Leadership and Communication

These unprecedented and difficult times require administrators and school district leaders to communicate more effectively than ever with educators, parents, and students. These resources, including 101 guides, communications templates, and support videos, will help you lead change and navigate a challenging time with strong, clear communications.
Resources & Non-Video Content
Training & Support Videos

Resources and Non-Video Content

Comprehensive Glossary
COVID-19 Communications Templates

Training and Support Videos

During times of change it can be difficult to maintain an anabolic culture that serves to calm the fears, tame the assumptions, meet the needs, and maximize the strengths of the school community. In this session we will explore the Change Curve, assess our F.A.N.S. and participate in a culture building activity designed to support a positive team culture during times of change. Registration: Nov 18, 2020 03:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Presenter: Katie Perez
This group-learning session focuses on how to create a collaborative team based on the contributions of the individuals. Teams thrive when individuals know their role in the success of the team.
Objectives:

  1. Describe what team collaboration looks like
  2. Determine 3 top values for your team
  3. Gain awareness of the ways your team communicates
  4. Create clear expectations for collaboration

The audience for this session is a GROUP. A whole staff, or a group of 6-8 people minimum, could complete the activities.
Registration: Mar 10, 2020 03:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Presenter: Kelly Turcotte
In order to improve student outcomes, you must first believe that you have the ability, training, and resources to drive those outcomes. Collective efficacy is essential if you want to improve the outcomes for your students. The information and activities in this session will help you to reveal your current level of collective efficacy, and give you tips on how to increase that efficacy to improve student outcomes. Registration: Feb 10, 2021 03:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Presenter: Stephen King
In these challenging and unprecedented times it is essential for leaders to take care of their own mental and physical health. This video will share tips for self-care as well as how to be more intentional with your time and energy. We also discuss how reframing your thoughts, and helping others to do the same, can help turn challenges into opportunities for growth. Registration: Nov 18, 2020 03:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Presenter: Tamara Konrade
Leading change in an organization can be one of the most difficult tasks a leader can face. This video is an overview of John Kotter’s 8-step change process, his enhanced 8 accelerators for change, and his four change principles. When followed, Kotter’s processes can help leaders energize their staff and make a school’s strategic vision come to life. Registration: Jan 20, 2021

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Contact Presenter: Dr. Heather Eubank
We know that Professional Learning Communities are effective and motivating for staff members. There are obvious challenges during these times to continue these practices or start new PLCs. Join DeAnne Heersche as she reviews ideas to learn some simple tools for running PLCS and applying these ideas to the virtual setting.

Approriate for all administrators and educators. Registration: April 28, 2021, 3:30pm in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Presenter: DeAnne Heersche
These are unprecedented times. No doubt about it. We’re all experiences times of stress. How might this be effecting your communication skills? Join DeAnne and Noallee as they review some strategies for communicating effectively during this time. Registration: Dec 09, 2021

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Contact Presenter: DeAnne Heersche
In this session, we will take time to stop and intentional plan for and gauge success of all of our hard work. Many times we fall into the habit of continuing to do things without checking first to see if that hard work is resulting in what we’d like it to. We’ll start by analyzing what we’re doing now based on the amount of effort it takes and the amount of impact it makes. Then, we’ll learn some easy-to-follow steps to address any question you may have with meaningful data, and finally, we’ll work through a framework that can be applied to any strategy to intentionally plans to check on the success of our work and efforts.

This session can be utilized by administrators or teachers, individuals or groups. Registration: TBD

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Contact Presenter: Jennifer Hanni