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New online workshops deliver professional learning on four specific job roles
March 6, 2023
Are you starting a position in a new department? Could you use some help planning for a new job role? Or do you just need a quick refresher on a specific topic?
Whether you’re a beginner, experienced, or anything in between, ACSA has developed new online workshops based on the day-to-day needs of administrators in four job specialties.
“Based on feedback from our last two Leadership Assemblies, our members have been asking for accessible workshops specific to their department practices,” said ACSA Online Learning Executive Janaye Field. “These workshops were chosen based on inquiry from members as well as councils who were interested in presenting based on their job-alike topic.”
These online workshops are designed for administrators specializing in four areas — students with disabilities, curriculum and instructional administration, adult education, and personnel.
Field said this is the first adult education workshop ACSA has offered, giving adult ed administrators an opportunity to experience online professional development relevant to their needs.
The online, half-day format is well suited to an administrator’s schedule, Field said. “Administrators leaving their job site for a full day in-person workshop has been a challenge in the past,” she said. “These partial day sessions allow for administrators to attend remotely without travel interference.”
Workshops are split into three, four-hour sessions. The time in between these sessions allows participants to gather data or resources to bring back to the following session.
Participants have also enjoyed meeting other administrators from all over the state in breakout rooms during these workshops.
To find presenters for the Leading Best Practices Series, ACSA tapped its network of members to find experienced school administrators who are experts in their departments. Presenters include directors or presenters in ACSA’s popular Academy program, council presidents and conference committee chairs.
Each workshop features at least two presenters to provide multiple viewpoints on a subject.
Attendees are provided with resources, documents, and problems of practice to assess as they enter new roles.
“Presenters have also been creating a calendar for participants to plan for monthly tasks based on the department needs, which is a huge benefit for those new to any position,” Field said.
Whether you are interested in a different department, have a new job role or need a quick review, the Leading Best Practices Series is an opportunity to grow your leadership skills in a format and schedule that’s convenient for you.
Leading Best Practices Series
Leading Best Practices for Students with Disabilities When: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. March 14, 21, 28 Cost: $149 ACSA member Leading Best Practices for Curriculum & Instructional Administration When: TBD Cost: $149 ACSA member Leading Best Practices in Adult Education When: 1-4 p.m. April 26, May 3, 10 Cost: $149 ACSA member Leading Best Practices in Personnel Administration: HR Boot Camp When: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. June 15, 22, 29 Cost: $299 ACSA member Visit to register.
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