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From Busy to Intentional: Managing Your Work Life for Greater Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Joy

Jun 24, 2024 1:00PM—Jun 25, 2024 4:00PM

Virtual

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Kick off your summer with this interactive workshop on value, time, and project management. Over the course of two 150-minute sessions, you will learn and, importantly, put into practice, strategies for work efficiency. In addition, Andrew will be available for a follow-up 30-minute Q&A at the end of each session. Andrew Davis, a practitioner and evangelist of multiple productivity and time management tools, as well as a Head of School, will help you find the blend of strategies that will make your summer and 2024-25 school year more productive and rewarding.

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Leading During an Election Year: Multiple Perspectives, Critical Questions, and Thoughtful Planning

Aug 05, 2024 1:00PM—Aug 06, 2024 12:00PM

Virtual

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This two-day virtual program collaboration between CAIS and CATDC is designed for school leadership teams. It will grant them the time, tools, and guidance to navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by an election year. We’ve learned from previous election years how important it is for schools to be proactive in their approach to meeting the needs of their communities during politically charged times.

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Department Chairs Institute

Aug 07, 2024 10:00AM—Aug 09, 2024 3:00PM

Virtual

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The Department Chairs Institute will guide participants in exploring the multilayered challenges of this unique position and in developing the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to become effective department leaders.

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The Design Lab: A Transformative Professional Design and Facilitation Journey

Aug 12, 2024 8:30AM—Aug 13, 2024 3:00PM

Curtis School | Los Angeles, CA

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This two-day Summer Institute is designed to take you on a journey through transformative professional design and facilitation experiences. Drawing upon research-informed practices, transformational adult learning theory, Universal Design for Learning, and liberatory design, The Design Lab provides a unique opportunity to revitalize your meeting ideas, opening week workshops, professional learning days, or any other gathering.

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Cultivating Trust and Collaboration: A Roadmap for Senior Leadership Teams

Aug 12, 2024 9:00AM—Aug 13, 2024 3:00PM

Jewish Community High School | San Francisco, CA

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The retreat is specifically designed for senior leadership teams. Through theory and practice, group activities, and facilitated discussions, participants will explore practical strategies for building stronger connections, enhancing collaboration, and creating a culture of trust and accountability within the team. The retreat will also provide effective practices for decision-making as well as vision and goal setting for the school year.

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Unlocking Your Facilitation Potential

Aug 15, 2024 9:00AM—Aug 16, 2024 3:00PM

Harvard-Westlake Upper School

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This comprehensive 2-day workshop is designed specifically for educators who want to hone their facilitation skills. Whether you’re an aspiring leader, department head, group leader, or administrator, you recognize the pivotal role of facilitation in driving productive group dynamics.

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Empowering Women in Tech: A Program for Directors, Coordinators, and Aspiring Leaders in Independent Schools

Oct 08, 2024 3:30PM—Apr 15, 2025 5:30PM

Virtual

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Join us for this empowering program designed to support your growth and success as a woman leader in technology within the independent school community. Our facilitators will guide sessions to address the multifaceted aspects of the work and provide a platform for participants to share experiences, discuss dynamics, and offer mutual support. This program is open to both current and aspiring women-identified leaders in the field.

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Doing “The Work”: Community, Connection, and Support for DEIB Practitioners

Oct 10, 2024 10:00AM—Mar 13, 2025 3:00PM

Prospect Sierra Lower School

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Facilitated by members of The San Francisco Equity Leaders (SFEL), a cohort of DEI Directors from Bay Area independent schools and consultants, this ongoing program is intended for people who are doing DEIB work in official and “unofficial” roles. It is meant to provide participants with a safe and supportive community to reflect, share stories, and learn from each other.

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Emerging Leaders (Southern California)

Oct 15, 2024 10:00AM—Apr 29, 2025 2:00PM

Marlborough School

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This program will provide new and aspiring leaders with tools and strategies to transition successfully into a leadership role. Throughout this program, participants will also have the opportunity to discuss the dynamics, challenges, and opportunities unique to their roles and schools. Participants will engage in focused conversations around navigating colleague dynamics, becoming a supervisor, prioritizing tasks, and engaging in effective communication strategies.

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Support for Supporters (Northern California)

Oct 17, 2024 9:30AM—Apr 24, 2025 2:30PM

Location TBA in San Francisco

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This ongoing program offers a small, confidential and welcoming environment designed to foster connections, learning, support and dialogue between Administrative Assistants working at independent schools.

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Emerging Leaders (Northern California)

Oct 18, 2024 9:00AM—Jan 31, 2025 2:00PM

Prospect Sierra Middle School

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This ongoing program will provide new leaders and educators growing into leadership roles with the tools and strategies to lead more successfully. With a focus on fostering our own personal growth as well as furthering our responsibility for the growth and development of others, participants will identify and hone the skills and habits of effective leaders, including locating one’s authentic leadership style, leveraging position within an institution, fostering high functioning teams, making informed decisions, navigating change and conflict, and creating and maintaining inclusive school environments in predominantly white institutions.

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Finance & Sustainability in Independent Schools: A Practical Approach to Management and Innovation

Oct 23, 2024 2:00PM—Apr 23, 2025 5:00PM

Virtual

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This 5-session program will help educators develop practical financial management skills necessary for leadership roles in K12 schools, both day schools and boarding schools. Moving beyond the theoretical and foundational principles of finance, we will ground our work together in the practical tools that educators and schools can use to understand trends, articulate current and potential economic challenges, and develop strategic and action-oriented approaches to sound financial management and financial sustainability.

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Partnering with Teachers: Working Inside a School and Outside the Classroom

Oct 24, 2024 9:00AM—Apr 03, 2025 2:00PM

The Carey School

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This 5-session series focuses on the unique role and responsibilities of educators who support teachers directly while maintaining a non-supervisory or evaluative role. These professionals inside schools—curriculum coordinators, learning specialists, instructional coaches, and others—who inhabit the space between classroom teachers and administrators often work within this context and without the power to change the overarching systems.

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Leadership Fellows Program

Oct 25, 2024 6:00PM—Oct 27, 2024 12:00PM

Santa Barbara Inn

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This year-long fellowship for experienced educators from throughout California supports the unique demands of independent school leaders—the only program of its kind in California!

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Men of Color + Leadership: Trailblazing Pathways For Success and Community

Oct 25, 2024 9:00AM—4:00PM

Polytechnic School

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Men of Color + Leadership is dedicated to creating connections and establishing a supportive community that understands the unique joys, challenges, and opportunities faced by leaders who are men of color in independent schools. The workshop will facilitate conversations specific to attendees’ current roles and exchange insights that can directly impact their day-to-day responsibilities. Participants will also receive meaningful insight regarding their own personal growth and professional advancement.

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