Do you want to be more effective, happier, and fulfilled at work?
While there’s no one-size-fits-all approach (and we’re not pretending there aren’t significant systemic and structural changes also needed), what we can promise you is that if you commit to meaningfully engaging with the content in Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators and The Onward Workbook, your fulfillment, happiness, and effectiveness will increase. That’s a big promise, but one we stand behind.
The Onward Book Club offers a year of monthly book study discussions for individuals and groups to grow resilience in a supportive community. Based on the books, Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators and The Onward Workbook, the book study focuses on the 12 habits that cultivate resilience (and their correlating dispositions) and provides a roadmap for how to feel more effective, more fulfilled, and happier at work.
Elena on the Onward Book Club
This workshop is designed for
New and experienced coaches, managers, teacher leaders, and mentors
Leaders who want to use coaching strategies to support and develop the adults on their team
Educators in all positions who work in public, charter, and private schools
What You'll Learn
- How to identify powerful passages from readings and integrate them into your practices
- How to develop tools to cultivate your resilience from the 12 habits and dispositions
- You'll also connect in community with people all over the world
How You’ll Spend Your Time
Monthly Book Clubs
Our 2023-2024 cohort will meet on the first Thursday of each month starting June 2023. Discussions are held at 11 am PT (1 pm CT/2 pm ET) and are 60 minutes long.
Live Learning for 2023-2024:
- June 1, 2023
- July 6, 2023
- August 3, 2023
- September 7, 2023
- October 5, 2023
- November 2, 2023
- December 7, 2023
- January 4, 2024
- February 1, 2024
- March 7, 2024
- April 4, 2024
- May 2, 2024
"I feel like each time we have our TCA course I walk away empowered, inspired and with more tools to try in my coaching role. I am grateful to have the support from amazing coaches in my class. I think just having lots of time to role play is so beneficial to our practice!"
"The Transformational Conversations Accelerator is like a booster shot for my practice! I feel supported, full of good practice and excellent ideas. I made some great connections with amazing coaches from all over the country (and beyond!)."
"One of the richest impacts has been the web of understanding that’s building around our district as four of the curricular leaders participate in this same membership AND as more and more of our staff members participate in other trainings (Art of Coaching Teams, Coaching for Equity and/or Taste of Coaching for Equity). Having a common frame of reference and range of experiences has changed my learning into a richer, deeper, more powerful community learning experience."
"After 35 years in education, I feel rejuvenated and that I have a new sense of purpose. I will be eternally grateful for Bright Morning. You have been there when I needed you the most and have provided me with immense opportunities for personal and professional growth. I am grateful for Elena and for the dedication of her team to create world-class trainings. I am humbled and blessed to have stretched and grown within the safety of this community."
"In my experience, Bright Morning has always provided relevant, applicable, 'just-in-time' tools that have enabled me to build my practice on solid ground. My Bright Morning Membership has been the silver lining of my year. This offer has paid off exponentially. All learning experiences have added a new layer of understanding for me. Now that I’ve experienced the benefits of a year-long membership, I really can’t imagine going back to a 'once-a-year professional development' approach."
What else you need to know
Participants must have their own copy of Onward. This book is required for self-paced prework reading each month and is not included in the registration fee. We also highly recommend having your own copy of The Onward Workbook, though it is not strictly required.
All sessions will be recorded (except for breakouts) in the event you cannot make a session or if you would like to rewatch them at a later time. Participants have access to the content for 30 days after the learning experience.