Perkins Consulting Group has gained international recognition for its conferences, workshops and training seminars. Expert facilitators, timely topics and relevant discussion is the cornerstone of our design. We approach each endeavor with deliberate intention to create a safe, collaborative space for professionals to grow and learn from experts and colleagues. In the past 10 years, we have conducted workshops in over 30 states and in 8 countries on 5 continents.
Emerging from COVID-19: Next Steps
May 1, 2020 [Registration Required]
Effective board leadership is critical to the success of any public school district. In consideration of the extenuating circumstances caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic, board leadership must now figure out how to manage the new conditions on the ground. This second in a series of one-hour seminars provides individuals in or preparing to be in the role of board president how to assess conditions, engage in productive discussions with your superintendent and cabinet and help bridge any gaps between community and district. Dr. Brian K. Perkins has been a student of organizational leadership for close to three decades. He has over 20 years combined experience as a school board president, national urban school board chair, national school board caucus president and city charter commissioner. He has to his credit vast organizational restructuring experience and served as school board president leading over one billion dollars ($1B) in school construction projects. Dr. Perkins is a highly trained executive coach with credentials from the Columbia Business School CCP. Participants will walk away with a new set of skills for their board facilitation toolbox.
In the current political landscape, board members face a myriad of situations that challenge their judgment and decision-making ability. This module has a mission to develop communication skills to improve common barriers faced by urban school board members. Additionally, the session will provide participants with insight by communication experts on some of the pitfalls often encountered in their roles representing school systems. This workshop will provide strategies to effectively navigate today’s political environment in the public media circus; develop consistent messages to multiple constituencies with conflicting interests; and implement practical, expert-advised ways to provide media interviews, impromptu and keynote speeches.