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 4: Mar 10, 2020 at Curtis School
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:
- Getting Better: Growth-Focused Goals and Benchmarking in Your Current Role
- Leading From Where You Are: Understanding Your School’s Culture and Navigating Within It
- Examining Your Relationships: Feedback
- Building Connections: Mentorship and the Art of Networking
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.
Date: October 15, 2019
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
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.