Practical Approaches for Effective Coaching and Mentoring

Sep 30, 2024 9:00AM—Jan 15, 2025 3:00PM


The International School of San Francisco

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Practical Approaches for Effective Coaching and Mentoring

PART 1: September 30, 2024 | 9:00am - 3:00pm | The International School of San Francisco

PART 1: October 1, 2024 | 9:00am - 3:00pm | The International School of San Francisco

PART 2: January 14, 2025 | 9:00am - 3:00pm | The International School of San Francisco

PART 2: January 15, 2025 | 9:00am - 3:00pm | The International School of San Francisco


Are you new to a leadership or coaching role and would like to expand your skills? Are you an experienced coach hitting roadblocks in your coaching conversations, or finding yourself not knowing what to say or do next to support your colleagues? Intentional leaders understand the importance of building strong coaching and mentoring relationships, which are vital for long-term faculty success, retention, and well-being. Effective coaches and mentors utilize purposeful practices in their relationships and conversations. 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 and foster resilience and agency. 

Part one of this two-part series is for novice coaches who wish to learn and practice foundational coaching approaches and skills. 

Part two of the series builds on part one and is designed to expand novice and experienced participants’ tools and techniques to best equip teachers in their professional growth.

Participation in part one is not required, but is strongly encouraged; pre-reading materials will be provided for those who only join part two. Participants will be able to apply their learning between sessions and use the group as thought partners throughout the school year. A wide range of resources will be shared.


Participants will:

  • Explore your own coaching identity and stance as well as develop and practice techniques for professional self-care
  • 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
  • Build ongoing connections with other educators involved in coaching and mentoring


Department heads, division heads, instructional coaches, teacher-leaders, novice and experienced coaches, anyone interested in mentoring and coaching.


  • To participate in the full two-part series: Early Bird Pricing for Members (available until Sept 7) $3,080 members; $2,600 group-rate 3+; $4,810 non-members
  • To participate in part one or part two of the series: Early Bird Pricing for Members (available until Sept 7) $1,655 members; $1,400 group-rate 3+; $2,595 non-members



In her role as Director of Teacher Development and Strategic Initiatives at Town School for Boys in San Francisco, CA, Jennifer Liu works with early career educators through Town’s New Teacher Institute, supports 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 Assistant Head of School for 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.


CATDC partners with member schools to host our in-person programs, providing educators the opportunity to learn with peers in diverse settings. We are thrilled to partner with The International School of San Francisco on this workshop series, welcoming the larger independent school community to meet on their campus throughout the school year.

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.