Experienced Administrators: Leading Through Change

Nov 14, 2019 9:00AM—3:00PM

Cost $1,200 members; ($1,800 non-members)

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Experienced Administrators: Leading Through Change

In this ongoing program, experienced administrators will learn the skills needed to catalyze, facilitate, and lead others through change processes.


SESSION 1: November 14, 2019 at The Bay School

SESSION 2: January 14, 2020 at a TBD Location in the Presidio

SESSION 3: March 4, 2020 at The Bay School

SESSION 4: April 22, 2020 at The Bay School


In this time of rapid change, administrators are often called upon to lead new initiatives yet find themselves meeting resistance. Why is leading through change so difficult? What strategies and tools can help school leaders better anticipate aversion to change and navigate the organizational change process? Whether you are leading change, managing those who are feeling negatively impacted by change, or both, this unique program will provide you with invaluable skills to foster community while achieving positive and lasting results.

By participating in this ongoing series, you will gain:

  • An understanding of the psychology and immunities related to change
  • Knowledge of how brain systems in escalation impact individuals/teams and how this relates to change processes 
  • Increased awareness in brain types and their relationship to project management, challenge, and failure
  • Insight on how to ensure engagement and buy-in of change initiatives
  • The ability to recognize distinctions between strategy, structure, organizational culture, and institutional beliefs as they relate to change
  • Support through a small group project designed to give insight to catalyzing meaningful change/growth within a school
  • Knowledge on how to track and measure indicators of change

This course will additionally provide:

  • A safe place to self-reflect and process leadership challenges
  • A network of leaders committed to developing others
  • An abundance of leadership tools and resources


I appreciated the immediate connections and open/honest participation of the participants. I think that we were quite lucky to have the group we had, and the vast amount of tangible leadership strategies, tools and techniques that were introduced, put in real-life context and practiced.

I have and will continue to take the interactions I have with others as the core body of my work. I feel more equipped to bring those interactions to a new level now.



Kate Sheppard

Kate Sheppard’s work focuses on helping non-profit and human-service organizations develop leadership, evaluate and articulate impact, and synchronize their actions and ideologies. Kate has expertise in coaching and developing staff, program innovation, program management and evaluation, risk management, fundraising and community development, membership and customer service, volunteer development, qualitative assessment, strategic planning, goal setting, diversity and inclusion practices, time management, and leading organizational change teams.

Kate holds a M.A. in Human Development with an emphasis in Leadership in Education and Social Services. Her thesis project focused on self-esteem in the workplace, part of her commitment to ensuring agencies are best equipped to uplift and empower staff. She especially loves working with organizations committed to creating environments where staff can thrive.

Kate has worked as a consultant for the past ten years as a Senior Associate for Dialogues in Action leading over 100 large-scale evaluation projects. In 2018 Kate founded her own consulting company, See Change Consulting. For the past seventeen years, Kate has also worked for the YMCA of San Francisco. Her current role directing staff development allows her to focus on supporting over 2,400 staff in creating positive work environments, building individual capacity, and leading organizational change strategies.


Date: November 14, 2019

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Bay School


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.