Open to Active COSA Members Exclusively
COSA is offering a Superintendents Leadership Institute for new, new to Oregon, and second year superintendents for the 2012-2013 school year. Veteran Oregon educators and superintendents and COSA staff will direct this year’s efforts.
Topics presented by Oregon's leading superintendents are: Strong Board and Administrative Team Relations, Negotiations, Goal Setting, Alignment of Resources, Organizational Trust and Culture, Student Achievement, and Instructional Leadership.
As part of the 2012-2013 COSA Superintendents Institute, you are automatically registered for the upcoming 2012 Oregon School Law Conference (December 5-7, 2012 - Hilton, Eugene) and the 2013 OACOA/OASE Winter Conference (Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2013 - Salishan, Gleneden Beach) at no additional cost. The Institute meets during each of these conferences. Lodging and travel costs are not included in this package.
Portland State University has partnered with COSA to offer four Graduate Credits toward the Continuing Administrators License (CAL). The COSA Superintendents Institute hours may be applied to the field experience hours required for the CAL.
Added Value for participants in the 2012-2013
COSA Superintendents Leadership Institute
Jerry Colonna, recently retired as Superintendent of Beaverton School District, is joining the workshop discussions and serving as a mentor resource for superintendents in the COSA Institute.
“Welcome to your new superintendency! I very much look forward to networking with you at the COSA workshops this year and to being a mentor resource to you as you begin your new position. There is no comparable professional support at a better value for superintendents than the COSA Superintendents Leadership Institute. - Jerry Colonna
To provide beginning Oregon Superintendents an opportunity to create a collaborative learning network focused on key leadership skills and practical strategies to help improve their individual school districts. Participants will attend a series of workshops throughout the 2012-2013 school year, scheduled in conjunction with key COSA events and conferences.
Each of the workshops listed below will be organized around a presentation related to a designated leadership topic. Perspectives unique to ESD’s and districts of varying sizes will be included in each workshop. Following each presentation, time will be provided for participants to ask questions as well as to share immediate concerns and strategic issues with experienced Superintendents. All participants will have the opportunity to share district- and ESD-specific procedures and processes for feedback from experienced Superintendents. Those participants who wish to earn 4 graduate level credits toward the Continuing Administrative License (CAL) must register through Portland State University. The COSA Institute hours may be used as part of the field experience required for the CAL credits.
Schedule for 2012-2013 Superintendents Leadership Institute
How to Get Off to a Good Start as Superintendent (Oregon Standards 1.0, 4.0)
July 31, 2012 – 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM – Eugene Hilton
Presenter: Jerome Colonna, COSA Superintendent Emeritus
Welcome: COSA Staff (lunch Provided)
Building Strong Board and Administrative Team Relations (Oregon Standards 1.0, 4.0)
July 31, 2012 - 1:00 to 4:00 – Eugene Hilton
Presenters: Nancy Golden, Superintendent, Springfield SD
Jay Kosik, COSA Mentor
Aligning Resources and Mission: Projecting Enrollment & Developing Budget Priorities (Oregon Standards 1.0, 3.0)
October 25, 2012 - 5:00 to 8:00 PM - COSA Office, Conference Room B, Salem (Dinner Provided)
Presenters: Angela Peterman, Association of School Business Officials International
Claire Hertz, Chief Financial Officer, Beaverton SD
Superintendent Evaluation (Oregon Standards 1.0, 4.0)
October 26, 2012 - 7:30 to 8:00 AM - Chemeketa Viticulture Center, West Salem (Breakfast Provided)
Presenter: Jerry Colonna
Superintendents as Instructional Leader / Off-the-Record Meeting (Oregon Standards 2.0)
October 26, 2012 - 8:00 to 11:15 AM - Chemeketa Viticulture Center, West Salem (Breakfast Provided)
Presenter: Krista Parent, Superintendent, South Lane SD
Essentials of Negotiating with Unions / Oregon School Law Conference (Oregon Standards 5.0, 6.0)
December 6, 2012 - Hilton, Eugene (Lunch Provided)
Presenters: Nancy Hungerford, Hungerford Law Firm
Darin Drill, Superintendent, Cascade SD
Pat Evenson-Brady, Falls City SD
Dealing Effectively with Personnel Issues / OACOA/OASE Winter Conference
(Oregon Standards 3.0, 5.0)
February 1, 2013 – Salishan, Gleneden Beach (Lunch Provided)
Presenters: Mary Cadez, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources, Salem-Keizer SD
Randy Schild, Superintendent, Tillamook SD