Brave Heads: Transformational Leadership for School Leaders
A Transformational Leadership Workshop
by Dave Harris
September 26 – 27, 2014
Shangri-La Hotel, Chiangmai, Thailand
We are in unprecedented times, change has become the norm for life. William Daggett says “The world our kids are going to live in is changing four times faster than our schools”, if you worry about this – this is the course for you.
Dave Harris has over 20 years experience as a school leader in some of the most deprived areas of the UK. Dave brings a mixture of research, humour, practical ideas and experince to help any leader evaluate what they are doing, why and what they want to do next. The opposite of Bravery is not cowardice but conformity!
To provide hope, heart and knowledge to enhance the confidence of School Leaders to drive improvement in their schools
Increased awareness of global issues effecting education needs
To investigate how increased knowledge of brain function can improve pupil learning
To increase awareness of alternative ways of organising school
To investigate a range of current educational research
Increased knowledge of leadership techniques & strategies
Increased self knowledge of own leadership style
Increased understanding of techinques to develop effective leadership teams
To develop an action plan for their own school (with email support available from Dave Harris following the event)
Improved self knowledge
Wider range of strategies to use in school (with evidence to back them up)
Some diagnostic tools to help improve their own leadership team
Clearer understanding of how own leadership style effects those around you
Strategies to improve own leadership effectiveness
Enhanced personal attitude towards change
Why does education need to change
How do schools need to change
What do we now understand about the brain and how we learn
How does learning need to change
Examples of some schools who have made dramatic changes
What does the research say
How do you lead change
Brave leadership/ How brave are you?
Becoming more resilient
Looking at different types of leadership
What type of leader are you
Building a leadership team
Making an effective action Plan
Dave has over over 20 years experience as a school leader in some of the most deprived areas of the UK. He was a school principal for over 12 years including 6 as founder of an all age 3-18 school. He is author of Brave Heads and Are You Dropping the Baton? – A Guide to Effective Transitions and is currently writing a new book Leadership Dialogues with Prof. John West-Burnham.
Dave Harris believes in pushing the boundaries of education to help pupils reach their potential. He believes that innovative partnerships, high expectations of both staff and students and being brave enough to do what you feel just might work are the secret to succeeding in these challenging times.
This will be Dave’s first visit to Thailand.
Early Bird – USD 635 per participant (Register by May 23, 2014)
Regular – USD 685 per participant (Accepting applications until June 27, 2014)
Workshop Coordinator: Mr. Navin Pawa
Phone (Thailand): 081 701 6843; 081 846 5770
(replace ‘0’ with ’66’ for international calls)
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