Georgia Southern University

Shared leadership workshop aimed at principals and teachers

What would happen if the school leadership decisions were based on the pooled expertise of all the teachers, rather than being made by the principal alone?

Educators and administrators from high schools, middle schools and elementary schools throughout the Southeastern United States are invited to learn the answer to this question and many others at a day-long workshop at Georgia Southern University on Thursday, March 8.

‘Distributed Leadership: Imperative for Leading School Change in the Flat World” will introduce and evaluate how shared  or distributed school leadership affects student achievement, state accountability expectations, and more.

While ‘distributed leadership” may be a new term to some, the concept has been applied in education circles for at least a decade. Professor Alma Harris, who directs the University of Warwick’s Institute of Education in England, will be the featured speaker at the workshop. She is an expert in the area of distributed leadership, and has published studies in the field.

With the assistance of the University’s Continuing Education Center, the workshop is co-sponsored by the Department of Leadership, Technology and Human Development in the College of Education at Georgia Southern; the Georgia Center for Education Renewal; and iNet, the International Arm of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust.

The registration fee is $85 per person. The fee will be reduced to $70 per person for iNet members and to $65 per person for groups of four or more from the same school. Lunch is included in the workshop, which will be held at the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building.

To register, visit the workshop Web site at or call (912) 681-5551

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