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Workshop: Transformational Coaching Summer Symposium (Bay Area)



Date: August 22, 2018
Time: 8:30-3:30
Where: The Bay School of SF (map)

Fee: $400 Members; ($600 Non-members)


Transformational Coaching Summer Symposium (Bay Area)

The CATDC is thrilled to partner with Elena Aguilar in offering this one-day symposium on transformational coaching practices for independent school educators. As the new school year opens, join us in this exciting opportunity to develop new approaches to strengthen adult relationships, improve professional practice, and build the kind of school community that best serves our students’ learning.

This dynamic day-long symposium is relevant for division heads, department chairs, deans of faculty, instructional coaches as well as Heads of School; it is designed for those who are new to transformational coaching and for those who have been introduced to and are actively practicing this important work. Participants will develop their capacities as coaches and community builders, learn how to build trust among all school stakeholders, and focus in on their vision as leaders. They will develop new ways of thinking about how they can grow, and grow others, and gain new skills to add to their toolkits. Interested participants will have the opportunity to build upon the foundation gained and to acquire new knowledge and skills in CATDC’s ongoing program, Transformational Coaching in Independent Schools.

Participants will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of what coaching is and why it is important to our schools
  • Review key principles of adult learning
  • Understand more fully the distinctions among appreciation, coaching, and evaluation
  • Acquire strategies to develop more trusting relationships with teachers
  • Learn and practice key skills such as transformational listening
  • Reflect on key values, developing a clear leadership vision
  • Gain new approaches for building stronger adult relationships and a more resilient school community

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Elena Aguilar

Elena Aguilar

Elena Aguilar has trained thousands of educators across the United States and abroad in instructional coaching and team development. Her approach fosters transformation for students, and the adults who support them. She is the author of The Art of Coaching, (2013) The Art of Coaching Teams, (2016) and the forthcoming, Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators (Jossey Bass, 2018). She is also a frequent contributor to Edutopia and EdWeek Teacher. Elena worked in the Oakland Unified School District for 19 years and lives in Oakland, CA.
Lori Cohen

Lori Cohen

Lori Cohen has worked in education (both public and independent) for two decades and currently serves as the Dean of Faculty at the Bay School of San Francisco. Prior to her current role at Bay, Lori taught Humanities, Literature, and Religion/Philosophy courses; served as an Instructional Coach; and was the founder/coordinator of Bay's Teaching Fellows program. This will be Lori’s sixth year as a co-facilitator/teacher leader in Teaching Foundations, a program that brings her joy and professional rejuvenation. In addition to facilitating professional development, teaching, and leading, Lori actively works towards equity and social justice in education, striving to offer access and pathways for all school stakeholders to thrive.
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