Register now for this 7 session course that begins October 18!

Deadline for registering has been changed to September 29

MOEC Leadership Academy II:
Building Capacity and Leadership from Within

(click here for a printable version of this registration information)

Audience: All new or aspiring collaborative leaders. The topics from this Leadership Academy are different from last year’s Leadership Academy, so participants who attended last year are welcome to attend this one as well. None of the topics rely on knowledge learned last year so new attendees are welcome!

Dates: Seven session course to be held on: Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 15, Dec 13, Jan 10, Jan 24 & Feb 8 (snow date Feb 14) from 8:30 – 3:30 each day

Location: Assabet Valley Collaborative: 28 Lord Rd, Marlboro, MA 01752

Cost: $500 (lunch included) 67.5 PDPs upon completion
3 graduate credits from Worcester State University for $375 to be paid at first session

To Register: Please complete the online registration form by clicking here and mail the $500 payment to MOEC 141 Mansion Drive, Suite 200 E Walpole, MA 02032 (link address is

Withdrawals: No credits/refunds will be given unless MOEC is notified 10 days before the first class.

Questions: Contact Joanne Haley Sullivan – email:

Detailed Description:
This seven-session course is designed for all new and aspiring collaborative leaders to learn about the many roles and responsibilities of collaborative leaders and enhance their leadership skills. Each class session will be taught by an experienced collaborative Executive Director. Through a combination of group and individual activities and readings, participants will engage in inquiry and capacity building. The course is intended to be taken as a whole, and registration is not for individual sessions. Teaching strategies and varied learning activities include: presentations, real-time discussions, applied activities, small and large-group activities, independent readings, formative and summative assessment, coaching. Class sessions and assignments will encourage exploration of new resources and ideas, incorporate examples from participants’ own classroom/school experiences, provide practical application of skills that can be implemented in their programs, and provide options for capstone projects.


Overview of Collaboratives: Why Are We Unique? Presenter: Colleen Dolan, Executive Director EDCO Collaborative

The History of Collaboratives ● Different Types of Collaboratives ● How We Fit into the State and Nation ● Collaborative Governance ● Articles of Agreement ● Pertinent Laws and Regulations to Collaboratives ● Introduction to Collaborative Financing

How Do We Run? Presenter: Colleen Dolan, Executive Director EDCO Collaborative

Budgeting ● Auditing and Compliance: Coordinated Program Review and Finance Review

How Can We Utilize Data and Technology in Our Practice? Presenter: Liz McGonagle, Executive Director The Education Cooperative (TEC)

Technology Planning for Collaboratives ● Tools for Managing and Sharing Data ● Blended and Online Learning ● Assistive Technology

How Can We Support Our Staff? (Part 1) Presenter: Cindy Landanno, Executive Director CAPS Collaborative

Recruitment ● Hiring and Induction ● New Mentoring Guidelines

How Can We Support Our Staff? (Part 2) Presenter: Fran Rosenberg, Executive Director Northshore Educational Consortium (NEC)

Supervision and Evaluation  New Expectations for Educator Evaluation and Recertification  Professional Development  Managing a Diverse Workforce ● Building Positive Teams and Managing Conflict

How Do We Support Our Member Districts? Presenter: Cathy Lawson, Executive Director SEEM Collaborative

Understanding the Organizational Change Process ● Developing Programs/Partnerships to Support District Needs  Consultation Services that Support Programming for Inclusive Practices  Cooperative purchasing ● Transitioning Students Back to Districts

How Do We Tell Our Story and Market our Services? Presenters: Bill Diehl, Executive Director Collaborative for Educational Services and Kathy Levesque, Director of Business Development and External Relations Collaborative for Educational Services (CES)

Marketing and Branding our Programs ● Student Referral Follow Up: On Site Visits ● Working with Member Boards and School Committees