ASBA Summer Leadership Institute

June 9, 2022 - June 11, 2022

This summer conference encourages school boards and superintendents to get away together to help expand their learning on diverse topics and current educational issues. This year we’ll explore how we’re stronger together from several perspectives.

Come early on Thursday, June 9, and attend the special Pre-Conference on “Understanding Our Students.” In the morning, we’ll explore ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and in the afternoon we’ll focus on three unique student groups.

Special invite for ASAP members! Administrative professionals that support the board and superintendent are invited to join us for two days of special programming.

The member rate for the June 9 Pre-Conference is $150 and the non member rate is $300.
The member rate for the June 10-11 SLI Conference is $310 and the non member rate is $620.

Please call the ASBA office if you need additional assistance at 602-254- 1100 OR 1-800-238-4701.

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DJ "Eagle Bear" Vanas

Internationally-Acclaimed Speaker and Bestselling Author

D.J. "Eagle Bear" Vanas is a powerhouse speaker for Fortune 500 companies, hundreds of tribal nations, and over 7,000 audiences nationwide.

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Bill de la Cruz (Sponsored by Gnosis IQ)

Mediator and Workshop Leader

Bill de la Cruz is an aspiring leader who has been guiding individuals and groups through the process of personal transformation as a mediator and workshop leader for 30 years. 

Thursday, June 9, 2022: Pre-Conference on “Understanding Our Students”

9:00 am - 9:10 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr. Sheila Harrison-Williams, ASBA Executive Director and Monica Trejo, President, ASBA Board of Directors

9:10 am - 12:00 pm

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Angie Burleson, Executive Director, AZ ACEs Consortium; Sandi Cimino, Director of Training Services, AZ ACES Consortium

Arizona is in the midst of a trauma crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood trauma has now reached the level of a public health crisis. What’s more, Arizona ranks highest in the nation for victims who have experienced two or more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). To make matters worse, certain population cohorts are two and three times more likely to have multiple ACEs in their background; this includes people who live on Native American reservations, women of color, people with disabilities, children in mixed immigration status families, and people who have had contact with the foster care system.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch (provided)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Understanding Our Students: Students in Foster Care

Ashely Dickerson, Senior Education Liaison, Maricopa County, FosterEd; Jennie Hedges, Program Manager, Pima County, FosterEd

There are many influences, characteristics and circumstances that can impact our student access and outcomes. Join us as representatives from FosterEd highlight the experiences and needs of students in foster care.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Understanding Our Students: Students Experiencing Homelessness

Dawn Bogart, Chief Executive Officer, Homeless Youth Connection; Cyndi Tercero, Family and Community Engagement Manager, Phoenix Union HSD; and John Scholl, Superintendent, Chino Valley USD

There are many influences, characteristics and circumstances that can impact our student access and outcomes. We will highlight the experiences and needs of students without stable housing.

3:00 pm - 4:00 am

Understanding Our Students: Students with Emotional Disabilities

Dr. Kathy Bohan, Ed.D., NCSP, President, Arizona Association of School Psychologists (AASP); Dr. Marsha Spencer, Assistant Program Coordinator for the School Psychology, University of Arizona-Chandler; James Bock, Director of Social Emotional Learning, Florence USD; Nora Boettcher, Director of Exceptional Student Services, Florence USD; and Marianne Fillhouer, Assistant Professor of Practice, NAU

There are many influences, characteristics and circumstances that can impact our student access and outcomes. We will highlight the experiences and needs of students with emotional disabilities.

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Welcome Reception

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Dinner on Your Own

Friday, June 10, 2022

8:00 am - 8:50 am

Breakfast with BoardDocs

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8:00 am - 8:50 am

ASBA Black Alliance Meeting

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided)

9:00 am - 9:10 am

Welcome

Dr. Sheila Harrison-Williams, ASBA Executive Director, and Monica Trejo, President, ASBA Board of Directors

9:10 am - 12:00 pm

Keynote: The Tip of the Spear Leadership Workshop (sponsored by K12itc)

D.J. "Eagle Bear" Vanas

Explore the six roles of "tip of the spear" leadership - chief, warrior, hunter, prophet, scout and medicine person. Understand the critical need for self-leadership. Consider how to create a high-performance environment, how you can employ stress to boost achievement, and learn powerful ways to build trust, commitment and motivation among your people. Prepare to learn, laugh and lead your people to victory.

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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch (provided)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ASBA Rural Alliance Meeting

Grab your lunch and join members of the Rural Alliance in the Ponderosa Room as they identify and discuss pressing needs and challenges of rural and remote schools. PLUS... Special guests Dr. Michael Schwanenberger, Educational Leadership Department Chair, NAU, and Dr. Melissa Sadorf, Superintendent, Stanfield ESD, will share information on the NAU Small and Rural School Resource Center.

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Breakout Sessions (choose from 2)

Law and Policy around School District Travel (ASAP Track)
Division, Discourse and Dialogue: A Primer, presented by keynote speaker Bill de la Cruz

1:50 pm - 2:10 pm

Break

2:10 pm - 3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions (choose from 3)

The Basics of Open Meeting Law (ASAP Track)
Stronger Together: Gathering Impactful Stakeholder Feedback
Stronger Together: How to Build Welcoming Environments through Policy

3:10 pm - 4:00 pm

Breakout 3

Executive Session and Meeting Minutes (ASAP Track)
Stronger Together: Making Use of Feedback Data
Stronger Together: Representation in District Decision-Making

4:10 pm - 5:00 pm

ASBA Advocacy Network and Legislative Update

Chris Kotterman, ASBA Director of Governmental Relations; Devin Del Palacio, ASBA Advocacy and Strategic Initiatives Consultant

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Evening Reception and Dinner (Sponsored by Panorama Education) (provided)

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Saturday, June 11, 2022

8:00 am - 8:50 am

Hispanic-Native American Indian Caucus Meeting

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided)

9:00 am - 10:00 am

County Conversations: What Unites Us?

ASBA County Directors

We are stronger together. Join other attendees from your county and explore what unites us as communities and counties and also as school board leaders. Individually we are one drop. Together we are an ocean.

9:00 am - 9:45 am

What Is Your Job? (ASAP Track)

Tracey Benson, ASBA Associate Executive Director; Ellen White, Director of Business and Conference Services ; Julie Bacon, ASBA Leadership Development Manager

What are the components of the board administrative assistant position? What skillset do you need to execute the job? During the session, we will identify the essential components and competencies of the job so you can give a clear picture of your job everyone and anyone who asks.

9:45 am - 10:30 am

Policy Review and Employee Handbook: What Are They and How Do They Help? (ASAP Track)

Steve Highlen, ASBA Executive Search & Senior Policy Consultant

During this session, you will learn about ASBA's Policy Review process and how it helps districts stay on the right track with their policies. We'll also dig into the employee handbook, which makes the connection between district policies and rules, conditions and expectations for employment.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Keynote: Discourse, Division and Dialogue: How Teams Can Be Stronger Together During Difficult Times (Sponsored by Gnosis IQ)

Bill de la Cruz

How can teams be strong together during difficult times? In this session, Bill de la Cruz helps us see how public education leaders can make their communities stronger and more united, one conversation at a time.

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Additional Information

June 9, 2022

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Little America, 2515 E Butler Ave , Flagstaff, Arizona 86004

Event Registration

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