Summer Leadership Institute: The Art of Leading Educators (CATDC Online)

Aug 03, 2020 9:00AM—Aug 06, 2020 11:00AM

Cost $500 members; ($750 non-members)

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Summer Leadership Institute: The Art of Leading Educators

SESSION 1: August 3, 2020 | 9:00am - 11:00am

SESSION 2: August 4, 2020 | 9:00am - 11:00am

SESSION 3: August 5, 2020 | 9:00am - 11:00am

SESSION 4: August 6, 2020 | 9:00am - 11:00am


The CATDC Summer Leadership Institute offers educators opportunities to explore, practice, and refine core competencies of independent school leadership. There is an emphasis on the practical skills that educational leaders need in order to supervise, support, and nurture teachers, staff, and others on their teams. This online program includes a deep dive into the research of organizational management as well as practical strategies for participants to apply immediately.

Providing feedback and leading others can be daunting. By understanding humans’ neurological hardwiring combined with social science research we can crack the code on what factors are needed to create environments where anyone can thrive. Through this four-session deep dive we will explore the benefits and limitations of different leadership styles, theories of motivation, and the critical role of emotional intelligence in leadership. We will also review the feedback model and performance management model to leverage proven strategies for leading effective teams and ensuring positive impact.


  • Understanding of how to facilitate positive cultures of feedback and effectively provide and receive feedback in a variety of scenarios
  • The ability to integrate the performance management model to support teacher/staff development
  • Practice in applying different leadership styles
  • Increased capacity to leverage the intrinsic motivation of individuals and teams
  • Self-awareness, self-management, and relationship management strategies and increased capacity to apply these learnings to leadership


Kate Sheppard, CATDC Facilitator

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 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.

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.