Leadership Institute for School Change:
A Developmental Approach to Effective Feedback
September 1, 2018 - September 1, 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.”
Professor of Cognition and Education
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
RECOMMENDED HOTEL RESOURCE
FOLLOW THIS LINK TO PLAN YOUR HOTEL STAY—COMPARING A VARIETY OF PRICE RANGES FOR LOCATIONS ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE OF MANHATTAN:
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.
Hotel Beacon (4 stars) Ranked #1 of 29 on the Upper West Side
2130 Broadway at 75th Street
NY, NY 10023
You could either chose a $10.00 taxi cab ride, or a 25-30 minute subway ride to 116th Street and Broadway—Columbia University Stop. You then walk the short 4 blocks to Teachers College.
The Lucerne Hotel (4 stars) Ranked # 2 of 29 on the Upper West Side
201 West 79th Street, NY, NY (215) 875-1000
This involves about a $10.00 taxi cab ride to Teachers College, Columbia University located at 525 West 120th Street ; or, a short (25-30 minutes) subway ride to 116th Street and Broadway—Columbia University Stop.
Teachers College Guest Housing 517 West 121st Street New York, NY 10027
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.