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Second-in-Command: The Deans & Assistants Institute 1

Whether you're a Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, or any type of administrative intern, the "Second-in-Command" position is a diverse role with unique challenges. Explore the essential practices for school leadership, and make meaningful connections with colleagues from across the state in similar roles. 

Featuring keynote speaker Colonel Art Athens, "Speaking Truth to Power"

Followers have two primary responsibilities towards their leader: to help make that leader successful and to challenge the leader when appropriate. Often the second role is the more difficult one. How do we properly express our opposition to a plan, process, policy, or decision? What do we do if our recommendations are not accepted? Do we handle unethical concerns the same way we handle differences of opinion? How do we maintain trust with the leader when we are challenging his or her direction? What is the difference between being a maverick and a thoughtful dissenter? This presentation will take a close look at “speaking truth to power.”


Registration and Continental Breakfast

Speaking Truth to Power with Colonel Art Athens 


Implications for My Practice Group Discussion


Moonshot Thinking: Moving from "What If?" to "Now What?" with Bob Buck, Forest Hills Schools


Stepping Outside the Box and Into the Community with Scott Astey, Twinsburg City Schools

Educator Exchange
Facilitated by Joy O'Brien, Forest Hills Schools, and Jessica Rardon, Hilliard City Schools


Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Dr. S
Lewis Center , OH , 43035
Member Price: $ 175.00
Non-Member Price: $ 275.00

Event Date:

Tuesday 1st October 2019

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