Ongoing Program

Current & Upcoming

Building Blocks of Effective Education: A Workshop Series on Foundational Classroom Best Practices

Oct 05, 2023 3:30PM—Apr 18, 2024 5:30PM

Virtual

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Join us for a unique opportunity to refresh and renew your classroom practices and teacher toolkit with Damaris Saenz, Middle School English teacher and Department Chair at Harvard-Westlake. This 7-session program will focus on topics that offer opportunities to reflect on current strategies, engage in new practices, and cultivate a supportive learning community.

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Emerging Leaders (Southern California)

Oct 10, 2023 10:00AM—Apr 23, 2024 2:00PM

Marlborough School

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This program will provide new leaders and educators growing into leadership roles, with tools and strategies to transition successfully into their current position. Participants will engage in focused conversations around navigating colleague dynamics, becoming a supervisor, prioritizing tasks, and engaging in effective communication strategies.

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Emerging Leaders (Northern California)

Oct 13, 2023 9:00AM—Mar 01, 2024 2:00PM

Prospect Sierra School

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This program will provide new leaders and educators growing into leadership roles, with tools and strategies to transition successfully into their current position. Participants will engage in focused conversations around navigating colleague dynamics, becoming a supervisor, prioritizing tasks, and engaging in effective communication strategies.

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Sustaining and Evolving Anti-Racist Practices: An Affinity Space for White Educators Leading Change

Oct 17, 2023 3:30PM—Apr 30, 2024 5:30PM

Virtual

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Join CATDC and fellow independent school educators for a virtual
yearlong anti-racist white affinity space led by Liza Gleason and Rob Wasielewski. Whether you facilitate white antiracist spaces, take part in these spaces, or are curious about building and sustaining critical conversations with other white educators in your school community, this workshop will support your growth.

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Finance & Sustainability in Independent Schools: A Practical Approach to Management and Innovation

Oct 18, 2023 2:00PM—May 15, 2024 5:00PM

Virtual

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This 5-session program will help educators develop practical financial management skills necessary for leadership roles in K12 schools, both day schools and boarding schools. Moving beyond the theoretical and foundational principles of finance, we will ground our work together in the practical tools that educators and schools can use to understand trends, articulate current and potential economic challenges, and develop strategic and action-oriented approaches to sound financial management and financial sustainability.

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Support for Supporters (Northern California)

Oct 19, 2023 9:30AM—Apr 25, 2024 2:30PM

The Bay School of San Francisco

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This ongoing program offers a small, confidential and welcoming environment designed to foster connections, learning, support and dialogue between Administrative Assistants working at independent schools.

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Leveraging Our Learning for More Effective Coaching and Mentoring 

Oct 25, 2023 9:30AM—Mar 12, 2024 2:30PM

French American International School and The Bay School of San Francisco

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This 5-session series is for novice and experienced coaches who wish to expand their tools and techniques to best equip teachers in their professional growth. Join us to learn and apply best practices for engaging in meaningful and productive coaching and mentoring.

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Leadership Fellows Program

Oct 27, 2023 6:00PM—Oct 29, 2023 12:00PM

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This year-long fellowship for experienced educators from throughout California supports the unique demands of independent school leaders—the only program of its kind in California!

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Affinity Spaces 2.0

Nov 09, 2023 10:00AM—Jan 18, 2024 3:00PM

New Roads School

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This three-part hybrid series will provide practical tools, resources, templates, strategies, and mutual support for educators who are currently facilitating racial affinity groups. Participants will engage in practices that support their facilitation of affinity spaces, develop affinity group curriculum, including scope and sequence, to support student and adult affinity spaces at their schools, and work through scenarios that arise when implementing and sustaining affinity space structures and frameworks.

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Gender Sexuality Professional Alliance

Nov 14, 2023 9:30AM—Apr 16, 2024 12:30PM

Children's Day School in San Francisco

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This working group of LGBTQ+* professionals will provide a unique opportunity for educators to connect in a confidential, respectful, and relaxed atmosphere. The ultimate goal is to develop a network of LGBTQ+ educators which continues well beyond our four meetings.

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