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Time for Change - Four Essential Skills for Transformational School and District Leaders Workshop

New Orleans, Louisiana | October 28–29, 2020
USD $689.00

Become a catalyst for school improvement by developing the skills of a transformational leader.

During this workshop, teams of teachers, counselors, building administrators, and district administrators will study four distinctive leadership behaviors proven to promote positive change: (1) communication, (2) trust-building, (3) professional capacity, and (4) universal accountability.

As active participants, you and your team will examine the research that supports these behaviors, as well as engage in practice activities designed to build your capacity. Return to your school equipped with the skills and knowledge to lead effective change, address staff resistance, and create a student-centered culture committed to high levels of learning.

  • Discover how to generate a culture of accountability.
  • Learn how to recruit, develop, and retain professional talent.
  • Strengthen staff commitment and enthusiasm for school improvement.
  • Consider how to rebuild trust with distrustful staff members.
  • Examine the origins of logical and illogical resistance in schools.
  • Gain strategies for overcoming resistance to change initiatives.
  • Identify ways to provide professional support to struggling team members.

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Wednesday, October 28th

8:00–8:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30–9:45 a.m.

Transformational Leadership
Rational vs. Irrational Change

9:45–10:00 a.m.


10:00–11:30 a.m. Critical Skill #1 - Communication
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:00 –2:30 p.m. Critical Skill #2 – Building Trust
2:00 –2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 –4:00 p.m. Reflection, sharing, and action planning

Thursday, October 29th

8:00–8:15 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15–9:45 a.m.

Critical Skill #3 – Capacity Building

9:45–10:00 a.m.


10:00–11:30 a.m. Critical Skill #4 - Accountability
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:00 –2:30 p.m. Implications for Practice
Role Play and Skill Development
2:00 –2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 –4:00 p.m. Reflection, sharing, and action planning

Events reach capacity quickly. Please confirm your registration before making travel plans.

Parking: $25 Overnight Valet; $5 self-parking; $10 Valet

In order to receive the discounted hotel room rate, please mention Solution Tree. After the deadline listed below, rates will be determined by the hotel.

Primary Hotel

Harrah's New Orleans Hotel

228 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $203.99 (includes daily resort fee)
Deadline: September 25, 2020, or until group rate is sold out

Reservations made via telephone call center will be assessed a fee of $15.00 per reservation. This fee will not apply to reservations made via the online reservation link.

Online Reservations


Harrah's New Orleans Hotel
Vieux Carre Ballroom

228 Poydras Street

New Orleans, Louisiana

Participation Information

You will receive a certificate of participation 6 weeks after the event concludes. Please check with your state department of education for CEU availability.

Additional Information

Included with your registration

Time for Change

Time for Change

Discover how to develop and strengthen the four essential skills of effective educational leaders. Inspire a shared vision of strategic change and overcome resistance through strong communication, trust building, empowerment of those you lead, and a focus on results.