Leading Change


Register for the Leading Change Workshop


This two-day program is designed to help school leaders increase their knowledge and skills in leading effective change in their schools and districts.  Leaders seek changes in students’ performance, but often fail to achieve the desired results.  In order to change student results, there must be a change in teaching practices, and skilled leaders must set up systems to implement the changes. 


ISLLC Standard 2 states that “A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.”  This workshop is designed to increase the skills of leaders to understand what effective professional development is as defined by Learning Forward and to implement it. 


During the course, participants will focus on a school specific goal and will use the eight key steps to implementing change as outlined by Jodie Spiro in her book, Leading Change, “Step-by-step Tactics, Tools, and Tales” to analyze and prepare for an effective change.  They will be exposed to an additional web based resource, “Success at the Core,” to assist with the change process.


Finally, participants will use the tools to implement the change and reflect on the success.  Additional support may be provided through online versions of the “Leading Change Tools.


1.  Participants will develop a common vocabulary and understanding of change process, as defined by Leading Change by Jody Spiro.

2.  Participants will have the knowledge of the standards for effective professional development as defined by Learning Forward.

3.  Participants will have the skills and resources to successfully implement the series of eight essential tactics for securing change.

4.  Participants will know and be able to access the “Success at the Core” resources to assist with the implementation process.

(Two Days)
Day 1
Introduction to Change and Learning Forward Professional Development Standar
Step 1:  Determining Your Change Strategy
Step 2:  Assessing Readiness
Step 3: Analyzing the Stakeholders
Step 4:   Minimizing Resistance-While Maximizing Your Tolerance for it
Day 2
Step 5:  Securing a Small, Early Win
Step 6:  Engaging the Key Players in Planning
Step 7: Scaling and Sustaining
Step 8:  Monitoring and Continuously Improving
Success at the Core
Final reflection and next steps
8:00 am – 5:00 pm each day



Registration Deadlines:
$350 Registration Fee
$50 Optional Graduate Credit Fee

SUBSTITUTION POLICY: Substitutions may be made up to one week prior to the seminar by calling the ND LEAD Center (701-258-3022).

CANCELLATION POLICY: To receive a refund, less a $50 processing fee, all cancellations must be made at least two weeks prior to seminar. You will be charged the full registration fee if you cancel after that time or if you register and don’t attend the seminar.


If you need lodging, a block of rooms is reserved under ND LEAD at the hotel site. Please make your own room reservation. The hotel releases rooms three weeks prior to the event.

Participants may earn one semester hour of graduate credit by completing one of the courses.

Registration is limited and accepted on a first-come basis. The registration fee includes training, resource materials, one meal per day, and refreshments. 

Register for the Leading Change Workshop 



Register for Graduate Credit at the Workshop for One (1) Semester Hour.