CASH School Facilities Leadership Academy Cohort 11 – Applications Now Being Accepted
The Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH), in conjunction with the Fiscal Crisis Management Team (FCMAT), is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2021-22 School Facilities Leadership Academy (Academy).
This year-long, intensive program provides professional training for up to 45 current and future school facility leaders in areas including modernization, new construction and maintenance of the community’s public schools. The Academy will begin with an institute in April 2021. Thereafter, classes are held on Friday afternoons and Saturdays, generally once a month through the completion of the program, commencing with a graduation ceremony during the CASH Annual Conference in February 2022.
The Academy is distinguished by the following major elements:
- Each participant is teamed with a mentor.
- Mentors frequently interact with participants and evaluate participants’ progress.
- Participants develop and respond frequently to self and group assessments.
- Participants are expected to lead, assist and follow within their selected teams.
- Frequent team and individual presentations are required, as well as monthly homework assignments.
The following learning objectives are emphasized throughout the curriculum:
- Leadership, including integrity, influence, character, inspiring a vision, and motivation.
- Management, including personnel issues, operational systems and efficiencies, and organizational leveraging.
- Collaboration, including team work and a collective approach to problem solving.
- Technical competence and best practices.
- Communication, both written and verbal.
- Political context at the department, cabinet, local and state levels.
- School Facilities Planning
- School Facilities and Financing
- Site Acquisition and Management
- Architects and the Educational Design Process
- State and Local Agencies and Effective Partnering
- Public School Construction
- Program Management and Accountability
- Maintenance and Operations/Commissioning a New School
- Professional and career interest in becoming a school facilities leader or honing leadership skills.
- Support from his/her district, county office or company and his/her immediate supervisor.
- Current involvement in a major facet of school facility planning/management.
- Leadership skills within his/her current career placement.
- Ability to work, organize, and plan for the activities of his/her team.
- Access to public school facility-related data, which will be integrated into the Academy curriculum.
- Proficiency in both spoken and written communication.
If you or someone in your district, county office or company is interested in being a part of the next graduating class, or to view the full application, please click here: 2021-22 SFLA Application
Applications must be received by January 8, 2021.