Leadership: The Never Ending Narrative
February 13, 2012
This Seminar will focus on the complexity of leadership. Fellows will have an opportunity to hear from two professionals in education: One from the Michigan Education Association and the other from the United Staff Organization. Discussions will focus on current hot topics and the challenges leaders face in implementing policy. In addition, fellows will have an chance to explore their own leadership style.
Cook was a paraprofessional for 15 years for the Lansing Public Schools where he worked as a community school coordinator, home/school liaison in the elementary attendance project and alternative education. He was the President of the Lansing Educational Assistants from 1981 to 1993.
Cook is a graduate of Michigan State University and holds a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in history, economics and political science.
The Michigan Education Association (MEA) is a self-governing education association, representing more than 155,000 members that consist of teachers, faculty and education support staff throughout the State of Michigan.
Tom has completed several trainings around the state and at MEA’s major conferences. One of the trainings he does is Successful Leadership….A Matter of Style. Tom is also a certified trainer and facilitator for the Interest Based Bargaining style that some districts are using.
Tom also does training and facilitating on a national level through his affiliation with the National Staff Organization (NSO). He is an Executive Committee member of that organization.