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EMPOWER

Leadership Empowerment
for Superintendents

San Diego | March 20-22 2019

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As a result of this event I will…?
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Steal some (perhaps all) of the workshop ideas and use them with our district leadership teams. They resonated with me in very positive ways.


Create a safer environment for staff to be honest and vulnerable


Be the kind of creativity, transparency, and vulnerability, that I’ve experienced here, which I want to see from my leadership. I’m going to start by asking them how I can improve as a leader.


Implement 5 Minutes of Fame Presentation Structure. Concise and on point.


Encourage free flow of thoughts and opinions with my management team using the platform. Just realizing how much this platform can accelerate the collaborative process.

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What are some leadership challenges regarding school safety you'd like to spend time discussing with a small group?

Restoring confidence after an event has occured

Confidence in us matters


Access to mental health providers is very important, I would like to understand how others are providing these services.

Mental health prevention is important to avoiding safety issues in a district.


School districts are spending time and money drilling and adding safety measures. Yet the likelihood of having a major event is statistically small.

Children and adults have more and more anxiety issues. Are we creating problems while trying to solve something not solvable?


Getting people to understand how to truly build safety through relationships.

If people do not feel connected OR operate in hidden isolation they can and will do dangerous and harmful things.


Communication during the crisis

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What are some challenges regarding K-8 math education you'd like to spend time discussing with other leaders here?

How do we build math confidence among our teachers?


Building understanding of the concepts, not just memorization


How can teachers make math a more collaborative experience as opposed to just working individually


How do we perform triage of student growth while improving teacher content skills to improve instructional capabilities in math skill building?


I see kids hating math by 9th grade because the system pushes kids into classes they are not ready for

Making sure kids are placed into developmentally appropriate classes

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What is a leadership development topic you'd like to spend time discussing with a group of your peers?

How to effectively motivate and inspire while building capacity in my team!

I want my team to own the work, take charge and get it done with reducing noise and distraction.


Leading change in education

Demands are increasing, resources are limited, how do educational leaders effectively lead change in their organizations


What do you do as a leader to feed yourself personally and professionally.


I want to learn more about innovative ways to bring stakeholders on board when change is needed


Improving equity and access in a large organization

Organizational cultures are formed over time and generally reflect the values of a community. How can we begin to disrupt the status quo?

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What is an issue you'd like to go deep on with a team of leaders in the final TownAll session?

Leadership development of your senior team.

How do you keep a high performing team fresh and innovative?


Aligning our work and building a common vision

There are a lot of distractions and pathways in our work. How do we build a common direction and stick to it.


Wellness for leaders with passion encountering unnecessary road blocks from naysayers

You must be able to take care of yourself first to accomplish the mission for others.


Building capacity of principals


Transitions and change as leaders

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Roundtable Audio

We used Thoughtexchange to ask leaders what they wanted to talk about with other leaders during the event. Visit a topic below to hear the audio.
How to effectively motivate and inspire while building capacity in my team! Leading Change In Education What do you do as a leader to feed yourself personally and professionally I want to learn more about innovative ways to bring stakeholders on board when change is needed Leading With Empathy Accountability Building the Equity consciousness of your system leaders and staff Improving equity and access in a large organization Leadership development of your senior team Building capacity of principals Building capacity of principals Aligning our work and building a common vision Transitions and change as leaders Ensuring senior team works in a cohesive manner wellness for leaders with passion encountering unnecessary road blocks
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Shelley Holt, Superintendent, Wayne-Westland Community Schools
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Mark Pearmain, Superintendent/CEO, North Vancouver School District

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Berj Akian, CEO, ClassLink
Randy Zimmerly, Executive Director, NIESC
Jane Stavem, Supertintendent, Lake Washington School District
Randy Duek, Superintendent, Hanover School Division
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Amy Collier, Superintendent, Monrovia Unified School District
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John Scroggie, Account Executive, Thoughtexchange
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Stephen Bigelow, Superintendent, Bay City Public Schools
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Tad Everett, Superintendent, Sterling Public Schools, CUSD#5
Kevin Godden, Superintendent, Abbotsford School District
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Steve Kennedy, Superintendent, Menifee USD
Lila Read, Coordinating Superintendent, Student Achievement & Well-Being, Waterloo Region District School Board
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Gerald Hudson, Superintendent, Jasper ISD
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Tad Everett, Superintendent, Sterling Public Schools, CUSD#5
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Theron Schutte, Superintendent, Marshalltown CSD
Kevin Godden, Superintendent, Abbotsford School District
Michael Richard, Superintendent, West Springfield (MA)
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Tammy Mangus, Superintendent, Monticello School District
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Ted Fransen, Superintendent of Education/CEO, Pembina Trails School Division
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Lisa Millar, Director of Education, Durham District School Board
Adam Sax, Administrator for Integration of Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Manita Taylor, Director of Secondary Curriculum/Instruction
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Mario Barette, Director of Community Services, Lester B. Pearson School Board
Chris Record, Assistant Superintendent, Gorham School District
Madeline Franco, Director of Strategic Partnerships, ClassLink
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I have been attending Professional Development opportunities for two decades and this Thoughtexchange event was the first one that had me so engaged that I attended every session that was made available. I left feeling inspired to implement change and motivate my team of administrators to push our collective limits.
Michael Richard
Superintendent at West Springfield SD, MA

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