CREATING A DELIBERATELTY DEVELOPMENTAL SCHOOL CULTURE
How do you motivate and inspire your staff to continually grow and develop? How can you infuse positive energy into all aspects of your program’s culture? How do you embrace change and re-connect with your passion for your work? These are the questions and dilemmas we will explore through reflective, interactive and engaging learning experiences. You will acquire new skills and be inspired to holistically support the professional growth and development of your teachers. You will gain a new perspective on your leadership practices, and leave refreshed and recharged with a clear vision for bringing positive changes to your daily work and learning community.
FACILITATING IMPACTFUL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Are you ready to take your training to a new level? In this highly interactive workshop you will gain new strategies to engage participants in their own learning. We will explore a variety of reflective practices and resources to inspire you to take a fresh perspective on how you design and deliver your training. Discover how to integrate adult learning theory and multiple intelligences into your presentations to make your trainings more valuable and relevant. Whether you are a director who facilitates staff meetings, a facilitator of professional development or professional learning communities, or a college instructor, you will come away with new ideas and techniques to create inspiring and engaging training experiences that will help participants put their new knowledge into practice.
CREATING VISION FOCUSED STAFF MEETINGS
It all starts with a vision! Learn how to create, plan, organize and conduct staff meetings that bring your vision for positive programmatic change to life! Engaging interactive experiences will help you understand how to consider and respect the unique needs of adult learners, and how to incorporate your staff’s individual learning styles and talents into staff meetings that are vibrant and productive. You will leave with an expanded repertoire of strategies to make your staff meetings more meaningful and relevant.
APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY: A POWERFUL PROCESS FOR SUPPORTING PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
Positive thinking leads to positive change! The Appreciative Inquiry (AI) process is a strength-based method for imagining, designing and developing both personal and organizational change. A clear overview of the five principles of AI and the 4 D Model will be introduced and examined. We will explore the power of questions and discover how to engage all stakeholders in powerful dialogues. You will leave with new skills that you will be able to immediately apply to your professional work.
OVERCOME YOUR IMMUNITY TO CHANGE
Change is hard, and something that we tend to avoid. In this experiential, interactive presentation you will identify the goals you would like to achieve and uncover your own “immune” system, allowing you to discover how to break the grip on your immunity to change. You will leave with a new perspective on how to approach the change process, and a renewed clarity on how to move forward with positive changes to enhance your professional life and your program.
This training is based on the book Immunity to Change by Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey.
STRENGTH-BASED COACHING TO SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
Discover how to increase your engagement with staff and support their successful professional growth through strength-based coaching techniques. We will examine coaching frameworks and reflective practices that enhance your leadership, and provide the tools you need to formulate new strategies to supervise, mentor, and inspire your staff and enrich your program. Our emphasis is on the importance of developing a clear vision and leadership skills that give you the ability and confidence to work effectively with a wide range of staff and families.
*This training is approved for 1 CEU if it is presented as a 10 hour series.