Building a Culture of Excellence

09:00 - 15:00

Exact dates to be confirmed

Exact venue to be confirmed

Chiang Mai, Thailand


This workshop has been postponed due to travel and health uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus.  The new dates will be confirmed soon.  

Baht 32,500 per participant​


Team of 3

Baht 78,000 per team

Target Audience

School Leaders 


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:

  1. Re-establish their why & their purpose for the work they do. 

  2. How to develop processes, frameworks and systems.

  3. What it takes to lead learning in your school.

  4. How to build a culture of excellence.

  5. How to incorporate new initiatives without hurting your culture.

  6. Mastering difficult conversations.


Attendees will gain the following practical skills:

  1. Effective Communication - addressing the “awfulizers” (negative people) in their organization.

  2. Build Capacity - empowering everyone in the organization to see themselves as leaders.

  3. Effective change - how to create a process for implementing effective change

  4. Addressing Underperformance - re-igniting those who have lost their way.

  5. Overcoming the average in your organization. 

  6. Hiring for excellence - process for improving culture.

Intended Mindset Shift

  1. Re-think your why, regain/strengthen your sense of purpose, and  take inventory regarding your personal excellence and what drives your work every day. 

  2. Live your excellence everyday and overcome average.

  3. Failure Recovery - overcoming fear & establishing the confidence to lead your school. 

  4. How to establish and lead with your core principles.

  5. No student or staff member wants to be a failure - inspiring greatness in everyone in your organization. 


Day 1

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.

Day 2

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.

Course Leader

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.