Leadership for Tomorrow and BOLD

Leadership Programs and Classes

KASB offers two comprehensive leadership programs: Leadership for Tomorrow and BOLD (Business Operations Leadership Development). Click on the images or links below to learn more!

Leadership for Tomorrow

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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.

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 221 school leaders have completed the program.

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Business Operations Leadership Development (BOLD) is the newest program developed by KASB Leadership Services. The program is in its first year and includes 20 aspiring superintendents and beginning superintendents (within the first two years of role as a superintendent of schools) and were selected in September 2017 to participate.

The program focuses on enhancing skills and knowledge around the following topics: Building and facilities master planning; Technology planning; Finance strategies and planning; Procurement processes; School security; Risk management; and Human resource management. Six sessions at locations around the state were developed by KASB leadership staff. KASB staff, experts from across the state and KASB partners lead the training at each of the day long events.

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A BOLD new project from KASB's Leadership Services!

Develop the knowledge and leadership skills you need to build consensus with the board and community for plans and decisions.

Twenty aspiring superintendents and beginning superintendents (within the first two years of role as a superintendent of schools) were selected in September 2017 to participate in KASB's new Business Operations Leadership Development.

The program focuses on enhancing skills and knowledge around the following topics.

  • Building and facilities master planning;
  • Technology planning;
  • Finance strategies and planning;
  • Procurement processes;
  • School security;
  • Risk management; and
  • Human resource management.

Six sessions at locations around the state were developed by KASB leadership staff. KASB staff, experts from across the state and KASB partners lead the training at each of the day long events.

Randy Weseman, KASB assistant executive director/leadership services, presents a report to the KASB Board of Directors in March 2018 about KASB BOLD.

Class of 2017-2018 Session Dates

  • SESSION 1
    12:00 p.m. Tuesday, 10/24/17 to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, 10/25/18
    Blue Valley and De Soto school districts
  • SESSION 2
    12:00 p.m. Wednesday, 11/15/17 to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, 11/16/17
    Overland Park Area (Location TBA)
  • SESSION 3
  • 12:00 p.m. Thursday, 2/8/18 to 1:00 p.m. Friday, 2/9/18
    Spring Hill USD 230
  • SESSION 4
    12:00 p.m. Thursday, 3/8/18 to  1:00 p.m. Friday, 3/9/18
    Central Ks Area
  • SESSION 5
    12:00 p.m. Thursday, 4/26/18 to 1:00 p.m. Friday, 4/27/18
    Topeka, Resources https://kasb.org/AprilBOLD
  • SESSION 6 12:00 p.m. Thursday, 6/14/18 to 7:30 p.m.
    Topeka KASB

Application and Selection Timeline

The application window for the 2018-2019 class will open in August 2018. Please check back to learn more and watch for additional information in KASB publications.

Selection Process

Participants must complete an application process and submit it to KASB by the application deadline.


Selection Criteria

Applicants will outline how the BOLD program can be beneficial to their professional growth and their district's improvement efforts.

Participants will be selected based on current role. Aspiring superintendents or a new superintendents (within first couple of years) will be given first consideration. Additional consideration will be given to gender, ethnicity, district size, and region as cadre is formed to achieve a balance across these criteria.

Tuition and Costs

A tuition of $750 will be assessed for each applicant accepted. The $750 tuition covers, all meals and materials throughout the six sessions. Participants will be responsible for their own lodging and travel cost.

Expectation of Participants

This program is designed to develop leadership and expertise in the operational aspects of public school districts. Attendance and active participation are required to successfully complete the program. Participants may need to reimburse KASB for expenses of sessions missed if they do not attend all six sessions.

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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.

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 221 school leaders have completed the program.

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KASB names LFT Class of 2018

February 7, 2018

TOPEKA – The Kansas Association of School Boards is pleased to announce our Leadership for Tomorrow Class of 2018. The 26 participants were chosen through an application process on the basis of individual leadership in public education and participation in activities that promote effective governance and raise student achievement.

Through five two-day sessions held around the state, 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 began in 2005, and in the past 13 years 221 school leaders have completed the program.

The 2018 schedule will include visits to McPherson and Twin Valley schools in March; Liberal and Hugoton schools in May; Manhattan school district in July; Wellington and Wichita schools in September; and Kansas City-area schools in late November. The final session is held during the KASB annual conference.

The KASB Leadership for Tomorrow Class of 2018 includes:

  1. Tonya Bell, Neodesha USD 461, Board of Education
  2. Doug Berryman, Augusta USD 402, Board of Education
  3. Quentin Breese, Concordia USD 333, Superintendent
  4. Julie Cannizzo, Goddard USD 265, Assistant Superintendent
  5. Paige Crum, Haysville USD 261, Board of Education
  6. Bill Day, Lyons USD 405, Superintendent
  7. Scott Friesen, Inman USD 448, Superintendent
  8. Susan Grey, Valley Falls USD 338, Principal-Pre-K through High School
  9. Julie Hedrick, Wichita USD 259, Board of Education
  10. Tony Helfrich, Pratt USD 382, Principal-Liberty Middle School
  11. Jason Herman, Olathe USD 233, Principal-Olathe North High School
  12. Kristina Lemman, Colby USD 315, Board of Education
  13. Cathy Macfarlane, Paola USD 368, Board of Education
  14. Bryce Matteson, Haven USD 312, Board of Education
  15. Jim McMullen, Olathe USD 233, Executive Director General Administration
  16. Brett Nelson, Manhattan-Ogden USD 383, Principal-Marlatt Elementary School
  17. Steve Noble, Seaman USD 345, Superintendent
  18. Denise O’Dea, Washington Co USD 108, Superintendent
  19. Leticia Porter, Bonner Springs/Edwardsville USD 204, Director of Elementary Education/Human Resources
  20. Shanna Rector, Salina USD 305, Executive Director Administrative/Student Services
  21. Ron Rosales, Wichita USD 259, Board of Education
  22. Jamie Rumford, Scott Co USD 466, Superintendent
  23. Joan Simoneau, Burrton USD 369, Superintendent
  24. Angie Stallbaumer, KASB Attorney/Policy Specialist
  25. Clark Wedel, Haven USD 312, Superintendent
  26. Rachele Zade, De Soto USD 232, Board of Education