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 2021-2022:
Session 1: February 3, 2022 – 5 Practices of Exemplary Leaders: Trust and Communication
Session 2: February 24, 2022 – Skillful Feedback to Foster High Performance
Session 3: March 24, 2022 – Building Your Capacity for Difficult Conversations
Session 4: April 14, 2022 – Change Leadership:  The Challenge of Adaptive Change


  • NOTE: We will be closely monitoring our current climate with the pandemic, and will be moving to a virtual environment vs. face-to-face as needed. 
  • 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)