Emerging Superintendents Workshop

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 (All day)

Emerging Superintendents
November 3, 2021
NCSA Offices - Lincoln, NE
Click HERE to register.

NCSA hosts this annual workshop to help prepare those with an interest in pursuing a superintendent position in the future.  If you're considering the step into a superintendent position, the Emerging Superintendent's Workshop is something you will want to attend.

Agenda
9:00     Welcome
            Dr. Mike Dulaney and Dr. Dan Ernst, NCSA

9:05     Facets of the Superintendency
            Jess Bland, Oakland Craig Public Schools
            Seth Ford, Centennial Public Schools
Two first-year superintendents will join us to discuss their experience researching the position, their interview, accepting the job, and transitioning into the position. They will share the heartaches, frustrations, and successes during the honeymoon period of their first superintendency.

9:45     Interviewing At Your Best
            Dr. Steve Joel, Lincoln Public Schools
This session will include information on preparing for the interview. Dr. Joel will focus on topics and themes that will most likely be a part of the interview process. He will provide examples of questions that are used in actual interviews and help you prepare to be at your best!

10:30   Preparing to be the Lead Communicator
            Annette Eyman, Papillion La Vista Community Schools
Although everyone in a school district plays a role in delivering communication, the role of the superintendent is to provide the foundation and maintain effective systems. Papillion La Vista Director of Communications, Annette Eyman, will discuss the importance and challenges of being a lead communicator.

11:15    Advocacy
            Dr. Mike Dulaney and Kyle McGowan, NCSA
School district advocacy is one of the more underrated aspects of the position of superintendent. This session will explore ways in which a superintendent can effectively promote his or her school district and the issues it faces.

11:45   Lunch Break

12:15   Marketing Yourself for the Superintendency
            Mitch Mollring, Millard Public Schools
This session will help attendees learn proven resume and cover letter techniques allowing you to present yourself in a manner that will enhance your application. Samples will be provided.

1:00     Assessing the Financial Position of a District
            Jason Buckingham, Ralston Public Schools
Before deciding to apply to an open superintendent position it’s good to consider how that district stands financially. This will provide you some insight into what you’ll be expected to address if you would accept that position. Jason will share ideas on how to assess the financial condition of a district as well as some financial duties to expect when you do land a job as the leader of a school district. 

1:45     Being Your Best Self
            Dr. John Skretta, ESU #6
ESU #6 Director, Dr. John Skretta, shares strategies and offers practical advice on finding and maintaining balance. He will describe how to master the intensive and stressful demands of leading a district or organization while honoring personal commitments - to yourself - and as a parent, a spouse, and friend to others.

2:30     The Superintendent Transition Plan
            Dr. Dan Ernst, NCSA
Dr. Ernst will review first-year superintendent transition plans and discuss the components of what should be included and why transition plans are important to the new superintendent. In addition, you will learn how to organize your materials in a way that will allow you to best promote your candidacy.

 
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NCSA Staff Email

Dr. Mike Dulaney mike@ncsa.org
Dr. Dan Ernst dan@ncsa.org
Amy Poggenklass amy@ncsa.org
Megan Hillabrand megan@ncsa.org
Tyler Dahlgren tyler@ncsa.org
Jennifer Sylvester jennifer@ncsa.org
Brenda Petsch brenda@ncsa.org

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