Education Symposium

Hosted by the School of Education at Concordia University Irvine, our Education Symposia provide fresh insights into the most relevant issues concerning educational leadership. Each half-day symposium features distinguished participants, administrators, and influencers in education who will present best practices across a variety of topics. The symposia are free to attend and open to the public.

Time for Change!
The Four Essential Skills of a Transformational School and District Leader

Date: August 22, 2020
Speaker: Anthony Muhammad, Ph.D.
Location: ZOOM

This session will address the importance of transformational leadership. School culture provides the context for all good strategies. A leader who understands how to motivate, develop talent, and build consensus is worth his/her weight in gold. Today’s era of constant change requires leadership who understands the development of human capital. We will examine four leadership competencies; communication, trust-building, professional support, and accountability.

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Currently Enrolled MAED Students

Students in the MAED: Educational Administration degree program are required to attend 3 symposia and complete an assignment for each as part of their coursework. The 3 symposia are embedded in the Leadership Academy courses (561, 562, 563). Students will be notified when it is time to register.

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Speaker: Anthony S. Muhammad, Ph.D.

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Anthony Muhammad is an author and international thought leader. He currently serves as the CEO of New Frontier 21 Consulting, a company dedicated to providing cutting-edge professional development to schools all over the world. He served as a practitioner for nearly twenty years. Dr. Muhammad served as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, middle school principal, and high school principal. His tenure as a practitioner has earned him several awards as both a teacher and a principal.

Dr. Muhammad is recognized as one of the field’s leading experts in the areas of school culture and Professional Learning Communities (PLC). His work has allowed him to work with schools in all 50 U.S. states, 10 Canadian provinces, the Caribbean, Africa, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Dr. Muhammad is a best-selling author. He is the author of the books Time for Change: The Four Essential Skills of a Transformational School Leader (2019); Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap: Liberating Mindsets to Effect Change (2015); The Will to Lead and the Skill to Teach; Transforming Schools at Every Level (2011); Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division 2nd Edition (2017); and a contributing author to the book The Collaborative Administrator: Working Together as a Professional Learning Community (2008). He has published 26 articles in education journals and publications in seven different countries.

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