Learning-focused Relationships: Promoting Growth and Developing Professional Relationships
New Virtual Course
This interactive seminar explores the important relationship between educational leaders, mentors, and coaches and the colleagues they support. This course develops the skills and knowledge to increase capacity and decrease dependency across a wide-range of experience and at all levels of performance. Four two-hour virtual sessions, combined with four hours of independent, asynchronous work, offer practical tools, specific templates, and technical tips for developing learning-focused relationships between colleagues to increase professional expertise. The course will include strategies and models for both virtual and face to face environments.
Participants will learn to:
- Balance the three functions of learning-focused relationships: offering support, creating cognitive challenge, and facilitating professional vision.
- Navigate across four stances on a continuum of interaction from most to least directive, exploring specific strategies related to each stance for customizing learning-focused conversations.
- Apply verbal and non-verbal tools for increasing receptivity, confidence and skills with instructional decision-making and problem solving.
- Facilitate structured planning, reflecting and problem-solving conversations that maximize time and provide a focus on continuous growth.
Instructors: MiraVia Associates Lisa Danielson and Peggy Olcott
Cost: $375.00 USD
Classes are limited to 24 participants
Dates: January 21, 28, and February 4, 11, 2021 at 12:30-2:30 PM ET
Please Note: You will need our book, Mentoring Matters A Practical Guide to Learning-focused Relationships, for this course. If you do not have a copy, you can purchase one here.