 2 - Communications
This program will center on communication.  Discussions will focus on communication systems,  communicating with board, staff and the public, social media/cyberbullying, communicating during a crisis and interacting with the press.

Part 3 - Data & Evaluation
This program will focus on data and evaluation.  Discussion will focus on using data to inform decision-making, working with the Business Manager and Board in budgeting and fiscal management, and the use of various evaluation tools.

NOTE: Although the programs are sequential, superintendents are urged to take all three programs as they are able. 


Registration Fee: TBA

Accommodations: TBA

*PIL/Act 48: Those seeking 75 hours of PIL/Act 48 hours will need to complete all three programs in the Academy plus embedded activities. 


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* NOTE: Policy on PASA Workshop Fees

Cancellations & Refunds: A $25 service fee will be retained for cancellations received two (2) weeks or less prior to the scheduled program.  NO REFUNDS will be given if cancellation is received five (5) business days or less prior to the scheduled program.   Registrants who have not paid in advance of the program will be responsible for payment of any late fees.  In the event that a workshop is postponed due to weather conditions, registrants will receive full credit toward the rescheduled program.   If the registrant is unable to attend the rescheduled workshop due to conflicts and informs PASA in advance (as per the above-listed cancellation/refund policy), PASA will apply the registration fee already paid toward the registration fee of a future PASA workshop.

Payments/Late Payment Fees: Final payment for workshops must be received no more than 45 business days from the date of the event.  Payments received after that time will be assessed a $25 late payment fee.