Leadership Training

Leadership Seminar in Educational Change (5-7 Days)

This highly interactive course will examine and explore different theories and models of school leadership and how these connect with change theory in education. Participants will engage in a variety of different learning strategies that will include: Cognitive Coachingsm, role play situations, case studies and simulations.

 

 

 

  • The course will be structured around four modules as follows:
    • Module One: Introduction of leadership styles ( Kegan, Blanchard, Goleman, Garmston & Wellman, and Fullan). Leadership self-assessment inventory. Connection of leadership style to school culture and planning for school improvement.
    • Module Two: Planning for change/improvement with a single colleague. Practice in "Situational Leadership" working with a colleague. Role play in the use of directive, supportive and coaching behaviors. Research on motivation. Dealing with "difficult" colleagues. Practice Cognitive Coaching. Case Studies.
    • Module Three: Planning for change/improvement working with a team. Characteristics of high performing teams. Stages of team development. Seven norms of collaborative work. Trios practice Cognitive Coaching Reflecting Conversation. Team simulation and reflection.
    • Module Four: Affecting change (school improvement). A major simulation and analysis of how leadership style and emotional intelligence influence school improvement initiatives. Two different theories of change in schools. Force field analysis. Resistance to change and how to deal with it. Back home action planning. Synthesis of course learning.
  • ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:
    • What are some different models or theories of leadership?
    • What is the relationship between leadership and change in schools?
    • How do leaders bring about sustainable school improvement?
    • What are the characteristics of high performing teams?
    • How do school leaders implement and sustain collaborative work?
    • How do school leaders handle resistance to change?
    • How can we use Cognitive Coaching to make reflection a cornerstone of a school culture committed to improvement?
  • COURSE OBJECTIVE:
    • To examine four different models of leadership theory
    • To practice leadership through Cognitive Coachingsm
    • To explore the nature of change in schools and to identify the role of school leadership in improving learning for students.
    • To provide participants with an opportunity to practice their leadership skills through the use of case studies, role play situations, coaching and simulations.

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