Leadership for Tomorrow Class of 2016-2017

 KASB announces Leadership for Tomorrow class of 2016-2017 (4/5/2016) 
   Five sessions will be held in various locations across the state.
 KASB’s Leadership for Tomorrow heads to McPherson and Lindsborg (5/26/2016) 
   KASB’s 2016-2017 Leadership for Tomorrow program kicks off today and Friday with a visit to McPherson and Lindsborg. This will be the first session for the new 33-member class.
 New School Board Review is out (6/17/2016) 
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Leadership for Tomorrow

KASB's Leadership for Tomorrow program provides experiences for school board members, superintendents, principals and other administrators to explore national, state and local education trends. Onsite visits, presentations and class discussions provide training in leadership skills and education key issues for effective governance and raising student achievement. In the past 11 years over 163 school leaders have completed the program.

  • Build leadership capacity at the local, state and national levels.
  • Gain understanding of key education issues through onsite visits and presentations by local staff and community leaders.
  • Explore education change theories, current state education initiatives and potential local impact.
  • Fosters legislative advocacy.
The program’s five sessions are held in school districts across the state. Visits to local schools, classroom observations and presentations provide a foundation for class discussion and collaborative analysis of issues and opportunities of Kansas education. 

Topics include:
  • Education Trends, State Initiatives and Impact on Student Achievement.
  • Advocacy at the State and National Levels
  • Leading Change in the Local Community
  • Community Engagement and Creating Collaborative Cultures
  • Leadership Trends and Change Theories
  • Communications Training, Crisis Communications and Media Relations
What’s Involved?
  • Five sessions conducted at different locations across the state.
  • Faculty includes Kansas education practitioners, local and state leaders.
  • Sessions are a mix of onsite visits and participants’ interaction and discussions.
  • The curriculum is designed to build capacity through discovery and interaction. Participants are strongly encouraged to participant in all sessions.
How to Become Involved

The Kansas Association of School Boards nominations for the Class of 2016-2017 Leadership for Tomorrow may be submitted through the end of February 2016. Any past graduate of the program can nominate colleagues for the program and individuals can self-nominate. KASB member superintendents and board members can also nominate. Once nominated, an application and further instructions are sent to the nominee.
The program is open to any KASB member district’s school board member or school administrator. For further information please contact Carol Pitts, KASB assistant executive director for public relations and marketing or Brian Jordan, KASB assistant executive director for leadership services.

The nomination and application process for the Class of 2017-2018 will open Feb. 1, 2017. 

Please contact Carol Pitts cpitts@kasb.org for additional information.

2015-2016 Class Agendas

Alumni and Pictures Celebrating 10 Years with Leadership for Tomorrow

First Class held 2004-2005. 

Classes have been held every year since then with the exception of the school year 10-11.

163 Total Number of Graduates as of 2015-16

Board Members (85)

Superintendents, District and Building Administrators (78)


Top participating districts include Ulysses USD 214 and Southeast of Saline USD 306 with six each, followed by Stafford USD 349 with five gradates.

Another 24 districts have had between two and four graduates.

90 Individual School Districts have been represented throughout the ten years.