North Dakota Innovation Academy: This curriculum will be tailored to the needs of ND Educators and will equip participants to access resources and begin immediately making small steps that can lead to big change, as well as planning for long-term system change with an in-depth study of ten building blocks for achieving four major shifts. Seven full days of training will take place throughout the 2018-2019 school year. 
November 19- 8:30am-4pm - Radisson Hotel          December 11 - 8:30am-4pm - Radisson Hotel        February 11th - 8:30am-4pm - Quality Inn
April 11 - 8:30am-4pm - HIT Inc, Mandan                 April 29 - 8:30am-4pm - HIT Inc, Mandan              May 9 - 8:30am-4pm - Radisson Hotel

Instructional Leadership: This is the course that was created by Ed Porthan and updated by Marv Erhardt and Jim Stenehjem. We are now on the 4th edition with numerous updates on brain research. The program represents the best of what we currently know about effective instruction, effective learning, and effective school leadership. We know that enhanced learning cannot occur without positive interactions taking place through effective instructional practices by educators, effective learning practices by students, and effective leadership practices by administrators. This program is designed as 6 days of training with required homework between the 3 two-day sessions.  The cost of this training will be $1200/person and includes all materials.
Training Dates: October 25 & 26, 2018             December 13 & 14, 2018             February 21 & 22, 2019

Crucial Accountability - This research based two-day workshop teaches step-by-step processes and skills to hold others accountable, improve performance, and ensure execution. Participants learn how to talk about violated expectations in a way that yields two-way accountability and allows further progress to be made. Consistent application of the skills leads to faster problem-solving, decision making, and conflict resolution. When issues are resolved, and focus is restored, productivity increases, relationships are strengthened, and high-performance cultures are formed.The cost of this training will be $400/person which includes all materials.
Training Dates: November 7 & 8, 2018 in Bismarck

Crucial Conversations- This two-day workshop gives you the tools for talking when the stakes are high. The training teaches skills for communicating when the stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. You will be able to improve dialogue and engagement, create behavior changes, and help to build high-performance and culture. The cost of this training will be $400/person which includes all materials.
Training Dates: November 5 & 6, 2018 in Bismarck