Iowa ASCD - Summer Retreat - July 26, 2012

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             “Celebrating 65 Years in 2012-2013”

Agenda

Iowa ASCD Executive Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, July 26, 2012 (9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.)  

Location:  Viterbo University Iowa Center, 4949 Westown Parkway, Suite 195, West Des Moines, IA  50266  

Norms for Meeting:  

  • Listen for Understanding
  • Speak to Be Truthfully Understood
  • Confront the Tough Challenges
  • Come Prepared
  • Start on Time and End on Time
  • Value Diversity
  • Honor Confidentiality
  • Have Fun

Preparation for Meeting: 

  • Complete committee meetings no later than July 16, 2012
  • Share with Lou Howell (L1313@mchsi.com) updates for directors no later than July 19, 2012
  • Review documents prior to meeting; be prepared to discuss and/or take action when appropriate. 

Directors:  Kelly Adams, Pam Armstrong-Vogel, Julie Davies, Allan Eckelman, Jason Ellingson, Juli Grotewold, Lou Howell, Becky Martin, Ottie Maxey, Leslie Moore, Susan Pecinovsky, Tina Ross, Elaine Smith-Bright, Kym Stein, Cindy Swanson, Marcia Tweeten, Kevin Vidergar, Chris Welch, Jan Westerman-Beatty,  Amy Wichman, Sue Wood, Stephanie Rosenburg-Wager (ad hoc

Focus on Our Group Norms:

  • Listen for Understanding, Speak to Be Truthfully Understood, Confront the Tough Challenges, Come Prepared, Have Fun, Start on Time and End on Time, Value Diversity, Honor Confidentiality

Networking:  8:30 – 9:00 A.M. Coffee and “goodies” available

I.   Welcome (9:00 A.M.)  (President, Jason Ellingson)

  • Welcome by Executive Director and “Passing of the Gavel” (Lou Howell, Executive Director)
  • Review of Agenda and Group Norms (Jason Ellingson, President)
  • Welcome Activity
    • Introduction of New Members
    • “Veteran Members” share an accomplishment/strength that another board member brings to Iowa ASCD.  (Purpose:  To introduce new members to the veteran board)

II .   Current Reality (9:30 A.M.) (Executive Director, Lou Howell) 

III .   Break and Networking – Reflect on “Where Would I Like to See Iowa ASCD?” (10:15 A.M.)

IV .   Desired State (10:30 A.M.) (President, Jason Ellingson) 

  • Moving Forward -  “So Where Would You Like to See Iowa ASCD Go/Become?”
  • Goals of President

V.      Gap Analysis (11:15 A.M.) (President, Jason Ellingson and Executive Director, Lou Howell) 

  •    What’s Missing?  What’s a Priority?  How Might We Get There?

VI.    Working Lunch – Continuing the Conversation – Getting to Root Cause  (11:30 A.M.)   Board Directors Pair and Square to Continue the Discussion

VII.   So What’s Your Take?  (12:15 P.M.)

  • Root Cause – Why the Gap?  Ways to Eliminate the Gap?  (Whip led by Executive Director, Lou Howell)

VIII.   Digging Deeper into Solutions   (12:35 P.M. with break built in) (President, Jason Ellingson)

  • Identification of 3 – 4 Priorities
  • Directors Self-Select by Passion/Interest
  • “Teams” Address Priorities with . . .
    • Identification/Update of Specific Goal
    • Identification/Update of Evidence Accepted as “Proof of Attainment”
    • Identification/Extension/Update of Specific Actions/Activities
    • Identification of Person(s)/Team(s) Responsible for Goal and Actions/Activities

IX.     Sharing Out of Goals and Actions/Activities (2:00 P.M.) (Executive Director, Lou Howell)

  • “Teams” Share Priorities with . . .
    • Identification/Update of Specific Goal
    • Identification/Update of Evidence Accepted as “Proof of Attainment”
    • Identification/Extension/Update of Specific Actions/Activities
    • Identification of Person(s)/Team(s) Responsible for Goal and Actions/Activities
    • Information will be organized and presented as “updated strategic plan” at October Board Meeting for review and reflection

X.     Business Meeting (2:30 P.M.) (President, Jason Ellingson)

XI.            Next Steps (3:30 P.M.) (Executive Director, Lou Howell)

  • SAI Conference – Booth
  • Expense Forms
  • Calendars of Work – Job Description
  • The Source

XII. Reflection on Day (3:45 P.M.) (President, Jason Ellingson)

  • How did today help us move forward and/or solidify where we stand?

XIII. Closing and Adjournment (3:55 P.M.) (President, Jason Ellingson)

Next Meeting – October 17, 2012 – 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. - Home of Pam Vogel  

Action on the following:

  • Minutes
  • Finances

 Professional Development

  • Advocacy and Influence

 Discussion with possible action:

  • Strategic Action Plan Update
  • Committee to Work on Affiliate Recognition Application for 2013
  • Updates on all Teams’ Work
    •   Membership
    •   Technology
    •   Fall institute
    •   Curriculum Leadership Academy
    •   Grade-Level Conferences
    •   Summer Institutes
    •   Advocacy and Influence

*  Blue Sapphire:  Symbol of 65th anniversary; symbol of clarity, strength, multifacets, symmetry, and high value.