Training & Events

LAPCS Bottom Line Training | Winter 2019 – Baton Rouge

School Growth and Sustainability Workshop

Please join us in Baton Rouge on February 7-8 for our first Bottom Line professional development event of 2019. Through this 2-day, 4-part workshop we will help your school’s team breakthrough the 4 main factors needed to support your school’s growth and sustainability: Management, Finances, Student Relationships, and External Relationships.

LAPCS staff and a variety of local and national experts will provide you with the tools your school needs to support high-quality staffing and organizational health, as well as help you recognize the blind spots that hinder your success.

Many thanks to the following experts who will be present during this program:

  • Dr. Anane Olatunji of Align Education
  • The Law Firm of Taylor Porter
  • Charter School Fundraising and Development Expert, Pam Stewart

Charter School Board Members and Leadership Teams are encouraged to attend.

Register Now!


Thursday, February 7

8:30 am: Check-in & breakfast
9:00 am: Welcome & morning activity
10:00 am – 12:30pm: The Management Factor
  • Managing Managers
  • Effective Hiring – What You Can and Cannot Ask
  • Staff & Board Evaluations
  • Practical Succession Planning
12:30pm: Lunch
1:00pm – 3:30: The Finance Factor
  • Finance Team Roles & Responsibilities
  • Lessons Learned from Charter School Audits
  • Fundraising Basics and Best Practices
3:30 pmWrap-up
8:30am: Check-in & breakfast
9:00am: Welcome & morning activity
10:00am – 12:00: The Student Relationship Factor
  • Creating a student-centered framework for teaching and learning
  • Learning how to build better relationships with students to enhance their engagement and achievement.
12:00pm: Lunch
12:30pm -2:00: The External Relationship Factor
  • Cultivating supportive relationships with your school’s parents, elected officials, and other community stakeholders
2:30pm: Wrap-up

Bottom Line Info

The Bottom Line is a program of LAPCS that offers charter school staff, school leaders, and board members professional development in the areas of legal compliance, human resources, finance, and general operations. By partnering with a variety of local and national experts as program hosts, the Bottom Line seeks to keep charter schools well informed of current hot topics and long-standing best practices through a series of year-round in-person events, webinars, and memo updates.

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