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. 
  • Classmates are asked to attend and actively participate in all sessions.

Nomination and Application Process

The Kansas Association of School Boards will accept nominations for the Class of 2016-2017 Leadership for Tomorrow through 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, 
cpitts@kasb.org or Brian Jordan, KASB assistant executive director for leadership services bjordan@kasb.org