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  1. 1. 20082008 Leadership SummitPartners in Creation Santa Fe, New Mexico November 13-15, 2008
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  3. 3. Table of Contents:National Academy Foundation Information and Mission.................. 4Letter from the President .................................................................. 5Agenda ............................................................................................... 6Speakers ........................................................................................... 11Working Groups ............................................................................... 13Hotel Map ......................................................................................... 142008 Santa Fe, New Mexico November 13-15, 20082008 Leadership Summit 3Partners in Creation
  4. 4. National Academy Foundation The National Academy Foundation (NAF) is an acclaimed national network of high school career academies predominately based in urban districts—schools within schools—with rigorous, career-themed curricula created with current industry and educational expertise. Each year, NAF serves more than 50,000 students in over 500 Academies in 40 states and the District of Columbia through the Academy of Finance, the Academy of Engineering, the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism, and the Academy of Information Technology. NAF was founded by Sanford I. Weill, Chairman Emeritus of Citigroup Inc., as a partnership between business leaders and educators. Employees of more than 2,500 businesses support NAF students by securing paid internships, volunteering in classrooms, acting as mentors, and serving on local Advisory Boards. NAF’s record of success with 90% graduation rates and more than 80% of these graduates going on to college, has garnered the support of corporations, public policy makers, and foundations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For more information visit Mission The mission of the National Academy Foundation (NAF) is to sustain a national network of career academies to support the development of America’s youth toward personal and professional success in high school, in higher education, and throughout their careers. National Academy Foundation 39 Broadway, Suite 1640 New York, NY 10006 Phone: (212) 635-2400 Fax: (212) 635-2409 www.naf.org4 2008 Leadership Summit Partners in Creation
  5. 5. Dear 2008 Leadership Summit Attendees:All of us at the National Academy Foundation welcome you to beautifulSanta Fe, New Mexico. At this year’s Leadership Summit, we will focuson collaboration among the entire NAF network. By harnessing the bodyof knowledge contained within the network, we can help each other todevelop and build Academy leadership – a major indicator of our abilityto maximize the Academy impact on high school students. We have builtthe 2008 Summit to give you new tools to develop and maintain strongleadership for your local Academy.This year’s Leadership Summit focuses on the key elements of theAcademy model; • Curriculum • Advisory Boards • Internships • Academy LeadershipThe Summit will help you to focus your efforts on the ground byproviding opportunities to have conversations and interaction aroundthese key elements.NAF is committed to your success and to supporting the NAF network.Thank you for joining us for this year’s Leadership Summit; it is alwaysexciting to have the time to gather together and learn.Sincerely,JD HoyePresident, National Academy Foundation 5
  6. 6. Agenda: Thursday, November 13 10:00 – 5:00 Registration/Information Office 1:00 – 5:00 Pre-Conference Working Group Sessions (by invitation) • AOE Work Session, Barranca A • Bidders Conference, Caldera B • ASPIRE, Barranca B 1:00 – 4:30 Collaboration Network Strategies for Directors (advance sign-up only limited to 25 participants each), Vista B • 1:00 – 2:30 - Session 1 • 3:00 – 4:30 - Session 2 This session provides participants with hands-on experience in learning the many features of the NAF Collaboration Network, tailored to the needs of Academy Directors. Participants will learn how to leverage online video and print resources, discussion groups, and blogs to activate their Academy and help them collaborate with other Academies across the country. To sign up in advance, please e-mail Laura Fidler (, and let her know which Session you plan to attend 6:00 – 7:00 Evening Reception, Pueblo 2/3 For all conference participants - Come and socialize with your colleagues from the NAF network. Make new connections, or revive old ones, as you prepare for the Leadership Summit and the remainder of the year Friday, November 14 Daily Theme: Updates and Information on NAF Initiatives 7:00 – 4:00 Registration/Information Office 7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast, Pueblo 2/3 8:30 – 9:30 Opening Session (For all conference participants), Tewa 2/3 Join NAF’s President, JD Hoye and network leaders who will outline progress on the key issues you have raised as being critical to your local implementation. After this session, you will have a stronger understanding of NAF’s evolving model and future plans in the following areas: • Curriculum • Advisory Boards and Internships • Academy Support • Online Collaboration • Student and Alumni Initiatives6 2008 Leadership Summit Partners in Creation
  7. 7. 9:30 – 2:00 Updates on Key NAF Initiatives For all conference participants - These interactive sessions will provide you with more specific information relating to the following key areas and opportunities to consider the implications for your Academy with fellow directors: • Curriculum – Learn about new NAF courses, including content, instructional strategies, assessments, course access, key features, benefits, adaptations, and supports. Provide input on new courses currently in development for 2009-10, and receive guidance about course sequencing. Receive updates on NAF’s progress for certification, and national articulation agreements. Get questions answered about course access, specific features, benefits, adaptations, and supports. After this session, you will be able to explain NAF’s curriculum directions and future plans to all constituents in your Academy. Facilitators: Andy Rothstein, Laura Fidler • Advisory Boards and Internships - Learn about the resources available to support advisory board and internship development, as well as plans for additional resources to support your work. After this session, you will be able to clearly articulate the importance of advisory boards and internships in an academy, as well as NAF’s plans to support your efforts. Facilitators: Charlie Katz, Chris Brandmeir, Marie Segares, Ann Fields • Academy Support – Learn about the different training strands available for new and existing academies, as well as NAF’s enhanced support for Academy leaders. After this session, you will be able to explain the critical role of Academy leadership and the resources to support you in this work. Facilitators: Bill Taylor, Steve Casa, Patti Smith, Denise Bell 9:30 – 10:30 Updates – Round 1 • Group 1: Curriculum, Tewa 1A • Group 2: Advisory Boards and Internships, Tewa 1B • Group 3: Academy Support, Tewa 1C 10:30 – 10:45 Break, Tewa Foyer East 10:45 – 11:45 Updates – Round 2 • Group 3: Curriculum, Tewa 1A • Group 1: Advisory Boards and Internships, Tewa 1B • Group 2: Academy Support, Tewa 1C 7
  8. 8. 11:45 – 1:00 Lunch on your own (Sandwiches and salads are available for purchase in Vista B) 1:00 – 2:00 Updates – Round 3 • Group 2: Curriculum, Tewa 1A • Group 3: Advisory Boards and Internships, Tewa 1B • Group 1: Academy Support, Tewa 1C (Note: Summit participants will be placed into groups upon arrival at the conference.) 2:15 – 5:00 Directors/Leaders Top Issues and Challenges For all conference participants – We at NAF recognize that there are many challenges that our Directors/Leaders face in managing their Academies. Based on this, we have surveyed our network and identified five issues that our Directors list as most pressing. We have allotted time during this Summit to afford you the opportunity to address two main issues facing your Academy. During the first 75 minute session, you will select one of five breakout rooms to discuss ideas and solutions for your first issue, during a facilitated session. Then, after a short break, you will discuss ideas and solutions for the second issue. NAF’s Regional Director’s and identified Director/Leaders from the network will be working with you to give you real solutions to your challenges.  2:15 – 3:30 Discussion – Issue 1 • How can we increase the number of productive, paid internships for our academy students? (Barranca A) • In these economic times, how can we ensure financial sustainability of our academy within local school district budgets? (Caldera A) • How can we more effectively recruit new students to our academy? (Tewa 1B) • How can we successfully recruit new Advisory Board members? (Barranca B) • How can we organize our academy to include interdisciplinary teaming and common planning time? (Caldera B)  3:30 – 3:45 Break 3:45 – 5:00 Discussion – Issue 2 • How can we increase the number of productive, paid internships for our academy students? (Barranca A) • In these economic times, how can we ensure financial sustainability of our academy within local school district budgets? (Caldera A) • How can we more effectively recruit new students to our academy? (Tewa 1B) • How can we successfully recruit new Advisory Board members? (Barranca B) • How can we organize our academy to include interdisciplinary teaming and common planning time? (Caldera B)8
  9. 9. 6:00 – 8:00 Building relationships – Evening Barbecue, Pueblo Ballroom For all conference participants – Everyone is invited to relax and unwind during this barbecue. Ample food (including vegetarian options) will be served, and there will be a cash bar as well (soft drinks will be provided on the house). Don’t miss this opportunity to meet your network colleagues and NAF representatives in an informal setting. The barbecue will also feature surprise performances by members of the NAF staff.Saturday, November 15Daily Theme: Tools and Feedback with Academy Leaders8:00 – 4:15 Registration/Information Office8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast - Pueblo 2/39:00 – 12:00 Leadership Training, Tewa 2/3 For all conference participants – This session is specifically designed to address your unique position as an Academy leader (which includes directors, teacher/directors, coordinators, administrators, and other team members who take leadership roles in their Academy). You will be introduced to trends and strategies in leadership development, and will have a chance to learn and practice with your colleagues. After this session, you will be better positioned to meet the challenges you face in your leadership role with applicable strategies and tools. Trainers: Bill Bryan, Jason Midwood, The Center for Secondary School Reform10:15 – 10:30 Break, Tewa Foyer West10:30 – 12:00 Leadership Training Continued, Tewa 2/312:00 – 1:15 Lunch on your own (Sandwiches and salads are available for purchase in Vista B) Open forum: Meeting the Needs of ELL Students in NAF Academies, Please join us for a meeting to discuss ELL (English Language Learners) students in NAF Academies. We will identify specific issues these students face and ways NAF staff and Academy leaders can support each other in “activating the network” to address the challenges these students face. Bring your own lunch to this meeting that will result in developing steps for supporting this population. (Tewa 1A)1:15 – 4:00 Working Groups For all conference participants - During these interactive sessions, you will drill down into the topic of your choice, as you explore, with NAF team leaders, the progress that has been made over the last year in the areas listed below. You will also be asked to provide your feedback to NAF, which will help guide NAF’s plans over the coming year. As a result of this session, you can expect to see your ideas represented in the new tools and services NAF launches in the coming year.2008 Leadership Summit 9Partners in Creation
  10. 10.  1:15 – 2:30 Session 1: Select which of the following Working Groups you would like to attend: • Curriculum, Tewa 1A • Advisory Boards, Tewa 1B • Internships, Tewa 1C • Academy Leadership, Caldera 2:30 – 2:45 Break, Tewa, Foyer East  2:45 – 4:00 Session 2: Select which of the following Working Groups you would like to attend: • Curriculum, Tewa 1A • Advisory Boards, Tewa 1B • Internships, Tewa 1C • Academy Leadership, Caldera 4:00 – 4:15 Break, Tewa Foyer East 4:15 – 5:15 Closing Session, Tewa 2/3 For all conference participants – Close the 2008 Leadership Summit on a high note by hearing from a unique set of speakers—your colleagues in the NAF network. Representatives of network leaders from a Steering Committee which has been working with NAF staff will share their thoughts on NAF directions, and how they plan to share NAF’s new messages and implement new strategies in their Academies. Speakers: JD Hoye (President, NAF), Mike Henson (Principal, Harmony Magnet in Porterville CA) and Ken Texler (Director, Gorton HS Yonkers, NY) All meetings take place on the convention floor, lobby level. NAFConnect Activation Station NAFConnect helps you network, communicate, and collaborate like never before. Get connected! Visit us at the NAFConnect Activation station located by the registration desk: Thursday, November 13, 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, November 14, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 15, 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.10 2008 Leadership Summit Partners in Creation
  11. 11. Speakers:William R. Bryan, Ph.D. Hay Group), a Boston consulting firm specializing in VP, Leadership & Organization applied motivation and competency research.DevelopmentThe Center for Secondary School In 1983, Bill founded Bryan Associates, Inc. (BAI), andRedesign ran this very successful management consulting firm until he entered the education arena, CSSR, early in Bill Bryan is Vice President of 2006. BAI provided organization, management, andLeadership and Organization executive development services to a wide variety ofDevelopment for CSSR, and in charge of internal companies in the private, non-profit, and government operations, including staff professional development. sectors. Two of his specialty areas were performanceBill provides districts and schools with technical assessment and professional development. A sampleassistance to enhance system and leadership of clients served includes Anheuser-Busch, AT&T,capacity in the implementation of Breaking Ranks Entergy Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, Johnson &II and Breaking Ranks in the Middle strategies. He Johnson, Major League Baseball, Mobil, the New Yorkis an expert in change leadership and provides Stock Exchange, Southwestern Bell, the YMCA, and theschools with the skills required to implement major U.S. Navy.change initiatives, e.g., advisories, smaller learningcommunities, student led conferences, etc. Bill has Bill is a highly skilled professional consultant/coach30 years experience in applied competency and and executive with demonstrated expertise in thetalent research that has led to individual, team, following areas:and organization development coaching practicesand programs designed to improve performance • Leadership capacity development - change and in a variety of settings. He is also responsible distributed leadershipfor providing districts and schools with strategic • Manager and leader coaching and professional planning services. development • Infrastructure capacity development After graduating from Dartmouth College, Bill entered • Implementation of major organization initiatives the Army, where he held several command positions • Creation of high-performing organizations (HPOs) and achieved the rank of Captain. Following his Army • Design and development of organizational service, Bill obtained a Ph.D. in clinical psychology strategies, processes, and structurefrom George Washington University. He then held • Alignment of operational and human resource a variety of positions including college teaching capabilities with organizational objectivesand private clinical practice focusing on children, • Development and implementation of performance adolescents, and families. Based on his clinical and standards at all levelsacademic experience, he was hired to create and • Performance assessment for individuals, teams, and direct the student counseling services at Bryant organizationsUniversity. His interest in communication skills training • Competency and talent assessment, research and and work with businesses led to a position as project application for human resource systems, e.g.,director with McBer and Company (now a part of the performance appraisal, training, professional 11
  12. 12. development, succession planning, and the creation development institutes, national showcases, print of staffing plans materials, public information programs, community • Competency-based curriculum design, affairs, and implementation of products and services. development, and delivery As the youngest member of the CSSR team, Jason • Team building and meeting facilitation has developed a strong relationship with secondary • Facilitator/trainer training school students around the country, and conducts • Stakeholder needs and satisfaction research roundtable discussions at all CSSR institutes and • Project Management showcases. The informal conversation called, “The • Entrepreneurship Voice – Understanding the 21st Century Student” brings to the forefront issues that effect students Bill is an experienced speaker at both the local and today to include current events, social issues, future national level. He is a member of the Academy academic hopes, and personal desires. of Management, the American Psychological Association, Association of Supervision and Jason graduated with honors from Rhode Island Curriculum Development, the National Association of College in 2003 earning a B.A. in Secondary Education/ Secondary Principals, and the Society for the Study History. A member of Phi Alpha Theta (national honors of Peace, Conflict, and Violence. He served for a society in History) and Kappa Delta Pi (international number of years as a member of the advisory board honors society in Education) his areas of study focused of the Executive MBA Program at the University of on the leadership styles of the Founding Fathers Rhode Island. His involvement in academia includes Generation, The Civil Rights Movement, and American teaching psychology courses at Providence College; Foreign Policy during the Cold War Era. Jason also has organizational behavior, human resources, and labor an Executive Degree in Business Management from relations courses in the URI MBA, Labor Studies, Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island. and Executive MBA Programs; and a professional development course in the American University/ Jason was ready to begin teaching when his NTL Master’s Degree program in Human Resource professional career took an unexpected turn. He was Development. Bill has written many white papers offered the position of General Manager for Gemini and articles and professional development programs. Partners, LLC (Mulligan’s Island Golf & Entertainment) He is currently a lead author for the upcoming located in Cranston, Rhode Island, one he has held Breaking Ranks II and Breaking Ranks in the Middle for the past four years. Overseeing the day-to-day Implementation Guide operations of the company, Jason is responsible for the performance management and professional Jason Midwood development for a staff of 40 employees, marketing/ Director, Communications & Student Involvement sales/promotions, corporate events, fundraising, and The Center for Secondary School Redesign communications with local radio, television, and print media outlets. In addition to his general manager Jason Midwood is the Communications Director and experience, Jason has spent some time working for responsible for developing and promoting the voice of Creative Powerhouse, a marketing and promotions CSSR. He manages, directs, and organizes marketing consulting firm with offices located in Providence and and communication functions to include professional Boston.12
  13. 13. Working Group Information:Curriculum InternshipsNAF is committed to meeting the needs of its Discussion topics include work based learning, paidnetwork through the development of vital resources internships in the current economic climate, andto add benefits to using the NAF curriculum. The preparing students for internships. This workingpurpose of the working group is to update and group will include facilitated conversations on sharingreceive guidance on two key NAF initiatives: creating promising practices, providing guidance to NAF onnational articulation agreements with post-secondary developing materials to support Academies in finding education and developing industry validated student internships at the local level, and opportunities forcertificates. The sessions will include progress updates incorporating the voice of students, alumni andfrom last year’s working groups, as well as generate partners into the discussion about internships.lists from Directors regarding considerations for Facilitators: Marie Segares, NAF and Ann Fields, NAFarticulation agreements and certification. ConsultantThe working groups will be highly interactive, giving Academy Leadershiptime for Directors to discuss both initiatives with each NAF is committed to meeting the needs of its networkother, as well as NAF staff. through the development of on-line academyFacilitators: Andy Rothstein and Laura Fidler, NAF development resources. This session will be divided into four short discussions on academy growth,Advisory Boards development, sustainability, and performanceThese sessions will have two outcomes: First, we will measurement and evaluation. The discussion willintroduce the Advisory Board Leadership Committee include collaboration network tools where Year of(ABLC), Advisory Board Development Working Group Planning sites can exchange ideas (YOP-Connect), and and the resources of the Collaboration Network where directors can share challenges and useful tools( to all Academy Leadership attendees. (Director-Connect). In addition, we will also introduceSecond, we will elicit from the Network the subject a site designed to share ongoing updates and toolsareas and topics of greatest need which the ABLC stemming from Design Studios, including this year’sand the AB Development Working Group can address, Studios focusing on internship development. Theincluding the best ways to disseminate information final part of the discussion will outline NAF’s success and interact with the Network, using technology to its metrics and how they apply to academy development.fullest potential. Facilitators: Steve Casa, Patti Smith, and Bill Taylor,Facilitators: Charlie Katz and Chris Brandmeir, NAF NAF and Denise Bell, NAF Consultant2008 Leadership Summit 13Partners in Creation
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  15. 15. Please join us in Phoenix, Arizona for the 2009 Institute for Staff Development The 2009 National Academy Foundation Annual Institute for Staff Development is scheduled for July 7-11, 2009 at the Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona. The 2009 Institute theme is “Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow.”2008 Leadership Summit 15Partners in Creation
  16. 16. NAF is pleased to recognize the following partners who have generously supported the 2008 Leadership Summit:Weill Family Foundation Wilpon Family Foundation National Academy Foundation 39 Broadway, Suite 1640 • New York, NY 10006 Phone: (212) 635-2400 • Fax: (212) 635-2409