STAYING ON TRACK: LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR ENHANCING DATA-DRIVEN DECISION MAKING, IMPROVING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND INCREASING TEST RESULTS
This session explores ten leadership skills which, based on expert opinion, are deemed to be most important for enhancing data-driven decision-making, improving student achievement, and increasing test results. Participants will explore what it means to be "skilled" in each of these leadership areas, as well as what it looks like when the leader is "unskilled." They will also explore strategies for developing their leadership abilities in these ten areas.
Further, participants will consider why many seemingly successful educational leaders find themselves in the position of being “derailed” at one time or another during their careers. The session will consider the correlation between "derailment factors" and the skills most important for enhancing data-driven decision making, improving student achievement, and increasing test scores. It will provide participants with specific models and skills for staying on track that are based on the extensive research and years of experience, which went into the book, STAYING ON TRACK, by Dale L. Brubaker and Larry D. Coble.