Leadership for Tomorrow Class of 2016-2017

 The School Board Review is out (3/10/2017) 
   The March issue of School Board Review looks at what Kansas public schools can expect from the new administration of President Donald Trump and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
 Leadership for Tomorrow visits Hutchinson, Stafford (3/7/2017) 
   KASB’s Leadership for Tomorrow (LFT) class kicked off its 2017 session by learning about school-to-career options March 2-3 in Hutchinson and Stafford. Take a look at some of the pictures captured during the class visit to Hutchinson and Stafford pub
 KASB’s Leadership for Tomorrow graduates class of 2016-17 (2/20/2017) 
   KASB recognized thirty-three graduates from its Leadership for Tomorrow program on Jan. 11. 2017.
 KASB announces Leadership for Tomorrow Class of 2017 (2/8/2017) 
   The Kansas Association of School Boards is pleased to announce our Leadership for Tomorrow Class of 2017.
 Leadership class heads to Seaman USD 345 for final session (1/10/2017) 
   Nominations for the 2017 class are now being accepted. See www.kasb.org/LFT for more information.
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KASB Leadership for Tomorrow

Are you interested in...
  • Enhancing leadership capacity at the local, state and national levels?
  • Gaining understanding of key education issues through onsite visits and presentations by local staff and community leaders?
  • Exploring education change theories, current state education initiatives and potential local impact?
  • Expanding skills for effective in communications and  advocacy?
Then KASB’s Leadership for Tomorrow is for you!

Board members, superintendents and administrators explore change theories and strategies, gain training in leadership skills and expand understanding of education key issues for effective governance and raising student achievement. Visits to local schools, classroom observations and presentations provide a foundation for class discussion and collaborative analysis of issues and opportunities of Kansas education. 

In the past 12 years 196 school leaders have completed the program. 

2017 Session Dates
  • Session I - March 2 and 3, 2017
  • Session II - May 11 and 12, 2017
  • Session III - September 21 and 22, 2017
  • Session IV - November 30 and December 1, 2017
    (In Conjunction with KASB Annual Conference)
  • Graduation - December 2, 2017
    (During KASB Annual Conference General Session)
Through four two-day sessions, the KASB Leadership for Tomorrow program creates a greater understanding of the Kansas public education system and provides opportunities to develop leadership skills for effective governance and raising student achievement. 

The program is open to any KASB member district’s school board member or school administrator. Participation is limited. Building-level leaders are encouraged to apply. Board members and district-level administration will be given first priority.

Topics include:

  • Education Trends, State Initiatives and Impact on Student Achievement.
  • Advocacy at the State and National Levels
  • Leading Change in the Local Community
  • Community Engagement and Creating Collaborative Cultures
  • Leadership Trends and Change Theories
  • Communications Training, Crisis Communications and Media Relations
What’s Involved?
  • Four sessions conducted at different locations across the state.
  • Faculty includes Kansas education practitioners, local and state leaders.
  • Sessions are a mix of onsite visits and participants’ interaction and discussions.
  • The curriculum is designed to build capacity through discovery and interaction. Participants are strongly encouraged to participant in all sessions.
How to Become Involved

The Kansas Association of School Boards nominations for the Class of 2017 Leadership for Tomorrow may be submitted through the end of January 2016. Any past graduate of the program can nominate colleagues for the program and individuals can self-nominate. KASB member superintendents and board members can also nominate. Once nominated, an application and further instructions are sent to the nominee.
The program is open to any KASB member district’s school board member or school administrator. For further information please contact:
Carol Pitts, KASB assistant executive director for public relations and marketing
Brian Jordan, KASB assistant executive director for leadership services
Gary Sechrist, KASB Western Kansas leadership specialist
Leah Fliter, KASB advocacy and outreach specialist

Class of 2018

Nominations and Applications Window Opens Dec. 1, 2018

For additional information or to submit a nomination, please contact:

Carol Pitts cpitts@kasb.org
Brian Jordan bjordan@kasb.org
Gary Sechrist gsechrist@kasb.org
Leah Fliter lfliter@kasb.org

2016-2017 Class Agendas

2015-2016 Class Agendas

Alumni and Pictures Celebrating 10 Years with Leadership for Tomorrow

First Class held 2004-2005. 

Classes have been held every year since then with the exception of the school year 10-11.

197 Total Number of Graduates as of the 2016-2017 Class.
  • 99 Board of Education Members
  • 96 Superintendents, District and Building Administrators
  • 2 KASB Staff Members