INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP CREDO (Return to full list of Program Offerings)
Motivate teachers, build relationships in the community, and harness leadership presence for mobilizing others towards shared vision for student success through development of a personal Leadership Credo.
A Leadership Credo articulates answers to four critical questions: Why do I do what I do? What do I stand for? What is my vision for student success? What do I need from you? Although many school leaders have clear vision and values, IE’s programming in developing and speaking a Leadership Credo including personal values and vision for student success, ensures that the messages come across as genuine and powerful. This enables school leaders to build empathetic bridges so that teachers, parents, staff and students each feel they are part of the values and the vision of the school. This program is informed by Marshall Ganz’s work on Public Narrative: Story of Self, Us and Now. It involves using part or all of a Leadership Credo to build emotional capacity to call people to action. The “now” would be about school vision for student success and the call might differ for staff, parents and students at different parts of the year. The “us” work requires the participants to artfully and authentically find the empathetic bridge that bonds them to differing groups.
Ideally, this is a two-day program, but may be split into two one-day programs, and is intended for those who have completed - or in conjunction with – Leading with Presence.