CONTACT: SCOTT HAUSER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
School improvement consultant leads UI-sponsored seminar April 25
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A nationally known school improvement consultant will
lead a seminar on the concept of systems and school management Friday, April
25 in a day-long session sponsored by the Institute for School Executives
(ISE) of the University of Iowa College of Education.
Susan Leddick will be the keynote speaker for the seminar, "How the
Pressures for Systemic Change Affect School Executives and What to Do About
it, or 'You Want Me to Do What?'" at the Best Western Westfield Inn,
Interstate 80 and Highway 965, in Coralville.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. The program begins at 9 and continues until
The session is open to the public, but a $30 registration fee is required
for members of ISE. For non-members, the fee is $60. Department of Education
Renewal Unit credit is also available.
The seminar is designed for people who are currently in leadership or administrative
roles at the building or district level, people who aspire to such roles,
cluster administrative teams from large districts or any administrative team
that needs some working time together to consider key leadership issues.
Leddick is a former high school and community college administrator who has
spent the past 15 years translating the work of management theorists such
as W. Edwards Deming and Russell Ackoff into action that can improve schools
and other organizations. She is currently developing a leadership development
course for the Iowa Department of Education.
She serves on the board of American Association of School Administrators'
Total Quality Network (housed in the Woods Quality Center in Cedar Rapids)
and is a member of the editorial board of the American Association for Quality
Control. She was a contributing author to the training series "Transformation
of American Industry and Total Quality Transformation."
Leddick holds a doctorate in human resource development from Western Michigan
For more information, or to register, contact Mary Schmidt at ISE, (319)