Building a Culture of Excellence
09:00 - 15:00
May 15 - 16, 2020
Exact venue to be confirmed
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Baht 32,500 per participant
Team of 3 or more
Baht 28,500 per participant
Registration is open for this workshop. Seats are available.
Eradicate Average! CULTURIZE Your School. Average schools don’t inspire greatness—and greatness is what our world needs if we are going to produce world-changing learners. In the course of this workshop, author and education leader Jimmy Casas will share insights into what it takes to cultivate a community of such learners.
You will learn :
How “soft skills” can be honed while meeting and exceeding academic standards of twenty-first-century learning
How to ensure your learners feel cared for and empowered
How to create an environment where all learners are challenged and inspired to be their best
Attendees will gain the following:
Re-establish their why & their purpose for the work they do.
How to develop processes, frameworks and systems.
What it takes to lead learning in your school.
How to build a culture of excellence.
How to incorporate new initiatives without hurting your culture.
Mastering difficult conversations.
Attendees will gain the following practical skills:
Effective Communication - addressing the “awfulizers” (negative people) in their organization.
Build Capacity - empowering everyone in the organization to see themselves as leaders.
Effective change - how to create a process for implementing effective change
Addressing Underperformance - re-igniting those who have lost their way.
Overcoming the average in your organization.
Hiring for excellence - process for improving culture.
Intended Mindset Shift
Re-think your why, regain/strengthen your sense of purpose, and take inventory regarding your personal excellence and what drives your work every day.
Live your excellence everyday and overcome average.
Failure Recovery - overcoming fear & establishing the confidence to lead your school.
How to establish and lead with your core principles.
No student or staff member wants to be a failure - inspiring greatness in everyone in your organization.
Session 1: Living Your Excellence
Effective educators know they cannot ask others to do what they are not willing to do themselves. In this opening session Jimmy sets the tone by sharing his shortcomings and the critical truths that he learned the hard way on his path to becoming a state and national award winning principal.
Session 2: Culturizing Your School
You will learn what it takes to raise expectations for all staff, foster the belief in one’s ability to achieve, and create an environment where everyone has the opportunity to leave their legacy.
Session 1: Becoming a More Effective Leader
The distribution of leadership within a school is essential to ensure positive change and should not be left to chance. Every staff member has the capacity to lead and shape successful and sustainable reform. Learn how to build teacher leaders across your organization.
Session 2: Addressing Your Average
Identify, discuss, and address the average in your organization so average doesn’t become the standard.
Jimmy Casas served twenty-two years as a school leader, including fourteen years as Principal at Bettendorf High School. Under his leadership, Bettendorf was named one of the Best High Schools in the country three times by Newsweek and US News & World Report.
Jimmy was named the 2012 Iowa Secondary Principal of the Year and was selected as one of three finalists for NASSP 2013 National Secondary Principal of the Year. In 2014, Jimmy was invited to the White House to speak on the Future Ready Schools pledge. Jimmy is also the author of four books, “What Connected Educators Do Differently,” “Start. Right. Now. - Teach and Lead for Excellence,” the best-selling book “Culturize – Every Student. Every Day. Whatever it Takes,” and his latest release, “Stop. Right. Now. – The 39 Stops to Making Schools Better.”
Jimmy currently serves as an adjunct professor for Drake University, teaching courses in educational leadership. Finally, he is the owner and CEO of J Casas & Associates, an educational leadership company aimed at organizing and providing world class professional learning services for educators across the country.