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February 20, 2019

2019 Aspiring Superintendent Program


Join us for a one-day seminar preparing potential superintendent candidates for the position.

Click here for the program flyer.

Feb. 20, 2019, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
COSA Office, Salem
Call 503-581-3141 to register. No cost.

The Aspiring Superintendent Seminar provides a rich, collegial cohort opportunity for leaders who wish to become Oregon superintendents. 

Learn how to apply for the many vacancies that will be available in Oregon for the 2019-2020 school year and how to be prepared for the process. Hear from state and national superintendent search consultants about what school boards and districts are looking for in a superintendent. 

This seminar will show you the rewards and challenges today’s superintendents face, the politics of the position, how to work with school boards, negotiating your contract, and most importantly: what administrators DON’T know about the position! 

One goal of the seminar will be to have potential candidates fully prepared to enter into a superintendent search process. 

Topics covered during the seminar will include:

  • Navigating the Superintendent search process
      • Search firm tips
      • Frequently asked questions
      • Needed application materials
      • Preparing for an interview
  • Developing a district vision and focus
  • Enhancing school district and community relations
  • Board governance and the role of the superintendent
  • Understanding Oregon’s State School Fund (SSF) model
  • Instructional leadership vs. operations – finding the balance 

Informational Breakout Sessions

These one-hour presentations at upcoming COSA conferences are designed for educators considering a position as a superintendent in the near future.  See the conference agenda for exact times.

  • Special Education Conference: Oct. 4-5
  • Annual Principal’s Conference: Oct. 21-22
  • Oregon Law Conference: Dec. 5-7
  • Winter Conference: Jan. 24-26, 2019
  • Others TBD 

For more info:

Krista Parent or Colin Cameron
(503) 581-3141



COSA Office
707 13th Street SE
Suite 100
Salem, OR 97301


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