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New Superintendents' Academy

Registration for Part 3 Now Open! 

2018-19 Academy Schedule*:

Part 1 - July 12-13, 2018
Part 2 - September 26-27, 2018
Part 3 - January 8-9, 2019 (April 3-4: snow make-up dates)
*NOTE: Although the programs are sequential, superintendents are urged to take all three programs as they are able.

Location:    PASA Office - 2608 Market Place, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Check-in:    9:30-10:15 a.m.
Program:    beginning at 10:15 a.m. on the first day (includes dinner and evening discussion)
Concludes: 2:15 p.m. on the second day

Overnight accommodations available nearby at a special group rate. (Two-night accommodations are available for those driving from a distance.) See the registration form for details.

Click here (pdf) to read what Academy graduates have to say about this program.

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.

Academy Sessions

Part 1: Strategic and Cultural Leadership. New superintendents will gain insight into the importance of vision, goals and an empowering culture that promote student and staff growth.  Information and discussions about working effectively with school boards will be highlighted. (July 12-13, 2018)

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. 26-27, 2018)

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. (Jan. 8-9, 2019)
*communications and professionalism
*branding and messaging
*ethical standards and professional duty
*fierce conversations
*crisis communications
*communications in support of children and public education

PIL/Act 48 (Act 45) approved 
25 hours per two-day program
(total of 75 PIL hours for those participating in all three sessions)
*Hours are provided upon attendance and completion of embedded activities per session. 
**To Register for Part 3**
CLICK HERE for a writable registration form. 
(Complete, save and then send to PASA by email or print and send by mail.)
CLICK HERE to register online.

Build a network of colleagues from across the state!
The Academy provides you with an opportunity to gain a statewide perspective from participants and session leaders representing the diversity of districts across the state.