The Michigan ASCD Instructional Leadership Institute is a four part professional development series led by Debbie McFalone. This program is for new and seasoned instructional leaders, teacher leaders and content consultants. As well as providing insight into effective mentoring and coaching practice, the series will provide a forum for instructional leaders to gather together and dialogue about current issues in the fields of leadership, curriculum and instruction, as well as provide each participant with current and relevant practices and tools.

The overall purpose of this seminar for new and experienced central office instructional leaders, content consultants and teacher leaders is to strengthen their confidence, efficacy and competence for the important work they do in their districts.

Dates for 2022-2023:
Session 1: October 12, 2022 – The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership; Nurturing and Maintaining Relational Trust; The Power of Resilience in Leadership, Your Own Leadership Vision
Session 2: November 30, 2022 – Offering Skillful Feedback, Holding Coaching Conversations That Impact Performance, Valuing Compassion and Empathy, Finding the Courage to Work with Resistant Staff
Session 3: January 25, 2023 – Planning and Holding Difficult Conversations, The Will and Skill Level of Teachers, Moving Your Teachers Into High-Functioning Teams, Equipping Your People to Grow in Equity, Diversity and Belonging
Session 4: February 22, 2023 – Quality Decision-Making for Leaders, The Research Connection Between Hope and Learning, Strategies to Integrate Positivity and Resilience Into Your Culture, Building Organizations Focused on Well-being
  • NOTE: We will be closely monitoring the climate regarding the pandemic, and will be moving to a virtual environment vs. face-to-face as needed. 
  • All sessions begin at 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • All face-to-face sessions take place in the lower level meeting space at Michigan ASCD, located at 1980 College Rd. Mason MI 48854 and include a light breakfast and lunch.
  • Each session participants will be eligible for 5 SCECHS
  • Member Cost: $550.00 ($500 registration, $50 materials)
  • Non-Member Cost: $625.00 ($500 registration, $75 membership, $50 materials)