Focus on Curriculum Leadership I is designed for department heads and coordinators in schools and districts who are responsible for the various curriculum areas in middle and high schools.  Coordinators and department heads hold critical leadership positions and are often chosen for their strong content knowledge and success as classroom teachers.  At the same time, they may not have had opportunities to development their own skills to be effective in their leadership roles.  This seminar series is focused on topics of leadership using the anchor text, The Culture Code, by Daniel Coyle. The text emphasizes the importance of psychological safety, vulnerability, and purpose for effective teams.  Participants will consider such issues as service, modeling, listening skills, communications, meetings, politics, and conflict management.  The sessions will be highly interactive and focused on the unique challenges that department heads/coordinators face as “middle managers.” (Participants are asked to obtain the book in advance of the first meeting.) The session will be highly interactive and focused on the unique challenges that department heads/coordinators face as “middle managers.”

Date and time:
Session 1 only: Tuesday, October 17 - in person
Time:  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: NESDEC, 28 Lord Road, Marlborough, MA

The remaining sessions will be held via Zoom on Fridays: November 17, December 22, January 12, February 9, and March 8
Time:  9:00 am to 11:00 am
Location:  Virtual

About the Presenter. . .

Dr. Anthony Bent holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and a doctorate from Boston College.  After 8 years as a classroom teacher, he became a high school department head and district coordinator in Newton and Lexington, Massachusetts.  He also served in central office positions in Lexington and Watertown.  Dr. Bent was the Superintendent of Schools in Shrewsbury, MA for 15 years and was elected president of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents during that time.  He now facilitates leadership seminars for administrative groups and school committees, and coaches superintendents and principals.

About Registration . . .  

Registration Deadline: October 6, 2023
Cost: $295 per person for NESDEC affiliates and $395 per person for non-affiliates

Payment: Registration form and either payment or purchase order are required to register. An email will be sent to the attendee to confirm registration. Registration is not automatic and will ONLY be confirmed by email. Cancellations must be received in writing/email at least 3 business days in advance of the event.  A $50 cancellation fee will be charged after that time.

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* 2. Is your district a NESDEC affiliate?

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