Calendar

This calendar shows, in date order, KASB Workshops, KASB Search Service vacancy deadlines and other meetings or events our members might be interested in.

1/2/2020 8:00 AM

Lincoln USD 298 Superintendent

11/1/2019
1/2/2020 8:00 AM - 1/2/2020 11:59 PM
1/8/2020 8:00 AM

Valley Heights USD 498 Superintendent

11/20/2019
1/8/2020 8:00 AM - 1/8/2020 11:59 PM
1/8/2020 8:00 AM

Graham County USD 281 Superintendent

11/1/2019
1/8/2020 8:00 AM - 1/8/2020 11:59 PM
1/8/2020 9:00 AM

Addressing Social and Emotional Needs of Students and Staff: Part One

1/1/2020
1/8/2020 9:00 AM - 1/8/2020 3:30 PM
Wichita USD 259 - Alvin A Morris Administrative Center
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Safe-Students.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="144" />Participants will complete this four-session series with a unique plan to move their local school and/or district toward a healthier, more nurturing culture that is trauma-informed and meets social and emotional needs of students and staff. Approximately one-third of the series will be content, one-third will be interaction with other participants around the content, and one-third will be application of content to participants&rsquo; local school or district&rsquo;s unique needs. Participants will be asked to practice strategies and reflect on their practice between sessions. Practice should not require allocation of additional time; but should be embedded in typical job responsibilities. For maximum benefit, a school or district team will attend the series together. The team may include school board members, district and building administrators, teacher leaders, counselors, social workers, SROs, and/or parents or community members who are part of a building site team or other advisory group. Individuals who are unable to attend with other team members will leave the series with a plan to engage their local team when they return to their district.</p> <p>Series content includes:</p> <ul> <li>Impact of difficult life experiences on staff and students&rsquo; physical and emotional health, behavior, and learning;</li> <li>Adult and student bullying behavior and its impact on and reflection of culture;</li> <li>Leadership of an organization changing its culture from pre-trauma aware to trauma-informed,</li> <li>Recognizing leaders and other adults&rsquo; management of their emotions and energy levels and its impact on culture;</li> <li>Using the principles of trauma-informed organizations including safety; trustworthiness and transparency; collaboration; peer support; voice, choice, and empowerment; and cultural, historical and gender issues to change culture;</li> <li>Assessment, data collection, goal setting, monitoring, and sustainability;</li> <li>Parent engagement and building community within the school and district; and</li> <li>Coaching for change and sustainability.</li> </ul>
1/11/2020 9:00 AM

Foundations of Boardsmanship (Haysville)

1/4/2020
1/11/2020 9:00 AM - 1/11/2020 3:30 PM
Haysville USD 261 - The Learning Center
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />KASB&rsquo;s Foundations of Boardsmanship 1.0 provides dynamic, interactive presentations and time for collaboration and discussion focused around the skills and knowledge you need to be an exceptional board member. Foundations of Boardsmanship training is useful for any board of education member - newly elected, just appointed or veteran. And attending as a team - with the superintendent and a fellow board member who can serve as a mentor - is an excellent way to develop shared understanding of challenges and opportunities at the local level. Topics include (1) establishing the vision for the district; (2) setting priorities and goals; (3) creating policies; (4) hiring and evaluating the superintendent of schools; (5) holding the superintendent accountable for accomplishing district goals; and (6) helping build support for public education.</p>
1/15/2020 8:00 AM

Thunder Ridge USD 110 Superintendent/9-12 Principal

11/8/2019
1/15/2020 8:00 AM - 1/15/2020 11:59 PM
1/15/2020 10:00 AM

Advocacy in Action - Topeka

1/8/2020
1/15/2020 10:00 AM - 1/16/2020 2:00 PM
Capitol Plaza Hotel-Topeka
<p>The KASB and USA Kansas 2020 Advocacy in Action Workshop brings together board members, district leadership teams and legislators for an information-packed workshop January 15 and 16, 2020 in our state&rsquo;s capital. Gain the knowledge you need to effectively advocate for critical issues facing the 2020 Kansas Legislature, Congress and the Kansas State Board of Education. Time is also included to meet with your legislators to discuss local issues.</p>
1/16/2020 8:00 AM

North Lyon County USD 251 Superintendent

11/19/2019
1/16/2020 8:00 AM - 1/16/2020 11:59 PM
1/16/2020 9:00 AM

Foundations of Boardsmanship (Topeka)

1/9/2020
1/16/2020 9:00 AM - 1/16/2020 3:30 PM
Kansas Association of School Boards
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />KASB&rsquo;s Foundations of Boardsmanship 1.0 provides dynamic, interactive presentations and time for collaboration and discussion focused around the skills and knowledge you need to be an exceptional board member. Foundations of Boardsmanship training is useful for any board of education member - newly elected, just appointed or veteran. And attending as a team - with the superintendent and a fellow board member who can serve as a mentor - is an excellent way to develop shared understanding of challenges and opportunities at the local level. Topics include (1) establishing the vision for the district; (2) setting priorities and goals; (3) creating policies; (4) hiring and evaluating the superintendent of schools; (5) holding the superintendent accountable for accomplishing district goals; and (6) helping build support for public education.</p>
1/17/2020 8:00 AM

Clearwater USD 264 Superintendent

11/19/2019
1/17/2020 8:00 AM - 1/17/2020 11:59 PM
1/17/2020 8:00 AM

Marysville USD 364 Superintendent

11/19/2019
1/17/2020 8:00 AM - 1/17/2020 11:59 PM
1/20/2020 8:00 AM

McPherson USD 418 Superintendent

11/20/2019
1/20/2020 8:00 AM - 1/20/2020 11:59 PM
1/21/2020 8:00 AM

Newton USD 373 Superintendent

11/15/2019
1/21/2020 8:00 AM - 1/21/2020 11:59 PM
1/21/2020 9:00 AM

Board President & Leadership Teams Winter Workshop (Greenbush)

1/14/2020
1/21/2020 9:00 AM - 1/21/2020 3:30 PM
SEKESC - Greenbush 609
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This workshop for the school board team (president, vice president, board members, superintendent, clerk) focuses on roles and responsibilities and gives district teams time to work together. Gain the leadership skills you need, from developing the agenda to chairing the meeting to handling disagreements and difficult situations.</p>
1/21/2020 9:00 AM

Board President & Leadership Teams Winter Workshop (Colby)

1/14/2020
1/21/2020 9:00 AM - 1/21/2020 3:30 PM
City Limits Convention Center
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This workshop for the school board team (president, vice president, board members, superintendent, clerk) focuses on roles and responsibilities and gives district teams time to work together. Gain the leadership skills you need, from developing the agenda to chairing the meeting to handling disagreements and difficult situations.</p>
1/22/2020 9:00 AM

Board President & Leadership Teams Winter Workshop (Shawnee Mission)

1/15/2020
1/22/2020 9:00 AM - 1/22/2020 3:30 PM
Shawnee Mission USD 512
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This workshop for the school board team (president, vice president, board members, superintendent, clerk) focuses on roles and responsibilities and gives district teams time to work together. Gain the leadership skills you need, from developing the agenda to chairing the meeting to handling disagreements and difficult situations.</p>
1/22/2020 9:00 AM

Board President & Leadership Teams Winter Workshop (Haysville)

1/15/2020
1/22/2020 9:00 AM - 1/22/2020 3:30 PM
Haysville USD 261 - The Learning Center
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This workshop for the school board team (president, vice president, board members, superintendent, clerk) focuses on roles and responsibilities and gives district teams time to work together. Gain the leadership skills you need, from developing the agenda to chairing the meeting to handling disagreements and difficult situations.</p>
1/23/2020 8:00 AM

Lansing USD 469 Superintendent

12/4/2019
1/23/2020 8:00 AM - 1/23/2020 11:59 PM
1/23/2020 9:00 AM

Practicum in Negotiations - Topeka

1/16/2020
1/23/2020 9:00 AM - 1/23/2020 3:30 PM
Kansas Association of School Boards
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />KASB attorneys provide an intensive, one-day practicum each year for board members and administrators in preparation for negotiations. Issues, strategies and tactics are covered in this hands-on training session designed for the board&rsquo;s negotiating team. Attendees experience preparation, bargaining proposals, counterproposals, successful strategies and bargaining pressures in a role-play situation. Participants should bring their negotiated agreements and notice letters. This practicum meets the board&rsquo;s negotiations team yearly training requirement.</p>
1/25/2020 9:00 AM

Foundations of Boardsmanship (Hays)

1/18/2020
1/25/2020 9:00 AM - 1/25/2020 3:30 PM
The Venue
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />KASB&rsquo;s Foundations of Boardsmanship 1.0 provides dynamic, interactive presentations and time for collaboration and discussion focused around the skills and knowledge you need to be an exceptional board member. Foundations of Boardsmanship training is useful for any board of education member - newly elected, just appointed or veteran. And attending as a team - with the superintendent and a fellow board member who can serve as a mentor - is an excellent way to develop shared understanding of challenges and opportunities at the local level. Topics include (1) establishing the vision for the district; (2) setting priorities and goals; (3) creating policies; (4) hiring and evaluating the superintendent of schools; (5) holding the superintendent accountable for accomplishing district goals; and (6) helping build support for public education.</p>
1/25/2020 9:00 AM

Foundations of Boardsmanship (Greenbush)

1/18/2020
1/25/2020 9:00 AM - 1/25/2020 3:30 PM
SEKESC - Greenbush 609
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />KASB&rsquo;s Foundations of Boardsmanship 1.0 provides dynamic, interactive presentations and time for collaboration and discussion focused around the skills and knowledge you need to be an exceptional board member. Foundations of Boardsmanship training is useful for any board of education member - newly elected, just appointed or veteran. And attending as a team - with the superintendent and a fellow board member who can serve as a mentor - is an excellent way to develop shared understanding of challenges and opportunities at the local level. Topics include (1) establishing the vision for the district; (2) setting priorities and goals; (3) creating policies; (4) hiring and evaluating the superintendent of schools; (5) holding the superintendent accountable for accomplishing district goals; and (6) helping build support for public education.</p>
1/28/2020 6:00 PM

Prepping for Negotiations (Dodge City)

1/21/2020
1/28/2020 6:00 PM - 1/28/2020 7:30 PM
Dodge City USD 443 - The Learning Center
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This 90-minute seminar, open to board members and school administrators, satisfies the requirement of annual training for negotiators under the Professional Negotiations Act. The seminar will focus on setting goals, avoiding and resolving conflict, and seeking agreement at the bargaining table that serves the best interests of both the school district and its staff.</p>
1/29/2020 9:00 AM

Prepping for Negotiations (Dodge City)

1/22/2020
1/29/2020 9:00 AM - 1/29/2020 10:30 AM
Dodge City USD 443 - The Learning Center
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This 90-minute seminar, open to board members and school administrators, satisfies the requirement of annual training for negotiators under the Professional Negotiations Act. The seminar will focus on setting goals, avoiding and resolving conflict, and seeking agreement at the bargaining table that serves the best interests of both the school district and its staff.</p>
1/29/2020 6:00 PM

Prepping for Negotiations (Lyons)

1/22/2020
1/29/2020 6:00 PM - 1/29/2020 7:30 PM
Lyons USD 405 - Lyons High School
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This 90-minute seminar, open to board members and school administrators, satisfies the requirement of annual training for negotiators under the Professional Negotiations Act. The seminar will focus on setting goals, avoiding and resolving conflict, and seeking agreement at the bargaining table that serves the best interests of both the school district and its staff.</p>
1/30/2020 9:00 AM

Prepping for Negotiations (Clearwater)

1/23/2020
1/30/2020 9:00 AM - 1/30/2020 10:30 AM
Orion Education and Training 628
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This 90-minute seminar, open to board members and school administrators, satisfies the requirement of annual training for negotiators under the Professional Negotiations Act. The seminar will focus on setting goals, avoiding and resolving conflict, and seeking agreement at the bargaining table that serves the best interests of both the school district and its staff.</p>
1/30/2020 2:00 PM

Prepping for Negotiations (Parsons)

1/23/2020
1/30/2020 2:00 PM - 1/30/2020 3:30 PM
Parsons Community Room
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This 90-minute seminar, open to board members and school administrators, satisfies the requirement of annual training for negotiators under the Professional Negotiations Act. The seminar will focus on setting goals, avoiding and resolving conflict, and seeking agreement at the bargaining table that serves the best interests of both the school district and its staff.</p>
2/5/2020 8:00 AM

Southwest KS Area Coop District #613 Director

12/9/2019
2/5/2020 8:00 AM - 2/5/2020 11:59 PM
2/5/2020 9:00 AM

Addressing Social and Emotional Needs of Students and Staff: Part Two

1/29/2020
2/5/2020 9:00 AM - 2/5/2020 3:30 PM
Wichita USD 259 - Alvin A Morris Administrative Center
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Safe-Students.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="144" />Participants will complete this four-session series with a unique plan to move their local school and/or district toward a healthier, more nurturing culture that is trauma-informed and meets social and emotional needs of students and staff. Approximately one-third of the series will be content, one-third will be interaction with other participants around the content, and one-third will be application of content to participants&rsquo; local school or district&rsquo;s unique needs. Participants will be asked to practice strategies and reflect on their practice between sessions. Practice should not require allocation of additional time; but should be embedded in typical job responsibilities. For maximum benefit, a school or district team will attend the series together. The team may include school board members, district and building administrators, teacher leaders, counselors, social workers, SROs, and/or parents or community members who are part of a building site team or other advisory group. Individuals who are unable to attend with other team members will leave the series with a plan to engage their local team when they return to their district.</p> <p>Series content includes:</p> <ul> <li>Impact of difficult life experiences on staff and students&rsquo; physical and emotional health, behavior, and learning;</li> <li>Adult and student bullying behavior and its impact on and reflection of culture;</li> <li>Leadership of an organization changing its culture from pre-trauma aware to trauma-informed,</li> <li>Recognizing leaders and other adults&rsquo; management of their emotions and energy levels and its impact on culture;</li> <li>Using the principles of trauma-informed organizations including safety; trustworthiness and transparency; collaboration; peer support; voice, choice, and empowerment; and cultural, historical and gender issues to change culture;</li> <li>Assessment, data collection, goal setting, monitoring, and sustainability;</li> <li>Parent engagement and building community within the school and district; and</li> <li>Coaching for change and sustainability.</li> </ul>
2/5/2020 2:30 PM

Prepping for Negotiations (Concordia)

1/29/2020
2/5/2020 2:30 PM - 2/5/2020 4:00 PM
Cloud Co Community College 803
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This 90-minute seminar, open to board members and school administrators, satisfies the requirement of annual training for negotiators under the Professional Negotiations Act. The seminar will focus on setting goals, avoiding and resolving conflict, and seeking agreement at the bargaining table that serves the best interests of both the school district and its staff.</p>
2/5/2020 6:30 PM

Prepping for Negotiations (Gypsum)

1/29/2020
2/5/2020 6:30 PM - 2/5/2020 8:00 PM
Southeast of Saline USD 306
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This 90-minute seminar, open to board members and school administrators, satisfies the requirement of annual training for negotiators under the Professional Negotiations Act. The seminar will focus on setting goals, avoiding and resolving conflict, and seeking agreement at the bargaining table that serves the best interests of both the school district and its staff.</p>
2/6/2020 8:00 AM

Blue Valley Randolph USD 384 Superintendent/Elementary Principal

11/20/2019
2/6/2020 8:00 AM - 2/6/2020 11:59 PM
2/8/2020 9:00 AM

Foundations of Boardsmanship (Garden City)

2/1/2020
2/8/2020 9:00 AM - 2/8/2020 3:30 PM
Garden City USD 457 - Educational Support Center
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />KASB&rsquo;s Foundations of Boardsmanship 1.0 provides dynamic, interactive presentations and time for collaboration and discussion focused around the skills and knowledge you need to be an exceptional board member. Foundations of Boardsmanship training is useful for any board of education member - newly elected, just appointed or veteran. And attending as a team - with the superintendent and a fellow board member who can serve as a mentor - is an excellent way to develop shared understanding of challenges and opportunities at the local level. Topics include (1) establishing the vision for the district; (2) setting priorities and goals; (3) creating policies; (4) hiring and evaluating the superintendent of schools; (5) holding the superintendent accountable for accomplishing district goals; and (6) helping build support for public education.</p>
2/14/2020 5:00 PM

Prepping for Negotiations (Topeka)

2/7/2020
2/14/2020 5:00 PM - 2/14/2020 6:30 PM
Kansas Association of School Boards
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This 90-minute seminar, open to board members and school administrators, satisfies the requirement of annual training for negotiators under the Professional Negotiations Act. The seminar will focus on setting goals, avoiding and resolving conflict, and seeking agreement at the bargaining table that serves the best interests of both the school district and its staff.</p>
2/15/2020 9:00 AM

Foundations of Boardsmanship (Topeka)

2/8/2020
2/15/2020 9:00 AM - 2/15/2020 3:30 PM
Kansas Association of School Boards
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />KASB&rsquo;s Foundations of Boardsmanship 1.0 provides dynamic, interactive presentations and time for collaboration and discussion focused around the skills and knowledge you need to be an exceptional board member. Foundations of Boardsmanship training is useful for any board of education member - newly elected, just appointed or veteran. And attending as a team - with the superintendent and a fellow board member who can serve as a mentor - is an excellent way to develop shared understanding of challenges and opportunities at the local level. Topics include (1) establishing the vision for the district; (2) setting priorities and goals; (3) creating policies; (4) hiring and evaluating the superintendent of schools; (5) holding the superintendent accountable for accomplishing district goals; and (6) helping build support for public education.</p>
2/24/2020 6:00 PM

Prepping for Negotiations (Colby)

2/17/2020
2/24/2020 6:00 PM - 2/24/2020 7:30 PM
Colby USD 315
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This 90-minute seminar, open to board members and school administrators, satisfies the requirement of annual training for negotiators under the Professional Negotiations Act. The seminar will focus on setting goals, avoiding and resolving conflict, and seeking agreement at the bargaining table that serves the best interests of both the school district and its staff.</p>
2/25/2020 9:00 AM

Prepping for Negotiations (Oakley)

2/18/2020
2/25/2020 9:00 AM - 2/25/2020 10:30 AM
NKESC - Oakley ESC 602
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This 90-minute seminar, open to board members and school administrators, satisfies the requirement of annual training for negotiators under the Professional Negotiations Act. The seminar will focus on setting goals, avoiding and resolving conflict, and seeking agreement at the bargaining table that serves the best interests of both the school district and its staff.</p>
2/25/2020 1:30 PM

Prepping for Negotiations (Hays)

2/18/2020
2/25/2020 1:30 PM - 2/25/2020 3:00 PM
The Venue
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This 90-minute seminar, open to board members and school administrators, satisfies the requirement of annual training for negotiators under the Professional Negotiations Act. The seminar will focus on setting goals, avoiding and resolving conflict, and seeking agreement at the bargaining table that serves the best interests of both the school district and its staff.</p>
3/11/2020 10:00 AM

Addressing Social and Emotional Needs of Students and Staff: Part Three

3/4/2020
3/11/2020 10:00 AM - 3/11/2020 4:30 PM
Wichita USD 259 - Alvin A Morris Administrative Center
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Safe-Students.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="144" />Participants will complete this four-session series with a unique plan to move their local school and/or district toward a healthier, more nurturing culture that is trauma-informed and meets social and emotional needs of students and staff. Approximately one-third of the series will be content, one-third will be interaction with other participants around the content, and one-third will be application of content to participants&rsquo; local school or district&rsquo;s unique needs. Participants will be asked to practice strategies and reflect on their practice between sessions. Practice should not require allocation of additional time; but should be embedded in typical job responsibilities. For maximum benefit, a school or district team will attend the series together. The team may include school board members, district and building administrators, teacher leaders, counselors, social workers, SROs, and/or parents or community members who are part of a building site team or other advisory group. Individuals who are unable to attend with other team members will leave the series with a plan to engage their local team when they return to their district.</p> <p>Series content includes:</p> <ul> <li>Impact of difficult life experiences on staff and students&rsquo; physical and emotional health, behavior, and learning;</li> <li>Adult and student bullying behavior and its impact on and reflection of culture;</li> <li>Leadership of an organization changing its culture from pre-trauma aware to trauma-informed,</li> <li>Recognizing leaders and other adults&rsquo; management of their emotions and energy levels and its impact on culture;</li> <li>Using the principles of trauma-informed organizations including safety; trustworthiness and transparency; collaboration; peer support; voice, choice, and empowerment; and cultural, historical and gender issues to change culture;</li> <li>Assessment, data collection, goal setting, monitoring, and sustainability;</li> <li>Parent engagement and building community within the school and district; and</li> <li>Coaching for change and sustainability.</li> </ul>
4/8/2020 10:00 AM

Addressing Social and Emotional Needs of Students and Staff: Part Four

4/1/2020
4/8/2020 10:00 AM - 4/8/2020 4:30 PM
Wichita USD 259 - Alvin A Morris Administrative Center
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Safe-Students.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="144" />Participants will complete this four-session series with a unique plan to move their local school and/or district toward a healthier, more nurturing culture that is trauma-informed and meets social and emotional needs of students and staff. Approximately one-third of the series will be content, one-third will be interaction with other participants around the content, and one-third will be application of content to participants&rsquo; local school or district&rsquo;s unique needs. Participants will be asked to practice strategies and reflect on their practice between sessions. Practice should not require allocation of additional time; but should be embedded in typical job responsibilities. For maximum benefit, a school or district team will attend the series together. The team may include school board members, district and building administrators, teacher leaders, counselors, social workers, SROs, and/or parents or community members who are part of a building site team or other advisory group. Individuals who are unable to attend with other team members will leave the series with a plan to engage their local team when they return to their district.</p> <p>Series content includes:</p> <ul> <li>Impact of difficult life experiences on staff and students&rsquo; physical and emotional health, behavior, and learning;</li> <li>Adult and student bullying behavior and its impact on and reflection of culture;</li> <li>Leadership of an organization changing its culture from pre-trauma aware to trauma-informed,</li> <li>Recognizing leaders and other adults&rsquo; management of their emotions and energy levels and its impact on culture;</li> <li>Using the principles of trauma-informed organizations including safety; trustworthiness and transparency; collaboration; peer support; voice, choice, and empowerment; and cultural, historical and gender issues to change culture;</li> <li>Assessment, data collection, goal setting, monitoring, and sustainability;</li> <li>Parent engagement and building community within the school and district; and</li> <li>Coaching for change and sustainability.</li> </ul>