CCL Extended Offerings 2021-22

Waddington Leadership Initiative, Extended Offerings 2021-22

The VPA is thrilled (!) to again be able to offer a unique set of extended professional learning offerings from the Center for Creative Leadership. The ability to have these comprehensive offerings from spring 2021 through the winter of 2022 is due to the growing partnership among the Center for Creative Leadership and Vermont educators, the positive data resulting in that partnership, and is in response to the challenges and circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Incredibly, and thanks to the Dr. Margaret Waddington Endowment, there will be no cost to participants.
The rollout of these extended offerings begins this spring of 2021, with additional offerings being made available throughout the calendar year. As the rollout continues, the offerings will be announced in the VPA weekly newsletter and will be listed here on this webpage. See below for me details, including the chance for members to inquire about dedicated courses for their school or district.
Background: Margaret Waddington left Vermont schools a great gift – one that could transform school leadership within a decade. The late Dr. Margaret Waddington was one of the many individuals transformed by CCL’s flagship Leadership Development Program (LDP)®. So much so that the pioneering neurologist and resident of Rutland became a strong financial supporter of CCL and upon her passing in 2015, entrusted the organization with a multimillion dollar estate gift to ensure ongoing access to leadership development for women, men, and the young people of Vermont. You can learn more about all of the leadership offerings and connections since 2016 at the Waddington Leadership Initiative: VPA Homepage.

Current Offerings Available this Spring, 2021

Burn Bright – The Resilience Advantage: Spring 2021 Offering 
Registration Opens: April 12th
Registration Closes: April 30th
Participant Kickoff Meeting, May 5th, 3:15pm
Course Starts: May 10th
Course Ends: June 6th
Mode of Learning: 1 hour synchronous orientation, 12 hours of asynchronous (2-3 hours per week), online professional learning over the course of 4 weeks. Participants will have a dedicated course manager for logistics and a dedicated course moderator for posing questions and providing responses to participants. Each cohort will have up to 30 participants.
  • Description: (Burn Bright Flyer) 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.
Beyond Bias: Spring 2021 Offering 
Registration Opens: April 12th
Registration Closes: May 7th
Participant Kickoff Meeting, May 12th, 3:15pm
Course Starts: May 17th
Course Ends: June 13th
Mode of Learning: 1 hour synchronous orientation, 12 hours of asynchronous (2-3 hours per week), online professional learning over the course of 4 weeks. Participants will have a dedicated course manager for logistics and a dedicated course moderator for posing questions and providing responses to participants. Each cohort will have up to 30 participants.
  • Description: (Beyond Bias Flyer) 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.

Current Offerings Available this Summer, 2021

Burn Bright – The Resilience Advantage: Summer 2021 Offering
Registration Opens: April 12th
Registration Closes: June 4th
Participant Kickoff Meeting, June 9th, 3:15pm
Course Starts: June 14th
Course Ends: July 11th
Mode of Learning: 1 hour synchronous orientation, 12 hours of asynchronous (2-3 hours per week), online professional learning over the course of 4 weeks. Participants will have a dedicated course manager for logistics and a dedicated course moderator for posing questions and providing responses to participants. Each cohort will have up to 30 participants.
  • Description: (Burn Bright Flyer) 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.
Beyond Bias: Summer 2021 Offering 
Registration Opens: April 12th
Registration Closes: June 11th
Participant Kickoff Meeting, June 16th, 3:15pm
Course Starts: June 21st
Course Ends: July 18th
Mode of Learning: 1 hour synchronous orientation, 12 hours of asynchronous (2-3 hours per week), online professional learning over the course of 4 weeks. Participants will have a dedicated course manager for logistics and a dedicated course moderator for posing questions and providing responses to participants. Each cohort will have up to 30 participants.
  • Description: (Beyond Bias Flyer) 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.

For VPA Members: (Membership)

  • VPA Members will have the chance to be considered for enrollment in Waddington Cohort 2.2. Look for more details and a timeline in LEADs. For more information view VPA’s Waddington Webpage. Waddington Cohorts 2.1 and 2.2 will have the opportunity to engage their schools/districts with a full Systemic (Student) Leadership Bundle, which includes but is not limited to: Leadership Indicators for Students, Social Emotional Leadership Course for Teachers (25 seats), and Teacher Collective Efficacy Course (25 seats).
  • All 2021-22 VPA members will be gifted a one-year license to ELLA. ELLA is the Center for Creative Leadership’s personalized leadership app. Members will be contacted directly by CCL in late July of 2021 to sign up with login and subscription information.
  • VPA Members will have the chance to own sets of the CCL trademarked Leadership Card Decks, including, Experience Explorer Cards, Values Explorer Cards, Leadership Essentials, and Large Visual Explorer Cards. 
  • VPA Members will also be the first to be notified of all professional learning opportunities in this rollout via the weekly newsletter, LEADs.

For Academy Participants (Register for 2021 Academy)

  • VPA 2021 Academy participants will be gifted sets of the CCL trademarked Experience Explorer Cards.
  • VPA 2021 Academy participants will have the chance to hear from Wednesday morning’s keynote speaker Dr. Roger Goddard on Collective Efficacy, and sign up for Dr. Goddard’s daylong strand or CCL’s Susan Reinecke’s daylong strand, “Leadership Across the School”.

For all VPA Members and Their Education Colleagues

Burn Bright Asynchronous Courses (flyer)

We will have 8 additional asynchronous course offerings of Burn Bright. These 12 hour courses will occur over four weeks time, and will have enrollment of up to 30 Vermont educators. Each course will have its own online logistics manager and course moderator. We will roll out these offerings throughout the year, and if you are interested in filling a full course at a specific start date (e.g. start of the school year) with your district or school staff, please connect with Mike McRaith at mmcraith@vpaonline.org.

  • What is Burn Bright-The Resilience Advantage? 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.

Beyond Bias Asynchronous Courses (flyer)

We will have 18 additional asynchronous course offerings of Beyond Bias. These 12 hour courses will occur over four weeks time, and will have enrollment of up to 30 Vermont educators. Each course will have its own online logistics manager and course moderator. We will roll out these offerings throughout the year, and if you are interested in filling a full course at a specific start date (e.g. start of the school year) with your district or school staff, please connect with Mike McRaith at mmcraith@vpaonline.org.

  • What is Beyond Bias? 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.