Learn strategies to build a thriving, resilient, learning team that gets stuff done
Many successful educators find themselves in leadership roles without substantive training on leading teams. Is this you?
Based on Elena’s best-selling book, The Art of Coaching Teams, this learning experience provides a framework and tools to lead an engaged, high-functioning team. This is a practical, hands-on workshop that blends technical skills with more complex theories that are vital for a thriving, resilient team. You’ll see strategies modeled, have time to reflect on your own practice, and process the skills you’re learning in a live format.
Elena on the Art of Coaching Teams
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
- New strategies to respond to resistance
- Transformative methods to foster a trusting, inclusive team culture
- A process to ensure your team has a clear, shared purpose
- The key to effective listening
- New ways to boost your emotional intelligence and build the emotional intelligence of your team
- How to plan purposeful meetings
- How to navigate conflict
- Simple strategies to make decision-making easier
How You’ll Spend Your Time
~4 hours minimum
Prior to your workshop sessions, your learning begins with a self-paced exploration of foundational knowledge and tools that are essential for leading thriving teams.
6 learning blocks, 12 hours total
This workshop is a 3-day experience, each day consisting of two 2-hour learning blocks with an hour break in between. This workshop is highly interactive, allowing you to build skills and synthesize learning quickly.
- Reflecting on your purpose and the purpose of your team
- Creating a trust-building plan
- Observing and role-playing scenarios for coaching teams
- Practicing transformative ways to respond to conflict
- Improving your ability to listen for new understandings
- Exploring how to make decisions on a team
"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
All participants must have a copy of The Art of Coaching Teams (not included in the registration fee). The book is needed for the prework so it is essential to get the book in advance.
All sessions will be recorded in the event you cannot make a session or if you would like to rewatch them at a later time. Participants have access to content for 30 days after the last session to help supplement learning.