Who should attend
Everyone really! This Institute is designed for leaders and collaborators of all kinds—principals, AP’s, teachers, professional developers, curriculum specialists, coaches, district leaders, policymakers, and anyone interested in enhancing professional feedback across non-profit and for-profit sectors. All are welcome!
About the course
Today’s urgent and unprecedented challenges—as well as the complexities of online and blended learning—call for new ways of working, learning, and leading together. As educators seek to deepen lines of communication, open channels for listening and understanding, and create more pathways for collaboration and transformation, feedback has become more important than ever. In fact, offering feedback—so that others can hear us—is one of the most important ways we can support each other’s growth and grow ourselves.
Yet, when and where do leaders learn how to give feedback, especially to adults who make sense of our words, feedback, and relationships in qualitatively different ways? And how might leaders’ own inclinations, preferences, and orientations influence their experiences with feedback, both the giving and receiving of it? This two-day, interactive Institute addresses these questions and offers participants an immersive experience with our new, developmental approach to feedback, which we call feedback for growth (Drago-Severson & Blum-DeStefano, 2016).
We will engage in two full learning days to:
- Learn about adult developmental theory (Kegan, 1982, 1994, 2000) and its practical implications for leadership, coaching, professional development, and effective collaboration (Drago-Severson, 2004a, 2004b, 2009, 2012, 2016; Drago-Severson & Blum-DeStefano, 2016; Drago-Severson, Blum-DeStefano, & Asghar, 2013);
- Explore practical strategies for enacting a developmental approach to feedback (Drago-Severson & Blum-DeStefano, 2015, 2016) so that others can best hear, take in, learn from, and act upon your feedback;
- Explore a developmentally-based model for leadership and professional learning (Drago-Severson, 2004a, 2004b, 2009, 2012; Drago-Severson, Blum-DeStefano & Asghar, 2013; Drago-Severson, Roy, & von Frank, 2015) that focuses on supporting adult growth, and offers promising practices that can be implemented in your school and system; and
- Engage in collaborative, developmental action planning to apply key ideas to advance your leadership and practice.
Ellie Drago-Severson is Professor of Education Leadership and Adult Learning and Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University. A developmental psychologist, Ellie teaches, conducts research, and consults to leaders and organizations on professional and personal growth and learning; leaders...
Jessica is an instructor and advisor in the leadership programs, where she facilitates learning in courses about adult development and qualitative research. Her teaching, scholarship, and approach to leadership foreground the power of growth and interconnection—especially as they relate to indiv...
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