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Eat Learn Grow PD Series


Upon completion of the online registration, the zoom link will be available on the "thank you" page after submission. You will also receive a calendar invitation, which will also include the zoom link. 

For any questions or if you need assistance, please contact Gladis Bourdouane at


March 1, 2024 - Noon to 1 p.m.

"Empowering School Leaders with AI: Balancing Strategy and Authenticity"
Artificial intelligence (AI) is here to stay, but how can school leaders harness AI to enhance their communications without losing their unique voice and identity? This session is designed for school pros who want to explore the possibilities of AI but aren't sure where to start. We'll cover practical steps to introduce AI into your strategies, discover how to confidently navigate the AI landscape, and keep your district’s authentic voice front and center.

Presented by Connor Gleason, Senior Content Marketing Manager at Finalsite

Connor has spent the last decade within the field of marketing and communications, working with schools and colleges throughout New England. As Finalsite’s Senior Content Marketing Manager, Connor plans and executes marketing strategies and digital content across the web. A former photojournalist, he is passionate about digital media, storytelling, too much coffee, and creating content that connects. He currently lives outside of Philadelphia, usually wishing he was on the Outer Banks with his family.




Register here for the March 1, 2024 session



May 10, 2024, from Noon to 1 p.m.

"My WPS Story-Connection Through Stories," presented by Suzy Finn, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships Supervisor, Wichita Public Schools, Wichita, KS

A 2023 NSPRA Golden Achievement Award Winner: With data showing declining employee engagement and increasing numbers of employees leaving the education profession, the Strategic Communications team at Wichita Public Schools worked to empower WPS employees to be champions of public education. 

Presenter Bio:

I am a futurist: I thrive on connecting people, ideas, and resources in exciting new ways to help people, companies/organizations, and communities realize their potential.

As the Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Supervisor for Wichita Public Schools since 2018, I have used those skills to connect organizations to our schools and to create content and strategies that connect our district’s story to our most important audiences: employees, families and community leaders. During that time, I have worked on or led four projects that won awards at the national school PR level.

My professional experience includes work at an economic development based non-profit; in a large, corporate setting; locally-owned retail; K-12 PR/communications; and higher education. My understanding of business concepts from my MBA supplements my professional experience from entry level to managerial positions, as well as nonprofit volunteer and board member roles. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations with a minor in Graphic Design from Marquette University and a Master of Business Administration from Wichita State University.

June 7, 2024- Stay tuned for more details!

Eat Grow Learn

CHESPRA is excited to announce our continuation of the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Professional Development Series-- Eat. Learn. Grow.

These sessions are FREE for CHESPRA members.