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Educational Leadership Workshops
“Her work with teachers on classroom management is incredibly effective and helps teachers to understand their hidden assumptions and bias about student behavior. This leads to an understanding of what motivates students in the classroom and how teachers can harness that motivation to create an environment that is conducive to achievement.”
Tracy Metcalf, Principal, New Century Middle School, Moore County Schools
ELC has Workshops for:
Brown Bag Workshop
Too Much Discipline and Not Enough Time
for Instructional Leadership
For Principals and Assistant Principals
with 3 or more years of experience
What is a Brown Bag Workshop?
Principals and Assistant Principals are busy; sometimes too busy to leave campus to attend a full day of professional development. Can you spend 4 hours on TWO focused and relevant topics designed to increase your effectiveness?
Bring your “bag breakfast or lunch” and be prepared for a fast-paced “tune-up” of your current leadership knowledge, skills, and practices on selected topics.
Are you spending more time with student discipline than instructional leadership?
You will participate in a 4-hour workshop focused on two critical areas of a school leaders’ day: Instructional Leadership and Student Discipline. Participants will be given research-based strategies and tips that will improve teacher and student performance and help you prioritize the events of your day! You can reduce office referrals!
Just a Sample of Workshop Topics:
One-Day Boot Camp
Creating a 30-30-30 Day Transition Plan
For Beginning Principals Only
“This workshop couldn’t have come at a better time. The information shared was relevant, timely, and on-point. I feel better prepared to take this next step.”
L. Kinard, Principal, Thomasville City Schools, NC
(see additional comments on our Reviews page)
Congratulations! You are a “New Principal” of your ﬁrst school.
Are you ready to lead? How will you improve student and teacher performance? Where do you start? This fast-paced one-day workshop is designed for principals with 0-2 years’ experience to answer these questions and others, you have.
You will participate in a full day of facilitated hands-on planning and coaching sessions. Personalized assistance will be provided to help you identify your goals and determine priorities that will set the “tone and direction” for creating a student centered culture the ﬁrst 90 days on the job.
At the end of the day, you will leave “Boot Camp” with a customized 90-Day transition plan developed around the ELC “Top 12” School Leadership Themes:
Who are you? Your True Colors Personality Assessment
More than Buses, Books, and Behavior
For New Assistant Principals
with less than 2 years of experience
The assistant principal role is a pipeline job to the Principalship. It is important that you start preparing for the next step by assuming leadership and managerial responsibilities. How will you contribute to school improvement and student achievement? How can you enhance your instructional leadership skills, coach teachers, work with the public, and the community?
This workshop is designed to introduce beginning assistant principals to a more comprehensive view of the role of school leadership. Participants will receive strategies, tips, and information that will aid in the transition to school administration and contribute to overall school and student success.
Participants will leave the workshop knowing their job is more involved than
managing buses, counting books, and enforcing school rules.
Time To Teach Workshop
Grades PreK – 12
“Perhaps one of the most unchallenged assumptions in school settings today is that children are arriving at schooling ready and willing to behave. We have generations of students arriving at school who are not as well “socialized” as students of yesteryear. We must teach our students the behaviors we expect them to demonstrate!”
Rich Dahlgren, President- Time To Teach
Special Half-Day Workshop!
Teach-To’s: Teaching and Enforcing Procedures and Rules
Dr. Deborah Jones is a Certified Workshop Facilitator for:
Keys to Personal Success Workshop
This foundational, interactive workshop introduces participants to the powerful True Colors concepts. Using genuine True Colors materials, participants will determine their True Colors personality spectrum including their most dominant color style and learn to recognize the True Colors of others.
True Colors® is a model for understanding yourself and others based on your personality temperament. The colors of Orange, Gold, Green and Blue are used to differentiate the four central personality styles of True Colors®.
Each of us has a combination of these True Colors that make up our personality spectrum, usually with one of the styles being the most dominant.
Identifying your personality and the personalities of others using True Colors provides you with insights into different motivations, actions and communication approaches.
True Colors works because it is based on true principles and easy to remember and use – in all kinds of circumstances – from personal relationships to professional success.
Embracing Diversity with True Colors
The core of the True Colors® system identifies intrinsic values, motivations, self-esteem, sources of dignity and worthiness, causes of stress, communication styles, listening styles, non-verbal responses, language patterns, social skills, learning styles, environmental motivators, cultural appeal, negative mental states, relationship orientation, and ethical behaviors. True Colors training provides:
Keys to Successful Teambuilding Workshop
Each organization, whether it is a corporation, school, hospital, government agency, military or non-profit, requires teams of people working together to accomplish their goals. Each team best utilizes the talents and resources of its participants. True Colors provides an ideal method for choosing, mixing and motivating the team members, so that they will perform at their best in an interactive, supportive, creative, and responsible manner.
In the True Colors Teambuilding Workshop, you will learn how to work with different personality types and how to use their strengths and interests to best set up teams that efficiently handle projects, activate sales, produce products and services, interact with customers, manage and maintain their departments and the organization as a whole. This hands-on, interactive workshop provides opportunity for those who have previously completed the True Colors Personal Success Workshop to expand and follow up in the area of Teambuilding.
Whether existing or newly formed, team members learn how to bring out the best in each other, how each member’s primary color – and a representation of all colors – is important to the team’s success, and how to bring up your paler colors for the benefit of the team’s goals.
Key Benefits Include:
Full Day or Half Day Workshop
WORK OF LEADERS & 8 Dimensions of Leadership
For Leaders or Team Members at any school or district level
What is DiSC?
DiSC is a personality assessment that creates behavior profiles in four categories. The DiSC profile can help you learn more about yourself, how you respond to conflict, work with others, solve problems, etc. Participants will complete an online DiSC personality assessment prior to the workshop that will determine their DiSC Style and Leadership Profile. The profiles will be reviewed and discussed during the workshop.
The four profile categories are:
D – Dominance I – Influence S – SteadinessC – Conscientiousness
The DiSC Leadership Profile uses the Everything DiSC assessment plus additional questions that measure leadership behaviors. This provides a leadership assessment based on “The 8 Dimensions of Leadership”. Participants receive feedback about their leadership behaviors that will contribute to personal and professional growth in the following areas:
Leadership development sessions
tailored to the needs of your school or district
Dr. Jones has the experience and expertise to identify areas in your organizational leadership that need improvement, and develop a customized workshop for leaders and/or team members that address those needs.
A Sample of Some Customized Workshops:
“For Assistant Principals: Leadership for School Improvement”
Cumberland County Schools
“Time To Teach: Teach-To’s - Classroom Procedures”
Southern Middle School, Moore County Schools, NC
“Distributive Leadership: Organizing Your School Improvement
Team for Student Achievement and School Success”
Richmond Senior High School, Richmond County Schools
“Academic Achievement and Children of Poverty”
Sandhills Leadership Academy
Use the form on this page to request a custom workshop.