January 2018
Upcoming Equity-based Programs for You and Your Team
Strengthen your team's commitment to our Shared Core Value of Equity by encouraging team members to attend these upcoming programs:
  • DPS Skills: Culturally Responsive Leadership (Feb. 1): Learn strategies to help implement culturally responsive leadership skills into your role while identifying strengths and barriers to becoming culturally proficient. Click here to register.
  • ED Talk: Students Speaking Up (Feb. 6): Join part two of this three-part series focused on belonging. Hear from our students on what it means to belong during this evening event at Bruce Randolph. Click here to RSVP. 
  • Equity Boot Camp: Becoming a Trauma-Informed District (Feb. 13 or 14): Two dates are available for this Equity Boot Camp session focused on how to lead with a trauma-informed approach at DPS. Click here to register.
Applications for DPSManagement Program Due Friday
Recommend qualified team members for the spring DPSManagement program. DPSM supports supervisors, managers, directors, deans and assistant principals looking to hone their leadership skills, engage those they lead, facilitate change and develop a performance-based team culture.  Participants in DPSM engage in weekly courses that support professional development and align to our Denver Plan goals around leadership and culture. 

Please recommend DPSM to a team member who would benefit from this valuable program. Application information can be found here. Applications are due Friday, Jan. 19. If you have questions, email DPSManagement@dpsk12.org.
Growth, Performance and Training
LIFT Leaders: Set Goal Action Plans with Your Team Members
After a goal is approved, it's time to put it into action. Work with team members to create an action plan for goals at risk of not being met by year end. Similar to a project plan, a goal action plan outlines the steps to take every quarter.  Team members can  create goal action plans  to help achieve their goals. Managers can  review and comment  on plans as part of regular check-ins to monitor goal progress.
After you've completed the process, you'll have a goal action plan that can be saved, emailed or printed. Review action plans regularly and check in with your team members to monitor goal progress and any action you need to take to support them in achieving goals.
Start the New Year Right by Identifying Career Stallers

Career stallers are things that hold us back or make us less successful.  For example, do you hesitate to make unpopular or difficult decisions? Fear failure or discourage calculated risk-taking?  Success in our roles and in transitioning to new roles requires us to acquire new skills and  let go of things that don't serve us well.  Career stallers are important to identify so we can focus on growth and development for ourselves and our team members.
Visit the  LIFT resource page to learn more. In the navigation on the left under Competencies, click on a LIFT level (for example, Leader of Self) to review competencies and career stallers for that level.  Also, visit the  FYI page   to learn more about the book "For Your Improvement" and how it can be a resource for growing great leaders.
LIFT Off to Leadership Materials are Now Available
Materials for LIFT Off to Leadership, our new comprehensive orientation program for leaders of others, are now available  on  thecommons.dpk12.org/liftoff .  Visit the site for links to self-paced modules, including  Introduction to Finance and Payroll  and resources and materials that can help any leader with tasks related to their position.  If you have questions, email LIFTOff@dpsk12.org.
Talent Acquisition
Find Top Job Candidates in One Place
Are you seeking a candidate with experience in organizational development, or program and project development and management? Or a candidate with more than 25 years of experience in education and philanthropy? If you have an open position on your team or a position in the pipeline, Talent Acquisition has a list of qualified candidates for you to consider.  Check out a list of this month's top candidates and their resumes. If you have questions or would like to schedule time to talk with a candidate, contact Krystina Brickley, Nicole Kramis or Victoria McBurney
Updates & FYI
Access Your Team Members Home Contact Info in Infor HR
In the event of an emergency, Infor HR can help you find your team members' personal phone numbers and email addresses.  As a manager or proxy, you have access to your team members' personal contact information in Infor HR. In  Manager Space  on the My Staff page, you can see phone numbers, email addresses, mailing addresses and emergency contact information for all your direct reports. C lick  here  to launch a self-paced tutorial t o learn more about how you can use Infor HR in your role. 
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