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Workshop: Experienced Administrators: The Art of Leading (Bay Area)


Session 1

Date: November 13, 2018
Time: 9:00-3:00
Where: The Bay School of SF (map)

Session 2

Date: February 5, 2019
Time: 9:00-3:00
Where: The Bay School of SF (map)

Session 3

Date: April 16, 2019
Time: 9:00-3:00
Where: The Bay School of SF (map)

Fee: $1500 Members; ($2250 Non-members)


Experienced Administrators: The Art of Leading (Bay Area)

Leading others can be daunting, yet success hinges on our ability to nurture a growth mindset culture and support the ongoing development of the faculty and staff in our schools. By understanding humans’ neurological hardwiring combined with social science research we can crack the code on what factors are needed to create environments where teams can thrive. Designed for those who have at least three years of administrative leadership experience, in this workshop series 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. Our face-to-face meeting times at critical junctures during the academic year and will be supported by two webinar check-ins to allow for deeper learning and more successful application of skills and principles.

By participating in this course participants will gain:

  • 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 faculty/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

This course will additionally provide:

  • A safe place to self-reflect and process leadership challenges
  • A network of leaders committed to developing others
  • An abundance of leadership tools and resources

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Kate Sheppard

Kate Sheppard

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’s studies for her Master’s program in Human Development focused on Self-Esteem in the Workplace, ensuring agencies are best equipped to uplift and empower staff. She especially loves working with organizations committed to creating environments where staff can thrive. Since 1996, Kate has worked and volunteered for several Bay Area and national non-profit organizations with emphasis in staff development and training. For the past fifteen years, Kate has worked for the YMCA of San Francisco. In her current role in the Staff Development Department, she develops leaders at all levels of the organization, facilitates cultural change, evaluates impact, and effects meaningful growth. Kate has worked for the past seven years as a Senior Associate for Dialogues in Action, where she has lead projects for human-service organizations worldwide.
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