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Unleashing Your Leadership Superpowers

Friday, April 28, 2017
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood, MA

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The frenzied pace of the academic year often requires school leaders to develop their leadership style on the fly, without allowing us an opportunity to reflect on our approach to working with others or identify and leverage the strengths we bring to our role. Leadership+Design will offer an interactive, day-long workshop for New England independent school leaders at all levels (from teacher- leaders to aspiring leaders to seasoned administrators) that will give them a chance to step away from their work in order to ask important questions such as: What particular superpowers and approaches do I bring to the table and how can I surface those in my work? How do teams best form, interact, collaborate, and do their work together? How can I best navigate the subtle (and not-so-subtle) ways people develop status relationships with one another in a school setting? Over the course of the day, participants will work together to reflect on their own signature presence as leaders, gain insight into group dynamics and status behaviors, and learn and practice new skills and habits for collaborating in teams. Emerge with concrete skills and new perspectives you can apply immediately in your work as a school leader.


Session Goals:

Gain a wide understanding of “leadership”, beyond simply the formal flow chart of titles and power hierarchies within your school;

Reflect on your own “signature presence” as a leader, identifying and highlighting what makes you uniquely effective in working with others;

Develop a greater understanding of interpersonal power dynamics, group dynamics, and the importance of group maintenance when working in teams;

Acquire and practice new skills, habits, and mindsets that will allow you to become a more effective collaborator. 

Workshop Agenda:

The Importance of Play
Signature Presence
Status and Power


Group Dynamics 
Collaborative Team Challenge



This workshop will be facilitated by Carla Silver, Executive Director, and Erin Cohn, Senior Partner, of Leadership+Design.  From the Leadership+Design website:  Leadership+Design began with a simple goal: To create transformative professional development experiences.  Since 2009, L+D has designed dozens of learning experiences for school leaders, teachers and students that models teaching and learning for the 21st century. We help participants learn and practice the habits, mindsets, skill sets, and behaviors of intentional leaders, entrepreneurs, designers, innovators and creatives.




This workshop is appropriate for all current and aspiring school leaders including Heads of School, Senior and Mid-Level Administrators, and Teacher Leaders (with or without aspirations for administrative positions).



AISNE Member:  $225 per person; $195 per person when registering three or more from the same school at the same time.
Non-Member: $350 per person
Continental breakfast and lunch provided.

Refund policy:  Cancellations occurring on or before April 14th will receive a 50% refund.  Please note: No refunds will be given after April 14th.


If paying with a credit card, please register online using the button at the top of the page.
If paying with a check, please click on the More Information link at the bottom of the page to download a registration form.

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