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April 16, 2020
Invest in Yourself: MPI Leadership Development Webinar Series
Session Three
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Invest in Yourself: MPI Leadership Development Webinar Series- Session Three

16 April, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Zoom Meetings

Date and Time: Thursday, April 16 at 12:00 – 12:30 PM on Zoom 

Credits: You will receive credit for attending 

Who Can Attend: Our Leadership Development Webinar Series is only available to MPI Georgia Members

Cost: This series is FREE to MPI Georgia Members. 

Registration Details: MPI Georgia members were provided the Registration Access Code via email. If you require assistance, please email Once registered, learners should be sent the link to the online tool in advance of the session.

Description: The conclusion of our three-part leadership development series features Dr. Robert Downs, current Superintendent of Schools for the Buford City School System. Though none of us would wish for current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic, they present an opportunity to highlight the importance of leadership during time of crisis and unknown. MPI Georgia invites you to take advantage of this remote learning opportunity.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will better be able to:
Recognize the benefits of flexing leadership style based on situation- especially during times of crisis and unknown
Recall components of flexing style and approach

About the Speaker: Dr. Robert Downs currently serves as the Superintendent of Schools for the Buford City School System. has ranked BCSS the number One School District in Georgia for six consecutive years.  Before joining Buford City Schools, Dr. Downs was the Assistant Superintendent for Middle Schools in Cobb County oversaw 13 middle schools. Prior to his district leadership role, he served as the principal at Pope High School for five years where he led a staff of more than 140 and provided leadership to 2000 students. Dr. Downs has been in the field of education for 29 years, serving in a variety of capacities ranging from classroom teacher to technology grant administrator. Dr. Downs graduated from the University of Georgia and received his Master’s and Specialist degrees from the University of West Georgia. In 2011, he graduated from Lincoln Memorial University with a Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Executive Leadership.

Dr. Downs has been married to his high school sweetheart, Melissa, for 30 years. They have two amazing children in their late 20s- Kaitlyn and Andrew.

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