LEADERSHIP IN LEARNING 

The BTPS Board of Education and Division Administration are advocates of lifelong learning and of providing professional learning opportunities for all of our staff. We have a goal to attract, retain, and grow amazing staff and leaders.

This professional learning menu is part of our commitment to support you. We're really excited about offering so many online leadership courses, masterclasses, and communities, and will be adding more selections to the PL menu each year. A key feature of the menu is how easy it is for you to register in any of the opportunities. For this year, every item on this site is funded and supported by BTPS, and all administration related to payment is handled by the division office.

It really is this easy to find your lead domino and further your learning journey! There are many options to support growth in leadership, collaborate with others, and learn simple organizational tips.

INVEST in Leaders

BTPS ensures that every leader has a high level of support and access to quality training, learning and mentoring opportunities. 

 

Learn TOGETHER

BTPS has a community in which every current and aspiring leader has the opportunity to learn and grow.

 

 

PREPARE for Opportunities

We support our staff to grow and prepare for new opportunities that might arise and to excel in their new positions. 

 

 

Manage Things, 

LEAD PEOPLE

Leadership is everywhere! BTPS supports a community in which every current and aspiring leader has the opportunity to learn and grow.

 

 

LEARN on YOUR SCHEDULE

We understand busy and needing balance in our lives. BTPS strives to provide professional learning that is flexible and adaptable ... like the best leaders! 

 

 

Find Your PATHWAY

Leaders are everywhere in BTPS! I want to encourage us all to learn and support anyone interested in growing as a leader. Let's connect you with professional development opportunities that will ensure you and BTPS will grow together.

                                                             - Rhae-Ann Holoien, Superintendent 

 

TO ACCESS COURSES

Step 1: Select your learning opportunity. No approval is necessary.

Step 2: Click Register or Join Waiting List.

  

1:1 COACHING AND COURSE EXTENSIONS

Step 1: Visit the Leadership Coaching page. 

Step 2: Select ongoing coaching or 3-pack course extensions. 

Step 3: Request approval from direct supervisor/ Rhae-Ann.

Step 4: Register or Rhae-Ann will connect you with a Warm Demander coach. 

THE COMMUNITY

WARM DEMANDERS

Everyone in BTPS has premium access. This means every course, every resource, everything in Warm Demanders!

All too often, talented educators find themselves in leadership positions because they are outstanding teachers, but no one takes the time to show them how to plan and execute meetings, build clarity and menus, and lead with a growth mindset. This is our premium membership and we'd love to have as many BTPS peeps as we can!

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MANAGE HARD, LEAD EASY

WARM DEMANDERS

Give yourself more peace of mind and time by developing a system that gets things out of your head and turns all of that stuff that keeps coming at you into usable information. 

How? By adopting a mindset that redefines what it means to be organized and building an external brain.

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BE A FACETIME PRO

COCONUT COURSES

Do you wish you knew how to Facetime and communicate better with family, friends, and colleagues? Register today for this fun and informative course. Further grow your tech confidence and skills in a relaxed, learn-at-your-own-pace course filled with tips that translate to any video conversation and software.

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iPHONE TIPS AND TRICKS

COCONUT COURSES

Do you wish you knew how to use your iPhone better? Register today for this fun and hack-filled course. Build your tech confidence and skills in a relaxed, learn-at-your-own-pace course filled with downloads. 

You will definitely learn things you didn't know were possible with your phone!

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LEADING DYNAMIC MEETINGS

WARM DEMANDERS

How do you define meeting? What kinds of meetings do you strategically lead to provide exceptional clarity and grow an impactful culture? How do you capture the best of your staff, even when ideas come at the most inopportune times? 

Lead more dynamic, purposeful, and impactful meetings in this quick and strategy-packed 5-lesson course!

Ideal for school, district, and aspiring administrators. 

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MAKING YOUR SCHOOL REMARKABLE

WARM DEMANDERS

NEW!!

Hey school administrators, would you like to build a remarkable school culture! Learn to create belonging, incredible communications, and exceptional leadership from everyone using our key pillars, frameworks, and a growth mindset. This course is the ultimate synthesis of compassionate, constructive, and courageous school leadership!

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BRING FORWARD COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NOHEA

Updated to include discussion questions for administrators and secretaries.

Do you feel like there’s always something coming at you? Feeling like you might be missing something? Meetings on auto-pilot, with little time to capture the best of your team?

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SCHOOL SECRETARY BLUEPRINT COURSE

NOHEA

Updated to include discussion questions for secretaries and administrators.

Is it rare for you to find an opportunity to collaborate and receive professional learning?

Are you ready to enhance your organizational system, make leading more doable for administrators, and expand your warm demander toolkit?

Get more information!

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PRINCIPALS 3in3

PRINCIPALS SEMINAR 

Coming Soon: Version 2.0!

All new content and videos!

The learning curve doesn't have to be steep. Here's the online professional learning experience that will help you gain 3 years of experience in 3 weeks of learning.

Register using your code: BTPS

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WHEN PARENTS BULLY THE SCHOOL

JODEE BLANCO

We all know firsthand how difficult it can be to calm a parent. How do you communicate with the irrational parent, motivate him/her to work with the school in everyone's best interests? What shouldn't you say to an angry, bullying parent and why, and what should you say and do?

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MINDFULNESS FOR LEADERS

SAGE & SEVEN

NEW!

Are you ready to create more focus, energy, and peace of mind by learning 15 weekly lessons of powerful mindfulness and meditation practices? What if these practices could be done in your office or by going for a walk for 10-15 minutes? 

Ideal for ALL who would like to decompress and refocus for 5-10 minutes each day. 

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THE REMARKABLE TEACHER LEADER

WARM DEMANDERS

NEW!

Hey teachers! Interested in becoming a more impactful leader, but you love teaching? Teaching and leadership isn't a binary choice! Leadership is influence. Teachers have so much to give and impact the lives of students and adults daily! In this course, we'll identify and dive into very successful mindsets and processes that will help you become a stronger teacher leader.

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1:1 COACHING SESSIONS

WARM DEMANDERS

Would you like to drill down more deeply into one of our principles or get some help with tech tools or productivity? We coach educational leaders all over North America. Our confidential sessions are designed to accelerate your learning and fit into your schedule. 

Customized bi-weekly or monthly OR learn more with a course extension.

Talk with Rhae-Ann and then register below to begin the process today! 

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iPHONE BITS & BYTES

COCONUT COURSES

NEW!!

Becoming an expert iPhone user doesn’t have to be a difficult, time-sucking process. In fact, this course is the exact opposite of that in 8 weekly lessons that are filled with fun and drip to your library weekly. 

Learn how to use your phone fully without things feeling complicated and time-consuming.

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LEADERS' PRODUCTIVITY GUIDES

WARM DEMANDERS

Available Winter 2021!

Our best-practices downloadable guides for implementing our favourite productivity mindsets and practices with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Tasks, Keep) on your desktop and phone. 

Available to all BTPS current and aspiring leaders. 

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CANDID AND COMPASSIONATE FEEDBACK

THE SCHOOLHOUSE 302 

Coming in October!

Are you like most leaders and trapped in the circle of nice with your best feedback efforts feeling ineffective? 

Drawing upon their very successful book and masterclass, Candid and Compassionate Feedback,  Joseph Jones and T.J. Vari have created a 10-lesson course for you to avoid the 9 traps that limit compassionate candor in your culture!

Get more information!

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WARM DEMANDER COACHING CERTIFICATION

WARM DEMANDERS

Available November 1!

Completely new to leading a team, working as a lead teacher, or coaching? Or maybe you'd like to add some new tools to your growing coaching and mentoring toolkit? Become a certified lead, coach, and/or trainer. Imagine the extra oomph an additional certification adds to your leadership, let alone how great it looks on your resume!

Get more information!

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BUILDING A WINNING TEAM

THE SCHOOLHOUSE 302

Coming in November!

There's a lot of power that can be unleashed in our staff.

Learn how to better utilize your current staff and recruit top talent, utilizing exceptional strategies and easy-to-use tools provided in Joe and T.J's highly acclaimed Building a Winning Team.

Get more information!

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THE ADMIN-SECRETARY OFFICE TEAM 

WARM DEMANDERS

Available March 15, 2022!

The management systems used by administrators and secretaries/admin assistants must work hand in glove and complement one another. It takes teamwork to make the dream work, right?

Join us for 8 weeks and learn to better collaborate in lessons designed to help you build an incredible office culture!

Ideal for school and district office teams planning the upcoming school year. 

More information coming soon!

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USING TECH TO IMPROVE ORGANIZATIONAL WELLNESS

WARM DEMANDERS

Available April 15, 2022!

How can we take our empathy to another level? Leaders are always searching for better ways to use their tech in impactful ways, but rarely have the time to learn the tools that help them get through the day.

Join us in an 6-lesson course to help you to better use tech to support the wellness needs of your people!

Ideal for school and district administrators. 

More information coming soon!

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SEASONAL MENUS

WARM DEMANDERS

Available May 15, 2022!

Teachers often mention feeling uneasy about asking a coach for help. Do they think the coach is too busy? Maybe they don't know how to start the conversation?

We don’t feel awkward asking a server for something on the menu in a restaurant. A menu strips away uncertainty and removes barriers. Join us to create your menus in a 6-week collaboration!

Ideal for anyone who supports other staff, and it works with students too!

More information coming soon!

 

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WE HAVE A PROCESS FOR THAT!

WARM DEMANDERS

Available June 15, 2022!

Road trips can require taking detours to reach your destination. Reaching your goals can be similar. A road map for your goals allows for detours while still reaching your destination!

Join Danielle for a 6-week deep dive into creating exceptional roadmaps to success as you plan your year!

Ideal for school and district administrators. 

More information coming soon!

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COMMUNICATING AS A WARM DEMANDER

WARM DEMANDERS

Available July 15, 2022!

There is a tech tool today to enhance every possible learning strategy, but what are the most effective ways to use tech to communicate more effectively as a leader? Just like teaching, effective communications require putting the objective ahead of the tool.

Join Melody for 6 weeks and learn how to do just this!

Ideal for school and district team leaders.

More information coming soon!

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WE HAVE TONS MORE PLANNED IN 2021- 2022!

 

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FREE videos, articles, and templates. Click, share, and come back as often as you like!

BTPS Links for Current and Aspiring Leaders

🔥 BTPS Tom Hierck Video File on Google Drive  

🔥 BTPS Leadership Academy

🔥 ATA Professional Development Sign-up

🔥 LQS NotebookTQS Notebooks - Make a copy for your own portfolio and reflections

🔥 BTPS Women in Leadership Video #1 with Board Chair: Lanie Parr

🔥 Empower Women Live Event 

🔥 Women in Leadership 

🔥 The BTPS Podcast: Learning on the Trail

    

Dynamic Meetings

 🔥 Sheets One-Stop Shopping Agenda with Missionkeepers and Bring Forward sections (download) 

🔥 Sheets One-Stop Shopping Agenda with Missionkeepers and Bring Forward sections AND HOW TO USE (download)

🔥 Silence Does the Heavy Lifting via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 Meetingitis via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 Meeting Déjà Vu: We Talked About This Last Year, Right? via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 Be Right at the End of the Meeting by David Cote (video)

 

Organization

 

Productivity

🔥 Time Blocking Big Rock via FranklinCovey (video) 

🔥 Adding is Favored Over Subtracting in Problem Solving via Nature.com (article) 

🔥 So Much STUFF! via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 Meeting with Myself via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 The 2-minute Rule (video) 

🔥 Time Blocking (video) 

 

Culture

🔥 The Ideal Team Player via Pat Lencioni (video)

🔥 Making Practices Practical: Building and Sustaining a Positive Culture

🔥 Making Practices Practical: Being Mission-Driven

🔥 Carefronting and Having Courageous Conversations via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 Be a Manager AND a Leader  via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 Basketball Coach Steve Kerr is a Warm Demander

🔥 Building a Culture and Making Your School Irresistible (video )

🔥 We Need People to Keep Us Accountable via John Maxwell (video)

🔥 If People Have to Follow You, How Do You Know if You're a Good Leader? via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 Crabs in a Bucket via Warm Demanders (article)

 

Inspiration

🔥 Warm Demanders Quotes (pics)

🔥 The Best Research is Me-search via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 Smooth Stones Take Time via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 False Summits via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 Leadership and Rubik's Cubes via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 A Lesson From Goldilocks via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 Finding Home Base via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 Problem or Fact of Life? via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 Staying True to Your Dreams via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 Say the Why, Lead the Way via Warm Demanders (article)

 

Video Tech Tips 

🔥 10 Little Known Tech Timesavers for Leaders (separated below)

  1. Chrome Coloured Tab Groups
  2. Chrome Settings on Startup
  3. Ten Last Closed Tabs
  4. Excel Data Validations
  5. Chrome Tabs 1-9
  6. Outlook and Gmail for Phone
  7. Outlook for Web
  8. Copy and Paste (Microsoft)
  9. Copy and Paste (Excluding Microsoft)
  10. Google Calendar Single Touch

Notes for BTPS Leaders

  1. Always register with your BTPS email address. 
  2. Warm Demanders, Coconut Courses, Sage & Seven, and Nohea items are in your Library (click your image at the top-right). 
  3. The image (library, settings and log in/log out), Articles, Spark, and Menu links only appear for logged-in members. You can always log in at the bottom right of this menu if you're on a different computer or tablet. 
  4. Warm Demanders, Coconut Courses, Sage & Seven, and Nohea items are also in an app.  Instructions on how to download and use the app are automatically sent to you when you register and all items you register for will be on the app or in your Library
  5. There are more courses on the way. We've included those that are in the next few months, but you can click here to see the upcoming year. BTPS has complete access to The Community and those who subscribe get automatic updates throughout the year. 
  6. Please upload a photo you like to all of your accounts so people know you're a real person and not a shadow-head. 😉
  7. Please comment as much as possible and reply to other people's messages in the video lessons. The intent is to build discussion and sharing. 
  8. There is no need for approvals on anything except the 1:1 coaching, and that is just a quick chat with Rhae-Ann or your supervisor.