Aspiring Sups

NDCEL Aspiring Superintendent's Seminar 2024

April 15 or 16
NDCEL Aspiring Superintendent Seminar
Locations/Times: 9am - 3pm

April 15, 2024
NDCEL Office
318 W Apollo Ave, Bismarck, ND 58503


April 16, 2024
Fargo District Office
700 7th St. S, Fargo, ND 58103

 The Aspiring Superintendent Seminar provides a rich cohort-style opportunity for leaders who wish to become North Dakota superintendents – or for those who think they MIGHT want to become a superintendent and would like to dip their toe in the water first! 

Learn how to apply for the many vacancies that will be available in North Dakota and how to be prepared for the process. Hear about what school boards and districts are looking for in a superintendent. 

This one day 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! 

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 ND Funding Model

  • Instructional leadership vs. operations – finding the balance 

  • Case studies – Q&A

The cost of this one-day seminar is $150.  Lunch is on your own. 

To begin registering, please click on the "Register Here" button below. On the next screen click "Register Yourself" (do not click on the "Next" button until you have completed registering).

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*All offerings require a 48 hour cancellation notice. Failure to cancel, will require full payment.