Leadership Development Program Open to Administrators
The MCPS Leadership Development Program for central services administrators and business/operations administrators will begin with a new cohort on January 6, 2016. The program enables administrators to better meet the challenges of their current positions, while also preparing them for future promotional opportunities. The program parallels the leadership development program for school-based leaders.
The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 20. More information is available here.
The program includes activities organized to give participants an opportunity to discuss and apply leadership theories in their current administrative positions. Seminars and application sessions will be the primary vehicles for knowledge acquisition and innovation. The program is offered in two phases with six full-day monthly seminars each. The morning session is devoted to the review and discussion of current research on topics related to executive leadership and management practices. The afternoon session will be a Leadership Practice Community, where participants will share best practices and engage in problem-solving activities.
An informational/recruitment workshop will be held from 2–3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11 in Room 162T at Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Dr., Rockville, to answer questions and clarify the program requirements. Attendance is not required to apply. For additional information, contact Moreno E. Carrasco, director of the Secondary Leadership Development Program, at 301-279-4458.
Registration Open for Supervising and Evaluating Performance Courses
Registration for Supervising and Evaluating Performance (SEP) courses is now available on PDO. SEP is a course designed to enhance the leadership skills of supervisors and managers who write evaluations for SEIU and MCBOA members. The belief of the course is the importance of supporting professional growth for all employees.
Course content includes looking at the core competencies and standards; observing and conferencing with employees; using professional growth tools such as improvement plans and the Performance Improvement Process, and writing evaluations using a variety of sources of data over time. The course will last four days, with a fifth day specifically for MCBOA members who supervise other MCBOA members. Note: Participants must currently be in supervisory positions to participate in this course.