Pasadena Unified Sponsors Leadership Training for Parent Leaders

Published : Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | 7:33 PM

Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) parents who serve on school or district parent leadership committees and councils are invited to attend the district’s Parent Leadership Institute on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Edison Professional Development Center located at 119 W. Palm Ave., Altadena. The Parent Leadership Institute is sponsored by PUSD’s Family Resource Center as part of its work in engaging parents in support of student achievement.

“To move our district forward, the relationship between our schools and parents must continue to focus on student achievement,” said Interim Superintendent Brian McDonald, Ed.D. “We are fortunate to have parents who take on leadership roles at the school or district levels, and whose investment of time can have such a tremendous impact on the children of PUSD.”

The day begins with opening remarks by McDonald, followed by a keynote address on collaborative leadership led by Diane Burbie, an experienced facilitator/trainer who has worked with diverse companies and groups on diversity, conflict resolution, leadership styles and organizational communications systems. Afternoon workshop topics include:

• Parliamentary procedures 101
• Effective meeting strategies
• An overview of English Learners in PUSD: How language skills are developed
• The role and function of school site councils in school governance
• Naviance: the college & career planning software
• Recruiting parents to attend afterschool meetings

Subject: Parent Leadership Institute for PUSD Parent Leaders

Date/Time: Saturday, September 20, 2014

8:00 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast
8:20 a.m. Program Begins – Superintendent’s Opening Remarks
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
2:00 p.m. Conclusion

Location: Edison Professional Development Center
119 W. Palm Ave., Altadena

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