Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM CDT
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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System
621 Gracey Avenue
Clarksville, TN 37040

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Free parking available.

About the Presenters

Kent Davis – McREL International

Dr. Kent Davis coaches and trains K-12 principals, school leadership teams, and central office administrators on effective, research-based practices for leadership development and school improvement. He is an expert-level adviser on McREL's Balanced Leadership research and professional learning programs, and our Curiosity Works school improvement pathways.

Prior to joining McREL, Kent was a teacher and district administrator for 32 years, including serving as a principal and associate superintendent in the Deer Valley Unified School District in Phoenix, Arizona.


Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations and substitutions must be submitted via email to events@mcrel.org.
  • Cancellations more than 60 days prior to event: 90% refund.
  • Cancellations made 31-60 days prior to event: 75% refund.
  • Cancellations made 11-30 days prior to event: 50% refund.
  • Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to event: No refund.

Balanced Leadership

A One-Day Overview

A professional learning session for principals, school leadership team members, and central office administrators

Thursday, July 11, 2019

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Clarksville, Tennessee

What makes an effective school leader? McREL’s research and analysis, first reported in our groundbreaking book School Leadership That Works and later developed into the Balanced Leadership professional learning program, identified a set of 21 specific actions and responsibilities that positively affect student achievement—actions that all school leaders can learn and put into practice.

Attend this one-day overview with McREL leadership expert Dr. Kent Davis to learn the key components of Balanced Leadership and how it can be used to:

  • Establish a clear instructional focus for your school—keeping the work and stakeholder conversations targeted on the issues that matter most for student success.
  • Manage change well—understanding how to create positive demand for change at your school and how to skillfully steer through the challenges associated with starting new initiatives, programs, and procedures. 
  • Develop a purposeful school community—creating a sense of collective efficacy among your teachers and staff, a shared belief that, together, they really can make a difference for students.

Host district Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools will share real-life examples of how they used Balanced Leadership to make significant systemwide improvements over the last six years.

Dr. Davis will also show how McREL's newly updated Balanced Leadership program combines important elements from our What Matters Most framework and Curiosity Works™ approach to school improvement. Together, these new Balanced Leadership assets create a powerful tool for systemic improvement that you can use to build on your school’s existing assets and bright spots and leverage your staff’s professional curiosity to explore new practices for collaboration and innovation.

Registration fee: $149 per person. Includes workshop, materials, and lunch. 

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Contact McREL International at events@mcrel.org or 303-632-5579.

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  Curiosity Works book cover