The Value of Membership

"I could not have survived 30 years in school business without the support I've received from ASBO. No matter how much you may think your problem is unique, it's not. I've always found support from colleagues facing the same issues no matter where they work, and I've shared solutions. We have a lot to learn from one another, so I value my memberships in Tri-State ASBO, New Hampshire ASBO, Vermont ASBO, and ASBO International."
 
—John Aubin, South Burlington School District, South Burlington, Vermont
Member since 1992

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Schedule

Professional Development & Events

Schedule is subject to change.

Tuesday, July 10

Reception & Dinner

Leadership in Four Directions: Benjamin Franklin and the Continental Congress
As a leader, you “lead in four directions: toward your supervisor, your peers, your direct reports, and yourself! Through this session, you will gain a deeper understanding of your multi-faceted leadership roles, learn how to lead more confidently in every direction, and bring more value to your organization.
 

Wednesday, July 11

Breakfast Included at Hotel

Organizational Culture and Change
Organizational culture gives employees identity, facilitates collective commitment, promotes social system stability, and shapes behavior by helping employees make sense of their surroundings. After considering this carefully, you must aim to align the complexities of your organization’s culture with its mission, vision, purpose, and strategy. As we examine this phenomenon, we’ll also discuss how you must often change the culture of your organization to effect success.

Turning Negative Heat into Positive Energy
As communities take a more critical look at education systems, school leaders are expected to lead high-level changes on demand. Sometimes, unfortunately, the only change that occurs is a change in leadership. This presentation lays out a roadmap for leading effective change based on solid research, then translates that research into common-sense actions that will help you lead change under pressure!

Attendee Lunch

Walking Tour of Independence Park
Step into some of the most iconic settings of change-leadership in United States history: Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were debated and signed; Congress Hall, where the U.S. Congress met from 1790 to 1800; and Old City Hall, where the first Supreme Court was housed. Then, learn how the Liberty Bell’s resounding message was heard throughout the growing pains of a young nation and still rings true today.

Attendee Dinner
Discussion: Thoughts About Today’s Experience
How can we apply today’s experiences to leadership in your district?
 

Thursday, July 12

Breakfast Included at Hotel

Building and Leading Effective Organizations Through the Power of Positive Psychology
Positive psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that we all want to lead a meaningful and fulfilling life; to cultivate what is best within ourselves; and to enhance our experiences of love, work, and play. This interactive workshop includes a discussion of how to increase well-being, happiness, and resilience. A pre-workshop survey will help you discover and reflect on your own unique strengths.

Recruit, Develop, and Retain the Best
Stay tuned for more information on this session.

Attendee Lunch

Benjamin Franklin Museum and Courtyard
Learn about the life and legacy of one of Philadelphia’s most famous residents by touring the museum dedicated to him and the courtyard where his home once stood.

Enjoy Philadelphia!
Explore the city on your own.
 

Friday, July 13

Breakfast Included at Hotel

Strategic Leadership
Stay tuned for more information on this session.

Wrap-Up and Conference Conclusion

Conference concludes at noon.
*Boxed lunches provided.