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Thought-provoking webinars that offer strategies and solutions to support school leaders. Join us for engaging and complimentary webinars.

Register for the webinar series ONE time! 

ONE lucky education employee who attends will have their name drawn for a CASH prize!

The Webinar Host: Dr. Cindy Copich will be the webinar host each month. She  is a human resources specialist with a background in labor/employee relations, retention, and recruitment. She began her career as a kindergarten teacher and served as an elected school board member. She is the owner of Coaching Confidante which specializes in helping school districts identify and implement solutions to support teacher retention. 

Thursday, April 25

11:00 am CT 

Five Researched-Based Strategies to Improve Teacher Retention:

Leadership, Relationships, Support, Autonomy, and Appreciation 


Expert Guest: Ann Hlabangana-Clay is Delaware Department of Education's Education Associate for Educator Equity & Recruitment. She serves in the Office of Educator Excellence where she is leading the work to develop sustainable and equitable frameworks, opportunities, and partnerships through Delaware's first Grow Your Own Grant. Ann has 29 years of elementary, secondary, and college-prep teaching, coaching and leadership experience in Pennsylvania and Delaware where she enjoyed being a teacher, an instructional coach, a lead mentor, and an administrator. 

Thursday, May 23

6:00 pm CT 

Top 5 Challenges of Workplace Culture that Most Impact Teacher Retention

Expert Guest: Dr. Steven Bollar

Steve Bollar, a.k.a. Stand Tall Steve, is driven to help schools, associations, and organizations create a better culture and climate through creative innovations and encouragement. His books, Stand Tall Leadership and  Ideas, Ideas, Ideas! has been a jumping point for hundreds of organizations on how to increase morale, change the culture and improve the climate for their students and staff.

Thursday, June 20

12:00- 1:00 pm CT 

How Shame Shows Up at Work

  • Learn how shame shows up in schools, how to identify it, name it, and move through it. Participants will also learn strategies to mitigate shame.

Guest Expert: Jolene Flock-Lockwood 

Jolene Lockwood has been an educator for 37 years and has over 21 years of leadership coaching and consulting experience. She is a certified Dare to Lead™️ and Daring Classroom™️ facilitator for best-selling author Brené Brown and also does work around the world as an instructional and leadership trainer, most recently for Wyoming Workforce Services, One Health, Korea International School in Seoul, South Korea and Heritage Xperiential School in India. Jolene specializes in building and sustaining leaders that cultivate courageous cultures to transform the ways we learn, lead, and teach.

Thursday, July 18

1:00- 2:00 pm CT 

It Takes a Whole Adult to Read the Whole Child

  • Learn how to use behavior change practices to re-energize yourself in the classroom (and in life too!)

  • Develop strategies to regulate yourself to help co-regulate with your students 

  • Learn strategies of connection to help create confidence in your actions in the classroom

  • Understand how to use the power of personal reflection to create dynamic change within your classroom 

  • Learn simple yet successful tools to ignite behavior change in your classroom 

  • Discover how behavior change practices promote teacher retention 

Expert Guest: Lindsay Titus is a passionate, inspirational educator specializing in behavior change practices. She is driven to teach other educators how to transform connections and relationships with all students through securing a relationship with themselves first.  Lindsay has worked as a classroom teacher, administrator, and behavior specialist in public school, residential and private settings. She is an educator with 18 years of experience, and uses her connections with staff to share simple yet strategic tools with educators! Lindsay helps to ignite the inner-spark we all hold as educators, and helps educators transform their lives by finding their authentic purpose and passion inside and outside of the classroom setting.

Thursday, August 29

7:00- 8:00 pm CT 

Forget Band-Aids, Build a Fortress! How MTSS Creates a Rock-Solid Foundation for Learning

Participants will:

  • Explore Multi-Tiered Systems of support and impact on student achievement K-12

  • Understand the interconnectedness of MTSS, the PLC process, and teacher retention

  • Leave ready to implement or improve MTSS in their buildings with the confidence to begin the MTSS process tomorrow

Expert Guest: Michelle Helt was named the 2018 Nebraska Teacher of the Year and brings 23 years of educational experience to her role as an educational consultant with the Northwest Area Education Agency. A champion for educator growth, Michelle has actively participated in district and state committees throughout her teaching career. A strong advocate for Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), she believes they foster collaboration among educators to improve student outcomes. Michelle sees Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) as a perfect complement to PLCs, ensuring all students have the resources they need to succeed

Thursday, September 26

7:00 pm CT 

The Impact of Belonging on Employee Retention

Factors Contributing to Belonging in a School District:

  • Inclusive organizational culture that values diversity and fosters inclusivity

  • Opportunities for professional development and growth

  • Supportive leadership hat listens to and respects the voices of all staff members

  • Recognition and appreciation of employees' contributions

  • Collaborative and supportive relationships among colleagues

Expert Guest: Dr. Andrea Haynes is a seasoned educator with 24 years of experience in the field of education. Currently serving as the Assistant Superintendent for Westside Community Schools, she leads the district's HR and Operations’ teams, playing a pivotal role as a member of the district's Senior Leadership team. Recognized for her outstanding contributions, Dr. Haynes has received numerous accolades, including the "Distinguished Alumni Award" from Omaha Benson High School in 2021 and the "Administrator of the Year Award" from the Nebraska State Education Association in 2022, representing over 25,000 teachers statewide.

Thursday, October 24 

7:00 pm CT 

The Teacher Team Handbook: Simple Habits to Transform

Collaboration in a PLC at Work

Expert Guest: Dr. Chad Dumas 

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