Leading Together: Building Adult Community and Relational Trust in Schools

08/13/2018 - 9:00am

Grade levels: All Grade Levels, Professional Development

Content areas: All Content Areas, Professional Development

Topics: community, relation, trust, Educational Leadership

District/Organization: Lewis and Clark Graduate School

Collaborative, supportive school communities are critical to helping students succeed in learning and life. The Leading Together professional development program for K-12 educators and administrators is built on a simple idea: the quality of adult relationships within a school community has the biggest impact on a school’s ability to improve.

Leading Together is designed to strengthen the relationship between principals and teacher leaders to facilitate trusting relationships among adults in the school community –principals, teachers, staff, and family members– to improve professional capacity, relational trust, and collaboration in better service of student outcomes.

The 2-part program will prepare the team to build relational trust in their own adult community by:

Cultivating self-awareness
Building relationships
Fostering teamwork and shared leadership
Strengthening capacity to listen and be fully present in teaching, leading, and relationships
Sharpening ability to focus and maintain attention
Addressing conflict constructively
Reconnecting with what originally inspired us to become educator