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Summer Leadership Institute: Leading and Facilitating Positive Change (LA)

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Summer Leadership Institute

The CATDC Summer Leadership Institute offers educators opportunities to explore, practice, and refine core competencies of independent school leadership. There is an emphasis on the practical skills that educational leaders need in order to supervise, support, and nurture teachers, staff, and others on their teams. Each of the programs in the Summer Leadership Institute includes a deep dive into the research of organizational management as well as practical strategies for participants to apply as soon as they get back to their schools.

Led by Kate Sheppard and Jane Chandler, this year’s Summer Leadership Institute includes two programs that can be taken together or separately:

Art of Leading Educators
Leading and Facilitating Positive Change (see info below)

Summer Leadership Institute: Leading and Facilitating Positive Change

School leaders are often called upon to foster positive change within their schools, and yet end up feeling frustrated with competing demands and realities that too often stand in the way of meaningful and lasting change. Why is leading change so difficult? What strategies and tools can help school leaders better anticipate and navigate the organizational change process? In this unique year-long program, Kate Sheppard and Jane Chandler coach participants through developing and leading a change project within their school.

The year-long program includes both in-person and online support for educators. It kicks-off with a 2 day intensive classroom experience before the school year begins. Participants will investigate the psychology of change and learn how to most effectively act as a catalyst for change within a complex organizational structure. With this strong basis of principles of change, participants will identify their own change project and, over the course of the year, develop a plan for implementing their project with the ongoing support of the facilitators. The group will meet virtually for following up webinars at least 3 times over the course of the year, and participants will have access to the facilitators via email for ongoing coaching and follow-up.

Bring your change team or attend as an individual and discover the secrets to leading meaningful change!

Primary Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding of the psychology and immunities related to change

  • Increased self-awareness in creative brain type and its relationship to project management, challenge, and failure

  • Insight on how to ensure engagement and buy-in of change initiatives

  • Ability to recognize distinctions between strategy, structure, organizational culture, institutional beliefs as it relates to change

  • Tools to lead a (doable!) qualitative project designed to catalyze meaningful change/growth within a school

  • Knowledge on how to track and measure indicators of change

  • Ongoing support from facilitators and classmates through a change initiative

Participation in this program includes:

  • Two day in-person conference-style learning

  • Three ninety-minute webinars to be scheduled between September and February on the following topics:

    • Launching your change project

    • Analyzing your data, findings, and recommendations

    • Learnings and best next steps

  • Access throughout the year to facilitators via email for individualized coaching/support


We have arranged a group discount at the The Line Hotel:

The Line Hotel
3515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010

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Discounted room rate: $219 (plus tax)

Deadline for discounted room rate: June 28, 2019

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