Session Topics
Educational leadership network supports leaders in the enlisting and guiding of talents and energies of teachers, staff, students, and parents toward achieving common educational aims that support student achievement and success.

Sessions are on Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:15 PM
October 8, 2019

Radical Candor -
How to be a Kick A$$ Boss!
(Part 1)

A daring way to open productive lines of communication that flows both ways and allows everyone to grow... and you won't lose your humanity!

Sean Prince , Principal
Anchorage School District
October 22, 2019

Thanks for the Feedback! (Part 2)

Being able to give quality feedback is never as valuable as a leader who can receive it well!

Sean Prince, Principal
Anchorage School District
November 5, 2019

How to Increase Family Engagement

Building Capacity of Families to Support Student Success.

Karin Halpin, Principal
Lower Kuskokwim School District
November 19, 2019

Building Social and Academic Support Systems

Provides an overview of how schools can design systems of support for students who are engaged in academic coursework. The research behind this approach relies on a systems theory of schools. In particular, this theory focuses on how interactions between students, teachers, and the community can overcome environmental constraints students may face outside of school, which can ultimately lead to undeserved students achieving at a level equal to their more advantaged peers.  

Luke Almon , Principal
Anchorage School District
December 3, 2019

Coaching 4 Equity

Learn the Tools of Cultural Proficiency and how to apply them to personal practice and to examine schools’ and districts’ policies and practices.

Delores Lindsey, Author and Founder of the Center for Culturally Proficient Educational Practice
December 17, 2019

Emotional Intelligence for Leaders

The Ripple Effect: Strengthen Your EQ to Impact Student Success.

Kristi Pretti-Frontczak, A uthor, Speaker, and Educational Consultant
January 14, 2020

Power Up Your Presentation Skills!

Have you ever felt bored sitting in a presentation, or frustrated by a presenter with poor delivery skills? This is particularly disappointing when great content gets lost in a lackluster or poorly-paced presentation. Is this
There are many simple and low tech things you can do to dramatically increase your audience’s engagement and your overall effectiveness as a presenter.
Leave this session with 25 easy tips you can implement immediately.

Kylie Hutchinson , Author, Consultant and Founder of Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation
February 4, 2020

Using Data to Address Real Challenges

Does your school or district face challenges recruiting or retaining teachers? Do you sometimes wish you had a systematic way of using data and evidence to better understand and address those challenges? This session will provide a short overview of systematic data use and recruitment and retention data, point you to resources for further exploration, and engage you in a problem of practice to brainstorm solutions with peers.  
Hella Bel-Hadj-Amor, Researcher, Technical Support Provider
Education Northwest
February 25, 2020

Effective Communication & Collaboration in the Workplace

Present and practice various protocols and practices that support and strengthen workplace culture and dialogue/collaboration among adults in a school setting.

Dr. Kay Sturm Lead Consultant
The UMI Project
March 31, 2020

Combating Administrator Isolation & Loneliness

Ways to create your own PLCs and collaboration.

Deanna Beck, Principal
Anchorage School District

April 28, 2020

The Hardest Person to Lead is Ourselves!

We are in charge of our own career and personal journey. Walk away from this session with simple time management tips, personal growth ideas and habits that move us forward .

Joy Chastagner, Labor Relations Generalist

January 28, 2020

Building TRUST among your staff for more unity, focus, and results!

TRUST is emerging as one of the most important elements that must exist in the schools and district offices where there is urgency for improved results and efficiency. Learn: 1) the elements of trust that must be developed and cultivated by leaders, 2) why issues of RESISTANCE may appear in schools where there is a press for change, and 3) the research that has connected levels of adult trust to student achievement.

Michael Murphy, International Leadership Coach and Consultant

February 11, 2020

Promoting a Spirit of Inquiry:
Exploring Energy and Mindsets in School Improvement Culture

Session will look at the need for inquiry based decision making a implement practices. The goal is to create a culture that is not bound by compliance or resistance, rather, we seek to amplify the educators capacity for learning in pursuit of education practices that really work for positive student outcomes.

Michael Webb, Principal
Anchorage School District
March 17, 2020

Equity from Policy to Classroom

A look at ...
The Juneau School District adopted an equity policy in 2011. Equitable access for students and families to a meaningful and personally relevant education is multi-faceted.

Ted Wilson , Director, Teaching & Learning Support Juneau School District
April 14, 2020

School Culture Transformation

Learn how Baranoff Elementary School used staff and family engagement to transform their school culture.

Jill Lecrone , Principal
Sitka School District

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