🔆 New! Leading Impactful Meetings ... 9 Lessons and tons of templates for school and division leaders!

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 opportunities, 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. 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. 

Warm U 

Warm U is one-click premium community access to all Warm Demanders' courses. 

Register separately or choose Warm U which puts all courses and updates from Warm Demanders into your library.

To access Coconut CoursesOrganized Binder, and The Schoolhouse 302 use the tiles below.

All BTPS can use this all-inclusive access!

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Manage Hard, Lead Easy 

With only 24 hours in a day, it's hard to find the time to build relationships.

The more systematically we manage things, the more time we have to lead people and grow a remarkable culture.

For everyone who feels swamped!

REGISTER
Leading as a Warm Demander

Put people first with intentionality and incredible systems.

8 lessons to help you be a compassionate, courageous, and constructive leader!

Our most popular introductory course. Ideal for all current and aspiring leaders!

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From our Nohea Office Series

The Bring Forward System 

Feel like you might be missing something? Meetings on auto-pilot, with little time to capture the best ideas?

BF system is the backbone of legal and finance offices to manage information.

Ideal for school and district administrators

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From our Nohea Office Series

The School Secretary Blueprint

Are you ready to enhance your organizational system and make leading more doable for administrators?

Includes discussion questions for secretaries and administrators.

Ideal for secretaries and admin assistants

REGISTER
1:1 Coaching Sessions

Would you like to drill down more deeply into one of our courses 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. 

Talk with Rhae-Ann to begin the process! 

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Be a Facetime Pro

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.

Register today for this fun and informative course and be ready for your next long distance catch-up and more.

Ideal for everyone with an iPhone or iPad!

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Make Your School Remarkable! 

Every effective principal knows culture eats strategy for breakfast.

Learn impactful strategies in 6 weekly lessons designed to help you surface and nurture the genius of your people!

Ideal for school and district administrators!

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Leading Impactful Meetings

Just Released!

What kinds of meetings do you intentionally plan to build exceptional clarity and model a growth mindset?

Capture the best of your team and lead more dynamic and impactful meetings!

Excellent for all who lead meetings!

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Mindfulness is for Everyone!

We believe everyone is a leader and leaders need to exercise self-care before they can help others. 

Easily said and sadly cliché. So what can we actually do during the day to calm our busy heads and make this happen?!

5-15 minute practices for everyone!

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When Parents Bully the School

Adult bullies require skillful communications and clear expectations.

Bullying expert and NYT best-selling author Jodee Blanco will help you work collaboratively with a challenging parent.

For all educators!

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Remarkable Teacher Leaders!

How can we lead without authority? Leadership isn't about job titles.

Learn rarely taught leadership tools and strategies that will help you become a more impactful warm demander leader.

Ideal for teachers and team leaders!

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iPhone Bits & Bites

Becoming an expert iPhone user doesn’t have to be a difficult, time-sucking process.

In fact, this fun course is the exact opposite of that in 8 lessons that are filled with fun and drip to your library weekly. 

Ideal for everyone with an iPhone!

 

REGISTER

 Coming April

The Remarkable School Office

School offices are filled with highly-skilled people who often learn at the school of hard knocks.

Stop feeling like you might be missing something and build remarkable systems!

For administrators and secretaries!

JOIN WAITING LIST
Candid and Compassionate Feedback

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

Eliminate 9 traps that limit compassionate candor in your leadership and culture!

Ideal admin and coaches!

Register with Code WARM22

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Just Released!

Reshaping Your Staff Meeting

This fun series from Rushton Hurley is designed to help school leaders inspire and be inspired in their staff meetings!

Surface, nurture, and inspire stories of success and build a culture of exploration.

For school administrators!

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Just Released!

Teaching Executive Functions

Executive functions are an essential fundamental skillset. 

Go beyond helping students organize their days and learning. with goal-setting, planning, reflection, and organization.

Register with the code WarmU22

For all educators!

REGISTER

May

Tech Timesavers

Did you know that saving 1 minute a day adds up to over 6 hours in a year?

Most people we work with regain 10-20 minutes a day and we've curated all of our most popular video tips for you.

Ideal for everyone!

JOIN WAITING LIST

Just Released!

Little Things Make You Better

This one's for teachers and just as it sounds! Lessons on rapport, assignments, instruction, professionalism, and logistics.

On top of the fantastic content, learning with Rushton is inspiring and a lot of fun!

Ideal for all educators!

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Coming In Summer

Building a Winning Team

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 the easy-to-use tools provided in Joe and T.J's highly acclaimed Building a Winning Team.

Ideal admin and coaches!

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Coming in Summer

Technology, Teamwork, and Excellence

The presence of computers and other technology is no longer special.

Learn how we use what we have, how to share stories of our successes, and how we build a culture of exploration.

For all educators!

JOIN WAITING LIST

 

 

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

 

BTPS Links for Current and Aspiring Leaders

🔥 NEW>>> The Women in Leadership Book Study

🔥 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. Courses are in your Library (click your image at the top-right). 
  3. There are more courses and lessons on the way. BTPS has complete access to Warm U (Community) and those who subscribe get updates throughout the year. 
  4. Please upload a photo you like to all of your accounts so people know you're a real person and not a shadow-head. 😉
  5. You can always log in at the bottom right of this menu if you're on a different computer or tablet. 
  6. Download our Kajabi app and watch your progress on the go! (IOS, Android). Instructions are also sent when you register.
  7. Please comment as much as possible and reply to other people's messages in the video lessons.