Lead, Learn & Connect

Region 6 Leadership Professional Development Opportunities

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Redefining the Role of Principal as Leader of Leader

Join us for a full-day professional learning experience with George Thompson, President of the Schlechty Center. Thompson will discuss how the role of principal as leader of leaders is more about creating a focus on engagement and establishing a culture of engagement. Gain access to the Schlechty framework that principals can use to self-assess their school’s capacity to increase a focus on engagement.

September 17, 2018

Session #328166

Matt Pope: Systemic Leadership to Raise Achievement

Raising achievement requires a coherent, strategic focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning in all classrooms and by transforming the school’s culture. Bring your leadership team to this full-day workshop to learn how to transform your school by changing adult behaviors to impact student outcomes

October 18, 2018

Session# 323595

Marzano Center Essentials: Achieving Rigor Series

4 Sessions all with 2 dates for optional attending

Capturing Kids Hearts

November 1-2, 2018

Session ID: 331981

February 11-12, 2019

Session ID: 331980

Crucial Conversations

A crucial conversation is a discussion between two or more people where the stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong.

This is a two-day course that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics.

Session Dates:

September 25-26, 2018

January 30-31, 2019


Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done from the creators of Crucial Conversations brings you a training that teaches individuals how to increase focus on the most meaningful work, organize information, prioritize commitments, create mental space for innovation, and achieve stress-free productivity. It's productivity with purpose, or in other words, getting more of the right stuff done.

  • TURN CHAOS INTO CONTROL: Participants learn a system to reduce mental clutter and take control of their thoughts and tasks.
  • ALIGN FOCUS AND ACTIONS: Once in control, participants learn practical skills to reduce decision fatigue and focus on next actions.
  • INCREASE PRODUCTIVE MOMENTS: These skills applied consistently to the right tasks and projects create more stress-free, productive moments.
  • IMPROVE INDIVIDUAL EFFECTIVENESS: Productive moments yield increased reliability, efficiency, and effectiveness in the projects and moments that matter most.

Session Dates:

October 9, 2018 ID#319406

March 5, 2019 ID#324260

Impact Coaching

The Impact Coaching Training is a NEW, two-day companion training for T-TESS and T-PESS appraiser preparation. The training focuses on helping appraisers learn specialized coaching skills, tools, and competencies to utilize in the T-TESS and T-PESS observation cycles.

Outcomes from the Training:

  • Continue integrating the ideals and practices of coaching throughout the "school" community
  • Cultivate a culture of growth, development, support, and coaching that is intentional
  • Individually and collectively align our skills, knowledge, and responsibilities to the role of the coach
  • Enhance planning, reflecting, problem-solving, and instructional capabilities for self and others

Session Dates:

November 5-6, 2018

Session# 330325

Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL)

AEL is a three-day training required for T-TESS appraisers in the state of Texas who have not completed the ILD course. The intent of the AEL training is to:

  • Develop the skills necessary for campus leaders to build and sustain positive, collaborative cultures focused on improving instruction and student performance
  • Provide practical and relevant examples from the field with a balance of research to allow instructional leaders to engage in the difficult decisions and challenges faced by the 21st school leader
  • Increase awareness and understanding of soft skills and how they enhance an individual interactions, career prospects, and job performance

Session Dates:

September 25-27, 2018

January 8-10, 2019



The Texas Principal Evaluation and Support System is a two-day training required for T-PESS appraisers in the state of Texas.

T-PESS is driven by four key priorities for principal evaluation:

  • Personify continuous growth and improvement
  • Guide self-refelction
  • Inform professional development
  • Improve leadership quality

Session Dates:

September 26-27, 2018



The Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System is a three-day training required for T-TESS appraisers in the state of Texas.

T-TESS is driven by four critical components:

  • Appraisals are measured against the Texas Teacher Standards and research-based, pro-practices outlined in the T-TESS rubric
  • Results and data are used to inform professional growth, interventions, support and development as a cycle of continuous improvement
  • Teacher self-reflection on pedagogy and practices is authentic and correlated with impact on student performance

Session Dates:

September 4-6, 2018

January 15-17, 2019