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Servant Leadership Institute

Educator Leadership Academy

Part 1: Friday, May 19, 2023 - Sunday, May 21, 2023
Part 2: Friday, February 9, 2024 - Saturday, February 10, 2024
Concordia University Irvine
$500/person*
*3 members from the same school for a total of $1,200

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Join the 2022-23 Educator Leadership Academy

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Who

K-12 public and private school administrators, teachers, and counselors.

  • Each school is encouraged to send three members of their staff including the principal and/or assistant principal
  • Enrollment will be limited to the first 20 schools to register

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What

Concordia University’s Servant Leadership Institute is sponsoring five days of professional development for teams of educators from 20 schools across the nation to acquire insights on how to become exemplary leaders of character with specific skills to create positive school cultures where students thrive.

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When

The Educator Leadership Academy begins with three days of professional development training with seminar sessions, networking, a symposium, and time to connect with leadership coaches and fellow colleagues.

  • Friday, May 19, 2023 (4:30 pm - 8:00 pm)
  • Saturday, May 20, 2023 (8:00 am - 7:00 pm)
  • Sunday, May 21, 2023 (8:00 am - 2:15 pm)

The Academy reconvenes in February with follow-up debriefing and additional leadership seminars with options to attend on our campus or virtually.


February dates are tentative:

  • Friday, February 9, 2024 (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
  • Saturday, February 10, 2024 (8:00 am - 2:30 pm)

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Where

Concordia University Irvine’s beautiful campus (Orange County, CA)

1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612

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Leadership Coaching

As an added benefit of the Educator Leadership Academy, each school team will be matched with a trained Leadership Coach who will meet via Zoom for 60-90 minutes/month for 9 months.

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Speakers/Facilitators

Seminar sessions led by faculty members from Concordia’s School of Education and distinguished leaders in education, business, and athletics.


Topics

  • Effective Servant Leadership
  • Leadership Lessons Learned in the Marines
  • Systemic Integration of SEL/Character into Today’s Schools
  • Relationships: The Real Priority of a Leader
  • Kaizen Challenge (Group Work)
  • Panel Discussion - Leading Through Conflict and Adversity
  • Ethics in Education
  • Ethics in Education(part 2)
  • Motivation towards Excellence
  • How to Build Trust as a Leader
  • Debriefing on Personal Leadership Plans and team building efforts to improve student learning and character
  • Effective Communication Skills for Today’s Leader
  • Developing a Positive School Culture
  • The Wisdom of TEAMS
  • Self-care and Balance as a Leader

Accommodations

  • Dormitory rooms are available for out-of-town guests
  • Discounted rates are available at the Sonesta

Graduate Credit Available

Three units of graduate credit available to participants who register for the EDEL 510 course and complete course learning outcomes.


Cost

A generous grant from the Kern Family Foundation allows each applicant to participate at a reduced rate of $500/person (three members from the same school for a total of $1200).

Participants wishing to earn three units of graduate credit have an additional tuition fee of $1,000.

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Tentative Schedule

Subject to change

Friday, May 19, 2023
4:30pm - 6:00pm Check in and dinner
6:00pm - 6:45pm Welcome mixer
6:45pm - 8:00pm Session 1
Effective Servant Leadership
Saturday, May 20, 2023
8:15am - 9:00am Networking Breakfast
9:00am - 10:15am Session 2
Leadership Lessons Learned in the Marines
10:15am-10:30am Break
10:30am-11:45am Session 3
Systemic Integration of SEL/Character into Today’s Schools
11:45am - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:15pm Session 4
Relationships: The Real Priority of a Leader
2:15pm - 2:30pm Break
2:30pm - 3:45pm Session 5
Kaizen Challenge (Group Work)
3:45pm - 4:30pm Reports from Cohort #1
4:30pm - 5:00pm Meet with Leadership Coaches
5:00pm - 7:00pm Reception and Dinner
Sunday, May 21, 2023
8:15am - 9:00am Networking Breakfast and Devotion
9:00am-10:15am

Session 6
Panel Discussion - Leading Through Conflict and Adversity

10:15am-10:30am Break
10:30am-11:45am Session 7
Ethics in Education
11:45am-12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm Session 8 Ethics in Education
2:00pm - 2:15pm Closing Comments and the Kaizen Challenge
Friday, February 9, 2024
8:00am - 9:00am Networking Breakfast
9:00am - 10:15am

Session 9
Motivation towards Excellence

10:15am-10:30am Break
10:30am-11:45am Session 10
How to Build Trust as a Leader
11:45am - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:30pm Session 11
Debriefing on Personal Leadership Plans and team building efforts to improve student learning and character
2:30pm - 2:45pm Break
2:45pm - 4:00pm Session 12
Effective Communication Skills for Today's Leader
Saturday, February 10, 2024
8:00am - 9:00am Networking Breakfast
9:00am - 10:30am Session 13
Developing a Positive School Culture
10:30am-10:45am Break
10:45am-12:00pm Session 14
The Wisdom of TEAMS
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:15pm Session 15
Self-care and Balance as a Leader
2:15pm - 2:30pm Closing Comments

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Contact

Dr. Kent Schlichtemeier

Dr. Kent Schlichtemeier
Director, Servant Leadership Institute
949-214-3256
[email protected]

Supported by a generous grant from

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