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Leading Resilient Learners:

Nurturing a Trauma Responsive School Culture

Highly interactive, collaborative, and reflective session.  


6 Hours per consulting day - 1 or 2 Days (Also done as a Keynote)


Audience:  K-12 School Leaders, District Leaders, Teacher Leaders

The impact of trauma and chronic stress on students is at an all-time alarming rate.  Research suggests students who experience trauma during their childhood are in jeopardy academically and in life.  These challenges can be overcome when school leaders intentionally nurture a school culture which focuses on trauma responsive learning for students.  Participants will learn how to lead through a Trauma Responsive Leadership model that equips, empowers, and inspires students to thrive in school.  Students are coming to school with invisible backpacks filled with stressors that drag them down and hold them back from flourishing.  School leaders need to be equipped with the tools to help their staff and students work through trauma to learning which fosters growth and success.   Staff and students are coming to school with more stressors than ever, that's why leaders need to know how to build a culture that is trauma responsive.  This session will provide leaders with practical strategies that they can immediately implement into their school.

 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Participants will learn how to lead through a Trauma Responsive Leadership model that empowers students 

  2. Participants will learn how to support students who face trauma and how to help them to thrive in school 

  3. Participants will learn how to equip teachers and staff with the tools to educate students who are impacted by trauma 

  4. Participants will learn how to lead a school culture that nurtures, empowers, and inspires students

  5. Participants will learn how to lead staff through trauma

  6. Learning objectives and action plan for delivery:

  7. Action Plan 

  8. In this highly engaging, interactive, and inspiring session, participants will learn how about Trauma Responsive Leadership 

Day 1 

  • Understanding Trauma and it's impact on learning

  • ACE Survey and application 

  • Leading a Trauma Responsive School 

  • Nurturing a Trauma Responsive Culture

  • Social & Emotional Learning and Leading

  • Innovative Thinking and Design to Support Students

  • Mindset Change for Adults - Changing How We Think About Trauma, Discipline, and Learning

Day 2

  • Resources to Support Students

  • The Power of A Story

  • Making It Cool To Ask for Help and to Get Help

  • Caring for All - Supporting Faculty/Staff through Their Own Trauma

  • Relational Trust for Resilient Learners

  • Empowering Students to Lead - Raise Your Grit Score

  • Building a High Relational Trust School Culture

 

Future Focused Leaders - Innovating for Our Kids Future    

This aligns to Dr. Ziegler’s Book, Future Focused Leaders

 

6 -12 Hours (Either as 1 or 2 Days) (Also done as a Keynote)

Audience:  K-12 School Leaders, District Leaders, Teacher Leaders, 

 

Session Description

How do we prepare students and teachers for a future that we can’t see or don’t know?  This interactive and informative session provides School Leaders with the skills to equip students, parents, and teachers with the tools to thrive in the present and the future.  School Leaders will come away with practical, easily implementable, and researched based best practices that can provide sustainable positive change in an innovative culture.  

 

School Leaders will focus on three areas, relationships, innovation, and inspiration.  Relationships are at the core of what we do as School Leaders and it’s the most important skill set for the future.  Participants will learn how to have courageous conversations, how to deepen their relationships and communication skills, and how to lead from a conversational approach.  

 

With Innovation, School Leaders will learn five digital tools that will they can immediately use to strengthen their leadership and learning in their school.  They will also learn how to use Augmented and Virtual Reality, Coding, Drones, and more to engage students and teachers.  Most importantly, they will learn how to Chase Learning, Not Technology!

 

School Leaders will also be inspired to do great things for their students.  They will learn how to get funding for school programs, how to increase Student Voice and Choice, and how to stay energized for the most important work of school leadership.  School Leaders will come away inspired and motivated to be a Future Focused Leader.  

Learning Outcomes

  1. Participants will be able to use key digital tools to empower students in their learning

  2. Participants will be able to practice how to use digital tools to strengthen learning and leading

  3. Participants will be able to lead with the future of students in mind

  4. Participants will be able to identify the future needs of students

  5. Participants will be able to leverage technology to engage students

  6. Participants will be able to utilize communication tools to strengthen school culture

  7. Participants will be able to create a future focused action plan of leading and learning for their school

  8. Participants will be able to apply future ready skills to empower learners

  9. Participants will be able to describe best practices in innovation for learning and leading

  10. Participants will be able to identify the core skills needed to prepare students for the future

  11. Participants will be able to apply AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) into learning and leading

  12. Participants will be able to leverage coding, drones, and AR/VR to empower learners

Agenda

Day 1 

  • The future is now - strategies for school leaders to lead with a future focus

  • Digital Tools for Learning

  • Digital Tools for Leading

  • Innovative in Learning and Leading

  • Career Readiness for Students

  • ISLLC Standards and digital leadership 

  • AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality)

  • Coding, Drones, and Design thinking 

  • Innovative building design 

Day 2 

  • Nurturing an Innovative Learning Culture

  • Modeling risk taking and leading 

  • Digital Leadership that empowers students and staff

  • Digital Communication  that strengthens and builds culture

  • Future Focused Action Plan Design

  • Fighting against the resistance against change and growth

  • Overcoming lack of funding to innovate in learning 

  • Innovating on a shoestring budget

Hero Building Leadership: Creating An Extraordinary School Culture

6 - 12 Hours (1 or 2 days)  (Also done as a Keynote)

 

Audience:  K-12 Teachers, School Leaders, District Leaders, Teacher Leaders

Highly interactive, collaborative, and reflective session.  

Session Description

Building a positive school culture is key to success in the classroom.  Research suggests when a school has a vibrant, positive, and empowering school culture all learners in the community thrive.  This requires leaders who are equipped and prepared to lead change which builds an empowering, encouraging, and extraordinary school culture for all learners.  We say all learners because this includes students, faculty, staff and administration.  And we refer to leaders, we are referencing teacher leaders, staff leaders, and school leaders.  

 

Heroes are built, not born.  Being a hero takes a conscious and intentional focus on committing to something higher than yourself.  It requires you to put aside your own wants, sacrifice for the greater good, and have a tireless commitment to improving the lives of others.  We are not calling school leaders to some fictitious and unreachable level of leadership; just the opposite. We challenge you to live out the words of this session and to work everyday to be a focused, tireless, and vocal advocate for kids. By doing this, you are working on hero building leadership that will create an extraordinary school for your students.  It’s close to impossible to be committed to hero building leadership and not have your school become an extraordinary school. Schools reflect their leaders. If the leaders in the school are dedicated to hero building leadership than the lives of students and everyone in the school will be strengthened. Our kids, and our schools, are hungering for leaders who are committed to hero building leadership.  

Hero building leadership is meant for all leaders, not just the principal team.  Teachers, school counselors, para-educators, and all additional supporting staff are encouraged to learn and practice hero building leadership principles. We encourage you to work together as a diverse school leadership team to complete the Hero Training at the end of each chapter.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will be able to identify best practices for leadership through real life stories of other leaders

  • Participants will be able to see the importance of authenticity in leadership and it's power in changing your school

  • Participants will be able to take a deep dive into the countless needs of students and how to support them

  • Participants will be able to unpack the invisible backpack that students carry to school

  • Participants will be able to describe how to build a culture of relationships, resources, interventions, and wisdom 

  • Participants will be able to share how to stay true to their calling and best practices in leadership

  • Participants will be able to unleash the voice and choice of students

  • Participants will be able to lead like an alien with out of this world ideas to produce heroic students

  • Participants will be able to raise their grit score and how to instill resiliency in students/faculty/staff

  • Participants will be able to empower students to be Global Game Changers who make a real difference in our world

  • Participants will be able to have the courage to lead with confidence and boldness

Day 1

  • The Basics and Best Practices in School Leadership 

  • Examine Heroes in the Hallways - How Other School Leaders are Doing Great Things for Kids

  • Staying True to Your Calling - Being Authentic - Being You!

  • The Invisible Backpack - The Impact of Trauma on Learning and Students

  • How to Support Students through Trauma

  • Lies We Tell Ourselves and Believe

  • High Risk Means High Reward

  • Failure Is Not An Option

  • Hide Your Mistakes and Weaknesses

  • Front Runners Win

  • Innovation Is For Crazy People

  • Leaders Must Be The Loudest Voice

  • Hero Training

Day 2

  • School Reform Through Student Voice

  • Social Media and Student Voice

  • Letting Students Lead

  • Gauge Your Student Voice

  • Student Choice

  • School Showcase

  • Break Down Historical Barricades

  • Procrastinators Produce

  • Think Differently

  • Building Resilience - Raising Your Grit Score

  • How to Win Over Resisting Faculty/Staff

  • Think Big - Go Big or Go Home! 

  • Building Global Game Changing Students

  • The Courage to Lead 

 

It All Begins With Culture - Building A Contagious and Positive School Culture  

6 - 12 Hours (1 or 2 days) (Also done as a Keynote)

 

Audience:  K-12 School Leaders, District Leaders, Teacher Leaders

Highly interactive, collaborative, and reflective session.  

 

Session Description

Without a positive school culture, learning is stifled and growth is hindered.  A positive school culture transforms a school into a vibrant learning community.  To accomplish this, School Leaders need to be intentional and equipped with the skills and strategies to build a positive school culture that produces results.  

 

School Leaders will learn practical and researched based best practices to build and sustain a positive school culture.  They will learn how to confront negativity, how to win over teachers and parents, and how to lead in a way that engages all students.  They will learn how to celebrate, how to empower collaborative leadership, and how to nurture a positive culture that thrives in the school and community.  

 

They will walk away with practical strategies that they can immediately implement to increase Student Voice and Choice in their school.  School Leaders will learn how to design a school culture that values curiosity, creativity, and courage.  

 

We need to create a culture that supports ALL students.  This means that they are All of Our Kids, No Matter What!!  Dr. Ziegler will share key strategies on how to support all students in the school culture.  Creating a culture where every child is valued, cared for by an adult, and celebrated will invigorate the role of every School Leader and positively transform a school culture.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will be able to identify and learn how to implement key strategies to build a positive school culture

  • Participants will be able to transform their school into a vibrant learning culture 

  • Participants will be able to enhance student voice in the school culture

  • Participants will be able to demonstrate how to increase student choice in learning and the school 

  • Participants will be able to unify faculty and staff around a student-centered school culture

  • Participants will be able to empower others to lead in a culture built to produce positive results

  • Participants will be able to lead a school where a positive culture is evident 

Day 1

  • The Basics to a Positive School Culture - building the foundation 

  • Practical and researched based practices for school culture

  • Building unity around a positive school culture

  • How to transform their school's culture to be student-centered, positive, and supportive

  • Promoting Student Voice in the school

  • Empowering Student Choice

  • A culture of curiosity, creativity, and courage

Day 2

  • Wining over the resistors

  • Confronting negativity in a way that builds a positive culture

  • How to have Courageous Conversations 

  • Building consensus and buy-in

  • Parents and how to empower them 

  • Going beyond the school to build culture

  • Building a School Culture that is Contagious 

  • Telling Your School's Story 

The Power of Leadership Coaching

 

6 - 12 Hours (1 or 2 days) (Also done as a Keynote)

 

Audience:  K-12 School Leaders, District Leaders, Teacher Leaders

 

This session will equip leaders with the skills to coach up others to be leaders in education.  Without a doubt, leaders are growing tired, weary, and exhausted in the work of educational leadership.  This session will empower, encourage, and equip you with the tools to be uplifted in your own work and inspire you to elevate others to be the best leader they are meant to be.  

Participants will walk away with a solid coaching plan for leaders in their school/district.  They will learn how to coach without pushing, challenge without breaking, and innovate without losing focus.  Attendees will learn about the three keys to coaching: trusting leadership, conversational leadership, and supportive leadership, these are the keys to leadership coaching.  Leaders will also learn how to build trust with those they are coaching and how to inspire them to action that challenges them to grow, stretch, and flourish. The session will unearth the deadly sins of terrible leaders and show how to avoid these pitfalls in your leadership coaching.  Finally, the session will challenge and equip leaders on how to have courageous conversations which drive real, sustainable, and positive change for students.

 

Learning Outcomes:

  1. ​Participants will be able to describe a leadership coaching plan that produces results

  2. Participants will be able to demonstrate the three keys to leadership coaching

  3. Participants will be able to learn how to empower others in their leadership

  4. Participants will be able to inspire others to continue in the work of leadership

  5. Participants will be able to devise a plan for their own leadership coaching

  6. Participants will be able to build trust with those they are coaching

  7. Participants will be able to demonstrate how to coach without pushing, challenge without breaking, and innovate without losing focus

  8. Participants will be able to model the power of courageous conversations to produce real and sustainable change

  9. Participants will be able to avoid the deadly sins of terrible leaders and show others how to stay away from these pitfalls

  10. Participants will be able to empower others to grow, achieve, and flourish

Day 1

The Basics of Leadership Coaching

Developing a Leadership Coaching Plan 

Identifying Areas of Strength

Identifying Areas Needing Improvement

Building Into Others - A Leadership Coaching Framework

Building Trust and Winning Over Others

Setting the Foundation for Leadership Coaching

Day 2 

Learning to coach without pushing

Challenge without breaking

Innovating without losing focus

Journaling and the power of Reflection

Avoiding the Deadly Sins of Leadership

Empowering others to grow, achieve, and flourish

Inspiration to Keep Doing the Great Work of Leadership

 

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