The course is designed to develop administrators' leadership and communication skills so they can better navigate tough school boards, lead in negotiating with unions, communicate better with community leaders, and lead their administrative teams. The Life Orientations (LIFO) survey is facilitated by accredited trainers, has been administered in over 30 countries, was developed by Dr. Stuart Atkins, and is based on the work of Erich Fromm, Carl Rogers, Peter Drucker, and Abraham Maslow. Participants will take an electronic survey in advance of the course and will receive a detailed report explaining their results during the course. The participants examine their results through the LIFO Discovery Workbook and the LIFO Bridging Workbook and work as a group to discern strengths and weaknesses and how to better manage those attributes to communicate with others in both satisfactory and unsatisfactory conditions. Participants will confirm their findings, learn to moderate and extend behaviors for better results, capitalize on behaviors to achieve success, and bridge behaviors across personalities, or learn to flex their communication styles to lead others based on the information they have learned through the survey and facilitated workbook discussions and interactions.
Registration for this event ends early due to time needed to process the surveys. You will receive a separate link to take your LIFO survey after you register. Please note: If you cancel your event registration within the allowable time you will receive a refund less the cost of your completed survey instrument.
PD Clock Hours: 6.5
Designation Points: 6.5
Registration & Refreshments: 8:30am - 9:00am
Program: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Lunch: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Please contact Jennifer Corbin with any questions or special dietary needs by Wednesday, June 6 at firstname.lastname@example.org or (815) 753-9365.
Due to changes in the Illinois State Board of Education professional development requirements, please be advised that you will be required to scan in and OUT to all professional development opportunities, in which credits are offered. Each attendee will also be required to fill out an evaluation summary in order to receive credit.