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Thursday, January 27 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Preparing for Your Next Move

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This interactive discussion will focus on preparing you for your next job.  Learn those strategies that will allow you to successfully navigate your way through the entire application, interview and selection process.  While most superintendent candidates possess the required educational background and experiences for the position, there is much you can do to separate yourself from the competition by understanding those strategies that will give you a real edge, and ultimately being selected by the Board as their next superintendent.
This session will be a unique opportunity to learn from experienced search Leadership Associates partners David Verdugo and Sandy Sanchez Thorstenson on ways to enhance your capacity to achieve the right position and realize your career goals.  Dennis Smith, Managing Search Partner, will be the moderator of the session.  Some of the key topics that will be discussed are:
•       Preparing yourself for your next professional opportunity
•       What Boards are looking for and how to stand out
•       Communicating with your Board
•       Working with the search consultant
•       Background checks and what to expect
•       Practical interview tips - avoiding pitfalls
•       Negotiating your contract
•       Exit strategies

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Dennis Smith

Retired Superintendent, Leadership Associates
Dr. Smith has served as Superintendent of Schools for 26 years in five diverse school districts. As an educator for over 40 years his experience includes serving as superintendent in Orlando, Florida, the 14th largest school district in the nation as well as El Cajon Union School... Read More →


Sandy Sanchez Thorstenson

Retired Superintendent

David Verdugo

Retired Superintendent

Thursday January 27, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Grand Salon DE (Hotel)