2021 Leadership Academy

Leadership Matters: Moving Beyond “Change Lite” and Nurturing Full Commitment

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Anthony Muhammad
We know more about school improvement today than in any other time in human history.  Yet, so many schools remain stalled at the beginning stages of improvement and the forecast is not very promising. Without exception, the schools that collaborate and implement research affirmed practice have one thing in common; effective leadership.  This keynote will explore the keys to effectively transitioning a school or district into a model of improvement.
Anthony Muhammad is an author and international thought leader.  He currently serves as the CEO of New Frontier 21 Consulting, a company dedicated to providing cutting-edge professional development to schools all over the world.  He served as a practitioner for nearly twenty years.  Dr. Muhammad served as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, middle school principal, and high school principal.  His tenure as a practitioner has earned him several awards as both a teacher and a principal. Dr. Muhammad is recognized as one of the field’s leading experts in the areas of school culture and Professional Learning Communities (PLC).  His work has allowed him to work with schools in all 50 U.S. states, 10 Canadian provinces, the Caribbean, Africa, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Dr. Muhammad is a best-selling author.  He is the author of the books Time for Change: The Four Essential Skills of a Transformational School Leader (2019); Overcoming the  Achievement Gap Trap: Liberating Mindsets to Effect Change (2015); The Will to Lead and the Skill to Teach; Transforming Schools at Every Level (2011); Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division 2nd Edition (2017); and a contributing author to the book The Collaborative Administrator: Working Together as a Professional Learning Community (2008).  He has published 26 articles in education journals and publications in seven different countries.

In-Person or Remote?

  • We are hopeful to be able to safely gather this coming August! We are planning to hold the 2021 Academy in person, and if gathering and safety precautions require us to move to a digital space, we will make that decision by 6/15/21. If we move to a digital conference, all dates will remain the same, some adjustment will be made the daily schedule, and all registrations will be reduced in cost, and have the opportunity to change their registration status without charge until 7/23/21.

Need a Team Room?

  • There will be limited team rooms available on 8/2, after 10am on 8/5, and 8/6. Contact Mallori Longevin at the VPA for reservations. mlongevin@vpaonline.org

Cancellation Policy: For all Vermont Principals’ Association professional learning events, the VPA must be notified of any cancellations no later than 10 days prior to the event. Cancellation notifications received after the 10 day deadline will be subject to a fee of 50% of the total cost of registration.