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Circle Training for School Leaders
This Is An Event Hosted By A Member School and Is Not An NWAIS Workshop
Dates: May 24th & 25th, 9AM - 5PM
Location: F.A.M.E. MLK Center, 3201 E Republican St, Seattle, WA 98112
Note: This workshop is only for heads of school, principals, assistant principals, and assistant heads of school.
CIRCLE TRAINING FOR SCHOOL LEADERS
The Circle Process is a powerful way of building relationships. For that reason alone it is a powerful social technology for any leader. Through the process leaders can better understand their communities, and vice versa. This work alone is vital for creating a healthy work culture. At the same time the Circle Process is beneficial for moments of tension, and healing in a community. Because of this reality the restorative justice world has embraced the process. A common question that emerges when met with the Circle Process is, ‘Why? Why would I use this method?’
Many schools are exploring the Circle Process as a means of conflict resolution, including Garfield High School, Showalter Middle School, and The Bush School. But that just scratches the surface of what is possible. Increasingly private sector leaders including executives from IBM, BF Goodwrench, and Eileen Fisher are turning to the Circle Process as a means of humanizing their workforce, team-building, think tank ideation, project analysis, and conflict resolution. In addition some leaders in education, including Caroline Blackwell, NAIS Vice President of Equity and Justice, have begun incorporating the Circle Process into their work as a best practice. In short there is nothing that Circle cannot hold, but not everyone can hold a Circle. The goal of this proposed work is to expose school leaders to the Circle Process so that they can.
Join Dr. Jabali Stewart, and Dr. Keiko Ozeki in a two day circle in which participants will:
- Have a first hand experience with the Circle Process.
- Learn how they can use the process themselves.- Better understand how to support staff that use Circle.
This Is An Event Hosted By A Member School and Is Not An NWAIS Workshop. Registration is handled directly with the convenors.