It should go without saying, but sadly, common sense is not common practice…
If you are in a leadership position and your staff is attending training, you have to attend and participate. At the campus level, this means that the Principal, Assistant Principals and Instructional Coaches attend teacher training. At the district level, the Superintendent and relevant Assistant Superintendents and Directors attend principal training.
I know that you have a million administrative tasks that you need to attend to and there is a good chance that you are familiar with the training being provided, but that does not excuse your absence.
Your presence and participation communicate the importance of the training and positions you to support your staff in the immediate implementation of the training.
Regardless of what you may believe or rationalize, not attending is not an example of managerial efficiency. Instead it is a textbook case of Leadership Failure.
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