Succession Planning Workshops (2 Part)

Tue, Mar 26, 2024, 12:00 PM EDT – Mon, Apr 29, 2024, 1:30 PM EDT
Succession Planning Workshops (2 Part)

What the Charter Leader Succession Planning Workshops Provide:

1. Content knowledge and useful tools

As a companion to MCPSA’s Succession Planning Guide, EBP @ Bellwether is providing an opportunity for charter public school leaders and board members to spend several dedicated hours creating their own succession plans for their school. We will offer tools and templates to help boards gather important information to prepare for an eventual or imminent leadership transition, initiate essential conversations with their current school leader, put in place conditions to retain strong leaders as long as possible, and mobilize to lay the groundwork for smooth transitions.

2. Opportunities for expert and peer advice

During the first of two workshops, participants will learn relevant information and content, access user-friendly tools and templates, and have the chance to ask questions of experts both during and after the session. During the second workshop, participants will work together to share draft plans, see examples from other schools, discuss successful strategies for succession planning, and build connections that will continue beyond the workshops for support and colleagueship.

3. Confidentiality

What leaders and board members ask or share in conversations will be treated confidentially, unless their safety or that of others is in question. We will inform a participant if we believe we need to break confidentiality.

How We Provide It:

1. Two Zoom Webinars

We will gather twice over Zoom, with time for introductions and building connection, as well as content delivery and access to tools and templates. We believe that participation via webinar allows for the most efficient use of time for school leaders and board members, and allows us to transcend geography

to create a community of practice statewide.

2. One-on-One Coaching

Between the workshop sessions, participants will have the opportunity to meet 1:1 with governance

experts leading the sessions, to ask questions, share drafts for comment, and discuss barriers.

Massachusetts Charter Public School Association

  • Robert Carpenter