The second of three virtual workshops in a series on Mindsets, Concepts, and Core Skills of Effective Collaborative Leadership for Waldorf administrators, Board members, faculty, and staff, plus those with decision-making responsibilities in other organizational and business settings. Each workshop may be taken separately.
Providing the ability to look critically at oneself and at one’s organization, dialogue is a mindset that lies at the very heart of the collaborative leadership process. As the method by which we create real engagement and transparency, and an essential element in building and maintaining trust, dialogue requires honest, non-violent interaction; appreciation and respect for differences; the ability to reflect; commitment to one another; and commitment to fulfilling shared purposes and goals.
By exploring the practice of deep listening, and utilizing these four phases of group decision-making
- Warming Up and Planning
- Exploration / Picture-Building
- Creating Options and Coming to a Judgment / Conclusion
- Making a Decision (Followed by Implementation and Review)
this workshop provides an opportunity to understand—and learn how to employ—dialogue as an essential mindset and skill that enables us to arrive at sustainable, equitable, and courageous decisions.
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, in diverse institutions and schools in both the US and Germany. She served as the first administrator and as a board member at a Waldorf school she co-founded in Everswinkel, Germany; is a partner in MIRA Companions for Development, an international consulting group; and sits on the boards of Manhattan’s Rudolf Steiner School and the Otto Specht School in Chestnut Ridge, NY. Jessica who holds a BS in business management, did her biography training with Karl-Heinz Finke and her executive coach training with SECA International. Her professional focus on leadership skills, governance issues, and personnel development are utilized in both her executive director position and in her work as co-instructor of Collaborative Leadership and its related workshops.
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 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 and Joachim have been leading Sunbridge’s Collaborative Leadership week-long course and weekend workshops for the past ten years. Previous participants said this about their experiences:
~ Excellent! Highly practical, deeply insightful, clearly organized, masterfully executed.
~ This course was immensely useful in helping me to develop a more full and practical understanding of organizational structures, how to diagnose my organization, and to look at ways to bring about change. The diagnostic tool, the experiences of dialogue and decision making, and discussions about power and trust were so valuable.
~ The quality of the course was outstanding. Jessica and Joachim really made the information come alive and explained it in a way that was easy to digest.
This workshop will take place in live Zoom sessions.
Friday, February 12: 10:30am-12pm and 1:30pm-3pm
Saturday, February 13: 10:30am-12pm
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- 10% off discount will apply for
- Those who register for all three workshops in this series (Use discount code MAXREG)
- Those who have previously attended Sunbridge’s week-long Collaborative Leadership Summer Series course (Contact [email protected] for discount code if it hasn’t already been sent to you.)
- Schools sending two or more registrants (Use discount code VOLUME. Qualification for coupon use will be verified when the workshop begins.)
- Sunbridge program graduates (A discount code will appear on your registration form after you identify yourself.)
- 50% off discount will apply for current Sunbridge program students (A discount code will appear on your registration form after you identify yourself.)
One discount only may be applied
Please contact Barbara Vitale, admissions and summer coordinator, at [email protected] or 845-425-0055 x20
Sunbridge reserves the right to make faculty substitutions when necessary. See registration form for refund policy.