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Adaptive Schools
Presented by: John Clarke
Monday, February 04, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday, March 11, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Central Alberta Regional Consortium 8 Page Avenue, Red Deer, AB
About the Session:

For schools to effectively respond to the press for accountability and provide quality learning for all students, they must simultaneously address two perennial goals. One goal is the professional development of individual educators. The second is the development of the organization’s capacity to learn and be adaptive; both build the capacity for schools improvement, without which reform efforts will fail. In this 4-day workshop, learn how to build strong collaborative and caring work cultures, in which results-oriented faculties work together for continuous school improvement. Explore the latest practical findings in organizational development, team learning and navigating the currents of change.

You will learn practical frameworks and tools for developing collaborative groups that bring collective responsibility in student learning, ways to influence and attain more productive and satisfying meetings in which members develop new norms and skills for collegial interaction, goal clarification, problem-solving and decision-making. You will also develop: an increased capacity to initiate, develop and sustain high functioning groups; new lenses for diagnosing the stages and phases of group development, an expanded repertoire of practical facilitation tools, understandings of when and how to engage groups in dialogue and discussion, the limitations, forms and values of each, skills to move groups beyond consensus to common focus, ways to value and use dissension, argument and conflict, and strategies for keeping group members on track, on topic energized and resourceful.


About the Presenter(s):
John Clarke John Clarke has facilitated programs that promote the development of enhanced teaching practice, the creation and maintenance of positive and successful school cultures and the establishment of quality work environments. He has been a trainer, facilitator and presenter for schools, school districts and professional organizations across Canada, the United States and Australia for 25 years.John has over 30 years experience as a counselor, teacher and principal at the Junior and Senior High School levels. He holds a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology.
Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 3 FULL business days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide three FULL business days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place.
Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Registration Deadline: January 28, 2019
Cost: $500.00
Focus(es): Leadership
Grade Level(s): K-12
Audience: Administrators, consultants, curriculum facilitators, all educational leaders