Build leadership skills within hierarchies and teams
How you design sessions with us will impact how the information will change your practice. What we know is that any new learning is enhanced when coaching accompanies implementation. As our business is focused on integrating a coaching mindset within organizational systems, we strongly advocate for understanding the value of coaching throughout the change process so that the change you desire is fully embedded into the way your program operates now and forever more. Ongoing coaching accompanying these seminars can support more complete implementation of any action plan.
Example seminars with content/topics embedded in our holistic approach:
Directors and principals are capable of creating dynamic quality early childhood programs: empowering staff, expanding their own and staff practice, and improving the overall quality of the program. This transformation happens when leaders address the entire system: analyzing their system, learning and practicing new knowledge/skills, reflecting on both strengths and challenges, receiving coaching support, building leadership teams within the program, and being realistic about the time and effort it takes to implement. This year-long endeavor includes the following:
- Dynamic Director/Principal Leader seminars focused on creating a social learning climate where a synergy of shared learning and reflective dialogue about practice are examined, analyzed and refined.
- Dynamic System seminars focused on the implementation and sustainment of an effective action plan for intentional, supportive and individualized professional development systems rooted in the organizational structure.
- Dynamic Practice seminars with program leadership teams focused on developing a relationship-based approach and individualized interactions with diverse adult learners, peer networking, reflection, and self-awareness.
- Direct Coaching for Directors/Principals and Leadership Teams monthly
Discover a practical, evidence– and research–based coordinated approach to coaching that assumes that each person has the strength and capacity to shift practice and embrace stimulating their highest potentials and those of others; learn how to coach with a focus on human potential capacity building (human capital) through systemic and intentional coaching practices. Explore skills and strategies to incorporate reflective practice into every work task. Learn the basics of reflective practice; put a plan together for implementation with staff.
When learning is the focus of all actions, change occurs as a matter of process, and the need for difficult conversations lessens tremendously. Building a learning community by strengthening relationships through shared leadership activities and creating purpose within each team member and team, sets the tone for true community and enhanced human capital to emerge. Participants will engage in meaningful experiences for increasing their own human capacity as well as that of others, including self-reflective practices and actions, group systemic thinking and solution discovery, and individual/team action planning and goal setting.
Explore strategies that identify and utilize the strengths of all staff to improve the overall work climate, e.g., increase job satisfaction, improve staff communication, improve staff confidence, and increase staff retention, including giving and receiving effective feedback. Connections between collaborative leadership and highly effective programs will be presented, leading to Directors strategizing how to build an environment that inspires creativity and collaboration.
Leadership Teams are critical for programs to become and stay strong. When programs depend on one or two leaders, the weight of the world is overwhelming. When leadership is shared, staff are more engaged, quality of work improves, improvement throughout the system is quicker! Learn how to build a Leadership Team that represents the staff, is goal focused, action oriented, solves problems, and ready to implement the work that needs to be done. Share the load and get more done.