Below are upcoming opportunities to explore.

Making Questions Count: How To Build Leadership Capacity Through Inquiry Webinar – February 7th @ 2pm EST Effective questioning is a key pillar of sound leadership coaching. Education leaders who provide coaching or deliver professional learning must be equipped with high-quality questioning skills if they are going to impact the leaders they support. But what is effective questioning and how can it help you keep coaching conversations forward-thinking and constructive?  This webinar will demystify the art of questioning by exploring the tactics we’ve developed and refined over the last fifteen years. Join Dr. Francis Yasharian, Vice President of Leadership Coaching, who is a nationally-regarded thought leader in this area. He will provide you with tips and tools that you can put into practice immediately and share real-life examples from his own experience training leadership coaches and coaching school and district leaders across the country.  If you are looking to build critical leadership development skills that can immediately inform your daily work, this is one webinar you won’t want to miss.

District ‘SHARE THE SUCCESS’ PRESENTATIONS SOUGHT FOR 2019Joint Annual Conference, November 22-24, 2019. The 2018 Joint Annual Conference is a fresh memory, but it is not too early to begin thinking about the 2019 Conference. In fact, school districts and related education organizations are being invited now to submit their proposals (RFPs) for “Share the Success” panel presentations. Proposals for the 2019 Joint Annual Conference are due in the Springfield office by Friday, February 22, 2019.

Illinois Teacher Leadership Summit…an ECET2 and Powered by Teach to Lead Event  April 5-6, 2019, Decatur Conference Center and Hotel, Decatur, Illinois.  We are excited to announce the Illinois Teacher Leadership Summit.  The summit is a great opportunity for teachers to develop concrete plans to solve local problems in their districts and network with other teachers in the state.  Educators from across the state will work to collaborate, problem solve, and develop action plans to put their own expertise into action. Our hope is to attract exceptional educators from across the state to use teacher leadership as a vehicle to change the face of education.

Teach to Lead will be hosting the 17th Teacher Leadership Summit in Philadelphia, March 29-31, 2019.  As with previous “open topic” Summits, the Philadelphia Teacher Leadership Summit will bring teacher leaders and other stakeholders together to collaborate, problem solve, and develop action plans to benefit students and schools. Teams must include at least one practicing classroom teacher, and idea submissions can address any perceived area of need in schools, as long as the plan leverages teacher leadership as a key strategy for meeting that need.