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Practical Planning for Aspiring Leaders
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When: 10/20/2020
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: zoom
Baltimore, Maryland 
United States

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Category: Direct Instruction


Educators who want to become school leaders often confront the fact that the only way to gain the experience needed for leadership is to be in a leadership role! How do you develop the skills and competencies needed to be a Head of School when you are a Division Head or Administrator? In addition to demonstrating characteristics of effective leadership and implementing leading practices in education, there are several practical experiences and competencies that are unique to Headship. Aspiring leaders can work to gain these competencies in a variety of ways.


Unique Headship competencies include an understanding of:
  • Governance
  • Budget-making (as opposed to merely meeting a budget) and financial oversight
  • Development (as opposed to fundraising)
  • Supervision of individuals and groups (both paid and volunteer)


In this 2-hour online workshop we will discuss each of these areas and how Heads of Schools engage with them differently than other managers. We will then identify specific ways that aspiring Heads can acquire meaningful experiences in each. Aspiring leaders will leave this workshop with a list of actions they can take to gain the skills and knowledge they need as well as an understanding of how to talk about their experiences in these four areas of leadership in a job interview.


Registration details

  • Registration typically closes the day before the event date
  • A zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants the morning of the program
  • You will register (see blue button above) using your personal AIMS credentials (username and password)
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Event cost

AIMS Members: $40
NON AIMS Colleagues:  $80


Please note that NO REFUNDS will be issued for cancellations for this class after October 10th.




 Brooke Carroll is the principal Consultant and Coach with Acies Strategies, working with leaders and Boards of small schools. She provides leadership coaching, Board development, strategic planning, and Head of School search support. The content of this workshop comes from her work helping schools find their next Head, along with her experiences engaging with Head candidates who hold a variety of skills and experiences. She has seen first hand what works and what doesn’t!




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