Leverage Leadership Series with Dr. Debbie McFalone
September 29, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm$699
The learning opportunity we’ve been hoping would come along is finally here.
MEMSPA is proud to bring an outstanding learning experience to our organization: The Leverage Leadership Series for administrators, facilitated by Debbie McFalone, Ph.D. Drawing on her experience as a highly skilled facilitator who’s worked with hundreds of leaders, Debbie will engage administrators in a series of five day-long learning sessions between fall of 2021 and spring 2022.
The Leverage Leadership series addresses the most critical responsibility of any principal or evaluator: to ensure that an effective teacher is in every classroom every day. This series of learning sessions is appropriate and applicable to any evaluation model, be it Marzano, Danielson, etc—-The focus is on building competence and confidence in actually holding the individualized conversations with teachers around their instructional practice. Many times principals possess the technical skills to do a classroom observation; however, no change occurs in instruction unless deep conversations are held with teachers, and they are coached for improvement through focused, intentional conversations.
Based on Bambrick-Santoyo’s book Leverage Leadership, this course is designed intentionally to sustain growth over the school year. Our first three sessions are in the fall of 2021, when principals and other leaders will learn about the Leverage Leadership philosophy, how to use our energy and resources carrying out activities that will give leaders the most “leverage” —the greatest result in teacher performance. In early 2022, leaders will have support in actually implementing this process, and will come together as a cohort to share their experiences and learn from each other. Participants will build their skills in holding vibrant, rich feedback conversations with their people, and that’s so important! This learning experience is meant to be transformational, and to enrich your leadership practice in a profound and significant way.
Developing and Nurturing Relational Trust As The Foundation For This Work,
Adopting Time Management Strategies and Naming Leadership Priorities,
Deep Work and Practice on Delivering Unique, Individualized Feedback To Each Teacher
Strategies For Receiving Leadership Feedback
Equipping Leaders With High Level Coaching Protocols, and
Helping Leaders Develop A Culture Where Feedback Thrives
This 5-part learning series will provide principals with specific skills for working with teachers in ways that impact student achievement: fostering relentless commitment to offer individualized, frequent feedback to teachers about their instructional practice, and building the capacity to offer skillful feedback and direction to teacher teams. Video clips and role playing will be used to demonstrate and practice effective principal/teacher coaching sessions.
Questions about the Program
If you have specific questions about the program, feel free to contact Debbie McFalone, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have general questions about the program, feel free to contact MEMSPA staff at email@example.com.
About the Facilitators:
Debbie McFalone, PhD is a co-author of the MEMSPA Leadership Matters program, and has co-facilitated the program since it began in 2009. She is the author of Uncommon Leadership: Live Well, Lead Strong for Courage and Integrity (2018), and is a sought-after leadership consultant, keynote speaker, and leadership coach. She draws on her experience as a principal and Area Superintendent to inform her work of empowering and equipping today’s leaders. Debbie has led learning sessions for leaders in over 60 districts, ISDs, and leadership organizations in Michigan and Wisconsin, and presented at the national principals conference in 2019.