TRAINING SESSIONS AVAILABLE
I. MORAL AND ETHICAL LEADERSHIP
(ONE OR TWO DAY WORKSHOP)
This workshop is designed for school districts or corporations interested in moving toward deeper and more profound levels of moral and ethical leadership. The philosophy that makes up this moral and ethical direction can, in part, be found in such books as The Power of Participation, Golarz & Golarz, 1995; The Problem Isn't Teachers, Golarz & Golarz, 2012; The Definitive Drucker, 2007; The Dance of Change, Peter Senge, 1999; Built to Last, Collins & Porras, 2005; The Human Problems of an Industrial Civilization, Elton Mayo, 1933 and 1960; and The Human Side of Enterprise, McGregor, 1960; and M. Scott Peck, A World Waiting to be Born, 1994.
Participants will be introduced to a set of concepts that will be explained and discussed. These concepts will include but will not be limited to the following:
1. Organizational optimal healing processes
2. Affective domain considerations
3. The new moral obligations of corporations as people
4. Human dignity considerations in the workplace
5. Giving morality to contract language
6. Challenging underlying presuppositions
Throuhout the workshop illustrations will be given to the various moral and ethical leadership organizational behaviors. Participants will be asked to create additional hypothetical or real illustrations. Workshop concluding discussions will focus upon: 1. How will this inevitably go wrong? and 2. What elements of the organization will invariably be apposed to such new moral behaviors?
II. TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND SHARED DECISION MAKING
(TWO OR THREE DAY WORKSHOP)
This workshop will provide a comprehensive guide to successful and measurable
organizational and site-based decision making. Throughout the workshop many
practical and specific examples will be cited and used as lessons and potential
activities. Participants will be taken from philosophy and research to nuts-and-
bolts of practical reality and back again. The specific content and process areas will be:
The critical role of shared decision making and what this new form
of leadership looks like.
What impact this new form of governance will have upon items such
assessment, evaluation, roles of leaders, contract negotiations,
traditional decision making and long-range planning.
The solid rationale for the role of participatory governance in meaningful,
long-term systemic improvement.
How we create extended ownership at the site level and at the same time
maintain the integrity of the existing organization.
What district and building level processes must be learned and put into
place such as on-going monitoring and support, teaming, consensus and
The system-wide parameters essential for success, including policy formation.
What the predictable pitfalls to shared decision making are and how to
prevent these from occuring.
How we can create such a changed organization, and at the same time improve
measurement and assessment.
How we tie together mission, vision, improvement, and assessment.
How and when we involve the community, and what the consequences
of such involvement are.
III. LEADERSHIP FOR LONG TERM SYSTEMIC IMPROVEMENT
(ONE OR TWO DAY WORKSHOP)
This workshop focuses upon leadership necessary for long term systemic improvement. Although Dr. Golarz's presentation style is filled with humor, metaphors, stories, and practical illustrations, this seminar will provide extensive participant interaction time, intersperced with humor and illustrations. During the seminar, participants will analyze leadership from different perspectives: Leadership that encourages and fosters professional growth: the role of leadership in vision; leadership and dignity; and leadership that assists in moving toward a macrocosmic understanding.
Participants will also be provided the opportunity of assessing their own core value leadership in the following areas: Personal core values with respect to staff/community participation; risk taking capacity; curricular flexibility; various approaches to student assessment.
Finally, participants will be provided with an opportunity to privately assess their own leadership style and to also compare such with their perception of the leadership style expressed as a value by their school district. During the seminar many nuts-and-bolts illustrations will be explored relative to systemic improvement.