School Leadership Webinars
All school leadership webinars featured on this page are now FREE for you to download
Webinar: Meeting the Deeper Needs
of Teachers & School Leaders
How can nurture teachers and school leaders for the long haul and stop putting subsistence strategies ahead of deeper needs?
Over the course of this webinar, I principally sought to find answers to this question of great importance in education today. In my exploration of this topic, in turn, I considered what it means to be an educator, what are our deepest needs are as human beings and how we can bring who we truly are into our roles as educators and leaders.
I also discussed what “Well-being” really means, how listening can support proper care of “The Soul in the Role” and what are the emotional and psychological costs of School Leadership.
Above all, the webinar was designed to show how we can help educators be fulfilled in their roles, so that they can maintain their ability to lead and inspire.
Webinar: How to Successfully Manage
Change in Your School
“How can we work positively with the challenges and opportunities presented by change?”
Change itself is a source of significant concern for many of us. At certain times in our lives, we’ve probably all experienced feelings of uncertainty, anxiety and fear, when change has swept suddenly and unexpectedly into our lives.
As a school leader, when you are frequently at the forefront of managing the change process such feelings are often constant companions. As you not only have to deal with your own feelings and emotions, but also those of the individuals that you lead and manage.
School leaders must have a process in place for dealing positively with reluctance to change and the emotional and psychological demands that it places on individuals. As without such structures, the consequences can be damaging for everyone.
Thus, the aim of this Webinar is to discuss how we can positively transform our attitudes to change and subsequent outcomes, by learning to constructively engage with the personal dimensions of the change process.
Webinar: How to Lead without Sacrificing Your Well-being
For many, School leadership has become a 60+ hour job and one that can consume their whole life, at the expense of their personal lives and their well-being.
It is an issue that has become more and more pressing in our profession, with growing numbers of School leaders struggling with burn-out or other stress-related issues.
So more than ever, our School Leaders need to take ownership of their well-being and adopt new, generative and sustainable ways of leading which support them in their role and help them to transform their daily reality.
That’s why I hosted this webinar on “How to Lead without Sacrificing your Well-being” designed to consider how leaders can take back control of their well-being and more successfully manage and cope with the excessive stressors and demands of their jobs.
To do this, I discussed the changes that leaders can make in their approaches to the role and how they manage themselves.
I explored the positive impact that school leaders can have on their own school culture in developing a more balanced and holistic approach to managing teacher workload.
– What happens when our emotional and psychological needs aren’t met
– The cost of continual sacrifice and high stress levels
– The importance of renewal in sustaining one’s leadership
– Why a focus on well-being is crucial in the context of school improvement
Webinar: Transforming your Leadership Story
Over the last few years, there have been some harmful narratives that have seeped their way into our education system.
Our leaders now find themselves operating in a profession in which they’re increasingly expected to see pupils as data, their schools as businesses & fellow school leaders as rivals & competitors.
Contrary to popular belief, these narratives are not supportive of our leaders and neither do they ensure the best outcomes for our children. Rather, they often only serve to demoralise, alienate & intensify the emotional challenges of school leadership.
That’s why this webinar explored how as a school leader, you can challenge these predominant narratives & begin to:
1) Deepen your understanding of the stories that made you the leader you are today
2) Identify the stories you may need to let go of
3) Write empowering new chapters for yourself & your school
4) Take meaningful steps in transforming your leadership story
Webinar: How to Survive and Thrive as a School Leader
Too often School Leaders are forced to employ subsistence strategies to keep them going rather than tackling the underlying problems.
That’s why in this webinar, we explored what actions and ways of leading can best support our Headteachers as they seek to sustain themselves for the long-haul, amidst the enormous demands of their roles.
The webinar discussed how by developing our emotional resources and nurturing our personal selves, we can allow the leader within us to flourish, and why hope, compassion and mindfulness hold the key to personal growth and sustainable school leadership.
Above all, we sought to find answers to three key questions…
1) What are the deeper needs of school leaders that must be met – and how can we meet them?
2) How can we identify self-limiting beliefs – and let go of them?
3) What conditions supports successful change, growth and flourishing – and how can we bring those conditions about for ourselves and in our schools?