Transformative TA Institute: Strategies and Tools for Supporting Program Leaders


Consider the very best early childhood programs you know. In each of those programs, you will find an administrator who actively engages families and teachers to build strong learning communities. How do leaders acquire the skills and dispositions to create these exceptional programs? What can you do to meet administrators where they are and support them in building programs where children, teachers, and families thrive?

Join us for our newest institute, “Transformative TA: Strategies and Tools for Supporting Program Leaders,” a three-day professional learning experience geared toward those who support early childhood administrators in improving the quality of their programs. Designed for those in technical assistance (TA) roles, “Transformative TA” will provide an introduction of whole leadership, include a brief overview of the Program Administration Scale (PAS), identify the developmental stages of administrators, address strategies for individualizing technical assistance, and provide a deep dive into the following PAS topics from a TA perspective:

  • Developing conflict resolution policies
  • Creating a shared vision
  • Building partnerships with families

Note: This Institute requires basic knowledge of the Program Administration Scale (PAS), including an overview of all 25 items, how to conduct an assessment, and the ability to score the tool. If you would like to attend the institute and do not currently have this knowledge, it is highly recommended that you complete the Getting Ready for the PAS online module for an additional fee of $100 to better understand and implement the information learned. You can register for the module here


September 24 – 26, 2019

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McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership
6200 Capitol Drive, Wheeling IL, 60090


$350 | Early Bird rate through, July 24, 2019
$375 | July 25 and after

Meals Included

Lunch each day (breakfast if you stay at our recommended hotels)





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