Manager Series

Who should attend?

This series is for direct Managers and department leaders who want to do more with what they have. The primary audience is people who have responsibility for direct supervision over a department or a large team within a single school.


Where it happens:

This series happens for you at your school. 

While the Administrator Series brings together a collection of senior leaders from multiple schools, the Manager Series is focused on the needs of a specific school.

Because the audience for this series is the collection of managers within a school, workshops and coaching are done for a single school, at their location, as their schedule is best accommodated. This allows us to address specific needs of the school.


What you get:

  • Create a leadership culture that supports YOUR school's unique values and standards
  • Build collaboration on existing teams
  • Create a manager's self-awareness as a leader
  • Clarify how your school's values guide departments and teams
  • Define "Values in Action"
  • Learn personal and interpersonal control
  • Become proficient in communicating to a wide audience


Basic Manager Series Curriculum

The Manager Series starts with a foundation of essential skills, and then is customized to meet the needs of individual schools and participants. The series is designed to integrate and coordinate with subject matter experts from the school who will facilitate topics of school-specific requirements like values, standards, reporting and assessments.

The specific curriculum, duration, scheduling, and cost of the Manager Series will be based on the needs and budget of the individual school.

This is the basic structure from which the Manager Series is customized:

1: Leading People and Teams in a Collaborative Environment

  • Collaboration – building a collaborative culture
  • Power and Control - knowing when to let go
  • Self-awareness and Self-control
  • Building relationships
  • Communication and effective leadership conversations
  • Evaluating performance
  • Giving feedback effectively
  • Coaching individuals for growth

2: Setting Direction and Providing Purpose

  • Setting Direction (vision)
  • Creating a team Vision
  • Identifying team Values
  • Defining Values in Action through behavior and practices
  • Setting expectations and standards
  • Motivating for purpose and commitment
  • Succession planning

3: Planning and Execution

  • Creating a plan to achieve the vision
  • Assessing Capacity and Capability
  • Navigating the plan and dealing with challenges and breakdowns
  • Measuring outcomes
  • Streamlining process and the fundamentals of Continuous Improvement

4: Financial Management and Legal Requirements of Being a Manager

  • Budgeting and reporting
  • Managing Resources (budgets, equipment, and people)
  • Being effective stewards of the school's resources
  • Regulatory and legal requirements of being a manager (the information that managers just have to know)
    • Sexual harassment
    • Overview employment
    • Law
    • Mandated reporting


To learn more about this series, or to talk about your school's specific needs, call Dave Hasenbalg at 860-796-1986, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..