Leading Through Uncertain and Challenging Times - Creating a Network of Support

Facilitator(s): Corrie Ziegler
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Oct 06, 2020 (1:30 pm to 3:00 pm MDT)
Day 2Oct 13, 2020 (1:30 pm to 3:00 pm MDT)
Day 3Oct 20, 2020 (1:30 pm to 3:00 pm MDT)
Day 4Oct 27, 2020 (1:30 pm to 3:00 pm MDT)
$80.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Course code: 21-LE-032

Target Audience

Principals, Assistant Principals, Consultants, Curriculum Coordinators, Coaches

About this learning opportunity

Please note: the webinar information (link and how to access the webinar) will be emailed to you 2 hours prior to the webinar start time. If you have not received the webinar link by then, please email info@erlc.ca. 

As we continue to live through uncertain and challenging times in education, strong leadership has become more important than ever.  For many leaders, it may feel like a very lonely world!  Who do you turn to for moral support and assistance?  Who do you turn to for practical ideas or suggestions, or who is there to act as an understanding and empathetic audience to help you grapple with a situation and come up with a solution?  Many of you may not have a personal and professional network that can offer this level of support.  As leaders, you have been given direction or information around protocols, guidelines, budgets, resources, etc. but only limited time and support for processing the information and supporting each other through implementation. 

I invite you to join this professional and personal network,  where you have the opportunity to  engage with other leaders in meaningful and relevant conversations about what is working, as well as what is what is not working.   As a network of leaders from across the region, together we will build on your ideas and make them better, act as a resource for each other,  and refine and shape the challenges you are facing in your school and come up with meaningful solutions.    We will strive to create a safe, confidential and supportive environment, where you can safely share your fears and reservations, without judgement.  By participating in these conversations, you will see you are not alone, and find comfort in knowing others are struggling with you, and have the same need to talk through the challenges.

As an experienced facilitator, I will help to guide your discussions, as well as provide relevant research and literature that will value add to your conversations.  I will also assist you in networking and supporting each other between each session and beyond.  My hope is we can create a community that works together to solve problems, as this is needed now more than ever!

Each session in this four part series will begin discussion with the topics listed below, but will also be nimble and flexible to meet the needs of the network:

Session One:  Workplace wellness in uncertain and challenging times

Session Two:  Creating a shared vision for student success, engagement, learning and well-being in a blended and face to face environment

Session Three:  Instructional leadership for quality teaching and optimal learning in challenging and uncertain times

Session Four:  Understanding and responding to parents and the community during challenging and uncertain times.


This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #1: Fostering Effective Relationships
  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #3: Embodying Visionary Leadership
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community
  • #6: Providing Instructional Leadership
  • #8: Managing School Operations and Resources
  • #9: Understanding and Responding to the Larger Societal Context

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Corrie Ziegler has been an educator for over 39 years. Prior to joining Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium, Corrie served as a teacher, principal, supervisor and director with Edmonton Public Schools, where she led numerous districtwide projects, managed complex teams, and facilitated professional learning sessions on a broad spectrum of topics related to teaching and learning. Corrie has her Master’s degree from the University of Alberta, and was a finalist in Alberta's Excellence in Teaching awards program. Corrie believes in the power of collaboration and has coached numerous learning communities in working together to achieve high levels of engagement and learning for all students