New Superintendents' Academy
2020-21 Academy Schedule:
Part 1 - July 27-28, 2020
Part 2 - September 22-23, 2020
Part 3 - TBA
NOTE: Although the programs are sequential, participants do NOT have to attend them in order.
Location: PASA Office - 2608 Market Place, Harrisburg, PA 17110
The three-part New Superintendent 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 you with proven strategies for assuring successful first impressions with your school community and beyond. Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to learn from and to network with highly successful educational leaders, as well as with colleagues who, like you, are new to the superintendent’s position. As a bonus, the Academy provides you with the opportunity to gain a statewide perspective from both participants and Academy session leaders representing the diversity of districts across the commonwealth.
Part 1: Strategic and Cultural Leadership. 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. (July 27-28)
Part 2 - Systems Leadership. 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. (Sept. 22-23)
Part 3 - Professional and Community Leadership. 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. (dates TBA)
25 hours per two-day program
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