YEAR-LONG TRAINING PROGRAM FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT LEADERS

2020 A-ROI Institute

Learn to employ Academic Return on Investment methodology and leverage data to determine what works.

Does your district have a method for determining what is working, for which students, and at what cost? Are you interested in developing your team's capacity to employ an Academic Return on Investment (A-ROI) approach to evaluating programs and initiatives?

An A-ROI approach can help you evaluate what is having the greatest impact, providing insights that will lead to better decisions, better budgets, and better student outcomes.

DMGroup’s annual A-ROI Institute Training Program, kicking off its third cohort in early 2020, offers districts a chance to develop internal capacity for A-ROI through in-depth, year-long training. Join the dozens of school district teams that have already completed this unique professional development experience: equip your district leaders with approaches and tools for integrating data into resource allocation decisions to ensure the greatest possible impact from district budgets.

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All applications are due by December 31st, 2019, and space is limited.
Districts that enroll by October 31st, 2019 will receive preference as well as a limited-availability reduced program rate.

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What You Can Expect from the 2020 A-ROI Institute

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This year-long program will build and facilitate your district's ability to run Academic Return on Investment (A-ROI) analyses. The program combines in-person training with a small cohort of districts from across the country, ongoing virtual support, access to A-ROI tools and resources, and individualized district coaching from DMGroup experts to deliver hands-on learning experiences that help embed A-ROI methodology into your district culture.

Participants will receive:

  • In-depth training on A-ROI tools and techniques, personalized district coaching, and support to apply what you learn as you conduct an A-ROI assessment on a key program or initiative in your district
  • Three full-day in-person training workshops throughout the year for you and your leadership team (up to 8 participants per district), including exercises, case studies, facilitated work time and opportunities to learn from other districts
  • Three web meetings or conference calls to extend your learning and get support on your hands-on A-ROI evaluation
  • A guided self-assessment of your district’s readiness to apply A-ROI tools and ideas
  • Complete access to DMGroup’s bank of A-ROI training materials, tools and resources

Join the dozens of school district teams that have already completed this program and equip your district leaders with approaches and tools for integrating data into resource allocation decisions to ensure the greatest possible impact from district budgets.

 

Program Outline and Timeline

This year-long program will kick off in February 2020. Workshop locations will be determined once the list of participating districts is finalized.

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Who Should Participate

Each participating district is welcome to send a team of up to eight individuals. Regardless of the size of the team, each district A-ROI team should include both finance and academic leadership and must have cabinet-level representation. 

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How to Apply and Application Deadline

To apply to participate in the 2020 A-ROI Institute, please complete the form above to receive an application. Our team will then follow up with you to discuss next steps.

All applications are due by December 31st, 2019, and space is limited.

About the A-ROI Institute Leader

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Nathan Levenson

Managing Director, DMGroup

As managing director at DMGroup, Nathan Levenson works with superintendents and their leadership teams to better serve students despite tight financial times. Nate brings a depth of past experience as a public school superintendent, school board member, and private sector CEO. Over the past decade working as a partner to school district leaders, Nate has led efforts to improve equity and outcomes for all students in nearly 200 districts across 25 states. 

Nate has published original research on effective budgeting and use of resources for a number of think tanks including the Center for American Progress, The American Enterprise Institute and the Fordham Foundation. Nate has had his work published in magazines such as Education Leadership and District Administrator and has authored three books on improving district finances while also improving outcomes for students.

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Related Resources

SELF-ASSESSMENT

A-ROI Capacity Rubric

Use this self-assessment to evaluate your school district's readiness to begin conducting Academic Return on Investment (A-ROI) analysis.

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HOW-TO GUIDE

A-ROI Analysis Manual

Use this manual as a guide to begin developing your district's Academic Return on Investment (A-ROI) capabilities by following our 10-step process.

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