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Fierce Conversations 2-Day Workshop

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Facilitator(s): Carolyn Gartke
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Nov 20, 2018 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Day 2Nov 21, 2018 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 19-LE-092

Target Audience

School Administrators, Coaches, Consultants, PLC Facilitators

Also Recommended For

Teachers and School Board Members

About this learning opportunity

This workshop's aim is to develop the skills that change the way you connect with each other, shift perceptions of what it means to lead, and propel you and your team toward success. It will focus on the skills you need to demonstrate authenticity and build credibility from the boardroom to the classroom. Fierce conversations will: interrogate reality, provoke learning, resolve tough challenges and enrich relationships. The simplest definition of a fierce conversation is one in which we come out from behind ourselves and make it real.

Day 1 - Foundational Principles, Team and Coaching Conversations

  • Explore the Seven Principles of Fierce Conversations and their relevance to your growth and success.
  • Identify and resolve tough challenges providing momentum to team members and ensuring everyone is "on board" regarding goals, directions and key strategies.
  • Use this powerful deep-dive conversation to collectively engage curiosity in a productive way.

Day 2 - Feedback and Confrontation

  • Learn how to use feedback to drive performance, enrich relationships and create strong, highly functioning teams.
  • Enrich relationships while effectively addressing attitudinal, behavioural or performance issues with a colleague, a team or a challenging employee.

You will receive a Participant Toolkit that incorporates a unique journal design, providing the form and function to make the learning actionable. You will be able to use the materials to reinforce, develop and sustain the conversation skills that drive results individually and collectively.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #1: Fostering Effective Relationships
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community
  • #7: Developing Leadership Capacity

This session is being offered on a cost recovery basis.

About the facilitator(s)

Carolyn Gartke B.Ed., M. Ed. is a visionary and results-oriented individual with a wide range of leadership experiences in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Lithuania. Beginning her career as K-12 educator and moving on to experiences in the areas of non-profit, educational administration, and government, Carolyn has always believed in investing herself in the personal and career development of those with whom she works. As an innovative, creative, and solution-oriented individual, she seeks to empower others to be "possibility" thinkers in terms of visioning and problem-solving, whether in developing a strategic plan or in day-to-day interactions.

Carolyn's warm and committed coaching presence, along with a willingness to ask "the hard questions," establishes a trusting partnership which leads to results. Her coaching clients have included medical professionals, educational leaders, human resources professionals, non-profit administrators, consultants, and small business owners.

Carolyn holds a Certified Executive Coaching designation from Royal Roads University along with a B.Ed and an M.Ed. in Educational Administration and Leadership.

She is blessed with a wonderful and extremely patient husband AND four amazing children, all of whom are currently pursuing post-secondary studies.  In her spare time she enjoys running, reading, travelling, and spending time with family.

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