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Welcome to Next Level Leadership 2021.  Learn, Lead, and Link leadership best practices to your leadership journey.  Houston ISD Office of Leadership and Teacher Development in partnership with Houston ISD Human Resources are excited to provide these sessions and learning experience for aspiring and current leaders.

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Saturday, March 27
 

8:30am CDT

General Session
During the general session, participants will receive a welcome message from Interim Superintendent Dr. Grenita Lathan, Chief of Human Resources Julia Dimmitt, and Officer of Leadership and Teacher Development Angela Milon.

The Leadership Development Department and Human Resources-Recruitment & Selection partner to provide this leadership development and networking opportunity as part of the Next Level Leadership Series and the Houston ISD’s “Grow Your Own” Initiative—Spring 2021 Leadership Summit. The theme of this leadership event—“Learn. Lead. Link.”—focuses on leading in the new environment of hybrid or blended learning, which requires a new skill set, as well as best leadership practices needed to propel current and aspiring leaders, both internal and external candidates, to the next level in their careers. Since increasing capacity of current Tier II campus leaders and “building the bench” for the next generation of principals remain among the key objectives of HISD Leadership Development and HR-Recruitment & Selection, the participants will have opportunities to learn what it takes to be a leader in HISD.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Grenita Lathan

Dr. Grenita Lathan

Interim Superintendent, Houston ISD
avatar for Julia Dimmitt

Julia Dimmitt

Chief of Human Resources, Houston ISD
avatar for Angela Milon

Angela Milon

Officer, Leadership and Teacher Development, Houston ISD


Saturday March 27, 2021 8:30am - 9:00am CDT
MS Teams Virtual

9:00am CDT

HISD Leadership Panel
Participants will hear from a leadership panel comprised of effective campus and district leaders who came through HISD leadership pipelines, from  first-year principals to experienced lead principals and School Support Officers. These leaders will provide insight into their personal journey to leadership and other valuable leadership experiences.

Moderators
avatar for Angela Milon

Angela Milon

Officer, Leadership and Teacher Development, Houston ISD

Speakers
LC

Leigh Curry

School Support Officer, South Area, Houston ISD
avatar for Michael McDonough

Michael McDonough

Principal, Bellaire High School, Houston ISD
AB

Alecia Bell

School Support Officer, Achieve 180 Area, Houston ISD
avatar for Annie Lara

Annie Lara

Principal, Browning Elementary, Houston ISD
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Traci Lightfoot

Principal, Foster Elementary, Houston ISD
avatar for Ryan Hutchings

Ryan Hutchings

Principal, Wainwright Elementary, Houston ISD


Saturday March 27, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am CDT
MS Teams Virtual

10:00am CDT

High-Level Coaching for Virtual and Face-to-Face Learning Environments
Participants will engage in the interactive experience that will expand their capacity to provide high-level coaching and development to teachers and Tier II leaders that positively impacts school culture and improves student achievement.  The experience will include applications for the virtual and face-to-face learning environments.

Speakers
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Reginald Fisher

Senior Manager, Leadership Development, Houston ISD


Saturday March 27, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
MS Teams Virtual

10:00am CDT

Kick Start Your Application: AP/Dean and Principal Leadership Pools
In this session, participants will have the opportunity to learn about HISD’s Assistant Principal/Dean and Principal Pools, including the selection process, assessments, and tips for applying.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Lum

Diana Lum

Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition, Houston ISD
avatar for Rocio Saldana

Rocio Saldana

Manager, Talent Acquisition, Houston ISD
avatar for Monica Sloan

Monica Sloan

Senior Recruiter, Talent Acquisition, Houston ISD


Saturday March 27, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
MS Teams Virtual

10:00am CDT

Lead the Way
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will explore the use of the influence to lead others rather depending on the authority and power. Participants will leave with guidelines to create a plan to for the next steps towards leadership. Information regarding aspiring leadership cohorts will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Ahmesha Graham

Ahmesha Graham

Senior Manager, Leadership Development, Houston ISD


Saturday March 27, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
MS Teams Virtual

10:00am CDT

Leader’s Credibility and Stress Management in the New Learning Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will discuss ways to gain trust of the stakeholders in the school community, be seen as competent and dynamic, and manage their emotions and stress in the new “normal” of hybrid learning and virtual interactions.

Speakers
avatar for Tetyana Yeromenko

Tetyana Yeromenko

Executive Director, Leadership Development, Houston ISD


Saturday March 27, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
MS Teams Virtual

10:00am CDT

Measuring UP: Evidence of Leadership in Hiring
Limited Capacity seats available

Measuring  UP- Participants will be able to begin quantifying accomplishments in career experiences to tell a more descriptive and evidence-based story for hiring mangers' considerations during the hiring process.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Ford

Lauren Ford

Senior Manager, Leadership Development, Houston ISD


Saturday March 27, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
MS Teams Virtual

10:00am CDT

Principals' Best Hiring Practices
In this session, aspiring leaders will have the opportunity to learn about marketing their campuses, building their hiring teams and candidate profiles, and engaging with and welcoming new teacher hires.

Speakers
avatar for Alejandro Gonzalez

Alejandro Gonzalez

Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition, Houston ISD
avatar for Adam Harrer

Adam Harrer

Recruiter, Talent Acquisition, Houston ISD


Saturday March 27, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
MS Teams Virtual

10:00am CDT

Sure Fire Ways to Increase Emotional Resilience and Combat Leadership Burnout
Limited Capacity seats available

In a recent study, district leaders, principals, and teachers reported higher levels of burnout during the Coronavirus pandemic than the general population, twice as much difficulty sleeping as a result of stress, and higher risk of depression. The sheer volume of work, implementing CDC guidelines, worrying about the social and emotional health of students and their families, and a lack of time to focus on planning, teaching, and learning were the major causes of stress that can lead to burnout. Participants will engage in deep discussion and two powerful group activities that will improve their physical, mental, and emotional health, which will ultimately help them be more effective in their roles. Participants will learn ways to inspire themselves and generate creativity to start or continue performing at a high level.

Speakers
avatar for Keyana Williams

Keyana Williams

Senior Manager, Behavioral Intervention, Houston ISD



Saturday March 27, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
MS Teams Virtual

11:15am CDT

High-Level Coaching for Virtual and Face-to-Face Learning Environments
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will engage in the interactive experience that will expand their capacity to provide high-level coaching and development to teachers and Tier II leaders that positively impacts school culture and improves student achievement.  The experience will include applications for the virtual and face-to-face learning environments.

Speakers
RF

Reginald Fisher

Senior Manager, Leadership Development, Houston ISD


Saturday March 27, 2021 11:15am - 12:15pm CDT
MS Teams Virtual

11:15am CDT

Kick Start Your Application: AP/Dean and Principal Leadership Pools
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, participants will have the opportunity to learn about HISD’s Assistant Principal/Dean and Principal Pools, including the selection process, assessments, and tips for applying.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Lum

Diana Lum

Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition, Houston ISD
avatar for Rocio Saldana

Rocio Saldana

Manager, Talent Acquisition, Houston ISD
avatar for Monica Sloan

Monica Sloan

Senior Recruiter, Talent Acquisition, Houston ISD


Saturday March 27, 2021 11:15am - 12:15pm CDT
MS Teams Virtual

11:15am CDT

Lead the Way
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will explore the use of the influence to lead others rather depending on the authority and power. Participants will leave with guidelines to create a plan to for the next steps towards leadership. Information regarding aspiring leadership cohorts will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Ahmesha Graham

Ahmesha Graham

Senior Manager, Leadership Development, Houston ISD


Saturday March 27, 2021 11:15am - 12:15pm CDT
MS Teams Virtual

11:15am CDT

Leader’s Credibility and Stress Management in the New Learning Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will discuss ways to gain trust of the stakeholders in the school community, be seen as competent and dynamic, and manage their emotions and stress in the new “normal” of hybrid learning and virtual interactions.

Speakers
avatar for Tetyana Yeromenko

Tetyana Yeromenko

Executive Director, Leadership Development, Houston ISD


Saturday March 27, 2021 11:15am - 12:15pm CDT
MS Teams Virtual

11:15am CDT

Measuring UP: Evidence of Leadership in Hiring
Limited Capacity seats available

Measuring  UP- Participants will be able to begin quantifying accomplishments in career experiences to tell a more descriptive and evidence-based story for hiring mangers' considerations during the hiring process.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Ford

Lauren Ford

Senior Manager, Leadership Development, Houston ISD


Saturday March 27, 2021 11:15am - 12:15pm CDT
MS Teams Virtual

11:15am CDT

Principals' Best Hiring Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, aspiring leaders will have the opportunity to learn about marketing their campuses, building their hiring teams and candidate profiles, and engaging with and welcoming new teacher hires.

Speakers
avatar for Alejandro Gonzalez

Alejandro Gonzalez

Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition, Houston ISD
avatar for Adam Harrer

Adam Harrer

Recruiter, Talent Acquisition, Houston ISD


Saturday March 27, 2021 11:15am - 12:15pm CDT
MS Teams Virtual

11:15am CDT

Sure Fire Ways to Increase Emotional Resilience and Combat Leadership Burnout
Limited Capacity seats available

In a recent study, district leaders, principals, and teachers reported higher levels of burnout during the Coronavirus pandemic than the general population, twice as much difficulty sleeping as a result of stress, and higher risk of depression. The sheer volume of work, implementing CDC guidelines, worrying about the social and emotional health of students and their families, and a lack of time to focus on planning, teaching, and learning were the major causes of stress that can lead to burnout. Participants will engage in deep discussion and two powerful group activities that will improve their physical, mental, and emotional health, which will ultimately help them be more effective in their roles. Participants will learn ways to inspire themselves and generate creativity to start or continue performing at a high level.

Speakers
avatar for Keyana Williams

Keyana Williams

Senior Manager, Behavioral Intervention, Houston ISD


Saturday March 27, 2021 11:15am - 12:15pm CDT
MS Teams Virtual