2018-19 Wally Zastrow Leadership Academy

2018-19 Wally Zastrow Leadership Academy
This six session course will provide practical leadership skills as you sit at the education table in your district as well as in your career.

Participant Expectations:
Participants are expected to attend all academy sessions and complete homework assignments provided at each. Participants will also be expected to complete a leadership development goal and a school improvement project for their home district.

Discussion of what kind of school improvement project and how to manage it will take place and time will be allocated for discussing projects at each session. Participants will be expected to write up their results in a simple format and present it prior to graduation.

Three Viterbo Course Credits have been approved for those seeking credit; payment for credit will be made directly to Viterbo.

What's Included?
The Wally Zastrow 2018-19 Leadership Academy is $1,800. Price of these six, two-day Academy sessions includes:
  • Visit www.wasbo.com/leadership to review the curriculum and learning objectives
  • Coaching/Support from Academy faculty
  • Networking through online tools
  • Leadership Assessment
  • Emotional Intelligence Assessment
  • True Colors Communication Style Assessment
  • Noon meal each day
Who are the instructors?

When & where will the Academy be offered?
Session I: Taking Your Leadership Pulse
August 14-15, 2018 • WI School Leadership Center, Madison
8 AM - 5 PM on Day One, 8 AM - 3 PM on Day Two

Session II: The Leader as an Innovator
September 28-29, 2018 • WI School Leadership Center, Madison
10 AM - 5 PM on Day One, 8 AM - 3 PM on Day Two

Session III: The Leader as a Communicator
November 8-9, 2018 • WI School Leadership Center, Madison
10 AM - 5 PM on Day One, 8 AM - 3 PM on Day Two

Session IV: Building High Performance Teams
February 1-2, 2019 • WI School Leadership Center, Madison
10 AM - 5 PM on Day One, 8 AM - 3 PM on Day Two

Session V: The Leader as a Change Agent
April 8-9, 2019 • WI School Leadership Center, Madison
10 AM - 5 PM on Day One, 8 AM - 3 PM on Day Two

Session VI: Closing the Achievement and Opportunity Gap

This is a tentative schedule for "topics." Because we are starting in August instead of June, the cohort group and instructors will decide together how to make up the time lost in June. This will be determined in the August or September meeting. This will be an exercise in leadership!

The Leadership Academy will end with a Graduation Ceremony, slated for May 17, 2019 at the WASBO Spring Conference, Hyatt Regency, Green Bay.

Who should attend?
All WASBO District Professionals from all job titles including Business Managers, Facilities Directors, Bookkeepers and Custodians.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in the profession;
  • Must have input or decision-making authority for strategic decisions involving the school district;
  • Need or want talking points to describe the Academy - Leadership Talking Points
  • Written supervisory approval to participate in all six Academy sessions - Sample Letter of Support; a copy of the letter of support from your supervisor may be submitted by email to jeanne.deimund@wasbo.com or by mail to:
    Attn: Jeanne Deimund
    4797 Hayes Road, Ste 101
    Madison, WI 53704

Registration will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. For the best learning experience, a minimum of 19 participants is required. As part of the registration process, it is required that you complete two essay questions at

Full payment must be received by September 27 and
NO REFUNDS will be issued.

8/14/2018 - 4/9/2019
Wisconsin School Leadership Center 4797 Hayes Road Madison, WI 53704



Tuesday, 14 August 2018

8/14/2018 8:00 AM - 8/15/2018 3:00 PM
8:00 AM

Friday, 28 September 2018

9/28/2018 10:00 AM - 9/29/2018 3:00 PM
10:00 AM

Thursday, 08 November 2018

11/8/2018 10:00 AM - 11/9/2018 3:00 PM
10:00 AM

Friday, 01 February 2019

2/1/2019 10:00 AM - 2/2/2019 3:00 PM
10:00 AM

Monday, 08 April 2019

4/8/2019 10:00 AM - 4/9/2019 3:00 PM
10:00 AM

Friday, 17 May 2019

7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
7:30 AM

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