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2015 Annual Educational Conference Video Presentations

Fund Balance

Fund balance has long been a topic of conversation but with the potential of increased discussion both at the state and local levels it is important to accurately describe your District’s fund balance position.  Learn how to communicate what makes up your fund balance, how your District’s fund balance compares to districts around state, the importance of fund balance from a credit rating prospective and the appropriate use of the fund equity classifications.  Also learn fund balance strategies to meet your District goals including referendum planning and utilizing Fund 46.

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Speaker(s): Mike Clark & Debby Schufletowski - Robert W. Baird & Co; & Kelly Thompson, Muskego-Norway School District

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Omni Channel Communications: The Importance of  Having Your Messages Be Everywhere, All the Time

School districts that limit their communications to media that are easy and familiar to them are not making a brand-building connection with key stakeholder groups.  This program will explain the principle of "Omni Channel Communications," and show examples of how cascading your information through a variety of media makes it more likely that your messages will be seen (or heard) and -- more importantly -- remembered.

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Speaker(s): Ken DeSieghardt, Patron Insight, Inc & Rosann St. Aubin, CESA 6 

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If Not Engaged, Then...What?

It’s about being energized, passionate, resilient and committed to the success of the organization.  Among other things, this translates into consensus around key objectives, strong alignment of high levels of effort, persistence at addressing challenges of change over time, a supportive climate, and going beyond the norms and expectations.  And it produces tangible results.  It’s about ENGAGEMENT and it is central to a District leader’s work with your board, your faculty, your leadership team and your community.  This presentation will speak to the principles that will guide more effective engagement with each of these four audience groups and share some examples of how these principles apply to each.

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Speaker(s): Drew Howick, Patina Solutions 

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How Does Your Staff Feel? The Value of Measuring Staff Engagement

There is a direct correlation between staff engagement, student achievement and how your community perceives your district.  Therefore, quantifying staff satisfaction and engagement is critical.  Join School Perceptions as they discuss using their 12 Indexes for Employee Engagement to develop targeted interventions for each employee group at each of your schools.  

Speaker(s): Bill Foster & Sue Peterson, School Perceptions

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2014-2015 District Administrator Survey: Conception and Presentation - WASDA Small Schools Committee

This presentation will focus on the results of a survey taken this fall by Wisconsin School District Administrators. Approximately 177, or 41% of the state's District Administrators responded to the survey.  The WASDA Small Schools Committee generated the survey in an effort to gather data regarding the challenges and concerns particular to Wisconsin small schools.  The survey was open for any District Administrator to respond, which allowed for districts with enrollments of 100 to 2500 students be represented.

Speaker(s): Tim Raymond, Cambria-Friesland School District & Ann Buechel-Haack, Elkhart Lake Public Schools

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