Due to the severity of the recent spread of Covid-19 Omicron the Superintendent Candidates Seminar is being postponed. We are committed to the health and safety of all our participants and staff. We will offer the seminar again as soon as it is prudent to do so. All confirmed participants will receive a full refund. We will advise all registrants as to when our new dates are set. Anyone interested being updated re: future offerings may complete the registration form and we will send you notifications as to future scheduled sessions. Thank you for your understanding.
The Cosca Group
KEYS TO EFFECTIVE CAREER ADVANCEMENT AND LONG TERM PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS
VALIDATING THE DECISION | PERFECTING THE APPLICATION | HONING THE PRESENTATION
If you plan to apply for a superintendent position, it is up to you to take the steps to make your hopes a reality. While an impressive resume is a start, purposeful, well-informed strategies will substantially enhance your ability to achieve the right position and realize long term career success.
You’ve worked hard and you know you are ready. You have the training and experience. Successfully presenting yourself as the right candidate is your final hurdle. With well-informed strategies and purposeful effort, you can dramatically improve your potential for success
4:00 – 4:15 Welcome and opening remarks
4:15 – 5:30 Positioning Yourself for the Move
5:30 – 6:30 Dinner – on your own
6:30 – 8:00 Making the right decision for you
8:00 – 8:10 Opening Remarks
8:10 – 11:00 Developing a Polished Application Packet
11:00 – 12:00 Lunch – on your own
12:00 – 4:00 Preparing a Flawless Interview
4:00 – 4:30 Networking and Closing Activities
Positioning Yourself and Making the Right Decision
Grooming Your Candidacy Before You Apply
Understanding all Aspects of the Process
Appraising Yourself and the Position
Organizing a Positive Transition
Developing a Polished Application Package
Focusing on What Matters
Crafting a Perfect Letter of Intent
Constructing the Right Resume
Fine-Tuning All the Details
Preparing for a Flawless Interview
Realizing Preparation Essentials
Anticipating Traps and Pitfalls
President of The Cosca Group, he served as assistant superintendent and deputy superintendent in the Burbank Unified School District. He then served as superintendent in the South Pasadena Unified School District for four and one-half years. Mr. Shapiro has been involved in leadership positions in regional and statewide organizations to advance teaching and learning.
Experienced search consultant, former Superintendent of the Burbank Unified School District and adjunct professor at multiple California universities.
Dr. Fred Navarro is a lifelong educator, most recently retiring as Superintendent from the Newport Mesa Unified School District with a reputation for recruiting and cultivating top talent in all leadership roles.
Dr. Tom Johnstone served for 38 years as an educator. Tom served the Lennox School District community for over 28 years as a site administrator, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and asst. superintendent of Human Resources. Dr. Johnstone served as superintendent in the Wiseburn Unified School District from 2008-2018. Among his accomplishments as superintendent in Wiseburn are the successful culmination of a 13-year journey to achieve K-12 unification, a successful $89 million bond election, and the construction of a $160 million state-of-the-art high school.
Tom brings his experience and expertise of charter school education to the Cosca Group having served as a Board Member for the School Employers Association of California (SEAC) for 9 years including 3 years as the Chair of the Board. He currently sits on the Board for DaVinci RISE Charter High School.
Dr. Steve Kennedy, is a recently retired Superintendent of Menifee Union School District and veteran public school educator with over 32 years in K-12 education.
Experienced search consultant; recognized expert in curriculum, instruction, mentoring, evaluation, and planning; and former CSU, Fullerton Director of Education Programs.
Founder of the National Association of School Superintendents, author, and former Superintendent of the Laguna Beach Unified School District.
2100 Empire Ave. Burbank, CA
Special Room Rates with Free Parking
Phone – 818-843-5500
Fax – 818-843-2700
This hotel offers easy access to area freeways and the Burbank Airport. Hotel guests will appreciate the 24-hour business center, outdoor pool and state-of-the-art fitness center, and The Bistro Restaurant serves American cuisine in a comfortable setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Space is limited; applications will be confirmed based on the order received.
Fee includes 90+ page Candidate Resource Collection
All participants will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination
Complete the form and pay with paypal
Mail your registration and payment to: The Cosca Group 2290 La Mer Ct. Costa Mesa CA 92627-6717
Outback Steakhouse – Empire Center
At Outback, it’s all about quality – and all about the food. So let go of the worries of the
day, and Go Outback.
Open for lunch and dinner Phone: +1 818-567-2717
Sharkey’s Woodfired Mexican Grill – Empire Center
Making a difference with fresh, natural and organic ingredients with enhanced spices
and flavors from Mexico
Open for lunch and dinner Dress code: Casual Phone: +1 818-840-9080
Hook Burger – Empire Center
Open for lunch and dinner Dress code: Casual
Hometown Buffet – Empire Center
Our focus is on traditional ‘home cooking’, which includes freshly prepared salads,
soups, entrees and desserts.
Open for lunch and dinner Dress code: Casual Phone: +1 818-955-5797
Gordon Biersch Brewery – downtown Burbank
Freshly brewed Lagers, an exhibition kitchen, live music Thursday through Saturday
evenings and complimentary valet parking make this Brewery/Restaurant a destination
for anyone visiting Los Angeles or the San Fernando Valley.
Open for lunch and dinner Dress code: Casual Phone: +1 818-569-5240
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse – downtown Burbank
California is known for it’s eateries and breweries. BJ’s Handcrafted Beers with over 140 awards. Serving amazing beer, pasta, soup, sandwiches for a good old time. Open for lunch and dinner Dress code: Casual Phone: +1 818-557-0881
Islands Restaurant – downtown Burbank
Come expeience the island flair, a surfer’s paradise. Hang 10 with our island burgers,
fries and drinks.
Open for lunch and dinner Dress code: Casual Phone: +1 818-566-7744
CHINESE, 4 MILES
P. F. Chang’s – inside Burbank Town Center Mall
P.F. Chang’s offers a casual dining atmosphere to experience authentic Chinese food &
Open for lunch and dinner Dress code: Casual Phone: +1 818-391-1070
Bob’s Big Boy Restaurant – studio district
Home of the Original Double-Decker Hamburger! Oldest Big Boy in the country with
Friday nights taking a trip down nostalgia lane featuring classic cars, it’s truly a blast
from the past!
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Dress code: Casual Phone: +1 818-843-9334
Morton’s Steakhouse – studio district
For 30 years, we have served only the finest quality foods, featuring USDA prime-aged
beef, fresh fish and seafood, hand-picked produce, delicious appetizers and elegant
Open for lunch and dinner Dress code: Smart Casual Phone: +1 818-238-0424
San Sai Japanese Grill – airport area
It’s all about freshness, taste, and quality!
Open for lunch and dinner Dress code: Casual Phone: +1 818-565-0420
Cancellation Policy: To be eligible for a refund, cancellation must be in writing and dated on or before February 15, 2020. Refunds will be less a $50 administration fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations dated after January 10 2020 or for “no shows”.
Disclaimers: *TCG reserves the right to make reasonable substitutions in the event of speaker cancellation or conference room adjustments. *TCG is not responsible for travel expenses lost due to the cancellation of or change in a program. *TCG, its officers, vendors, contractors and employees assume no responsibility for any personal injury or property damage or loss incurred by a TCG partner, associate, guest or participant at any TCG-sponsored activity.