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Seven Levels of an Organization: Understanding the Structure and Dynamics of Your Organization

Friday, October 9, 2020 - Saturday, October 10, 2020

The first 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.

This foundational workshop provides you with the blueprint for how to map and navigate the structure of your school (or other organization), recognize its intersecting parts, and assess its well-being. 

In this workshop we will examine these seven organizational levels:

Identity / Spiritual Realm
• Vision & Mission
• Values & Principles
• Strategies & Goals

Social Realm
• People & Relationships

Performance / Economic Realm
• Functions & Structure
• Policies & Processes
• Resources & Finances

By defining and applying these levels (and their corresponding realms) to your school and understanding how they come together to fulfill its mission, you will acquire the means to diagnose your school’s health; pinpoint areas that need attention; and correct imbalances that can lead to unsustainable situations or crises.

Facilitators

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.


Schedule
This workshop will take place in live Zoom sessions.

Sessions
Friday, October 9: 10:30am-12pm and 1:30pm-3pm
Saturday, October 10: 10:30am-12pm
ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN


Cost

$150

Discount Options

  • 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 (This discount is in the form of a rebate that will be issued to our sending schools following the conclusion of the series.) 
    • 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

 

Questions?
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. 

Details

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Friday, October 9, 2020
End:
Saturday, October 10, 2020
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Venue

Sunbridge Institute
285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
Phone:
845-425-0055

Details

Start:
Friday, October 9, 2020
End:
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Event Category:
Event Tags:
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Venue

Sunbridge Institute
285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
Phone:
845-425-0055