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Leading Academic Change
April 22, 2020
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
8:30 AM to 3:15 PM
EARLY BIRD RATE:
(before April 1, 2020)
$110 pp for ADVIS Members
$230 pp for Non-Members
(after March 31, 2020)
$125 pp for ADVIS Members
$245 pp for Non-Members
April 15, 2020
Online registration closes on April 15. Call-in registrations after April 15 will be taken on a space-available basis. No refunds for cancellations after April 15. Payment should be made by check or credit card in advance of the program.
The Inn at Villanova University
601 County Line Road
Radnor, PA 19087
Jennifer Braxton ~ ADVIS
Director of Professional Development
Developing Your Leadership and Leading Change (When You're Not The Boss)
A Professional Development Day for Assistant/Associate Heads, Academic Deans, Division Heads, Department Chairs, and Others.
Greg Bamford, Associate Head of School for Strategy and Innovation, Charles Wright Academy; Senior Partner and Co-Founder, Leadership+Design
This two-part workshop on leadership and leading academic change is focused on developing our skills in leading change, as well as some of the changes independent schools are enacting in order to become more challenging, transdisciplinary, and real-world relevant.
Part I. Developing Our Leadership Toolkit
Developing as a leader means understanding your unique “superpowers” and leveraging your humanity to connect with others. Leading change means setting a vision, engaging in healthy conflict, and navigating discomfort. This morning session, intended for leaders at all stages of development, will help you develop self-awareness while practicing these skills. Bamford will introduce frameworks for thinking about your leadership presence, and together we’ll discover how we can leverage these frameworks at school to become more effective change agents - regardless of our titles or our place in the hierarchy.
Part II. Leading Real-World Learning In Independent Schools
Independent schools are embracing the challenge of “creating innovators,” in Tony Wagner’s words, through new programs that tackle real-world problems. Sometimes, these programs are put in a silo. This workshop is for educators and leaders who want their schools to go farther. In the afternoon, Bamford will share design principles for schools and divisions to embrace real-world learning, with a focus on program development, the use of space, the use of time, and assessment.
A dynamic speaker,
has just been named Senior Partner of Leadership+Design, effective July 1, 2020, which he co-founded in 2009. Currently he serves as the Associate Head of School for Strategy and Innovation at Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, Washington. Prior to this, Greg was Head of School at the innovative Watershed School in Boulder, Colorado. In all of these roles, Greg has created strategies for admissions and enrollment management, facilitated the development of new missions and portraits of a graduate, led the development of new strategy, and helped schools to execute more fully on their vision, working tirelessly with his teams to make significant and important change. Greg is also a co-founder of the Traverse Conference, a national conference on experiential and place-based learning, and is on the Board of Trustees at his alma mater, The Overlake School in Redmond, Washington.
With his experience in school leadership, Greg brings a strategic lens to leadership development, innovation, and change management. He is particularly passionate about building leadership capacity and the cultural muscle to enact needed change. He has been a featured speaker at dozens of education conferences, has consulted with a wide range of schools nationally, and has written for publications like
, Net Assets, and
. You can find him on Twitter at @gregbamford.
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