Topic: Leadership and School Improvement
Instructor: Lisa Imel
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: AU Main Campus
Center Offered: APD

Course Description:

School Success Lab - Leading Your School to Success

This course is designed for current and aspiring school administrators seeking to renew and enhance the educational experiences for students, parents, educators community and post secondary stakeholders they serve. School leaders will renew their dedication to their district mission and vision and re imagine their school "brand" and impact. This course will provide a springboard to fully address your school and long term planning through  series of actionable projects centered on the School Success Progress Map. Educational leaders will assess and evaluate their organizational effectiveness, design and implement short term improvement projects for each stakeholder group and generate a long term plan to enhance their school and district stakeholder engagement. This course is presented in a two day intensive format where school leaders will focus on specific stakeholder populations and supporting case studies through 6 modules: Lead, Transform, Community Experience, Student Experience, Parent Experience and Educator Experience. Mini-modules on Inspiring Virtual Learning Environment and Managing the Change Process are also included in the two-day intensive. Four weekly follow-up sessions allow school leaders to present and collaborate on their School Success Progress Map and create a progressive and sustainable year long plan. 

Session I - September 16-October 14, 2020

2-day VIP Intensive September 16 & 17, 9:00-3:00

Class 1 September 23 4:00-5:30

Class 2 September 30 4:00-5:30

Class 3 October 7 4:00-5:30

Class 4 October 14 4:00-5:30

Session II - November 11-December 8, 2020

2-day VIP Intensive November 11 & 12, 9:00-3:00

Class 1 November 17 4:00-5:30

Class 2 November 24 4:00-5:30

Class 3 December 1 4:00-5:30

Class 4 December 8, 4:00-5:30

Session III- January 20-February 17, 2021

2-day VIP Intensive January 20 & 21, 10:00-4:00

Class 1 January 27 4:00-5:30

Class 2 February 3 4:00-5:30

Class 3 February 10 4:00-5:30

Class 4 February 17 4:00-5:30

Session IV - May 4-June 2, 2021

2-day VIP Intensive May 4 & 5, 10:00-4:00

Class 1 May 12 4:00-5:30

Class 2 May 19 4:00-5:30

Class 3 May 26 4:00-5:30

Class 4 June 2, 4:00-5:30

Session V - June 16-30, 2021 

2 Day VIP Intensive June 16 & 17 10:00-4:00

Class 1 June 22 10:00-12:00

Class 2 June 24 10:00-12:00

Class 3 June 29 10:00-12:00



**Students must register with AU (below green button) AND EDSolutions (above Waitlist)

There is a separate fee of $249 to be paid directly to The EDSolutions Group. !! Ask about special District and Team rates !!



Within 24 hours of registering for a PD course, you'll be able to access your student account using Self-Service Ashland. There, you'll find printable financial statements and grade reports, plus a link for requesting transcripts, once your grades have posted. Instructions for establishing or resetting your login can be found HERE

 If you have a tuition waiver voucher or would prefer to mail your payment:

Please click HERE for a registration form. Please mail that along with your payment and/or voucher to the Main Campus address. Vouchers are worth $166 when applied to PD courses.

 Contact Ashland Professional Development to update your email address or with other needs:


Cost: $360
Timespan of Course:
August 1, 2020 to July 30, 2021
Contact E-mail:

Meeting Times

  • Location of Meeting: 
    online with The EDSolutions Group
Course Number: EDU*6100*L1
Academic Term: 21/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 2.00
Subject: EDU