In collaboration with Kent Intermediate School District, Educational Leadership faculty at Grand Valley State University would like to partner with local school districts to identify the next generation of educational leaders. We understand the challenges of securing quality candidates for leadership positions in education.

We are inviting interested teachers to a two-day event to find out what leadership looks like in a PreK-12 setting from a teacher leader's and building administrator's perspective.

Facilitators

  • GVSU Educational Leadership Faculty
  • Area Administrators

Conference Details

Date: August 6 - 7, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $110 per aspiring leader
Location: Grand Valley State University Grand Rapids Campus

Register

Conference Features

  • Networking with area leaders, GVSU professors, and peer aspiring leaders
  • Continental breakfast and lunch provided on both days
  • SCECHs available (pending approval)

Refund Policy

Refunds available upon request prior to July 23, 2019. Contact Suzanne Rogers at (616) 331-6657 or rogerssu@gvsu.edu to request a refund.

Conference Agenda

Day One: Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Time

Event

Speaker

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Check in and registration

 

9:00 a.m.

Opening and Welcome

Dr. Sherril Soman, Dean, College of Education

9:10 a.m.

Session One: Instructional Leadership from a Teacher Leader's Perspective

Dr. Greg Warsen

10:00 a.m.

Break

 

10:10 a.m.

Session Two: Flattening the School: Distributing Leadership

Dr. Cathy Meyer-Looze

11:00 a.m.

Break

 

11:10 a.m.

Session Three: Legal Issues for Building Level Leadership

Dr. Rick Geisel

12:00 - 12:45 pm.

Lunch Break (boxed lunches and beverages provided)

 

12:45 p.m.

Session Four: Teacher Evaluation from the Principal's Perspective

Dr. Gabriela Gui

2:00 p.m.

Break

 

2:10 p.m.

Session Five: Adult Learning vs. Student Learning

Professor Suzanne Richards

3:15 p.m.

Final Thoughts, Q and A on the day's topics

 

3:30 p.m.

Close

 

Day Two: Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Time

Event

Speaker

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Check in and registration

 

9:00 a.m.

Opening and Welcome

Dr. John Shinsky, Associate Dean, College of Education

9:10 a.m.

Session Six: Digital Literacy

Dr. Rick Vandermolen

10:00 a.m.

Break

 

10:10 a.m.

Session Seven: The Heart of a Leader

Professor Cynthia Shinsky

11:00 a.m.

Break

 

11:10 a.m.

Session Eight: Connecting with the Community

Dr. Greg Warsen

12:00 - 12:45 p.m.

Lunch Break (boxed lunches and beverages provided)

 

12:45 p.m.

Session Nine: Data, Data and More Data

Dr. Rick Vandermolen

2:00 p.m.

Break

 

2:10 p.m.

Session Ten: Admin Panel

Dr. Greg Warsen to facilitate

3:15 p.m.

Final Thoughts, Q and A on the day's topics

 

3:30 p.m.

Close