• School Committee Professional Development Opportunities  




    • Rhode Island's Pandemic Response: Where We Were and Where We're Going - September 10, from 9:00 - 10:30 am
      • The Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership and the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns is proud to invite you to an upcoming public policy forum, Rhode Island's Pandemic Response: Where We Were and Where We're Going.
        This digital event is open to all public leaders in Rhode Island and will feature two back-to-back conversations on Rhode Island's initial response to the COVID pandemic and how we move forward with a once-in-a-lifetime wave of federal funding.
        Conversation One will be facilitated by Bryant University Professor of Management Michael Roberto and will feature the Executive Director of COVID Response for the Rhode Island Department of Health Thomas McCarthy. It will cover how Rhode Island responded to the public health crisis of COVID-19 and what crisis management lessons leaders can learn.
        Conversation Two will be facilitated by Rhode Island State Representative and Professor of Political Science June Speakman, and will feature East Providence Mayor Roberto DaSilva and Director of the Office of Management and Budget Jonathan Womer. This conversation will focus on state and local opportunities to rebuild our economy thanks to the American Rescue Plan fund and other federal programs.
      • This event will take place on Friday, September 10, from 9:00AM to 10:30AM via a Zoom Webinar. Spaces are limited and registration is required to attend. Click below to sign up for this important event.  https://pages.e2ma.net/pages/1933148/30781



    • RI Annual Open Government Summit - Friday July 30th, 2021

      • You may watch the summit recording with this link.. RIASC members will be granted 3 hours of professional development for attending or viewing the seminar.
    • RIASC’S 2021 ANNUAL MEETING - May 8th, 2021 

      • Recording coming soon
      • Topics at the meeting will include a history of equal rights in Rhode Island; the Equity Leadership Initiative, and the elimination of cultural, ethnic and racial bias in school committee policy development. The program also includes the presentation of the Howard Kay Award for outstanding school committee leadership and the recognition of graduates from RIASC’s Leadership Academy. RIASC’s  Annual Business meeting will also be part of the program.

    • Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

      • This workshop will highlight the importance of diversity while providing public leaders with the tools to recognize and address inequities and biases that impact the development of policies and personnel decisions. Recorded on May 19th, 2021
      • https://vimeo.com/553415156


    • Introduction to Municipal Finance, with the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council.




    • Communication Strategies for Effective Leadership

      • Join Allison G. Butler, Ph.D., and municipal leaders from across Rhode Island for a workshop on effective communication during a crisis.This session highlights the importance of connecting with external groups, especially constituents, in order to maximize the potential of your communications. The session provides tips, tools, and takeaways, relevant to municipal communications.https://vimeo.com/471108212


    • The Empathy Toolkit: Stakeholder Mapping & Communicating Effectively During Crisis

      • Recorded July 16th, 2020 for the Rhode Island Association of School Committees and education leaders throughout Rhode Island. This workshop highlights the importance of developing empathy for key stakeholders as a foundation for effective communication during an evolving crisis. Participants engaged in mapping techniques to identify and empathize with key internal and external stakeholders. Participants also learned how to generate a communication plan to engage and inform others based on stakeholder analysis. The session concludes with a review of additional empathy-based tips, tools, and takeaways for effective communication during crisis, and an opportunity for participants to share their own best practices with other attendees. https://vimeo.com/440784434






    Please email School Committee Clerk, Meriah Dufur, if you would like to register for an event or have any questions.