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“How Leadership Works” – Nancy Frey

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  • How Leadership Works - Nancy Frey
     October 27, 2022
     8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Nancy Frey

invites you to a workshop that supports leadership development for leading teaching, learning and change.

“How Leadership Works”

(Your choice of an In-Person (Medinah Shrine Center) or Virtual Workshop)

October 27, 2022

Illinois Administrators’ Academy Credit # 3807 – Leadership and Learning: Implementing a Change Process



Nancy Frey, Ph.D., is a Professor of Educational Leadership in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College. She is a recipient of the Christa McAuliffe award for excellence in teacher education from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. She has co-authored several books on literacy and was a co-recipient (with Doug Fisher) of NCTE’s 2004 Kate and Paul Farmer award for outstanding writing for their article “Using Graphic Novels, Anime, and the Internet in an Urban High School,” published in The English Journal. She teaches a variety of courses in elementary and secondary literacy in content-area instruction and supporting students with diverse learning needs.

Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher may be the two most prolific authors in the area of K-12 literacy education, with a following that includes tens of thousands of teachers and administrators. Across their more-than-a-dozen titles, they’ve addressed everything from how to raise rigor in reading, structure lessons with learning goals in mind, implement formative assessment, and teach content literacy to how to set up an effective PLC. Very few educators can match Nancy’s breadth of expertise.  She and Doug Fisher are Co-Authors of the book, “How Leadership Works”.



This workshop will support leaders’ ability to effectively lead instruction and implement instructional programs or initiatives. During this workshop Dr. Fisher will focus on what works best–emphasizing the essential mindframes, current research, and practical approaches that lead to the improvement of instruction.  Attendees will discuss specific practices to strengthen instructional leadership, cultivate a learning-focused culture for staff and students and leverage implementation to successfully lead change.

Participants will be able to execute strategies which enable them to effectively lead instruction, learning and change.

Success Criteria:

  • Identify personal strengths and opportunities using the 10 mindframes for instructional leaders
  • Improve instruction by using high effect strategies like the teacher clarity and student engagement strategies
  • Lead the PLC process for improved teacher learning
  • Create a school climate the fosters collaborative learning and growth
  • Lead change by working through the three phases of change and supporting people through the change process
  • How to lead the implementation process for new initiatives
  • Participate in honest self-reflection using the exercises and prompts to direct self-improvement for instructional leadership


NOTE: Registration cost includes a copy of Doug Fisher’s How Leadership Works, which will be sent to each attendee prior to the event.


550 North Shriners Drive, Addison, Illinois, 60101, United States

Additional Information
  • All registrations will be confirmed by email.
  • If you register 10 people, the 10th registration is free. Call 847-851-2256 or email [email protected] to receive this discount.
  • Cancellations must be received at least 5 business days before the program event in order for refunds to be made. A $10 cancellation fee applies to all cancellations.
  • If you have questions or need assistance in registering, call Tresie at 847-851-2256 or email her at [email protected].