Developing Your Leadership Capacity

Oct 15, 2019 9:00AM—Mar 10, 2020 2:00PM

Cost $1,350 members; ($2,025 non-members)

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Developing Your Leadership Capacity

This program is designed for aspiring and current educational leaders, in both academic and non-academic roles. Participants will deepen their own leadership capacity by exploring leadership styles, school culture, communication, diversity and innovation, self-care, networking, and relationship-driven feedback models.

 

SESSION 1: Oct 15, 2019 at Curtis School

SESSION 2: Dec 3, 2019 at Curtis School

SESSION 3: Jan 14, 2020 at Curtis School

SESSION 3: Mar 10, 2020 at Curtis School

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Recognizing that independent school leadership comes in a variety of forms, from teacher leaders to deans to department chairs and division directors, this four-part ongoing program will explore key topics that educational leaders face in their schools. Focusing on the power of active mentoring, the latest research on leadership and organizational management, personal connections, and regular reflection, participants will identify and practice key skills and habits of effective leaders. They will deepen their own leadership capacity by exploring leadership styles, school culture, communication, diversity and innovation, self-care, networking, and relationship-driven feedback models.

This program is designed for aspiring and current educational leaders, in both academic and non-academic (admissions, communications, development, human resources, etc.) roles. The goal will be to help participants thrive in their current independent school roles.

This ongoing program will be framed around four central themes:

  1. Getting Better: Growth-Focused Goals and Benchmarking in Your Current Role
  2. Leading From Where You Are: Understanding Your School’s Culture and Navigating Within It
  3. Examining Your Relationships: Feedback
  4. Building Connections: Mentorship and the Art of Networking

Testimonials

The topics that Sarina and Sharon considered at each workshop were meaningful and I found ways that it all fit into my position/role. I appreciated the amount of time we had to think and process the information. I found a lot of value in journaling and breaking out into small groups. As a result of this workshop, my confidence has increased and I feel inspired and motivated to lead with that confidence.

I loved the networking, hearing from the speakers, and also learning that I don't have to leave my current school to grow my leadership role!

FACILITATORS

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Sarina Fierro

Sarina Fierro is Head of the Lower School at Curtis School in Los Angeles. She first entered the field of education 23 years ago as a Kindergarten teacher in New York. In 2001, she took a position at PS 41, one of NYC’s distinguished elementary schools, where her classroom served as the lab site for developing the Lucy Calkins Writers’ Workshop curriculum with Columbia University’s Teachers College, and where she served as one of the district’s chief mentors. After teaching DK, Kindergarten, and First Grade, and then, moving to Los Angeles, Sarina was soon appointed to Head of the Lower School at Curtis School. Over the last 16 years, and now, Sarina’s leadership is focused on: leadership coaching, faculty mentoring, parent education, early intervention, lesson study, and diversity, equity & inclusivity. Sarina is currently working on her Ed.D. at USC in Educational Leadership.

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Sharon Thompson

Sharon Thompson is the Assistant Head of School at Polytechnic School.  She has also held administrative leadership positions at  Phoenix Country Day School (AZ) and The Seven Hills School (OH). As an English teacher, she  taught students in grades 8-12 and has been a department chair. She has served as a division director/head and assistant division head; she has also been a grade-level dean and a college counselor for many years in three different schools.

SCHEDULE

Date: October 15, 2019

Time: 9:00am-2:00pm

Getting Better: Growth-Focused Goals and Benchmarking in Your Current Role

  • Articulate and define your unique leadership story
  • Look ahead with goal setting and benchmarking for your current position
  • Develop your skills as a leader of innovation, diversity and inclusivity

 

LOCATION

Cancellation Policy

Life happens. We understand that there will be times when you cannot attend a workshop that you have registered and paid for. We strive to be as helpful and flexible as possible when things out of your control happen. Please visit our FAQ page for detailed information about our cancellation policy and answers to frequently asked questions about enrollment and membership.