Track 40: Intense Content:  Sharing Agreements, Working with Support Staff, and Communicating Difficult Decisions
This intense content course will provide an overview, examples, and strategies of sharing agreements, working with support staff and communicating difficult decisions. The sharing agreements will cover whole grade sharing, reorganization, operational sharing, and other forms of sharing among local partners. In working with support staff the following areas will be covered including hiring of quality candidates, importance of training, job descriptions/work agreements/evaluation, negotiations, potential of contracting services, and how these positions impact your educational organization. In communicating during difficult situations the following areas will be covered developing a communication plan, communication during a crisis situation, budget reductions, how to work with today’s media, and understand the different stakeholders in a communication plan.
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