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Info Session | Leading Together: a Courage to Lead program

Date: 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT September 16

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Collaborative, supportive school communities are critical to helping students succeed in learning and life. The Leading Together professional development program for K-12 educators and administrators is built on a simple idea: the quality of adult relationships within a school community has the biggest impact on a school’s ability to improve. 

Leading Together is designed to strengthen the relationship between principals and teacher leaders to facilitate trusting relationships among adults in the school community—principals, teachers, staff, and family members—to improve professional capacity, relational trust, and collaboration in better service of student outcomes.

Read our recent Q&A with facilitator Dawn Montgomery.

Free Info Session & Program Sampler: Saturday, September 16

Join us to discover more about the Leading Together program, participate in activities from the Leading Together curriculum, and learn about our upcoming 2-part Leading Together workshop taking place in October that will prepare school teams to implement Leading Together in their school community. This program—which uses strategies from the fields of mindfulness, contemplative practices, social emotional learning (SEL) and the arts— helps school teams to move toward the collective results they desire.

Who should attend?
Teachers and school or district administrators may attend on their own, or ideally, with one or more colleagues from their school or district.

Date & Time: Saturday, September 16, 2017, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Facilitators: Dawn Montgomery, EdD, Sue Brent

Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate School, South Chapel

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More about Leading Together
Created by the Center for Courage and Renewal, and drawing on the Circle of Trust® Approach principles and practices first articulated by Parker J. Palmer, in his groundbreaking book, The Courage to Teach, Leading Together does not impose change from without. Leading Together inspires change from within the heart of the school community. Leading Together is grounded in a logic model developed in collaboration with Dr. Sara Rimm-Kaufman and colleagues at the Social Development Laboratory of the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.

The 2-day workshop will prepare the team to build relational trust in their own adult community by:

  • Cultivating self-awareness
  • Building relationships
  • Fostering teamwork and shared leadership
  • Strengthening capacity to listen and be fully present in teaching, leading, and relationships
  • Sharpening ability to focus and maintain attention
  • Addressing conflict constructively
  • Reconnecting with what originally inspired us to become educators

The program is adaptable to the needs identified by the school team implementing the program, and upon completion of the Leading Together workshop, school leadership teams will be connected with a facilitator/coach who can help them implement the program in their schools.

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