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TEACH Butler
TEACH Butler

TEACH Butler Workshops

Please contact Cindy Smith at for College of Education Professional Development and School Counseling Workshops registration.

Professional Development Workshops

Fall 2021 Workshops  |  $580/credit hour


School Counselor Boot Camp                                                     G1 Credit

ED 501 02 (5638 )                         Limit 15                                          SCM120
October 2 & 9                                          S                                                   8am-3pm                             Samide, Laura

Students will gain strategies, tools and resources to prepare for specific aspects of elementary school counseling, including classroom lesson delivery, individual counseling, advocacy and peer mediation.

Intended Audience: Early/Middle Childhood, Counseling


Assisting Grieving Children and Families                                         G 1 Credit        

ED 501 01 (5619)                            Limit 20                                          SCM116                                                                
Oct. 13 and 20                                        W                                                     5:00-9:00pm                                        
Oct. 23                                                         S                                                       8am–4:30pm                 Braden, Carol

This workshop will teach techniques to assist the bereaved child.  You will explore normal vs. complicated grief behavior, grief styles, why children fail academically, isolate themselves and often use disruptive behaviors in the classroom.  You will learn developmental stages, grief reactions, communication tools, group processes and the facilitator’s role in companioning children in their grief.  This course offers an option for interested participants in becoming a facilitator for Brooke’s Place.

Intended Audience:  Middle/Secondary, Early/Middle Childhood, Counseling


Student Leadership | The Butler Way

Butler University’s Experiential Program for Preparing School Principals (EPPSP) would like to share an exciting opportunity for your current and incoming high school student leaders. The Butler Way Future-Focused Leadership Academy camp will focus on developing leadership and future-focused skills equipping students to be competitive in school, work, and life.  Using research from Dr. Bill Daggett, Michael B. Horn, Diane Tavenner, and Jamie Merisotis, EPPSP students will share innovative approaches for redesigning learning systems that focus on problem solving, creativity, curiosity, critical thinking, and human skills such as communication, collaboration, team work, empathy, ethics, and compassion.


The Butler Way Future-Focused Leadership Academy will be held virtually June 21 - June 24 from 9 - 4 pm with a special in person celebration on June 25.  The cost for The Butler Way Future-Focused Leadership Academy is $20 per student.  Limited scholarships will be available.  The cost will cover materials, speakers, camp shirts, and Friday’s Celebration.  


A major element of The Butler Way Future-Focused Leadership Academy is the creation of a back-home project at your school or district. Students will have the unique opportunity to present their projects to a group of Indiana educators and school leaders on Thursday, June 24, between 1:00 - 4:00 pm.  IB Diploma students can use this experience to earn CAS hours or even complete their CAS project! Please note that non-IB students who are school leaders are also strongly encouraged to attend. Student leaders such as those serving as Student Council representatives, class moderators, NHS participants, team captains, etc., would greatly benefit from this experience. They will learn invaluable leadership skills that will both help them in them and your school! 


Here is the link to our scholarship application; please share it with your student leaders. Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing your students the week of June 21.  Butler University’s College of Education will award a Butler Youth Service team award upon review of all goal action plans.

Please visit our STUDENT LEADERSHIP | The Butler Way online registration form​ or contact Cindy Smith at

EPIC | Butler University-IAPSS Superintendent's Academy

EPIC – Educators Preparing Inspired Change

Certificate in Education Leadership Excellence

The Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents, through their partners at Butler University’s College of EducationExecutive Education, and the Lacy School of Business, present EPIC, a groundbreaking leadership excellence program for Indiana’s Public School Superintendents.  EPIC is designed to position Superintendents for dynamic leadership in their districts.  Based on the feedback provided by superintendents throughout the state, the experience will build skill in many areas including:

  • Strategy Development
  • Budgeting/Finance
  • Change Management
  • Community/Stakeholder Outreach
  • Building a High Performance Team
  • Board Relations

The program is scheduled for six (6), one-day sessions* over a twelve (12) month timeframe with intercession work between sessions and space is limited to 24 Superintendents per cohort.  Along with accredited PGP hours, Superintendents who complete EPIC will receive certification through Butler University.

We are offering the second cohort pricing of $3,500 per Superintendent and also offering an early registration price of $2,500 if application is received by November 1 deadline.  Final application date is December 1.

To learn more about EPIC, visit  To register for the EPIC Superintendents Academy, please visit: