Fun in the Hot Springs Sun: ASBA Summer Leadership Institute

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Fun in the Hot Springs Sun: ASBA Summer Leadership Institute

Join ASBA at the lake this summer and experience some fun in the sun! Register to attend the 3rd annual Summer Leadership Institute, June 16-17, 2016, in Hot Springs at the Clarion Resort on Lake Hamilton.

Dive in Thursday morning, June 16 and attend the Early Bird Workshop: Crawl, Walk, or Run – Becoming a Highly Effective School Board. How much impact can a Highly Effective School Board have on transforming and maintaining a successful school district? What can a board do to increase their effectiveness?  Learn about tools and best practices, such as strategic planning and evaluation of your superintendent, which can be used to move your district forward.

When a district has room to grow, school boards and innovative school leadership can become the catalyst for needed changes and school improvement.  It takes a district’s board, leadership, and teachers, along with the entire school community, working together to grow the best school district and ensure successful futures for its graduates. During the general conference, Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities, you will hear a mix of inspiring presentations about leadership, and success stories from school districts who have turned their local challenges into opportunities.

Paul Vitale

The strength of a team and its capacity to lead for successful change is centered on the individuals who comprise the group.  Thursday afternoon our keynote speaker, Paul Vitale, will show us significant traits that bring strength and cohesiveness to any team as he presents Inspired Teamwork and Leadership.  The traits are (1) dare to dream courageously; (2) establish a course of action; (3) empower others to imagine; (4) unite through a common bond; and (5) be resilient like none other.  Uniting for a common cause, understanding and respecting diversity, and exemplifying essential workplace skills for the next generation of leaders are all elements of his empowering and motivating presentation.

The remaining sessions will focus on new and unique programs implemented in select districts across Arkansas that are achieving great results within their schools and promoting student-focused leadership. You’ll also hear from President and CEO of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce Randy Zook, Senator Joyce Elliott, and have the opportunity to enjoy local student performances. Take a look at the Summer Institute Agenda.

Aside from all of the educational opportunities the Summer Institute will offer, Hot Springs’ historical sites, beautiful lakes and cultural events are not to be missed. Bring the family and enjoy some fun and relaxation in the Spa City!

Earn up to ten (10) boardsmanship hours and join us for some educational fun in the summer sun!  For additional conference details and hotel information, visit the conference registration page.