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2019 SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

June 6 - June 9

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2019 SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

The Summer Leadership Institute encourages school boards and superintendents to get away together to help expand their learning on diverse topics and current educational issues. Leadership and governance themes as well as national and state issues will be explored through expert presentations during the day, with time for networking with other board members and education professionals at night.

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Special Pre-Conference, Thursday, June 6 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

John Cronin, Ph.D.
Assessment Literacy presented by Northwest Evaluation Association

Nadine Groenig and Larry Wallen
Beyond Impact Aid: What Every Board Member Should Know about Funding Streams for Native American Students

Keynote

Doris A. Santoro
Friday, June 7, Demoralized: Why Teachers Leave the Profession They Love
Saturday, June 8, Demoralized: How Can Teachers Stay?

Also featuring on Friday, June 7

Jeanette Mare
Power of kindness in Building Supportive Working Cultures

Abby Potter-Davis
Cultural Competency Training for Employees

Administrative Professional Track!

This track is for Administrative Assistants to the Superintendent and Governing Board.

ASBA is proud to introduce a new arm of our organization, the Arizona School Administrative Professionals.

Join us Friday morning! Breakfast with Board Docs at 7:45-8:15 a.m.

Download the ASBA app and click on ASBA Notifications by May 20, 2019. ASBA will send a push notification for you to click on and be entered to win a FREE SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE registration on June 6-8 at Little America. If you are the winner and your district has already paid the registration fee, it will be refunded. For those already receiving ASBA notifications, you will receive the push notification automatically. The winner must be an ASBA member.

On-site conference registration will be accepted on a space available basis but please note there will be an additional $50 fee charged.

Please note that the Pre-Conferences and the Summer Leadership are separate registration fees.

Pre-Conference Registration
Registration member fee: $50 per person. Non-member fee $100 per person. Register by Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
Registration member fee: $50 per person per pre-conference session.

Conference Registration
Registration member fee: $265 per person. Non-member fee: $530 per person. Register by Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

We have secured an overflow hotel for SLI at the Holiday Inn Express. Click here for the reservation link. You may also call 1-928-714-1000 and request the Arizona School Boards Association rate. The cutoff date to reserve rooms is May 15, 2019. The room rate is $146.

If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for Little America, please contact Holiday Inn Express first and make your reservation and then email Ellen White the name of the individual(s), arrival and departure dates that you would like to be placed on the waiting list. Individuals on the waiting list will be assigned any rooms canceled at Little America on a first-come, first-served basis.

To be fair to all conference attendees, we request that you only reserve the number of rooms that will be utilized. If you need to make multiple hotel reservations under one name, you have until Friday, May 24 to substitute those names with registered conference attendees. After that time, multiple reservations under the same name that have been verified as not registered for the conference will be canceled and used for other attendees on the waiting list.

Summer Leadership 2019 - Thursday

Thursday, June 6, 2019
TimeSessionPresenter(s)Location
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.Pre-Conference Registration
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Assessment Literacy:
During this informative session you will become more data literate and learn ways to use data to initiate change, create a culture of transparency and communicate student achievement metrics to your community.
John Cronin, Ph.D., Vice-President of Education Research, Northwest Evaluations Assciation (NWEA)
12:30 - 1:00 pm
Pre-Conference Registration
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.Impact Aid and Beyond: What Every Board Member Should Know About Funding Streams for Native American Students:
Are you optimizing the different funding sources school districts receive to address the achievement of your Native American students? This workshop will provide an update on Impact Aid and cover the purpose of various federal funding sources for Indian Education that come through school districts as well as how board members can provide oversight on their allocation.
Nadine Groenig, Department of Indian Education, AZ Dept. of Education; Nikkie Whaley, Board Support Specialist, ASBA; Larry Wallen, Executive Director, AZ Impact Aid Association
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.Registration for SLI
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.Early Bird Session: Trivia Night--You Can't Win if You Don't Play!
Test your knowledge of school board governance, state law, political issues and much more during Trivia Night. A team based activity, you can't win if you don't play!
All
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.Welcome Reception
6:30 p.m.Dinner on your own

Summer Leadership 2019 - Friday

Friday, June 7, 2019
TimeSessionPresenter(s)Location
7:30 a.m.Registration and BreakfastAll
7:45 - 8:15 a.m.Breakfast with BoardDocs:
Learn all about BoardDocs online board book platform.
8:30 a.m.Welcome to Summer LeadershipDr. Tim Ogle, ASBA
Julie Bacon, ASBA
8:45 - 10:00 a.m.Keynote: Demoralized: Why Teachers Leave the Profession They Love and how they Can Stay
Is there more to teachers leaving the classroom than burnout and low salaries? Case studies demonstrate there is and this session will give you the myriad of reasons teachers are abandoning their dream jobs.
Part I
Dr. Doris Santoro, Associate Professor of Education, Chair of Education Department, Bowdoin College. Dr. Santoro is a professor of education who conducts empirical research to study and theorize about the moral and ethical sources of teacher dissatisfaction and resistance.
8:45 - 10:00 a.m.Board Secretary Track: Online Tools to Make Your Job Easier.
What online tools can you utilize to make your job easier? Learn from the real experts--our students!
Generation Technology
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.Break
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Power of Kindness in Building Supportive Working Cultures.
Research demonstrates that a kind workplace reduces employee stress, increases productivity and benefits all stakeholders of the organization.
Jeannette Mare is the founder of Ben's Bells, a nonprofit organization that advances the mission of teaching individuals and communities about the positive impacts of intentional kindness and inspiring people to practice kindness as a way of life.
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Board Secretary Track: Agenda and Minutes Writing.
Tips and techniques are writing agenda items and governing board meeting minutes.
Chris Thomas, General Counsel and Associate Executive Director; David DeCabooter, Staff Attorney; Terry Rowles, Assistant Director, Policy Services; Steve Highlen, Executive Search and Senior Policy Consultant
12:00 p.m.Hosted LunchLawn
Breakout Session Round 1
1:10 - 2:00 p.m.
Breakout 1
Board Secretary Track: Panel: How to Keep District Office Morale Positive.
What is it like to be the lead morale booster in the district office? What techniques work and how can it be done easily?
1:10 - 2:00 p.m.
Breakout 2
Tucson Values Teachers: TEACHING IN ARIZONA Documentary
TEACHING IN ARIZONA follows three Southern Arizona teachers to deliver an intimate portrait of what it's really like to be a teacher today.
Katie Rogerson, Executive Director of Tucson Values Teachers
1:10 - 2:00 p.m.
Breakout 3
Legislative and Policy WrapUp
Get the latest on the 2019 legislative session and how it may affect school district policy manuals.
Chris Kotterman, Director of Governmental Relations, ASBA; Chris Thomas, General Counsel and Associate Executive Director; David DeCabooter, Staff Attorney; Terry Rowles, Assistant Director, Policy Services; Steve Highlen, Executive Search and Senior Policy Consultant
Breakout Session Round 2
2:10 - 3:00 p.m.
Breakout 1
Board Secretary Track: Legislative and Policy Update
Get the latest on the 2019 legislative session and how it may affect school district policy manuals.
Chris Kotterman, Director of Governmental Relations, ASBA; Chris Thomas, General Counsel and Associate Executive Director; David DeCabooter, Staff Attorney; Terry Rowles, Assistant Director, Policy Services; Steve Highlen, Executive Search and Senior Policy Consultant
2:10 - 3:00 p.m.
Breakout 2
How Is Our Staff Doing? The Emotional Health of School Staff
We know that working in schools is a tough job. What can we do to help our staff cope with the stresses of their job?
Bennett MacKinney, Ed.D., Director of Professional Development for Everybody Matters. Everybody Matters provides trainings that cover topics relevant to the children we serve, and are geared toward educators, parents, and others who work with children.
2:10 - 3:00 p.m.
Breakout 3
Seek First to Understand: Listening for People Who Like to Talk.
Listening is an important part of speaking. As elected board members, we should pay as much attention to our listening skills as we do our public speaking skills.

Tracey Benson, Associate Executive Director and Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Specialist
3:00 - 3:15 p.m.Break
Breakout Session Round 3
3:20 - 4:00 p.m.
Breakout 1
Board Secretary Track: Conflict of Interest: What’s a Conflict and What’s Not?
What constitutes a conflict of interest for governing board members? And what are best practices for identifying conflicts?
Chris Thomas, General Counsel and Associate Executive Director
3:20 - 4:00 p.m.
Breakout 2
Cultural Competency for School Staff.
Teachers and staff can better cope with the stresses of their job if they understand the backgrounds and cultures of the students they serve.
Abby Potter-Davis, Director of Curriculum, Washington Elementary School District
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Breakout 3
Superintendent Searches: What You Need to Know
What should boards be considering when embarking on a superintendent search?
Nikkie Whaley, Board Support Specialist and Steve Highlen, Executive Search and Senior Policy Consultant
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.Joint Caucus Meeting
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Hosted Dinner

Summer Leadership 2019 - Saturday

Saturday, June 8, 2019
TimeSessionPresenter(s)Location
7:30 - 8:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.Food for Thought County Breakout Session: Are Your Schools Meeting the Needs of Your Community? County Directors, Officers and Staff
9:15 - 10:00 a.m.Share Out Food for Thought Session
Let's hear the great ideas that came out of the Food for Thought County Breakfast sessions
Tracey Benson, Associate Executive Director
Heidi Otero, Director of Communication
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.How Does Your Board Model a Positive Culture?
Culture starts at the top. Let's take a look at some characteristics of positive board culture.
Nikkie Whaley, Board Support Specialist and Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Specialist
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Demoralized: How Can Teachers Stay?
What steps can board members and superintendents take to ensure teachers are content in their profession and keep them in our classrooms?
Dr. Doris Santoro, Associate Professor of Education, Chair of Education Department, Bowdoin College. Dr. Santoro is a professor of education who conducts empirical research to study and theorize about the moral and ethical sources of teacher dissatisfaction and resistance.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Wrap-Up and QuestionsAll

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June 6
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June 9
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Little America Hotel
2515 E Butler Ave
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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