2019-2020 Summer Admin Retreat

Join us for great professional growth and team collaboration

Target Audience

Building and district administrators, supervisors, coordinators, etc.

Workshop Description & Overview

Key strategic strengths and leadership principles are presented in each session. Content is customized by drawing upon the professional and personal goals, needs and challenges of individual class members.

Learning Outcomes:

DAY 1 / Session 1 - (5 Hours) Will focus on the CliftonStrengths Assessment results for your team and how to use them effectively.

  • Gain insights into your team’s strengths and learn to value the differences of strengths among your team members.

  • Understand and appreciate differences that will enable leaders and teams to produce at higher levels of productivity.

  • Identify and understand one’s strengths, which can help increase employee engagement, impact overall morale and understand one’s needs and that of their team members.

  • Lead in a manner that boosts morale and team performance.

Strengthening the learning prior to the day of the workshop, participants will complete the Gallup CliftonStrengths assessment, which focuses on an individual's strengths and minimizes weaknesses (but does not ignore them). According to Gallup, our society has few, if any, places where people can learn about there talents in order to capitalize on their strengths. Weakness-fixing only prevents failure, whereas strengths-building leads to excellence. In addition, organizations that fail to engage their employees are missing out on the powerful results that can come from engagement.

DAY 2 / Session 1 - Legislative & Legal Updates (Tom Ash and Nicole Donovski)

Session 2 - (4 Hours) Will focus on Building Healthy Teams

  • Review and apply the Five Functions of a Healthy Team.

  • Review and apply The Ideal Team Player attributes to your own and your team’s performance.

  • Commit to becoming an Ideal Team Player

  • Carry out Personal Action Plans to improve one aspect toward becoming a better Ideal Team Player.

The Building Healthy Teams workshop will enable teams to work together better and get to the point where they communicate more clearly about critical business issues. The organization will see increased productivity and improved communication.


The total cost per person is: $355.00

Price includes:

  • Gallup CliftonStrengths assessment
  • Materials (paper, pens, sticky-notes)
  • Food: (The following food is included in the cost of registration)
  • Continental Breakfast - both days; Refreshments during breaks (light snacks, lemonade and or iced tea, and coffee) - twice a day, both days; and Buffet Lunch - Day 1

*** If you are interested in purchasing and reading the recommended texts prior to the retreat, read the information on Texts/Resources under "More Information."

2019-2020 Summer Administrator's Retreat

Tuesday, July 30th, 8am to Wednesday, July 31st, 4:30pm

175 Hutchinson Avenue

Columbus, OH


Registration starts at 7:45 am

Continental Breakfast: 8:00 am - 8:30 am

1st Session: 8:30 am

Location: Double Tree - Worthington;

175 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus, OH 43235

Credit: 14.5 Contact Hours Provided by the ESC

Registration Fee:

$355.00 per participant (does not include hotel costs for anyone choosing to stay overnight - these costs are up to the district or individual).

To Register: Use the Click Here to Register button below and complete the Google form.

Payment Options:

Payment methods include cash, check, purchase order or credit card

(there is a 3% surcharge on all credit card payments)..

Payment can be mailed, emailed, or faxed to:

Mail to : Madison-Champaign ESC

Attn: Ashley Carey

2200 S. U.S. Highway 68

Urbana, OH 43078

Email: Ashley Carey at ashley.carey@mccesc.org

Fax: 937-652-2221

For Credit Card Payments: Contact Ashley Carey at ashley.carey@mccesc.org or call 937-484-1557


The hotel will be setting aside a block of rooms for our event for $114 a night (does not include any of their typical charges)

Room reservations are up to the individual or district; however, it is important that each guest identify themselves as a part of the Madison-Champaign Educational Service Center, and provide them with the guest name, requested type of room, requested bed type (i.e., king, double, queen, twin), check-in and check-out dates, etc. Reservations must be made at least 21 days prior to our start date (7/8/2019).

You may call: (614) 885-3334 or 1-800-870-0349 OR as the event is confirmed, we will receive a reservation link; however, remember, room reservations need to be made before 7/8/2019.

I will also need to know which districts want a conference space reserved and for which dates.

Texts / Resources:

The content of this retreat is based on two books by author Patrick Lencioni: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Ideal Team Player. While it is NOT required that you read either of the texts before the retreat, it IS recommended. As such, we have arranged for you to be able to purchase either or both of the texts through the ESC, if you wish.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: $18.00

The Ideal Team Player: $15.00

** Please indicate if you wish to order either or both of these texts through the ESC when you complete the Google form.


Tuesday, July 30, 2019 (Official Day 1):

  • Continental Breakfast / Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am

  • Session 1a (8:30 - 10:15)

  • Break: 10:15 - 10:30 (Snacks & Beverages)

  • Session 1b (10:30 - 11:45)

  • Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00 (Lunch buffet w/ water, iced tea, and coffee)

  • Session 1c (1:00 - 3:00)

  • District Meetings (3:00 - 5:00)

I have asked to set aside rooms for the afternoon -- I will need a confirmation for districts using this time / space.

Possible Receiption (5:15 - 6:00)

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 (Official Day 2):

  • Registration/Continental Breakfast: 8:00 - 8:30

  • Session 1: 8:30 - 10:15 - Legal Update / Legislative Update (Ash & Nichole D)

  • Break: 10:15 - 10:30 (Snacks and Beverages)

  • Session 2a: 10:30 - 11:45

  • Lunch on Their Own

  • Session 2b: 1:00 - 2:15

  • Break: 2:15 - 2:30 (Snacks & Beverages)

  • Session 2c: 2:30 - 4:30