Ashland University Founders School Sponsors Cincinnati Leadership Seminar

Ashland University Founders School Sponsors Cincinnati Leadership Seminar

3/2/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Telego Center for Educational Improvement at the Ashland University Founders School of Continuing Education is sponsoring a Leadership Academy Seminar that will be held April 17 and 18 in Cincinnati.

“After 14 years of success in the Cleveland area, the Ashland Leadership Academy Seminar (ALAS) is coming to southwestern Ohio,” said Dr. David Silverberg director of the Telego Center for Educational Improvement. “The goal of an ALAS weekend is to provide participants with interactive presentations, featuring knowledgeable and experienced presenters, regarding contemporary issues in public education, as they impact the administrative practitioner.”

Silverberg said the “formula” for meeting this goal is a synthesis of pertinent legal analyses and updates, a review of significant, contemporary experiences from the “field,” and a sustained dialogue regarding effective and emerging leadership strategies.

The program will begin on Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with a networking reception at the Holiday Inn on Hauck Road in Cincinnati. This will be followed from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. with a dinner at Scarlet Oaks High School and a 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. presentation titled “Evoking Greatness for School Leaders, part 1” by Amy Piacentino, a Race to the Top regional specialist for the Ohio Department of Education. Piacentino also serves as a faculty member at the Center for School Transformation in Williamsburg, Va.

On Saturday, a breakfast will be held from 7 to 8 a.m. followed by a special kickoff by Dr. Michael White, author of “Tap Dancing to Work: How a Small Group of Teachers Can Conquer the Common Core.” The rest of the morning will feature Amy Piacentino’s deepening work on “Evoking Greatness for School Leaders” and Jackie Miller’s presentation on “Building Leadership Capacity in Teachers” from 11 a.m. to noon.

The afternoon sessions will include “Instructions for College Credit” by Pat Crahan; “Employee Discipline” by Ennis, Roberts & Fisher; and “Legal Updates” by Ennis, Roberts & Fisher.

The cost is $275 for the seminar only and $450 for the seminar with one hour of graduate credit. Anyone registering before March 1 receives the early bird discount rate of $400 for the seminar and credit. The cost includes all meals/snacks, seminar supplies/materials.

Those interested in the seminar may download a registration form at and send it to Carla Coon at or 121 W. Main St., Ashland, Ohio 44805. Questions about the program itself can be directed to David Silverberg at or Pat Crahan, director of AU’s Southwest Center, at 513.772.5524 or

Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###


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