ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
This 2-day program 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.
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 two-day 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
ABOUT THE 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 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.
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.