New Superintendents' Academy
The three-part Academy is designed to provide practical information and tools to assist the superintendent’s entry into his or her new position. Each Academy program focuses on an essential leadership standard and provides proven strategies for assuring successful first impressions with your school community and beyond. Learn from and network with highly successful educational leaders, as well as with colleagues who, like you, are new to the superintendent’s position. Plus, the Academy provides an opportunity to gain a statewide perspective from both participants and Academy session leaders representing the diversity of districts across the commonwealth.
IMPORTANT UPDATE TO THIS YEAR'S ACADEMY PROGRAMS:
To best meet new superintendents’ needs during this uncertain and complex time, PASA is pivoting to a virtual model to facilitate Parts 1 and 2. (A decision concerning Part 3 is pending.)
Part 1: Strategic & Cultural Leadership - September 22-23
New superintendents will learn strategies for developing and enacting a mission, vision and core values for the academic success and well-being of all students. Facilitated discussions will focus on effectively transitioning to the new role, prioritizing safety, developing a positive relationship with the school board, creating an organizational structure based on the district's needs and priorities, developing an appropriate superintendent evaluation process, and assuring equitable opportunities for all students.
Part 2: Systems Leadership - November 16-17
New superintendents will gain understanding about the importance of assuring systems and processes for managing and allocating resources transparently, efficiently, effectively and safely to foster equitable access to learning opportunities.
Part 3: Professional & Community Leadership - January 21-22, 2021
Inherent in professional and community leadership are effective and ongoing communication, collaboration and empowerment of others inside and outside of the organization in the pursuit of excellence in student learning. New superintendents will learn strategies that engage all stakeholders.
NOTE: Although the sessions are sequential, participants do NOT have to attend them in order.
REGISTRATION REMAINS OPEN FOR PART 1!
Schedule for Part 1
September 22 – noon to 4:00 p.m.
September 23 – 8:30 a.m. to noon
PLUS, three additional, pre-recorded sessions to view on your own time
(Registrants will be able to direct questions to the facilitators.)
This program will be presented via Zoom. In early September registrants will receive a link to access the program, as well as an invitation to Canvas Instructure, our learning management platform.
Those seeking 25 Act 45 PIL hours need to attend both virtual sessions on September 22 and 23, view the three pre-recorded sessions, and complete several reflections and a short action plan within Canvas. Deadline to complete the requirements within Canvas is December 1.
Part 1 Preview
Take advantage of a free Zoom webinar on Monday, July 27 (9 - 11 a.m.): Transitioning to the Superintendency: The First 100 Days. Great leaders inspire through strategic and cultural leadership. Dr. Mark DiRocco, PASA Executive Director, and Connie R. Kindler, PASA Consultant for Professional Development, both former superintendents, will provide guidance about and resources for the critical early actions and strategies that will provide the foundation for the new superintendent’s successful entry into the superintendency.
To acess the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87242640215.
25 hours per two-day program
Cost for Virtual Programs
$149 - PASA Members
$219 - nonmembers
REGISTER FOR PART 1
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