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8:30 REGISTRATION / 9:00 PRESENTATION -- Mr. George P. Butler of Dickinson Wright will be the presenter. Mr. Butler will provide a legislative update on a number of issues currently facing public school districts including: **The status of legislation addressing teacher and administrator evaluations, HB 5223 and HB5224, percentage of student growth and possible tenure law ramifications; ** Analysis of the State School Reform/Redesign School District (SSRD) / EAA arrangement including possible legal challenges to the arrangement. ** Discussion of any new legislative measures pending at the time of this presentation.Click here to register
8:30 REGISTRATION / 9:00 - 3:30 PROGRAM The Department of Organizational Leadership and The Galileo Institute at Oakland University in partnership with the Metro Bureau are proud to sponsor -- Building an Agenda for Collaboration and Partnership Presentation - Learning to SOAR – Thinking, Leading & Planning From a Strengths-Based Perspective. This presentation will feature Dr. Jackie Stavros and Dr. Matthew Cole of Lawrence Technological University. This is a one-day workshop to learn action-oriented leadership skills to engage and empower your organization from a strengths-based perspective to successfully meet the challenges it faces every day as well as more effectively plan for its future. WHY: Many school districts use teacher-administrator teams to address a wide variety of building and district functions. The SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, and Results) process will provide a new and positive approach to build your staff, programs, and district through Appreciative Inquiry. WHO: School or district teams comprised of teacher and or union leaders, administrators and school board members. THE LEARNING OBJECTIVES OF THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE: > To understand Appreciative Inquiry - theory & practice for approaching change from a strengths-based framework > To build an understanding on how to lead and engage the whole system from a strengths-based perspective (SOAR framework) > To understand your natural strategic thinking and leadership capacity (the SOAR Profile) > To learn positive techniques to effectively communicate and build relationships through learning the art of how to ask unconditional positive questions > To review a case study of AI and SOAR in action > To dialogue about creating a positive project for your organization. COST: $250 per school district team up to six members (addt'l members $50 each) $125 for individual attendee. Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, the SOAR Profile for each attendee and two books on Appreciative Inquiry and SOAR. State Board Continuing Education Units (SCECHs) will be availableClick here to register