A One-Day Workshop for Pedagogical Chairs, Faculty Chairs, and Section Chairs
Effective school governance requires attention to two core aspects of pedagogical leadership:
~ Assuring clarity of roles and responsibilities
~ Investing in individuals to develop the skill sets they need to confidently and competently serve their school
In this one-day workshop, our focus will be two-fold:
– Define the roles and responsibilities of effective—and empathetic—pedagogical leadership
– Explore the self-development skills necessary to fulfill these roles
Under the facilitation of two highly experienced leaders in the Waldorf movement, we will work on topics such as:
– Creating trusting relationships
– Developing the role of mentor/coach
– Working with empathy and objectivity
– Opening and strengthening lines of communication
– Getting over the stumbling blocks of misunderstandings and miscommunication
– Bringing awareness to the need for the allocation of resources (time and money) to develop leadership skills
– Staying inspired while inspiring others
Sabine Kully is Faculty Chair and high school eurythmy teacher at The Waldorf School of Garden City (NY), where her oversight of the whole school community includes hiring and firing, curriculum development, and community building. Prior to joining Garden City in 2008, Sabine served as College Chair, High School Coordinator, and Vice-President of the Board of the East Bay Waldorf School in El Sobrante, CA, where her school oversight responsibilities included faculty and staff evaluations and welfare. From 2000-04, she was College Chair and Dean of Faculty at the Rudolf Steiner School in NYC which she joined as a faculty member in 1993; among her many responsibilities there were coordinating the HR Committee and the hiring, firing, evaluation, and professional development of faculty and staff.
A Swiss Waldorf school graduate, Sabine earned her eurythmy diploma from the Eurythmeum in Stuttgart, Germany, completed her artistic education at Eurythmy Spring Valley, and received a pedagogical eurythmy diploma from Antioch New England. She has served many years as an AWSNA rep and has led parent anthroposphical study groups since 1998.
Jessica Heffernan Ziegler has been the Executive Director of Sunbridge Institute since 2008. Her professional focus on governance issues, personnel development, and leadership skills are utilized in both her Executive Director position and in her work as co-instructor of Sunbridge’s Collaborative Leadership course and related workshops.
Jessica has worked as an executive coach and organizational development consultant for Waldorf school administrators and teachers, as well as other professionals, for many years, consulting in diverse institutions and schools in both the US and Germany. Her Waldorf background also includes serving as the first administrator and a board member at a Waldorf school she co-founded in Everswinkel, Germany. She is currently engaged in training with SECA International and is a partner in MIRA Companions for Development, an international consulting group. Jessica, who did biography training with Karl-Heinz Finke, holds a BS in Business Management.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
$160 with advance registration (available online through 9am Friday, November 6)
Or $175 at the door
Fee includes snacks and lunch, plus $25 non-refundable registration fee
We have reached full capacity for this workshop, and registration is now closed. We appreciate your interest and encourage you to contact Registrar Tamara Photiadis ([email protected] / 845-425-0055 x16) if you wish to be placed on a waiting list.
Contact: Ayla Dunn, Admissions & Summer Series Coordinator
[email protected] / 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.