Gain the support of HGSE faculty and a collaborative community of school leaders in a new program designed to help you navigate complex challenges.
As we find ourselves in an unprecedented moment in time, school leaders are being asked to plan for an uncertain future, with many open questions and few roadmaps to navigate this complex new reality. Working in small groups and supported by HGSE faculty and experienced facilitators, Navigating Complexity: A Leadership Program for Principals will engage participants in collaborative activities designed to strengthen their leadership skills around learning themes critical to this moment. Topics will include: equity, social-emotional learning, family and community engagement, school culture, and strategy. By the end of the program, participants will have prioritized an area of focus, honed a leadership plan, and developed confidence in their decision making abilities as they confront new challenges this year.
During this four week professional development course, participants will spend approximately 15 hours in synchronous and asynchronous sessions designed to engage learners as they take necessary steps to navigate unprecedented challenges of this moment. In each of the five content areas, participants will learn through a balance of faculty-led videos and readings, individual reflection, interactive collaboration, and small group workshopping. Faculty and facilitators will guide participants to apply their learning in practice, while a strong peer community will provide a support network to test ideas and problem solve. Weekly live sessions, facilitated by HGSE faculty member Katherine Merseth, will provide coherence and connect overarching themes with current and future work.
- Examine your leadership practices through the lenses of school culture, equity, social-emotional learning, family and community engagement, and strategy
- Learn new frameworks and best practices for leading your school and managing complex, competing initiatives
- Collaborate with experienced program facilitators and a supportive peer network to implement strategies that will ensure equity and success for all students.
- Establish communities of practice to discuss challenges and opportunities in reopening schools
Who Should Participate
- Principals and assistant principals
- Department heads, instructional coaches, and other school-based leaders