Leveraging Our Learning for More Effective Coaching and Mentoring

Sep 28, 2021 9:00AM—Mar 17, 2022 2:00PM

Cost $1,500 members; $1,275 group-rate; $2,250 non-members

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Leveraging Our Learning for More Effective Coaching and Mentoring

SESSION 1: September 28, 2021 | 9:00am - 2:00pm

SESSION 2: October 14, 2021 | 9:00am - 2:00pm

SESSION 3: November 18, 2021 | 9:00am - 2:00pm

SESSION 4: February 1, 2022 | 9:00am - 2:00pm

SESSION 5: March 17, 2022 | 9:00am - 2:00pm


The pandemic experience has challenged our approaches to teaching, learning, and coaching. As schools emerge from crisis management and move toward a new landscape, coaching and mentoring remain essential in supporting teachers and leaders. This 5-session series is for anyone involved in coaching and mentoring who wishes to leverage learning from the past year as well as build foundational tools and techniques to best equip teachers in their professional growth.

Join us to learn and apply best practices for engaging in meaningful and productive coaching and mentoring. Through small group discussion, individual reflection, scenario analysis, and role play, attendees will learn to better navigate the current reality and develop skills that increase impact both online and in person. Participants will be able to apply their learning between sessions and use the group as thought partners throughout the school year. Resources for novice and experienced coaches will be shared.

Learning outcomes:

  • Establish a shared language of coaching frameworks and concepts to foster a collaborative working community
  • Develop a tool box of practical strategies for engaging in coaching conversations
  • Reflect on and leverage new coaching techniques learned from this unique year
  • Identify and reflect on the ways in which different roles and power dynamics affect our coaching relationships and practices (supervisor, peer to peer, non-supervisory administrator)
  • Explore your own coaching identity and stance as well as develop and practice techniques for professional self-care
  • Apply strategies to one’s own current coaching challenges and receive feedback from fellow participants
  • Build ongoing connections with other educators involved in coaching and mentoring

Do you work at an independent school outside of California? Click here for a discount on our non-member registration!



Jennifer Liu is the Director of Teacher Development and Strategic Initiatives at Town School for Boys in San Francisco, CA. In her role she works with early career educators through Town’s New Teacher Institute, supporting teacher learning and curricular initiatives through mentoring and coaching, and partners with the administrative team on school-wide initiatives. She has been an educator for over twenty-five years, working in both public and private schools. Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Psychology and Elementary Education from Wheaton College in Illinois and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Teaching with a focus on Gifted Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. 


Julie Strong uses an iterative, asset-based approach to foster an environment where each individual is intellectually and personally engaged in creating an inclusive, collaborative, and resilient learning community. She is currently the Director of Teaching and Learning at the French American International School, where she is responsible for preK-12 curriculum and faculty development among other roles. Julie taught science to grades 9-12 for 18 years while moving progressively into leadership, focusing on coaching, mentoring, and faculty support. She holds a B.S. in Biology from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of California, San Francisco.

Cancellation Policy

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