Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 5/20/2019 - 6:30 PM
Type: Action
Subject: Approval of a Consultant Agreement with Kenneth C. Williams
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Summary: Kenneth C. Williams will share his experience and expertise as a nationally recognized trainer, speaker, coach, and consultant in leadership and education. He is the Chief Visionary Officer of Unfold the Soul, Inc., an organization dedicated to helping schools live their posters. Skilled in joining the why of the work to the how of the work, Ken is known for his powerful and engaging combinations of “heart, humor, and hammer.” He is an expert at helping schools build capacity in the collective commitments required of learning for all cultures.

Ken is a distinguished teacher, mentor, public speaker, school leader and the author of two books. His latest best-seller, co-authored by Tom Hierck, is Starting a Movement: Building Culture from the Inside Out in Professional Learning Communities

He will provide two days (9/27/19 & 1/2/20) of consultant services. This program utilizes exercises, activities and group experiences, rather than typical lecture, to increase understanding and personal growth among participants. Includes important learning tools and handouts.

$6,500 per day for a total of $13,000.
Funding: Title II-A
Approved in original budget or revised budget Yes
Funds currently available in specified line item Yes
If not currently available in line item, where are funds available
Resolution: WHEREAS, Springfield School District 186 desires services for professional development for staff at Southeast High School; and

WHEREAS, Kenneth C. Williams is qualified to provide such services and has agreed to provide a two days of training services at a cost of $6,500 per day with expenses ($13,000 total); and

WHEREAS, Kenneth C. William’s services are being funded through the Title II budget;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the retention of consultant Kenneth C. Williams per the terms identified above and directs the Superintendent to execute the necessary documents on behalf of the Board.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Shelia Boozer - Director
Signed By:
Jennifer E. Gill - Superintendent
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