April 24, 2014

Leadership Training Overview

“Taking time away from the pace of work to REFLECT on improvements and accomplishments is critical to both personal and professional success.”
-Scott Mihalovic, High School Principal


Ever feel out of control? Here’s a refresher course designed by and for professional educators on how to:

  • Face reality — and achieve a better work life/home life balance
  • Leverage your strengths — and spend less time on what you don’t enjoy or do well
  • Focus on your vision — and stop feeling like a puppet for colleagues and supervisors

Leaders are only as effective as the people and relationships around them. To get where you want to be, personally and professionally, these relationships must be managed and nurtured. We’ll remind you how.


  • Quarterly 1 — Introduction to Coaching & Strategic Educational Leader
  • Quarterly 2 — Strategic Thinking, Influence & Persuasion
  • Quarterly 3 — Leadership Leverage & People Management
  • Quarterly 4 — Strategic Planning, Focus & Action

Download the Course Syllabus (PDF)


“Strategic Educational Leader” is a series of four full-day leadership training and coaching workshops, one per quarter. At each workshop, you’ll prepare a 90-day planner — a roadmap to help you focus on what you need to do in your school / district / life. Successful completion of the course can earn you up to 6 graduate credits from Viterbo University’s Servant Leadership Program. Fee: $2,500 (includes all workshops, workshop materials, graduate credits, book and lunches). Enroll in one of the sections beginning in the fall.

  • Section 1 Workshops: June 14th 2011 or June 16th 2011
  • Section 2 Workshops: Winter 2011

Note: Dates for Quarters 2 through 4 will be finalized at the first workshop.

SEL Coaching Agreement & Registration Form


Anyone working in a career in educational organizations and institutions.

Instructors / Coaches: 

Fred Kusch — President, The Growth Coach; Former Middle & High School Principal; School District Administrator; Adjunct University Professor

Dick Swantz — Former Director/Associate Dean of Education, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; Former Superintendent who was elected by his peers as “Superintendent of the Year”

Roger Fish — Instructor, Viterbo University; Former Middle School Principal

Terry Visger — Adjunct Professor, Viterbo University; Professional Storyteller; Master Teacher


“Common sense ideas not commonly practiced. The 90 day timelines, 4 sessions and following contacts make it work.”
-Scott Mihalovic, High School Principal

“Key reinforcement of the importance of balance- gives me the backing to support my choices.”
-Deb Markos,High School Assistant Principal

“The sessions have been both enjoyable and beneficial.”
-Jon Baudek, Middle School Assistant Principal

“The time away from the “job” to discuss personal improvement is priceless.”
- School Administrator

“The opportunity to work with others who face the same challenges is great.”
- School Administrator

“I thought this was very thought provoking and challenges my routine.”
- School Administrator