DPS 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, October 24, 8 a.m to 4 p.m., Merchandise Mart
- 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
Or, follow these steps:
Step 1: Sign in to Infor Learning Management using your DPS username (first name_last name) 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.
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
andenthusiasm 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
andShared 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
- Learning Environment
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.”