Future Focused Leadership Network

New Leadership Program for Secondary Administrators

Multiple Formats | Virtual & Seated | Paid

Are you a principal or assistant principal in a middle school, junior high, or high school? Would you like to attend live and virtual meetings with job-alike leaders who share your desire for ongoing learning? If so, our new Future Focused Leadership Network is for you!

By participating in this network secondary leaders will:

  • Collaborate around problems of practice and hot topics with job-alike colleagues.

  • Increase their knowledge and application of intervention strategies and a system of support for all students.

  • Analyze current instructional practices and consider a future redesigned system based on competency-based learning.

This is a network specifically designed for middle/secondary leaders that incorporates learning with the founder and Associate Partner of the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). This ongoing learning experience spans eight months and includes three face-to-face sessions with international experts and virtual follow-up conversations facilitated by Dr. Drummond and regional colleagues. Be a part of this network to experience effective learning, support, and collaboration.

  • The kick off was on April 22 with Dr. Adam Drummond who asked leaders to consider the importance of relationships at all levels as they advocate for students and create conditions for deep learning. If you missed this Membership Meeting, you can still sign up for the bundle and participate in the remaining events.

  • There will be follow-up conversations with Dr. Drummond in May-July through Zoom.

  • On August 4-5, participants are offered a series of leadership experiences as part of the annual GOCSD Innovation Summit. Time to dig deeper with Dr. Bill Daggett and time with several Missouri educational leaders will inspire participants with a future-focused emphasis. Participants will engage in conversations around the new state Success-Ready Students framework and envision how a new instructional design might work in their settings.

  • Follow-up collaborative sessions with colleagues will be offered in September to further consider these ideas and to discuss relevant problems of practice.

  • In October, the network will have an additional full day session with Dr. Adam Drummond to explore neuroscience practices that promote student motivation and learning.

  • November includes the last "official" collaborative Zoom conversation.

The relationships established during the eight months of this network will lead to future organic collaboration throughout your leadership career.


To participate in this network, you will should register for the remaining 2 components listed below:

Future Focused Leadership Network Exclusive Events

Fee for all 4 pieces of this bundle:

  • GOCSD Members: $300

  • Non-members: $350

FFL Network Exclusive Events Bundle

Fee for all 4 pieces of this bundle: GOCSD Members $300 and Non-members $350.

1️⃣ Conversations with Dr. Adam Drummond

On May 20th, June 17th, and July 22nd, Dr. Drummond will offer a series of sixty-minute synchronous learning experiences to continue the conversation started at the April Membership Meeting. These highly engaging sessions will be virtual in nature and offer participants practical suggestions to solve current issues facing teaching and learning in classrooms.

2️⃣ September Collaboration Time

On September 23rd, join in an 1-hour virtual, facilitated conversation around implementation of learning, problems of practice and hot topics!

3️⃣ Building Blocks of Neuroscience for Safe School Environments

On October 3rd, in a full day seated session, Dr. Drummond will explore Building Blocks of Neuroscience. Safe and secure environments are the focal point in education. In order to create safe environments for students to thrive and reach their full potential, educators must ensure that all classroom environments are a place where students want to be. This means we must build learning from a place of compassion. We know this, but what does science tell us? Take part in this enriching experience in which we reverse engineer classrooms through connecting neuroscience in the simple and complex decisions we make daily.

4️⃣ November Collaboration Time

On November 18th join in an 1-hour, virtual, facilitated conversation around implementation of learning, problems of practice and hot topics!

Innovation Summit

  • GOCSD Members: $20

  • Non-Members: $100

Innovation Summit Aug 4-5th

Sessions designed for the FFL Network

FFL Network members can see the sessions designed for leaders looking for the yellow colored sessions or by clicking "Future Focused Leadership Strand" under "Filter by Type"when using our Registration site to select their sessions.

Register for 3 sessions that are designed specifically for building and district level school leaders. The topics are timely and highly-relevant to the current Missouri educational context.

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