• Webinars with Women

     

    Evaluator Academies

     

     

     

    Coaching Leaders

     

     

     

    Women in Leadership

     

     

     

    Problem Solving and Collective Bargaining

     

     

    Power of Positive Leadership

     

     

     

    Moving from good to great

     

     

    Health Life Safety Compliance

     

     

     

    Tax Levy Basics

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Webinars with Women

    The Illinois Association of School Administrators and Illinois Principals Association are proud to once again partner on a five-part series designed to support female educators considering the superintendency. Participants will listen and learn from a panel of five distinguished female superintendents. In each session, the panelists will discuss their experiences and share advice on what it takes to land that first job and how to be successful in a leadership role.
     
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    Evaluator Academies

    IASA has established a full schedule of academies, both virtually and in-person, designed to help educators fulfill state requirements for evaluator initial training and retraining. Each academy is taught by an experienced and knowledgeable educator that will provide you with the tools and skills needed to become a stronger evaluator. Academies are being offered for principal evaluator retraining (AA 1865), teacher evaluator retraining (AA 1801) and student growth retraining for both principal and teacher evaluators (AA 3000). In addition, IASA is offering initial principal evaluator training (AA 2000) and initial teacher evaluator training (AA 2001).

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    Click Here to learn more about Principal Evaluator Initial Training Academies. 

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    Re-Finding Your Why

    Formally, this course offers superintendents and other leaders a framework for facilitative and instructional coaching to be used with building principals and others within an administrative team to maximize administrator evaluation effectiveness and impact. Participants will learn essentials of leadership coaching to be used to enhance the evaluation and professional development process, which ultimately is designed to improve administrator and teacher effectiveness. Participants will understand the key components in coaching educators to identify issues, overcome barriers, and design effective systems for change within their organization for professional growth leading to improved student achievement.

    Presenter Dr. Courtney Orzel’s version, subtitled “Re-finding Your Why (AA #1445),” is a fun, inspirational and reflective experience about you and your leadership.

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    WIL Academy

    Join us for an inspiring, motivating, important and FUN administrators' academy to learn about "Women in Leadership: Learning, Leading and Living!" (AA #3665). There has never been a more important time to reflect on the role of leadership as we live through a global pandemic. We know there is a disproportionate number of female leaders vs. female teachers in the field. This is a topic that is relevant to all educators -- how do we grow and support our female leaders? Leave the academy with tangible and practical ways to build your PLN, support others in the field and gain a greater sense of work-life blend. 

    If you are a female superintendent in Illinois, this session is for you! If you are a male superintendent, you are always welcome to join this session, and we ask that you forward it onto your central office staff (or other leaders in your organization) who you believe might benefit from this academy. This academy is presented by Dr. Courtney Orzel. 

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    Interest-Based Bargaining 

    This academy will provide administrators, board members and association (union) members with an in-depth overview of the concepts included in the Interest-Based Bargaining method that can be used as problem-solving techniques as well. Specifically, the course (AA #3782) provides participants information on the three main components of Interest-Based Bargaining: Training, “Communication Lab” and Bargaining.

    The specific steps of Interest-Based Bargaining will be explained as well as several techniques and strategies that can be used to facilitate the Interest-Based Approach. This academy is presented by Ralph Grimm, IASA Field Services Director and retired superintendent; and Patrick Durley, District Support Officer for ROE #17 and retired Regional Superintendent, ROE #33.

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    Power of Positive Leadership 

    The  research is clear. Being a positive leader is not just a nice way to lead. It’s the way to lead if you want to build a great culture, unite  your organization in the face of change and adversity, develop a  connected and committed team and achieve superior goals. Great leaders  understand that to succeed, you succeed with people–and this training  shows you how. You’ll learn skills to enhance your leadership capability and leave with a practical action plan to bring out the best in yourself and your team. While leaders always need to display positive  leadership, in our current situation it is crucial!

    This academy (AA #3730) is presented by Dr. Kelly Stewart, Certified Power of Positive Leadership Trainer and retired superintendent. For  the Application/Dissemination, participants will complete a Positive Leadership Manifesto which consists of questions that tie directly to  the training activities and a one-page response as to how they will  apply the training to create a culture that enables instructional  improvement.

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    Moving from Good to Great 

    Some schools and school districts are good; some are great. What is the difference and what does it take to move an institution from good to great? The focus of this course (AA #481) is on leadership and behavioral characteristics that enable leaders to identify and accomplish their goals of moving from Good to Great.

    For their Application & Dissemination project, participants will complete the Good to Great Diagnostic Tool, “Where are you on your Journey from Good to Great?” This tool will lead participants to assess themselves in leadership and their school or school district on the basis of the major tenets of the book: Disciplined People, Disciplined Thought, Disciplined Action, and Building Greatness to Last.

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    Health Life Safety Compliance

    The purpose of this academy is to provide administrators and other school personnel with an in-depth look at, and discovery into, topics related to Health Life Safety and Compliance. Uniquely, the presenters provide both perspectives on the issue:  Ralph Grimm presents the school superintendent’s view, and Pat Durley, the regional superintendent’s. You will gain a better understanding of all things pertaining to you and related to the processes, and walk away with a number of helpful resource documents and strategies. This is an activity- and collaboration-filled Academy. You will engage with numerous useful documents and activities to assist in developing a practical understanding and in-depth working knowledge of HLS compliance. 

    AA # 3700 is for anyone involved with fulfilling HLS and Compliance processes and requirements: Regional Superintendents/ISC Directors and Assistants, ROE/ISC HLS and Compliance personnel, new and experienced District Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Principals, Facility Managers/Head Custodians, Architects. 

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    Tax Levy Basics

    Preparing and filing the tax levy certificate may well be one of the most important tasks a district superintendent must complete on an annual basis. Understanding the cycle is crucial to completing this annual task correctly and on time.

    This workshop is designed for early career Superintendents and other administrators who would benefit from a very basic workshop on the Tax Levy Cycle.  We will walk through the cycle from the development of the tentative levy through the adoption and filing of the final tax levy certificate. Participants will learn basic tax levy terminology and review critical timelines and forms that are used in the filing of the tax levy certificate.

    Participants are asked to have a copy of the 2020 District Tax Levy Certificate a copy of the 2020 Certificate of Tax Extension (from the County Clerk), their current and estimated district EAV (if known), the latest copy of their district audit, AND a copy of the district’s Risk Management Plan. 

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