Support for Supporters

Oct 24, 2019 9:00AM—May 05, 2020 2:00PM

Cost $1,350 members; ($2,025 non-members)

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Support for Supporters

This ongoing program for Administrative Assistant to the Head of School or Division Head offers a small, confidential, and welcoming environment designed to foster connection, learning, support, and dialogue with peers who share similar experiences and challenges.

 

SESSION 1: October 24, 2019 at The Bay School

SESSION 2: March 3, 2020 at The Bay School

SESSION 3: May 5, 2020 at The Bay School

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The position of Administrative Assistant to the Head of School or Division Head is a unique, complicated, and demanding one, requiring a high degree of professionalism as well as a complex combination of exceptional interpersonal skills, technology know-how, and the ability to manage and track several projects and events simultaneously. Because the position requires maintaining a high level of confidentiality, those in it can feel particularly isolated from others in the school. This program offers a small, confidential, and welcoming environment designed to foster connection, learning, support, and dialogue with peers who share similar experiences and challenges.

Along with guest speakers and readings, there will also be time to problem solve, share know-how and resources, request practical feedback or suggestions, or just simply laugh about our jobs. Each meeting will focus on a different theme and will include a guest speaker.  Lunch is included to allow for some free time to simply connect with one another.

The first meeting will include plenty of time to reacquaint or get to know one another. Prior to meeting, facilitators will survey participants about areas of interest for the group, in order to tailor the year to the needs and interests of the current participants. Topics may include the art of feedback, time management, self-advocacy and self-care.

The group will meet three times, from 9am – 2pm in the beautiful Manson Room with a view, on the fourth floor of The Bay School. The meeting will include a light organic breakfast and lunch.

FACILITATORS

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Violet Borowski

Violet Borowski joined the San Francisco Friends School in 2012 as Assistant to the Head of School. She is a graduate of CSU San Bernardino and has worked in the field of education for over eight years. She made San Francisco her home in 2005 and has worked as a kindergarten assistant teacher, as well as an Executive Assistant for PACT, an educational nonprofit specializing in free collegiate assistance to underprivileged youth. Violet appreciates the variety in her role, loves the satisfaction that comes with bringing a project to completion, and is grateful for the opportunity to play a helpful part in community building at SFFS.

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Katherine Preston

Katherine Preston, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, has been a practicing psychotherapist for over twenty years. She is currently the mental health consultant for the San Francisco Friends School and she teaches lifespan development and family systems theory at Sofia University in Palo Alto. She also maintains a private practice in San Francisco and has held many clinical leadership positions overseeing and providing clinical training and supervision for therapeutic school-based services.

SCHEDULE

Date: October 24, 2019

Time: 9:00am-2:00pm

LOCATION

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.