Membership Meetings

4 Part Leadership Series

Leadership Session | Seated | Free for Members

Session 1: GO Plan

  • Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022

  • Time: 11:30 - 2PM

  • Location: Old Towne Event Center, 1037 E Twp St., Republic MO 65738, Next to Lowe's.

  • Intended Audience: Superintendents & Assistant Superintendents, Principals & Assistant Principals, Member Universities, and Partners. Be sure your District has a representative in attendance.

  • Registration: Free for Members and Partners

  • Lunch: Provided

Each Membership Meeting Includes:

  • Intentional time for learning together that support your work for MSIP6.

  • Legislative updates.

  • Time to reconnect with colleagues while enjoying a lunch.

  • An opportunity to become more aware of the work of GOCSD.

  • Hearing from our sponsoring Partners.

GO Plan Session

As we enter this new school year we have new information about MSIP 6 and we understand the critical role our CSIPs will play in the new system. We have guidelines and rubrics that help us understand the WHAT. We also realize there is not “one right way.” But many of our thoughts are centered on HOW?

  • How will we know where to start in this strategic planning?

  • How will we get this done in a way that makes it meaningful and valid?

  • How will we get the engagement we want but still move forward in a timely manner?

  • How can we balance and tie together all the other pieces that are foundational to our districts without it feeling overwhelming?

Come join the conversation around some tools and processes you can utilize to personalize and differentiate this planning for your district.


Dr. Debbie Yonke

Co-Director of Professional Learning for GOCSD

Dr. Debbie Yonke recently retired as the Director of Professional Learning and Instructional Support at Republic Schools. During her 30 year career in public education, she has served as a classroom teacher, instructional specialist, and curriculum director. Her professional goal is to empower and support educators so that they might equip their students for a successful future. She has been blessed to serve alongside many other amazing educators in the Republic, Willard and Springfield districts and collaborate with leaders and teachers throughout Missouri. She also has had the opportunity to collaborate with educators throughout the nation as a Cooperative Learning Trainer and also partner with non-profit organizations to train teachers in both Cambodia and Ethiopia. In her free time, Dr. Yonke enjoys spending time with her husband, Steve who is a retired educator, their 3 daughters and grandson, Grady.

Upcoming Sessions in this Series

Save the date for the next 3 Membership Meetings to experience the full benefits of our Strategic Planning with Successful Results series. Registration for these meetings will open in GONews about a month before the event.

November 16, 2022

GO Change: Being aware of effective change practice is key to successful strategic planning. This learning will be led by GOCSD’s executive Director, Dr. Pam Hedgpeth.

February 24, 2023

GO Communicate: Learn how to create an effective communication plan from experts with experience in education. Strong communication plans are a foundation that allows districts and schools to highlight their strengths, accomplish strategic goals, and to lead their communities.

April 21, 2023

GO Collaborate: This session, lead by Kathy Gross, will increase your awareness of the importance of efficacy. How does efficacy contribute to MSIP6? Come to find out!

More Professional Learning Opportunities

Explore other professional learning events and content in our on-demand catalog.