Leadership Series
All 10 Sessions

 

Leadership is never easy, and leading through a pandemic has created new stressors. Study ways to maintain personal wellness as well as promote others’ wellbeing and sustain organizational growth. Gain tools for staying calm and staying connected. Explore ways to take care of yourself while communicating empathy for employees and building systems the organization needs.

 

Instructor

Dr. Martha Dubuque has over 40 years of experience as an educator. Her extensive background in educational leadership includes over a decade of work as a principal in local schools, for which she was recognized as a National Distinguished Principal in 2010. Dr. Dubuque has been a highly-respected Consultant and Professional Developer in St. Johnsbury since 2000.

 


Leadership Series Sessions

 

Staying A Calm and Connected Leader
Thursday, January 5, 2023 | 8:30AM-12:30

Study ways to keep personal wellness as well as promote others’ wellbeing and sustain organizational growth. Gain tools for staying calm and staying connected. Explore ways to take care of yourself while communicating empathy for employees and building systems the organization needs.

 

Guiding High Performance During Stress
Friday, January 13, 2023 | 8:30AM-12:30

Examine different components of high performance: accountability, engagement, communication, support and well-being in relation to times of organizational uncertainty, stress, or disruption.

 

Managing Conflict Part 1
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 | 8:30AM-12:30

Gain a new perspective on conflict. Study the stages of breakdown. Understand how hidden causes contribute to conflict. Gain communication skills for managing conflict. Learn strategies for responding to people who are engaged in difficult behaviors. 

 

Managing Conflict Part 2
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 | 8:30AM-12:30

Examine steps for effective communication. Gain strategies for coping with anger in conflict situations. Study a process for creative problem solving. Gain some scripts for coaching people who may be stuck or unwilling to let go. 

 

Stress Management
Friday, February 17, 2023 | 8:30AM-12:30

This course is designed to help all staff members manage stress both at work and outside of work.

In the course you will:

  • Learn techniques for addressing and coping with stress

  • Gain strategies for building resilience

  • Build conflict resolution skills for use on the job or in your personal life

 

Building Trust in the Workplace
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 | 8:30AM-12:30

Study how basic needs that people have impact leadership. Identify management practices that promote a positive climate. Gain strategies for building trust. Learn tips for active listening.

 

Transforming Teams
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 | 8:30AM-12:30

Examine phases of group development. Gain strategies for increasing collaboration. Learn ways to improve communication among team members. Examine tools to evaluate team effectiveness. 

 

Effective Employee Evaluations Part One:
Turning Annual Reviews into a Year-long Process for Growth  
Friday, April 7, 2023 | 8:30AM-12:30

Supervisors often feel that an annual performance review does not truly promote employee ownership and growth. Learn how to turn evaluation into a cycle for continuous improvement in your organization. 

 

Effective Employee Evaluations Part Two:
Giving Difficult Feedback
Friday, May 5, 2023 | 8:30AM-12:30

Supervisors often wonder about what to say to employees who excel as well as how to evaluate underperforming employees. Learn how to give feedback to promote employees’ continuous growth and gain tips for tough conversations. 

 

Effective Meetings
Friday, May 19, 2023 | 8:30AM-12:30

Learn how to plan, run, and follow up on a meeting to maximize its effectiveness.  

 

For questions or more information about this course contact Sandra Mings Lamar at (802) 748-7738 or smingslamar@stjacademy.org.

 

 

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