Current & Upcoming

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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Teaching Foundations (Northern California)

Jul 29, 2024—Aug 02, 2024

Head-Royce School | Oakland, CA

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The Teaching Foundations program is designed to support the growth and success of all teachers—particularly those in their early years at independent schools—by focusing on foundational areas of teaching.

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Teaching Foundations (Southern California)

Jul 30, 2024—Aug 02, 2024

St. Margaret’s Episcopal School | San Juan Capistrano, CA

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The Teaching Foundations program is designed to support the growth and success of all teachers—particularly those in their early years at independent schools—by focusing on foundational areas of teaching.

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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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Anti-Racist White Affinity Group

Aug 08, 2024 9:00AM—Aug 09, 2024 2:00PM

Bay School of San Francisco

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This two-day, in-person program will center collective dialogue, offering White educators the opportunity to reflect on and process how they are experiencing—emotionally and somatically—this rise in global, national, and local conflict. Participants will also consider the ways that white supremacy culture prevents us from breaking our silence and stepping into conflict with curiosity and humility. Participants will learn from one another through collective wisdom and will gain concrete strategies and frameworks to support their work moving forward.

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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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Building Blocks: Community, Coaching, & Strategies for Classroom Educators

Oct 09, 2024 3:30PM—Apr 17, 2025 5:30PM

Virtual

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Building Blocks strengthens participants’ fundamental teaching skills and emphasizes inclusive practices for unit design, equitable classroom management, navigating school culture, deepening cultural competencies, and engaging confidently as a teacher leader. Participants will build community with each other, work with diverse educational leaders from the CATDC community, and have the opportunity to engage in two individual, 30-minute coaching sessions over the course of the program.

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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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Decentering the Western Canon: Humanities Curriculum Cohort

Oct 16, 2024 3:30PM—Apr 16, 2025 5:30PM

Virtual

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CATDC’s Humanities Curriculum Cohort will provide a space where teachers can share what’s working for them, get support on what’s not yet working optimally in their classrooms, and pilot new strategies using critical friends or lesson study protocols. This group will also support navigating conversations with colleagues about culturally responsive teaching practices.

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Past | Archive

Universal Design for Learning: Beyond the Basics

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

San Francisco Day School