We live in a moment when leaders working in isolation are especially hard pressed to see the future and equally challenged to chart a path forward. At the same time, pressures from all directions -- especially unexpected ones -- rule our day-to-day decision-making.
But what if you had a team of other international school leaders from around the world and a couple of world class coaches to connect with regularly? To bounce ideas off of? To help design change that sticks? To provide, when the moment calls for it, some critical friendship and guidance to help get you through the rough spots.
Well, now you do.
Introducing: AAIE Leadership Masterminds
We’re thrilled to announce the inaugural set of AAIE Leadership Masterminds for 2020. In this first round, we’re opening up three cohorts of 10-12 international school leaders who will meet via Zoom once a month (and via Slack in the interim) to engage in the critical conversations you need to be having to figure out the next steps into the future of your school.
These cohorts will be guided by Homa Tavangar and Will Richardson, two internationally respected speakers and coaches, who are both well versed in the complexities of the moment and the conversations required to deal with them.
By joining a cohort you can expect to:
Break the isolation you might experience in your role by committing to regular monthly meetings and ongoing backchannel conversations with other international school leaders.
Set goals, brainstorm and test ideas, and get feedback and support in a safe, trusting environment.
Build accountability to keep moving forward on your innovation and change plans, while gaining tools to confront obstacles.
Engage in an active learning and self-improvement process through conversations around articles, books, podcasts and other media from various fields.
If you’re searching for a powerful, creative, and timely opportunity to develop your leadership skills and your vision for the future with other, like-minded leaders, join us! The cost is only $300 USD for nine month monthly sessions and ongoing conversation.
We are all in new territory with a threatened pandemic, placing our leadership skills into high gear. Your days are full, keeping everyone informed and safe. It is far from school as usual.
In support, AAIE will continue with our COVID-19 factual and every-other-day briefings. We will also ensure continuing online discussions with the most critical leadership question, "What are you learning that can help others meet this invisible and silent challenge?" Let us know if you are not receiving the briefings.
The leadership you provide now is essential to the welfare of everyone in your school community. Just as you are staying the course for so many of all ages, be sure to keep safe yourself. Your community needs you. And let us know how we can best support...because we are all in new leadership territory.