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CISC Leadership Symposium

Fast Forward: Inspire, Ignite, Innovate, Impact

Monterrey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
Feb 22—24, 2023

The Science of Influence: Understanding the Power and Purpose of Leading People

Ainsley Rose
8:00 am PST | Feb 22, 2023 | Conference Room B

John Maxwell has written that, “leadership is influence nothing more, nothing less.” To that, Ainsley B. Rose adds that influence is an essential element of building relationships which forms the foundation of the art and science of leadership.

Ainsley will explore key elements from his upcoming book about influence and its application to leadership, efficacy and impact.

Ainsley’s session will lay the groundwork using the current research on influence. He will share the “influence continuum” he has created to show how it might be a useful tool for leaders to apply to their day-to-day work with colleagues for whom they are responsible.

He will elaborate, in practical ways, how this work on influence is applied, specifically in helping people-leaders lead to inspire and eventually for those individuals to aspire to their own hopes and dreams.

The gold standard of leadership is to support and develop people to manage and direct their own destiny to effect impact.

Beyond the Surface of Restorative Practices

Tanynya Hekymara
10:00 am PST | Feb 22, 2023 | Room #1948

As a dedicated social justice and wellness advocate, Tanynya Hekamara focuses on how unique experience in every element of organizational leadership allows her to be a mindful, bold, and courageous truth-teller. Tanynya delivers necessary truths, reshapes narratives, and protocols, and provides strategies of support through an intentional plan of action that brings the complex composition of a community into the work. It is her abiding passion to bring about transformational change in educational, professional, and community spaces, to include all voices, and to inspire communities to seek connection and justice.

We Got Clarity, Yes We Do!

Jay Trujillo
12:00 pm PST | Feb 22, 2023 | Conference Room A

We got clarity, how about you? If you’re looking for something to get excited about, this session is for you. Jay Trujillo is a distinguished educator with over 34 years of professional experience, including 14 years as school principal. His schools consistently ranked #1 among 82 schools in his Southern California region for improvement. Join Jay in exploring 5 essential high yield practices that are fundamental to teacher AND student clarity and can double the rate of learning. Various models of implementation across grade-levels and subject areas will be shared. Participants will assess current levels of clarity implementation in their own context and generate practical ideas for next steps. Three cheers for clarity!

Centering Leadership in Literacy by Understanding Diversity: Building Trust, Culture and Reflective Practice

Vivett Dukes
2:00 pm PST | Feb 22, 2023 | Auditorium 9

Vivette Dukes will center her conversation on asking deep equity driven questions – Why is culturally responsive and sustainable teaching more than just the books you have in your classroom library? Is your teaching practice built on restorative principles? Does the curriculum you teach reflect a range of lived experiences or does it uphold the status quo? During this session, educators will be challenged to ask themselves reflective questions a such as “How do I effectively respond when building administration, parents, and colleagues challenge the books I want to teach that are more representative of our global community and shared humanity?”

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