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“School Leadership Practices for Transforming the Attitudes of At-Risk Students”

MPC * ILASCD * Roosevelt University Co-Sponsored Event

Baruti Kafele
May 5, 2016

The complex role of the educational leader is the most important role in bridging the attitude gap! In this high energy, highly-interactive workshop, Principal Kafele discusses the characteristics of an effective leadership team in an under performing school comprised of an at-risk student population. He will also outline what he did to lead the transformation of four different low-performing public schools in New Jersey. In his discussion on effective school leadership, Principal Kafele argues that before we can focus on closing the achievement gap, we must first focus on closing the attitude gap – the gap between those students who have the will to strive for excellence and those who do not. When the attitude gap of at-risk students is adequately addressed, the achievement gap becomes a “non-issue,” he contends.

Baruti Kafele is an internationally-renowned education speaker and consultant, Principal Kafele is one of the most sought-after speakers for transforming the attitudes of at-risk student populations in America. A versatile speaker, he regularly conducts conference keynote addresses,  professional development workshops and parental engagement seminars. He works with hundreds of schools and districts to assist them with closing what he coined, the “attitude gap” – the gap between those students who have the will to strive for academic excellence and those who do not.

The Goodman Center of Roosevelt University
501 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60065

Registration and Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Session 1: 8:30 a.m. – Noon
Lunch : 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Session 2: 12:45 p.m – 3:30 p.m.

Includes: Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Parking and 6 Professional Development Hours

Program Fees 

Individual Member or Partner District Member, IL ASCD Member  $195

Non-Member/Non-Partner $240 (includes one year MPC membership)