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Leadership Institute for School Change:
A Developmental Approach to Effective Feedback

September 27 - 28, 2018

September 27, 2018 - September 28, 2018

‌“Ellie Drago-Severson is one of our most insightful experts on the development of adult educational leaders. She is unique in her ability to move back and forth comfortably between powerful ideas and promising practices.”

–Howard Gardner
Professor of Cognition and Education
Harvard University

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Feedback is more important today than ever before. 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. Moreover, feedback is part of living, leading, and being in our “new normal” world. As you know, it is also vital to collaboration. There are so many challenges that leaders—and all of us—face every single day in our work and in our personal lives. In the education sector in particular, new teacher and principal evaluation systems, the Common Core State Standards, Race to the Top, and other initiatives underscore the critical importance of giving and receiving meaningful, actionable, and effective feedback—regardless of our roles in schools and systems. And, the same challenge LIVES in for-profit and non-profit organizations and systems.

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.

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!

FACILITATORS

Ellie Drago-Severson, Faculty Lead and Co-Facilitator

Professor of Education Leadership and Adult Learning & Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University, Faculty Lead and Co-Facilitator of Institute

Jessica Blum-DeStefano, Co-Facilitator

Adjunct Instructor at Bank Street College of Education and Co-instructor with Ellie Drago-Severson at Teachers College, Columbia University's Summer Principals Academy

For more information, group rates or to register: Email cps@tc.columbia.edu

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Ellie Drago Severson

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; leadership that supports principal, faculty, school, and leadership development; and coaching and mentoring in K–12 schools, university settings, and other adult education contexts. She is also an internationally certified developmental coach who works with leaders to build internal capacity and achieve goals. Her work is inspired by the idea that schools must be places where adults and children can grow, and she is dedicated to creating the conditions to achieve this and to helping leaders and educators of all kinds to do the same on behalf of supporting adults and youth.

Ellie is author of the best-selling books Helping Teachers Learn: Principal Leadership for Adult Growth and Development (Corwin, 2004) and Leading Adult Learning: Supporting Adult Development in Our Schools (Corwin/The National Staff Development Council, 2009)—as well as Becoming Adult Learners: Principles and Practices for Effective Development (Teachers College Press, 2004) and Helping Educators Grow: Practices and Strategies for Supporting Leadership Development (Harvard Education Press, 2012). She is also a co-author of Learning for Leadership: Developmental Strategies for Building Capacity in Our Schools (Corwin, 2013), Learning Designs: Reach the Highest Standard of Professional Learning (Corwin, 2014) and Tell Me So I Can Hear You: A Developmental Approach to Feedback for Educators (Harvard Education Press, 2016).

Jessica Blum-DeStefano

 

Jessica Blum-DeStefano earned her PhD in Education Leadership Teachers College, Columbia University after nine rewarding years as a teacher and school leader in alternative education settings. She teaches at Bank Street College of Education and, for the past seven years, has co-taught adult development with Ellie in the Summer Principals Academy at Teachers College. She is a co-author of Learning for Leadership: Developmental Strategies for Building Capacity in Our Schools (Corwin, 2013) and Tell Me So I Can Hear You: A Developmental Approach to Feedback for Educators (Harvard Education Press, 2016).

Registration Fee Per Attendee: $1,595 (includes opening night reception, breakfast and lunch both days, Institute materials, and central text)

Group/Team Discount (2 or more): Contact cps@tc.columbia.edu

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!

Participants who successfully complete the Institute will receive 1 CEU and a Certificate of Completion.

Please note, we are not able to offer partial CEUs for those who cannot attend the full workshop.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Our location

Teachers College, Columbia University is located at 525 West 120th Street, between Amsterdam and Broadway. The closest subway stop is the 116th Street/Columbia University stop, accessed by the 1 train. After getting off the train, Teachers College is a couple of blocks North, about 5 minutes walking distance.

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TRAVEL INFORMATION

CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS

JFK AND NEWARK

There are two international airports in the New York City area: (1) JFK international airport; and, (2) Newark International Airport.

TAXI FROM JFK: JFK is located in Queens Borough of NYC. Teachers College, Columbia University is located in the Manhattan Borough of NYC. Taking a taxi would be the most convenient way to reach Manhattan from the JFK airport. It costs about $50 to reach any destination in Manhattan from the JFK, whether it is your hotel or Teachers College, Columbia University.

SUBWAY FROM JFK: Taking the subway from JFK is another option for reaching Manhattan where Teachers College, Columbia University is located. However, this option is much slower (e.g. up to 1 hour and 45 minutes) and rather inconvenient when carrying luggage (up and down several sets of stairs). You can take the airport shuttle to Howard Beach station to board A Train which takes you to 42nd Street/Times Square where you transfer to No. 1 subway train (select the UPTOWN 1 train). You would get off at 116 Street Station, also known as the Columbia University Station.

TAXI FROM NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Newark airport is located in the city of Newark, New Jersey. A taxi from Newark to Manhattan or to the college costs about $50.

TRAIN AND SUBWAY FROM NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: You can also take a train to reach in Manhattan from the Newark Airport. The train will take you from Newark to the Penn Station stop in Manhattan; once there, you can transfer to the No. 1 Subway train, heading uptown, allowing you to reach the 116 Street Station, also known as the Columbia University Station).

CLOSEST DOMESTIC AIRPORT: LAGUARDIA

TAXI FROM LAGUARDIA: The closest domestic airport is the LaGuardia Airport. A taxi costs about $30-$35 or more to reach most hotels Manhattan, and about $30 to reach Teachers College, Columbia University by taxi.

SUBWAY FROM LAGUARDIA: You can also take bus No. M60 which takes you directly to the West Gate at 116th and Broadway. Teachers College, Columbia University is a short walk, being located at 525 West 120th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave.

AMTRAK TRAIN SERVICE

Amtrak provides train service along the Northeast Corridor. Explore rates at www.amtrak.com

Amtrak involves an approximately $20 taxi ride from 31st and 8th Avenue to 120th and Broadway (525 West 120th Street—between Broadway and Amsterdam). Or, a 20-30 minutes subway ride on the 1 train from 34th street to 116th street. Then walk North to 120th and Broadway.

Upcoming Leadership Institute Dates

Leadership Institute for School Change: Building Capacity by Supporting Adult Development

Monday, June 4, 2018

  • 8:00-9:00 Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:00-5:00 Institute Sessions (includes catered lunch and snacks)
  • 5:00-6:30 Opening Night Reception

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

  • 8:00-9:00 Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:00-5:00 Institute Session (includes catered lunch and snacks)

Leadership Institute for School Change: A Developmental Approach to Effective Feedback

Thursday, September 27, 2018

  • 8:00-9:00 Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:00-5:00 Institute Sessions (includes catered lunch and snacks)
  • 5:00-6:30 Opening Night Reception

Friday, September 28, 2018

  • 8:00-9:00 Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:00-5:00 Institute Session (includes catered lunch and snacks)