CCL Winter Offerings 2020-21

The Center for Creative Leadership, Vermont Professional Learning Offerings: Winter 2020-21

The VPA is excited to offer a unique set of professional learning offerings this winter from the Center for Creative Leadership. In response to the challenges and circumstances of this COVID-19 year, we have been able to partner with CCL to offer the half-day professional learning opportunities listed below. Thanks to the Dr. Margaret Waddington Endowment, there will be no cost to participants.
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Each offering has about 30 seats, many of which are well suited for teachers, school counselors, and para-educators, as well as administrators. The offerings will be open until we reach maximum enrollment for any given offering, and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Professional learning hours will be issued upon successful completion of a given offering.
Note: that some of these workshops are offered on more than one date. If you enroll yourself, please mark that time in your calendar. A notice with the zoom link and related resources will come directly from CCL a few days ahead of the given workshop. CCL will issue certificates of attendance within a few weeks of participant attendance. 
For any questions, email Mike McRaith at mmcraith@vpaonline.org.

COMPLETED
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Time: 8am to 12pm  

Burn Bright: The Resilience Advantage

In the face of dramatically changing circumstances, stress is a growing problem. Low levels of resilience take a toll on educators’ health, mood, cognitive capacity, and productivity. Through CCL’s global research and practice, we can help leaders understand the importance of resilience and learn as practical ways to enhance both personal and team effectiveness.


COMPLETED
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Time: 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Burn Bright: The Resilience Advantage

In the face of dramatically changing circumstances, stress is a growing problem. Low levels of resilience take a toll on educators’ health, mood, cognitive capacity, and productivity. Through CCL’s global research and practice, we can help leaders understand the importance of resilience and learn as practical ways to enhance both personal and team effectiveness. 


Asynchronous Learning Underway
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Time: 8am to 9am (kickoff to the self-paced learning)

Social-Emotional Leadership: A Guide for Youth Development 

This self-paced, digital experience, hosted on CCL’s digital platform, is designed for adults who are focused on developing leadership in K-12 students. Based on CCL’s Social-Emotional Leadership book (which is included in the course), participants work through 4 learning modules designed to highlight specific strategies and lessons that can be used with students to Lead Self, Lead Others, and Change Their World. 


COMPLETED
January 13 and February 17, 2021 
Time: 8am to 12pm

Collective Efficacy for Teams (This is a Two-Part Offering)

“For schools, collective efficacy refers to the perceptions of teachers that the instructional staff as a whole can execute the courses of action necessary to have positive effects on students.” (Goddard, 2001) Building on 20 years of research that demonstrates collective efficacy as a game changer for student achievement, this session provides hands on tools, assessments, and activities designed to help leaders and teams address the four proven ways of developing higher levels of collective efficacy in their schools. Note: This offering is a two-part offering and requires a minimum of 3 members of school or district team to participate together. Both parts are 8am to 12pm on 1/13/21 and 2/17/21.

COMPLETED
Wednesday January 27, 2021
Time: 8:30am to 12:00pm

Leading Difficult Conversations

In this session participants will:

  • Examine and practice strategies for facilitating difficult conversations
  • Explore pathways to advance conversations with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Practice listening to understand asking powerful questions
  • Connect as a community of educational leaders
  • Connect with the importance of Emotional Intelligence
  • Use  CLL’s Scenarios and Guide Cards (everyone will get a set) in guided practice with peers.

COMPLETED 
Friday, February 5th, 2021, (changed from 1/20/21)
Time: 8:00am to 12:00pm

Beyond Bias

In organizations around the world, educators are facing a deluge of urgent issues. In order to address some of these issues, we need our brains to cooperate. Bias prevents the brain from maximizing the use of information. Unrestrained bias will impede an organization’s ability to drive results. Using CCL’s proprietary SCRIPt™ framework, we train the brain to cooperate by adapting Beyond Bias. Based on scientifically validated research by CCL’s Global Research and Evaluation Team and decades of practice, this asynchronous digital solution works across industries and at scale.

COMPLETED
Friday, February 12, 2021
Time: 8am to 12pm 

Leading Virtual Teams

In this session we will explore how to more effectively lead and participate in high performing virtual or “distributed” teams. We will focus on:

  • The Challenges of Leading Virtual Teams
  • Leveraging Virtual Team Polarities
  • Creating Inclusion
  • Choosing Tactics for Virtual Success
  • YOUR Next Steps

COMPLETED
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Time: 8:00am to 12:00pm

Burn Bright: The Resilience Advantage 

In the face of dramatically changing circumstances, stress is a growing problem. Low levels of resilience take a toll on educators’ health, mood, cognitive capacity, and productivity. Through CCL’s global research and practice, we can help leaders understand the importance of resilience and learn as practical ways to enhance both personal and team effectiveness. 


COMPLETED
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Time: 8:00am to 12:00pm 

Beyond Bias

In organizations around the world, educators are facing a deluge of urgent issues. In order to address some of these issues, we need our brains to cooperate. Bias prevents the brain from maximizing the use of information. Unrestrained bias will impede an organization’s ability to drive results. Using CCL’s proprietary SCRIPt™ framework, we train the brain to cooperate by adapting Beyond Bias. Based on scientifically validated research by CCL’s Global Research and Evaluation Team and decades of practice, this asynchronous digital solution works across industries and at scale.

ENROLLMENT FULL
Tuesday, March 30th, 2021
Time: 1:00pm to 4:30pm 

Leading Difficult Conversations

In this session participants will:

  • Examine and practice strategies for facilitating difficult conversations
  • Explore pathways to advance conversations with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Practice listening to understand asking powerful questions
  • Connect as a community of educational leaders
  • Connect with the importance of Emotional Intelligence 
  • Use  CLL’s Scenarios and Guide Cards (everyone will get a set) in guided practice with peers.