DPS Creating Connections

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    Don't Miss the Upcoming Creating Connections!

    Join your team members from across the district for a day of learning, collaborating, networking, laughing, eating….and maybe even some dancing. 

    2018-19 Program Dates

    • Wednesday, January 23, 8 a.m to 4 p.m., PPA Event Center
    • Wednesday, March 13, 8 a.m to 4 p.m., Merchandise Mart 

    Click here to register for Creating Connections

  • Follow these steps to register through Infor:

    Step 1: Sign in to Infor Learning Management using your DPS username and password

    Step 2: Select "Courses" on the left sidebar

    Step 3: Click "Filter" to expand the search box. Enter “Creating Connections” in the search box. Click "Apply."

    Step 4: Click the Creating Connections box to see a list of upcoming sessions. Select your session by clicking the “Register” button. You will receive a message when you have been successfully registered.

    *If you have issues registering through the system, please email dpscreatingconnections@dpsk12.org to register!*

  • What is Creating Connections?

    Creating Connections is the foundation for all other values-based programs. Gain greater awareness of our shared vision and values and the importance of building relationships and connections across Team DPS during this one-day program. All team members are encouraged to attend this program, ideally as their first values-based leadership program.

    Participants will be able to:

    • Articulate, define and demonstrate the DPS Shared Core Values (SCV)
    • Align the SCV to individual, team/department and the district work (Denver Plan) to ensure we reach our vision: Every Child Succeeds
    • Expand networks and build relationships across the district
    • Assess areas of improvement – personally and professionally
    • Demonstrate passion, excitement and enthusiasm for team DPS
    • Communicate personal credo and adjust styles and preferences to work more effectively with others
    • Recognize biases and communicate the definition of equity as it relates to the DPS mission, vision and Shared Core Values

    School-based participants also receive guest-teacher support.

  • Who Should Attend?

    All DPS team members are encouraged to attend this foundational program as their first values-based leadership program.

  • Supports Your Goals

    Participation in this program provides the tools and knowledge to help you achieve the following goals:

    LIFT and LEAD Goals:

    • Personal & Values 
    • Vision & Strategy 
    • Operational & Organizational
    • People & Culture
    • Community & Equity

    LEAP Framework

    • Learning Environment
    • Professionalism

  • What people are saying about Creating Connections

    “I was a little nervous going in but by mid-day, I was having fun meeting and talking with new people from every department!! I had a lot of FUN!”

    “What an amazing class–really helped me figure out parts of my personality. I really appreciate my time spent there.”

    “I PLAY FOR TEAM DPS!”

    “I enjoyed working/meeting/collaborating with people who represent all areas/departments in the district.”

    “I thought this was very fun and informative! The speakers were enthusiastic and made you feel comfortable. I appreciated the time, knowledge, and personal sharing that everyone put in to make this a super exciting learning experience.”

    “Overall, it was a great experience. I think each school could benefit from something….to build a foundation of common values and build team effort and school culture.”

    “Thanks to everyone that made this possible including our principals; will recommend for coworkers. I play for Team DPS.”

  • Download and share the Creating Connections flier

    Click here to view and download the Creating Connections flier.