KASB Leadership for Tomorrow to visit Manhattan

KASB’s Leadership for Tomorrow Class of 2018 will be in Manhattan on Thursday and Friday for programming about leveraging community partnerships. The session will include observation of an active violence drill at a local school and discussion of successful local community and intergovernmental initiatives. 

Through five 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. In the past 13 years more than 200 school leaders have completed the program. 

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. 

The Thursday LFT class session will observe the joint active violence training partnership between Manhattan-Ogden USD 383, the Riley County Police Department, Riley County Emergency Services, Kansas State University Police Department and other law enforcement partners. This year’s drill, which will take place at Manhattan High School’s West Campus, will focus on streamlining interagency cooperation during crisis situations. Following the drill, KASB Leadership Services Field Specialist Gary Sechrist will lead the class through a session entitled, “Leading Through Crisis.” 

On Friday, KASB’s Assistant Executive Director/PR and Marketing Carol Pitts and Advocacy and Outreach Specialist Leah Fliter will conduct a crisis communication and media training exercise. Class members will review potential school crisis situations, develop a communications plan and participate in mock media interviews. 

The Manhattan session will wrap up with a session about the successful USD 383/City of Manhattan/Riley County/Manhattan Chamber of Commerce partnership to pass a sales tax ballot question that will fund recreation improvements for local schools and the community. 

In March, the class visited McPherson USD 418 and Twin Valley USD 240 to learn about education innovations and school redesign. The June session featured a visit to Hugoton USD 210 to learn about its school funding challenges and how it creates career education opportunities for students. 

The class will visit Wellington and Wichita in September and wrap up its year in November with a session in Kansas City and graduation at the KASB Annual Conference General Session on Dec. 1. 

Click here to learn more about Leadership for Tomorrow. 

Share this post