Partners Advancing Values in Education




PAVE's has trained hundreds of school leaders, volunteer board members, school staff, parents and community partners on best practices in overcoming organizational challenges facing schools. 

PAVE's trainings have earned a reputation as a "safe space" to discuss the pressing issues facing schools, concerning resource development, strategic and business planning, data-informed decision making, the role of the board in proving academic oversight, among many other topics. 

The relationships built at PAVE trainings continue to inform the work of the leaders of our network schools. They are free of charge for schools in PAVE networks, and all school board members and leaders are encouraged to attend. 

Non-network schools or other non-profit organizations are invited to attend, for a fee. 

For more information or to suggest a training topic, please contact Joan Feiereisen at 414.263.2970.

Check this page often for updates to our training schedule.

2017 spring trainings 


Mark your calendars for trainings this Spring, led by PAVE’s team, diving into strategic issues facing school leaders and board members. Below is the list of trainings. Check for more information or to register. 

Data 201:  Analysis and Action Planning Based on School Data

Presented by Edgar Russell 

Thursday March 23, 2017 

7:30 - 9:30AM 


This workshop is intended for school board members who focus on academics or support areas where the use of data has been identified as tactically important to your school.  In this workshop you will learn:

  • Develop a global view of school data
  • Understand leading and lagging school indicators
  • Review the conceptual framework of school improvement science
  • Develop a deeper understanding about cycles of improvement
  • Dig into your school’s data to enhance collaboration with your head of school

This is an interactive workshop with exit goal of equipping board members with tools and methods to use in analyzing their school’s data and setting appropriate leadership expectations.


Boot Camp for Board Members 

Presented by Joan Feiereisen, Dave Steele & PAVE Staff

(Trainees can choose either one full-day session or two half-day sessions)


This comprehensive course reviews the responsibilities of Board membership as well as the interaction between the Board and Head of School.  Areas covered include:

  • The School Context
  • Head of School Selection and Evaluation
  • Board Meetings and Committees
  • Strategic Thinking and Planning
  • Financial Oversight
  • Fundraising 
  • Assessment of Board Effectiveness

This course is open to all current school board members who would benefit from an overview of the critical components of effective governance. It is also a pre-requisite for Board Corps members who are being matched with one of PAVE's Partner Schools for board membership.



Friday April 28, 2017

8:30AM - 4:00PM 



Thursday May 2, 2017

4:30PM - 8:00PM


Tuesday May 9, 2017

4:30PM - 7:30PM



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Training Fees for 
NON-Partner Schools & Other Organizations


  • Half-day training sessions are each $50 per person. 
  • Full-day day trainings are $150 per person. 






past trainings 

Below are a sampling of the topics explored at PAVE trainings: 

The Art of the Ask - Identifying, Cultivating and Planning Fund Raising Calls 

Data 101 - The Board's Role in Understanding and Using Academic Data 

Boot Camp for Board Members - Required for Board Corps applicants, this session explores the essential roles and responsibilities of board members.

Succession Planning: The Future is NOW

Strengthening School Culture from the Inside Out 

Testing and Accountability: What Changing Times Mean for Your School 


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