The River, the Raft, and You

Feb 25, 2023 10:00AM—1:00PM


ONLINE: Eastern Time (USA, Canada)

Cost $500

Event Contact Christine Laird-Scherding | Email

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A professional development opportunity for new and nearly new lead school administrators in a small online cohort of 6-10 participants

The River, the Raft, and You

‘Putting in’ the River
An overview of the many dimensions of Waldorf School Culture

Navigating the Current
Planning in the presence of turbulence/eddy’s
Delegating with confidence – Who are your oars people?
Communicating effectively – How to achieve ‘in sync’ paddling

Staying Afloat and Supporting the Crew
Strategies for self preservation – Keep your life jacket on
Understanding the roles and interdependence of Faculty, Administrative Staff, Board, and Parents
Developing Community relationships (Local and Regional)
Human Resources: Healthy practices and common challenges

Spring 2023
Saturday, February 25, 2023, 10am – 1pm EST
Thursdays, March 23, April 20, and May 18, 2023, 7-8:30 pm EST

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  • Christine Laird-Scherding, Associate Faculty, LWS, School Consultant, Administrative Director (Upper Valley Waldorf School, retired), Waldorf Development Director, Public Health Administrator, Registered Nurse
  • Lisa Mahar, Faculty LWS, School Consultant, School Administrator (Monadnock Waldorf School, retired), Founding Member of Administrators, Network of AWSNA (ANA), Commissioner (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Course Fee: $500 (USD or CDN)
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Leading with Spirit is a program of Sound Circle Center, an AWSNA approved Institute.
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