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Building a Strong Adult Professional Culture (APC)

Workshop Details


Three-day session:

  • February 19, 2020
  • February 20, 2020
  • March 19, 2020
Time: 8:30AM-3:30PM each day
Place: Lane ESD Main Campus (directions)
Presenter: Deb Reed and Mary Ann Haley-Speca
Audience: Administrators, instructional coaches, teacher leaders
Capacity: 40 participants
Fees: Dependent on number of participants
  • Explain the principal elements of strong APC and why they are essential for elevating student achievement and closing the achievement gap.
  • Use a repertoire of skills to build relationship trust.
  • Effectively implement procedures and structures for growing the 12 norms of strong APC.
Description: This program is about the everyday behaviors of school leaders who build strong APC. It is a course for principals, assistant principals, team leaders, and instructional coaches. Our learning at RBT, supported solidly by research, is that there will be no sustainable improvement in student results and no elimination of the achievement gap until leaders and teachers succeed in making strong the norms of behavior between adults. Many other elements of school practice count, and count heavily (good curriculum; community support; resources; school structures like induction and teacher leadership and common planning time; and others). But no matter how well these important areas are structured, they will not accomplish on their own what we need for students unless the adults act as profiled on the other side. Trust is the foundation of everything we will do to strengthen culture and without it nothing much will happen. But once it is established, that trust translates over time into trust of one's colleagues. How do successful leaders build that? Trust that what? What do they do in everyday behavior that results in it? We delve into these questions in considerable detail and give participants tools to self-assess and take action.
Lunch: No lunch will be provided.
Prerequisites: None
Notes: All participants will be provided a certificate for PDUs based on the training hours.
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