Summer Series 2016 course with Joachim Ziegler, PhD, Organizational Development and Leadership Consultant, and Jessica Heffernan Ziegler, Organizational Development Consultant and Sunbridge Executive Director
Professional development for decision-makers (administrators, directors, board and committee members, faculty chairs, and others) working in Waldorf schools and other organizational and business settings
No matter what your position or title is (administrator, department head, board member, faculty or section chair, director, administrative committee member, college of teachers member, staffer, key volunteer, etc.), if you participate in a planning or problem-solving process in your school, business, or organization, you have leadership responsibilities. In this highly-useful course for leaders/decision-makers, our focus is on practical work. Through a process imbued with the anthroposophical understanding of the human being and successfully applied in organizations from multi-million dollar nationals to Waldorf schools, you will learn how to improve your effectiveness as a member of your leadership team.
Each participant is asked to bring to the course his or her own organizational question, project, or challenge. Using your real-life cases, we will apply these four core models for collaborative leadership:
- Three main leadership tasks: maintaining and creating identity / creating space for healthy, stable relationships / assuring professional results
- Diagnostic and planning tools: how to look at an organization as a whole and understand the dynamics of intersecting segments
- How to create processes toward healthy decision-making
- The balance between power and trust
Your course takeaway will be an individualized action plan for the question, project, or challenge you have brought with you, along with an understanding of the necessary skill set with which to execute it.
Bonus: Ongoing coaching support! To support you as you implement throughout the year what you have learned and practiced during the summer, this course includes conference calls facilitated by co-instructor Jessica Heffernan Ziegler scheduled from October through May. In these one-and-a-half-hour-long coaching conversations, you and your classmates will continue to hone your collaborative leadership skills, addressing and supporting one another’s progress and challenges, and so gain further insights, understanding, and expertise.
Joachim Ziegler, PhD, has been working in the fields of Organizational Development and Human Resources Development since 1994. A partner in MIRA, an international group of consultants, 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 and has taught at the University of Muenster and at Germany’s first private university in Herdecke. He holds an MA in Adult Education and a PhD in Medical Education.
Jessica Heffernan Ziegler is Executive Director of Sunbridge Institute. She has worked as an executive coach and organizational development consultant for Waldorf school administrators and teachers in both the US and Germany since 2004, with a focus on governance issues, personnel development, and leadership skills. Prior to joining Sunbridge in 2008, Jessica was co-founder and administrator of a Waldorf school in Everswinkel, Germany. She holds a BS in Business Management.
Your class also includes singing with Patti Regan of Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School (MA) and movement with Will Crane.
Students who took Collaborative Leadership in summer 2015 had this to say:
~ The experience and dedication to the whole process that our facilitators brought to a very rich and full week was very, very satisfying.
~The professional material was exceptional. The clarity of the presentation was superb.
~ There was a surprisingly beautiful balance of theory and artistic work that was completely relevant and complimentary.
~ Excellent content, excellent presenters.
~ I am working in a school, yet I know I can also apply this training to any business.
~ I’ve been wanting to take this course for some time; I will encourage others from my school to attend.
~ The coaching calls have been helpful on several levels… having a like-minded community of school leadership team members reflecting on the same topic at the same time deepens the quality of our leadership process (and keeps) our summer work focused and moving forward.
~ This course exceeded my expectations!
Sunday: Optional campus tour 5:30-6pm; Registration 6-7pm; First class 7-9pm
Monday-Thursday: Classes begin each day at 8:30am and run through 6pm, with times for break and lunch. Each day includes a balanced mix of content-based work, artistic work, and discussions. Community-wide evening events are offered weekly.
Friday: Classes end early afternoon.
$840 (includes all materials, coaching calls, and non-refundable $75 registration fee). Discounts are available. See Summer Series page for details.
Contact Amina Phelps, Admissions & Summer Series Coordinator, at [email protected] 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.