This year’s Retreat focuses on helping schools develop their administrative leadership team to reflect the skills, habits, and mindsets we seek to engender in our students.
No matter what region we live in, independent schools are facing a good deal of pressure to respond to changing markets and student needs. As we navigate unprecedented technological, economic, and social change, schools need to develop leadership teams endowed with skills such as collaboration, empathy, complex problem-solving, and creativity - the very same skills we seek to instill in our students. This year’s Retreat will give Heads of School and their leadership teams a chance to step away from school, hone these skills together, and fine-tune their group dynamics as they work to achieve their strategic goals. The Retreat offers a creative and interactive framework for forging connections among the people on your team in order to return to school in the fall better prepared to engage in the work of evolving your school.
- Experience and discuss the changing world of school, work, and citizenship and consider the skills we need to practice as an administrative team in order to adapt to those changes;
- Work both with their “Home Team” and their Affinity Groups to practice key skills such as diagnosing and defining problems; collaboration; establishing empathy/psychological safety within groups; and giving and receiving feedback productively;
- Begin to design an action plan for concrete measures to transform their strategic work together as a leadership team in the coming academic year.
The ISANNE Team Retreat is designed for school heads and their leadership teams.
June 20-22, 2018 (Wednesday - Friday) on Lake Winnipesaukee, Wolfboro, NH at Brewster Academy
Registration fee: $550 per person (includes meals and program fees)
Lodging: $50 for campus single room; or local accommodations available
Leadership + Design conducts dynamic conferences for school leaders and teams. Erin Cohn is effective, engaging and responsive to the needs of the group. She provides a challenging experience and has strong reviews from Heads of School and administrators who have attended her presentations. Erin is also an ISANNELEADS alum. Read her profile here