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February 8, 2023

2022-2023 Aspiring Superintendent Program


Join us for a three-part seminar series preparing potential superintendent candidates for the position.  Click here to download the flyer.

Oct. 24, 2022, Dec. 7, 2022 & Feb. 8, 2023
Call 503-581-3141 or register online
$99 for all three sessions

The Aspiring Superintendent Seminar provides a 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 2023-2024 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 is 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
  • 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

We will provide support for the search process, including resumes and letters of interest.


Seminar Sessions:

  • Monday, Oct. 24, 2022 - 1:00-4:00 pm - Eugene – Graduate Hotel (Coincides with COSA’s Principal Conference)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022 - 1:00-3:00 pm - Eugene – Graduate Hotel (Pre-conference day for Oregon Law Conference)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023 - 9:00-11:30 am - (virtual)


For more info: Krista Parent