School Administrators Conferences
Murray’s motivational keynote can be the highlight of your convention or leadership retreat… the perfect blend of inspiration and fun! Honored with Teacher Of The Year and Outstanding Educator awards, Murray resonates with an audience of educators. As a World Champion athlete, he will craft and deliver a focused and engaging message for your educational leaders. And, just like his teaching, it will be interactive, focused and engaging!
Murray’s presentations are hilarious, filled with stories and images only school administrators can appreciate! And, your members will return to their school districts with specific, actionable skills for charismatic leadership in tough time… while maintaining balance in their lives.
“Bam, bam, bam! That’s the recent sound of the hammer hitting the nail on the head! What a great start to our summer conference! There were so many complimentary remarks passed along to me and the sponsor of the keynote had many people stop by their booth to thank them.”
Murray’s signature topics are fresh and in the moment and connect leadership performance to charisma, adaptability and life balance.
PERFORMANCE UNDER PRESURE
Leading With Passion And Style
School administrators are between the proverbial “rock and a hard place” with NCLB on one side and a challenged and frustrated faculty on the other. Mix in the tough economy and it’s a wonder that anyone wants the job! Murray’s keynote highlights the leadership skills that foster a climate of success for our faculty, staff and students…. enthusiasm, focus, positive problem solving and optimism. The challenge: these are the very attributes that disappear under constant pressure and stress! “Who we are, may be as important as what we know!” will be a focal point for this presentation as Murray blends hilarious visuals with wonderful school stories to highlight the point that our style of leadership is critical to faculty and student performance.
Murray will zero in on specific skills for leadership…
• The 10/90 RULE to keep meetings focused and on target
• Why pressure changes persona and persona affects leadership style
• How the physiology of food & fitness offsets pressure and fatigue
• How to keep faculty and staff focused on student outcomes because what you focus on expands
• How to prevent “Group Griping” and enhance teamwork, collegiality and morale
“The main thing is to keep the main thing, the main thing.”
“You can tell a lot about a person by what they take two at a time… pills or stairs!”
THE TROUBLE WITH THE FUTURE IS, IT’S NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE!
Keeping Our Focus On Students In Changing Times
In a world of change, educators generally like stability and consistency. Teachers work rhythmically, nearly every day the same schedule, even going to the bathroom! With high stakes testing, enhanced accountability and transitioning baby boomers, our teachers are being moved out of their comfort zone and we must both challenge and support them.
In these times of change, leadership is critical to morale and teacher performance and Murray will present skills for creating a culture for innovation, motivating comfortable employees, recognizing successful staff members and dealing with change resistant faculty.
Murray has created unique skills for pushing your colleagues out of their comfort zone…
• Using the “Lava Lamp Philosophy” of continuous change in our schools
• Creating a culture of change, not mandates for change
• Implementing the “RICHTER SCALE OF STRESS” for worried colleagues
• Using a Switching skill for changing change-resistant colleagues
• Preventing “Pyschosclerosis” among faculty and staff
“Teachers don’t resist change… they resist being changed!”
“The illiterate of the future are not those who cannot read or write, but those cannot learn, unlearn and relearn!”
TOUGH TIMES, TOUGH TEAMS
These are tough times and successful schools need tough teams… colleagues who pull together, work hard, stay positive and are resilient. A challenging economy and uncertain future make it difficult to give our faculty and staff the reassurance they need to stay focused, so our leadership skills will be critical to our success.
This isn’t the time for a walk through the theoretical wonderland. Teachers need practical, real world skills for being optimistic and staying focused on student performance. This tough presentation inspires and energizes while providing four actionable skills for…
• Using the 10/90 RULE to convert problems to solutions
• Preventing “G.G.” in the faculty rooms
• Communicating a tough message in a positive framework
• Keeping colleagues focused on student performance when things don’t turn out as planned
“When you are going through Hell… keep going!”
“Tenacity is easier when you have no choice!”
“You hit it out of the park! Everyone here loved your presentation and I received all kinds of accolades because of you! Thanks so much for all your preparation.”
Murray has created personalized keynote presentations for hundreds of conventions and leadership retreats from maine to california, alaska to florida, nova scotia to alberta and everywhere in between! He has presented staff development presentations for large city school districts, affluent suburban districts and small rural schools – all personalized for the special challenges each faces.
Murray has keynoted these prominent national conventions…
National Association of Secondary School Principals
National School Public Relations Association
National Association of Athletic Administrators
State School Principals’ Association Conventions in…
California, Florida, Kansas, Maine. Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Texas, Washington
State Superintendents’ Association Conventions in…
Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Nebraska, New York, Ohio. Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota
State School Board Association Conventions in…
Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania
“Considering everything coming at us as a result of the economy, I could not have asked for a more timely speaker. It was fabulous!”