Parent Leadership Academy News

March 19, 2019

Family Leadership

What is leadership and why should parents care? Leadership is the ability to inspire yourself and others to take positive action in life. Every individual and organization needs leadership. What is an organization exactly? An organization is a social arrangement that pursues collective goals, controls its own performance and has a boundary separating it from its environment. Your family is one of the most important organizations in the world and your family needs leadership.

You can’t be an effective and successful leader to your children if you aren’t a leader of your own life.


I thought "Family Leadership: Becoming a Successful and Effective Parent Leader" was an insightful article and I wanted to share it with you. If you can, read it before our Mid-Point Gathering on Saturday. We focus on leadership skills on Saturday as well as discovering more about YOU and your personality/communication and leadership style!

Becoming a Successful and Effective Parent Leader

Click HERE to read about Family Leadership!

Mid-Point Gathering

Date: Saturday, March 23rd

Time: 9:00 a.m.--2:00 p.m.

Location: San Antonio College Nursing and Allied Health Center(NAHC) #218

*Lunch will be provided.*

During the mid-point gathering, you will learn about your leadership and communication style, develop a leadership plan, and set goals. The mid-point gathering will also focus on connecting with others.

The Mid-Point Gathering is always one of everyone's favorite courses! It is very interactive and you end leaving with a lot of information that helps you grow as a parent leader!

Click the link below to access SAC's campus map!

Covey's 7 Habits of Successful Families

Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Success Families

MAKE-UP Date: Monday, March 25th

Time: 9:00 a.m.--3:00 p.m.

Location: ESC-20 in the Magnolia Room (2nd Floor)

*1 hour lunch break will be provided. You can bring your lunch,

purchase lunch at the ESC-20 cafe or go offsite.*

Reminder: Participation in the 7 Habits of Successful Families is non-negotiable, meaning you must attend this course in person in order to graduate. Why? We consider this course a strong foundational course to develop leadership skills and successful elements for your family that are critical.

If you are not able to attend the March 25th session, the training is also being offered on Wednesday, April 3rd at ESC-20, 9:00 a.m.--3:00 p.m. The April session is open to any family/parent in Region 20 so it will be a mixed group.

If you plan on attending the April date, please let Kimberly know.

Another Great Parent Leader Article to Read!

How are your elective classes going?

Elective Courses

Just a reminder that you need to at least choose 2 elective courses to complete the Parent Leadership Academy in order to graduate.

All elective courses are offered at Region 20. If you are unable to attend in person, the elective courses are also available via webinar. The webinar is live (same time as face to face training).

Note: If the training is offered via webinar, it will have a webinar Session ID# and you must register with this ID# to receive the webinar link.

This week's electives!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Texas Transition 101

Parents will receive an in-depth look at the Federal and Texas Transition process used in their child’s IEP to help them be successful after graduating from high school. This training will cover the importance of self-determination and involving your child in the transition process.

*Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March18th. *

Session ID: 53106

Webinar ID: 53193

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Early Childhood Parent Toolkit

Join us as we explore the NEW ESC-20 Early Childhood Parent Plus+ Toolkit! Parent Plus + is an engaging set of activities for parents to use in playful learning with their preschool aged children. This training will train PARENTS to become actively involved in learning how to enhance student engagement with playful learning activities in the home setting. The kit includes activities aligned with the Pre-Kindergarten Guideline standards in math, reading, writing, and language development.

*Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19th.*

Session ID: 53107

Remaining MARCH Electives!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Standards-Based IEPs

With increasing accountability for improving the academic achievement of students with disabilities, school-based professionals have become more invested in the development and use of standards-based Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs). In this training, parents will be presented with the process for developing IEPs that are aligned with state standards.

*Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 25th. *

Session ID: 53108

Webinar ID: 53195

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. (1 Hour Lunch Break Provided)

Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made FUN!

**This training is specifically geared toward families with children ages birth through age six.

Would you like to put an end to temper tantrums, whining, potty training and mealtime battles... and have a great time doing it? Discover how parenting toddlers can be a joy with Love and Logic’s easy to implement techniques.

*Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26th*

Session ID: 53109

Reminder: Elective Courses

  • Please remember to register for your elective classes! If you need a refresher, please download the steps to register below.
  • The course stays open the day of the training so if you forget to register, please show up and you can register on site at the front registration desk.
  • If your name does not appear on the sign in sheet, it is likely you registered after our registration specialists printed the sign in sheets. If this is the case, please make sure you sign in at the bottom. If you are unsure if you registered or not, you can always stop by the front registration desk and have them check for you.

If you are participating in elective courses via webinar:

  • Make sure you type your name in the chat box when the webinar manager does roll call. At some point they will ask you to type your name that you are participating. When they receive your name they will check your name off the sign in sheet to give you credit for your attendance.

Don't forget you can print off certificates 1-2 days after the training.

Download the steps to access your certificate below.

Have questions about the elective courses? Email Kimberly so she can help!

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