ACSA’s 2012 Leadership Summit features an impressive array of conference strands and workshop sessions designed by ACSA committees and councils with specific job-alikes in mind.
“We are really trying to create an event that appeals to all of our leaders,” said ACSA Assistant Executive Director George Manthey.
The Adult Education Council views this concept as a unique opportunity for educators to receive specific adult education professional learning while also having the opportunity to focus on leadership.
Kathleen Porter, director of career tech and adult education for Poway USD, is serving on the Leadership Summit Committee. She said adult education leaders who attend the summit will find both technical knowledge and inspiration.
“In today’s budget climate, many adult education programs have found themselves in uncertain and somewhat tenuous waters,” Porter said. “In response, the overall theme of the adult education strand is ‘Moving Beyond Surviving … To Striving.’ Workshop topics include building community support and partnerships, growing a vibrant fee-based community education program, promoting post-secondary transitions, and marketing with social media.”
Participants will hear about the future and value of adult education from representatives of the California Department of Education, its State Leadership Projects, leaders from a variety of adult education professional organizations, local government officials and superintendents. And it all takes place Nov. 8-10 in San Diego.
As in the last couple of years there will be a full-day pre-conference workshop, “Adult Ed 101” on Nov. 7, which is available for just the cost of a luncheon with full conference registration. In addition, an adult education strand of sessions will be incorporated throughout the summit, and will wrap up at the final general session on Saturday, Nov. 10 with the always inspirational Student Success Stories presented by OTAN.
Sessions offered in the strand include: CDE Briefing for Adult Educators; Beyond Surviving – to Thriving; Fee-based Community Education Programs; Maximizing Your In-House Resource: Adult Ed Support of K-12 Education; Creating Effective Partnerships; Promising Practices for Successful Postsecondary Transition Programs; Innovative Concurrent Credit Recovery Programs; Marketing with Social Media; Hot Topics in Adult Education; GED – What’s New; Accreditation – COE and WASC Updates; and Promising Practices.
The ACSA 2012 Leadership Summit, “iDream, iEmpower, iLead for a Brighter Future” provides opportunities for invaluable networking and offers professional development on current critical leadership and educational issues. Other strands include those from the Classified Educational Leaders Council and Equity, Achievement and Diversity for Success Committee, as well as civic education, school business and principal leadership.
For more information on this important event, visit www.acsa.org/leadershipsummit, or contact ACSA’s Educational Services Department at (800) 608-ACSA.