McREL's Balanced Leadership
Attend the leadership institute based on years of school leadership research.
Balanced Leadership® Overview July 10–11, 2012
This session is designed to increase participants’ knowledge and understanding of the concepts of principal leadership, shared leadership, and balanced leadership as well as the Balanced Leadership Framework.
Developing a Purposeful Community July 12–13, 2012
In this highly interactive session, participants engage in a variety of hands-on learning experiences that promote a deep understanding of the importance of developing a positive school culture in their school, or what we call “a purposeful community."
Managing Change July 16–17, 2012
Learn how to initiate, monitor, and lead change effectively. Receive practical guidance for leading straightforward “first-order” changes as well as more challenging “second-order” changes.
The Focus of Leadership July 18–19, 2012
School leaders learn the best leverage points for improving student achievement and how to select improvement initiatives that will result in better student learning and overall school improvement.
Recommendations : Participants are encouraged to read McREL’s ASCD publication, School Leadership that Works: From Research to Action before any and all sessions as well as What Works in Schools: Translating Research into Action (ASCD, 2003) and Classroom Instruction that Works: Research-based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement (ASCD, 2001) before The Focus of Leadership session. Participants are also encouraged to attend the Balanced Leadership Overview session before attending Developing a Purposeful Community, Managing Change, or the Focus of Leadership.
Who should attend: Principals, assistant principals, new and emerging leaders, and other school-level leaders
Tuition: $1595 for all four sessions: Overview, Purposeful Community, Managing Change, and Focus of Leadership (a savings of $385) or $495 per person for individual sessions. Includes continental breakfast, lunch, workshop manual, and The Balanced Leadership Framework: Connecting Vision with Action. SearchSoft customers receive a $50 discount per session.
Accommodations: Reservations can be made at the Hyatt Denver Tech Center, 7800 E Tufts Ave Denver, CO 80237 at 303.779.1234 or https://resweb.passkey.com/go/McRelJuly2012. Rates are $122/night plus tax. Mention McREL for the discount.