School Leaders

Current & Upcoming

Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Settings

Jun 11, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

Virtual

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In this workshop, participants will gather the understanding and tools needed to support gender diversity in early childhood settings. Janna Barkin will provide information about gender and gender identity, classroom best practices, resources, and insightful takeaways for educators who want to create a more inclusive and just world for children and all of us.

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A Visual Journey for Intentional Transitions

Jun 18, 2024 9:00AM—12:00PM

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This is a unique and interactive workshop designed for educators processing and navigating change. Participants will embark on a journey of discovery while learning simple visual storytelling techniques to explore the transitions happening around them and to them. Participants will also leave with inspiration and connections with other educators.

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From Busy to Intentional: Managing Your Work Life for Greater Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Joy

Jun 24, 2024 1:00PM—Jun 25, 2024 4:00PM

Virtual

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Kick off your summer with this interactive workshop on value, time, and project management. Over the course of two 150-minute sessions, you will learn and, importantly, put into practice, strategies for work efficiency. In addition, Andrew will be available for a follow-up 30-minute Q&A at the end of each session. Andrew Davis, a practitioner and evangelist of multiple productivity and time management tools, as well as a Head of School, will help you find the blend of strategies that will make your summer and 2024-25 school year more productive and rewarding.

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Leading During an Election Year: Multiple Perspectives, Critical Questions, and Thoughtful Planning

Aug 05, 2024 1:00PM—Aug 06, 2024 12:00PM

Virtual

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This two-day virtual program collaboration between CAIS and CATDC is designed for school leadership teams. It will grant them the time, tools, and guidance to navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by an election year. We’ve learned from previous election years how important it is for schools to be proactive in their approach to meeting the needs of their communities during politically charged times.

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Department Chairs Institute

Aug 07, 2024 10:00AM—Aug 09, 2024 3:00PM

Virtual

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The Department Chairs Institute will guide participants in exploring the multilayered challenges of this unique position and in developing the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to become effective department leaders.

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Empowering Women in Tech: A Program for Directors, Coordinators, and Aspiring Leaders in Independent Schools

Oct 08, 2024 3:30PM—Apr 15, 2025 5:30PM

Virtual

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Join us for this empowering program designed to support your growth and success as a woman leader in technology within the independent school community. Our facilitators will guide sessions to address the multifaceted aspects of the work and provide a platform for participants to share experiences, discuss dynamics, and offer mutual support. This program is open to both current and aspiring women-identified leaders in the field.

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Doing “The Work”: Community, Connection, and Support for DEIB Practitioners

Oct 10, 2024 10:00AM—Mar 13, 2025 3:00PM

Prospect Sierra Lower School

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Facilitated by members of The San Francisco Equity Leaders (SFEL), a cohort of DEI Directors from Bay Area independent schools and consultants, this ongoing program is intended for people who are doing DEIB work in official and “unofficial” roles. It is meant to provide participants with a safe and supportive community to reflect, share stories, and learn from each other.

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Emerging Leaders (Northern California)

Oct 18, 2024 9:00AM—Mar 28, 2025 2:00PM

Prospect Sierra Middle School

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This ongoing program will provide new leaders and educators growing into leadership roles with the tools and strategies to lead more successfully. With a focus on fostering our own personal growth as well as furthering our responsibility for the growth and development of others, participants will identify and hone the skills and habits of effective leaders, including locating one’s authentic leadership style, leveraging position within an institution, fostering high functioning teams, making informed decisions, navigating change and conflict, and creating and maintaining inclusive school environments in predominantly white institutions.

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

Oct 23, 2024 2:00PM—Apr 23, 2025 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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Leading Instructional Rounds with Purpose and Precision

Oct 29, 2024 9:30AM—Apr 15, 2025 3:00PM

Archer School for Girls, Nueva School, Virtual

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Join an interactive teaching lab focused on instructional rounds, one of the most effective tools for fostering teacher growth and development. Instructional leaders Karen Pavliscak, Associate Head of School at Archer School for Girls, and Maggie Cenan, Math and Computer Science Department Chair, offer school leadership and teacher leaders a chance to learn about the theory and practice behind instructional rounds and their connection to schools’ instructional core.

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Educator Cohort Committed to Queer and Trans Inclusion and Equity in Schools

Oct 30, 2024 3:30PM—Apr 30, 2025 5:30PM

Virtual

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In this program, participants who self-identify as queer and/or trans and participants who are active allies for queer and trans communities will meet throughout the school year to build and strengthen their practices as educators in supporting and empowering queer and trans students, staff, and folks within their school communities. This program is designed for school faculty/staff to receive hands-on guidance and customized, consistent support on creating more inclusive, equitable schools for queer and trans students and staff but also to join a community of advocacy-centered educators focused on continued learning and collaboration.

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Accountability in the Digital World: Navigating the Complex Social Media Landscape in Partnership with our Students

Nov 12, 2024 2:00PM—Dec 10, 2024 5:00PM

Virtual

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In this two-part virtual workshop series, participants will have the opportunity to unpack incidents that have taken place at their own schools, discuss how to make lasting repairs in partnership with students, rather than fall into damage control patterns, and to think long-term about what it means for young people to be accountable in the digital world.

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Adapting Together

Dec 11, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

Virtual

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This session offers practical insights and empathetic guidance for fostering open communication and understanding within the family. Discover tools to strengthen family bonds, promote empathy, and foster a supportive environment for every family member. This program will support educators, parents, grandparents, family, friends, colleagues, social workers, therapists, and community members.

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Leveling Up Our AI Practice

Apr 17, 2024 3:30PM—5:00PM

Virtual