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VPA, Spring 2024 Book Groups

The VPA is offering two book groups this spring. Anyone is welcome to join. The Why Not Challenge Book Group begins on February 28th, and Bumbling Humans begins on March 20th. Each book group is four sessions and each occurs on Wednesday afternoons.

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In-Person, April 17th
Ted Lasso, Lessons in Leadership & More

Positive culture shaped by school personnel has never been more important and lays the foundation for everyone’s success. Participants in this full day workshop will be inspired to apply high leverage, research based practices from Ted Lasso and other great leadership researchers. We will take a look at Ted Lasso’s play book of Knowing Your Why, The Power of Trust, The Power of Inspiring, Growing Your People, Relationships, Servant Leadership and Collective Efficacy. Participants will engage in reflection, meaningful dialogue with colleagues and laughter.

April 17th, VSBIT Office, Berlin, VT

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Waddington Cohorts Reunion

Early Bird Discount for Registrations before March 1

Equinox Resort
May 13th & 14th

This reunion is designed for educational leaders who have participated in Waddington Cohorts 1 through 14 and Waddington Cohorts 2.0, 2.1 and 2.2 to come together, reconnect, share learned and applied leadership skills and reengage in CCL content that stimulates positive system change.

Currently Enrolling

  • Mentor Training
    Date(s): Rolling
    Mode: Multiple Options
    Hours: 3.5 hrs
    Target Audience: Experienced School Leaders, Retired School Leaders
    Cost: No cost to VPA Members
  • The Why Not Challenge Book Group
    Date(s): Starts Feb 28, 4 Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:30
    Mode: Book Group, Online
    Hours: 8 professional learning hours
    Topics: Leveraging Partnerships to Support School Budgets/Initiatives
    Target Audience: School Leaders
    Cost: $100
  • Bumbling Humans, VPA Book Group
    Date(s): Starts March 20, 4 Wednesday 4pm to 5pm
    Mode: Book Group, Online
    Hours: 8 hours of professional learning
    Topics: Purpose & Direction Through Complex Times
    Target Audience: Educators
    Cost: $100
  • Ted Lasso, Lessons in Leadership & More
    Date(s): April 17th, 8:30 to 3:30
    Mode: In-Person Conference
    Hours: 7 professional learning hours
    Access: VSBIT Training Room, Berlin, VT
    Target Audience: School Leaders
    Cost: $250, includes lunch
  • Waddington Cohorts Reunion
    Date(s): May 13 & 14
    Mode: In-Person Conference
    Hours: 9 professional learning hours
    Topics: Reconnect with colleagues & lessons from your Waddington cohort
    Access: Equinox Resort, Manchester VT
    Target Audience: Members of Cohorts 1-12
    Cost: Early Bird, $275, After March 1, $310

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Bring the VPA to You

Contact the VPA to review available dates and costs in bringing the VPA to your learning community.

Asynchronous Resources

  • VPA Podcast
    Mode: Audio
    Topics: School and Athletics Leadership
    Access: Episodes Released 2x Month, Apple Feed
    Target Audience: All
  • Topics: Varied
    Access: Open
    Target Audience: All
  • Equity Initiative
    Mode: Reading/Links
    Topics: School Leadership Contracts
    Access: Open
    Target Audience: School Leaders
  • Social Emotional Learning Bundles (CCL)
    Mode: Online Course/Materials
    Hours: 20
    Topics: Social Emotional Learning
    Access: Email VPA if interested
    Target Audience: School Leaders and Teachers

Annual Cohorts

  • Waddington Leadership Initiative
    Date(s): Applications to Cohorts–typically are open in Late October each year
    Mode: In-Person
    Hours: 52
    Topics: School Leadership
    Target Audience: School, District, & Aspiring Leaders
  • Community of Care
    Date(s): Enrolls each summer
    Mode: Online
    Hours: 10.5
    Topics: Community Care Leadership, Current Events
    Target Audience: School, District, & Teacher Leaders
  • Leading Vermont Schools (CVEDC offering)
    Date(s): Enrolls each spring
    Mode: In-Person
    Hours: 4 course credits with St. Mikes
    Topics: School Leadership in Vermont, led by Jay Nichols
    Target Audience: New School Leaders, New to VT School Leaders, & Aspiring
  • VPA Leadership Course 2.0
    Date(s): Enrolls each Spring/Summer
    Mode: In-Person
    Hours: 3 graduate credits with VSU (6 full day meetings through the school year)
    Topics: Communication, Budgets, Equity Leadership, Leadership Development & More
    Target Audience: Active School Leaders

Ongoing VPA Supports

Partner Resources/Events