We have seen that the common challenges of communicating with each other during periods of complexity and occasional stress, conducting a range of conversations – sometimes difficult ones – with their constituencies, including staff, parents, and community, readiness to support each other and their shared objectives are all strengthened as a result of a team's participation in I.E. programs. In essence, while each individual’s skill and capacity grows, so does the shared experience help these leaders know each other better. This can particularly helpful in situations in which new members are joining and / or leading a team, as well as the introduction of new strategic plans, or school- and system- wide objectives.
Our experience has been consistent; growing the leadership presence of every person in the room, having fun, telling one’s own story and listening carefully to others while being thoughtfully coached by an outstanding professional facilitator is an excellent formula for individual and team growth. We do not furnish a day of learning about theories of organizational development (i.e., talking about teams); we offer one-or two-day programs that are largely experiential, with strong content aimed at helping each leader be more effective. We have seen this is the formula to help individuals and teams grow, and to be better prepared and more confident about managing change.
Our courses are an ideal way to support the work of leadership teams, helping them to become stronger, better able to deliver the key messages and mission of the organizations and communities they serve.