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The Four Core Elements of Successful Leadership

Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - Saturday, April 22, 2017 @ 5:30 pm

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Leadership PK3_6001 ResizedThe newest workshop in our Collaborative Leadership: Mastering the Essentials series

Inspiring / Intervening / Steering / Coaching

These are the four basic skills required of every successful organizational and business leader.

In this workshop, designed for administrators, managers, section and committee heads, board members, and all those with decision-making responsibilities in Waldorf schools and other workplace settings, we will explore these core elements of successful leadership. Through large and small group work, along with individual reflection (“What do I do well? What do I need to develop?”) and using real-life case studies taken from organizations from multi-million-dollar nationals to Waldorf schools, we will unpack these four skills, drilling down in each area. You will leave with the tools needed to deepen your capacities, expand your skills, and further your development as a successful leader. 



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Joachim Ziegler, PhD, has been working in the fields of Organizational Development and Human Resources Development since 1994. A partner in MIRA Companions for Development, an international consulting group, Joachim’s current list of American and international clients encompasses the banking, pharmaceutical, retail, and manufacturing sectors, as well as anthroposophical institutions and Waldorf schools. Joachim is a member of the College of Social Sciences Section at the Goetheanum and the international Association for Social Development. He has taught at the University of Muenster and at Germany’s first private university in Herdecke. Joachim holds an MA in Adult Education and a PhD in Medical Education.

Jessica Heffernan Ziegler has been the Executive Director of Sunbridge Institute since 2008; previously, she taught collaboration and group dynamics in Sunbridge College’s Administration, Biography, and Elementary Teacher Education programs. Jessica has worked as an executive coach and organizational development consultant for Waldorf school administrators and teachers, as well as other professionals, since 2004, consulting in diverse institutions and schools in both the US and Germany with a focus on governance issues, personnel development, and leadership skills. She was also co-founder, administrator, and Board member of a Waldorf school in Everswinkel, Germany, and is a partner in MIRA Companions for Development. Jessica, who holds a BS in Business Management, did biography training with Karl-Heinz Finke and is currently engaged in training with SECA International.


Friday, April 21, 7-9pm
Saturday, April 22, 9am-5:30pm


$225, with online registration (available through 7pm, Thursday, April 20). Cost includes snacks and lunch and a $25 non-refundable registration fee.

Space permitting, we will accept walk-ins on the day of the workshop; walk-in fee is $240, payable at the door through check or credit card. (Check our website before arriving.)

Discount Options (only one discount may be applied):

  • Sunbridge teacher education program students and graduates receive a discount off the workshop price.
  • Schools sending five participants receive a rebate on the cost of the fifth registration.


Click HERE to register.


Workshop housing is available through the Threefold Educational Center and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please click here to learn about housing options.


For more information, or to discuss our discount options, contact Helen Lee, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator, at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.


Sunbridge Institute reserves the right to cancel any offering at any time. If Sunbridge cancels, all registrants will be notified and will receive a full refund. If the registrant cancels, he or she will receive a full refund less the non-refundable registration fee.  Sunbridge reserves the right to make faculty substitutions when necessary.


Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 22, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
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