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    ASBA Summer Leadership Institute

    Clarion Resort on the Lake, Hot Springs


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

    Registration Link: http://bit.ly/20bev1S

    Agenda Link: 2016 Summer Leadership Institute Agenda

    Early Bird Workshop: Crawl, Walk, or Run – Becoming a Highly Effective School Board (3 hours credit)
    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?  Join us to learn more about some of the tools and best practices, such as strategic planning and evaluation of your superintendent, which can be used to move your district forward.

    General Theme: Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities (7 hours credit)

    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 2016 Summer Leadership Institute you will hear a mix of inspiring presentations about leadership, and success stories from school districts who have turned their local challenges into opportunities.

    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.

    We hope you’ll join us for both the Summer Institute and the Early Bird Workshop. Up to ten (10) hours of boardsmanship training credit can be earned. Registration and check-in will begin Thursday, June 16, at 8 a.m., and Friday, June 17, at 7:30 a.m.

    The registration fee is $195 per person through June 2, and $220 after June 2. This fee includes general sessions Thursday, June 16, from 1-4 p.m.; and the networking breakfast and general sessions on Friday, June 17, from 7:30-8 a.m. and 8 a.m.-noon, respectively.

    A separate fee of $75 per person covers the cost of the Early Bird Workshop: Crawl, Walk, or Run – Becoming a Highly Effective School Board, Thursday, June 16 from 9 a.m.-noon.

    Cancellation requests received through June 9 will be refunded at 100 percent.  Cancellation requests received after June 9 will be refunded at 50 percent. There will be no refunds for cancellations after June 15. All requests for cancellations must be in writing to kivy@arsba.org.

    Hotel Reservations
    Rooms are available for a special rate of $100 per night for either a single or double room at the Clarion on Lake Hamilton through May 23, 2016. Call 1-800-432-5145 to make reservations and mention “ASBA Summer Leadership Institute” to ensure the special rates. To learn more about the Clarion Resort on the Lake and other Hot Springs attractions, visit www.hotspringsclarion.com.

    If you have specific questions about the Summer Institute or training opportunities, please contact Dr. Anne Butcher, ASBA Board Development Director, at abutcher@arsba.org.  If you have questions about registration, please contact Kathy Ivy, ASBA Bookkeeper, at kivy@arsba.org.