Principals and Principles—The Power of Wise Leadership, Excerpt from a speech given to K-12 Principals, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, California

This speech by William Cathers introduces school principals to the philosophical foundation needed for establishing leadership based on wisdom, instead of expediency. What are the fundamental principles that lead to wise leadership and bolster the authority of principals? Mr. Cathers’ presentation takes participants through a profound and practical examination of this question and more.

Video Clip: 4 minutes, 14 seconds

Excerpt from a speech given to K-12 Principals, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, California

There is no single silver bullet that will result in eliminating the pernicious gaps in achievement that rob students of access to full participation in American society. The first step, however, is the belief that it is possible. In this speech to K-12 principles, Bill Cathers demonstrates undeniably that all students can learn.

Video Clip: 2 minutes

The Good Life and The Good Society, Excerpt from a speech given to Leadership Kauaʻi, Kaua’i, Hawaii.

Leadership Kaua’i is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating strong, committed leaders on the island of Kaua’i. It engages a cross-section of youths and adults from diverse backgrounds and focuses on developing their leadership skills. Bill Cathers has been a guest speaker numerous times for Leadership Kaua’i. In the excerpt from this speech he discusses how an understanding of the good life and the good society, developed in ancient Greece is applicable to Kauai’s unique island culture.

Video Clip: 4 minutes, 49 seconds

It’s HIPP to be Smart, Documentary by KLCS on the Academic Decathlon Competition and the HIPP program, Los Angeles, California

The Academic Decathlon is a national, ten-event, scholastic competition for teams of high school students, and is designed to include students from all achievement levels. Bill Cathers runs the HIPP program that provides Saturday workshops to help prepare students and teachers for success in this rigorous academic competition. This documentary by KLCS starts out at an Academic Decathlon Competition and then interviews Bill Cathers, some student Decathletes, and a coach, Donald Singleton about the HIPP program.

Video Clip: 3 minutes, 23 seconds