Current & Upcoming Events

New webinars are added regularly!

 

 

 

 

 

This page lists a selected number of professional development free for EARCOS members and provides access to recent virtual events. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many EARCOS PD are now held virtually.

 



Aug 27

When the Chair/Head Partnership is Failing, Then What?

Presented by: John Littleford
Saturday, September 27, 2022
9:00 AM HKT

What are the typical causes of a breakdown in the chair/head relationship? This session will explore ways to repair the relationship, if possible, to renew the partnership if feasible and options if nothing works and the partnership fails. Does the chair always stay and the head leaves? How is a new chair chosen? Does the former chair stay on the Board? And what if the head has to leave? The board chair/head partnership is one of the essential elements of a healthy board BUT these relationships do break down which also leads to the recommendation that chairs, especially when the one in place is working well, stay longer.

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Sept 3

Coming Out of Covid: Seizing the Opportunity to Design Post-Pandemic Education

Presented by: Homa Travangar & Will Richardson
Saturday, September 3, 2022
9:00 AM to 12 Noon HKT

While schools across the world are embroiled in day-to-day survival, at some point, the chaos of the pandemic will subside. We will get our wind back, and once we do, we’ll have to take stock of how we (as individuals, as leaders, as educators), our schools, and the world have changed. And, importantly, we’ll also have to think deeply about what our schools and education must become to navigate an increasingly uncertain future.

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Sept 8

EARCOS 2022 Governance Sessions (Online via Zoom)

Presented by: Marc T. Frankel, Ph.D. & Abigail DeLessio
Thursday, September 8 and Thursday, October 6, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM HKT

Effective governance and leadership have always been the key to school success. This axiom has never been truer than now as we navigate a seemingly endless array of daunting challenges: the COVID-19 pandemic, a new cold war, a hot war in Europe, climate change, and global supply chain disruptions. As schools find their footing amid multiple evolving crises, they must also address long-term systemic changes that will impact enrollment, brand loyalty, school identity, and student wellness and social and emotional well-being. Now, more than ever, exceptional leadership and governance are critical to a school’s long-term viability.

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Sept 10

Those Who Can, Teach: A Celebration of the Teaching Life

Prensented by: Todd Shy
Saturday, September 10, 2022
9:00 AM HKT

In too many discussions about schools, the life of the teacher is missing. We are bold with prescription and pedagogy; we are quiet when it comes to the experience of teaching. When teachers themselves are addressed, it’s usually in the form of technique and craft, as if the vision and inspiration for teaching young people just happen on their own. Under the best conditions, teaching is enormously hard and undervalued work. Faced today with so many extraordinary pressures, the teaching profession needs shoring up--the profession itself, the meaning of a being a teacher. This webinar will celebrate the teaching life and suggest ways to attract the very best, most creative minds to this glorious but unsung work.

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Sept 17

The Substantial Risks and Opportunities of Head Transition

Prensented by: John Littleford
Saturday, September 17, 2022
9:00 AM HKT

This session will explore why the excitement of the search process often results in little attention being paid to the transition of the new head and how to manage that transition seamlessly and successfully. The transition period is a minimum of 3 years and up to 5 years. There are 10 core steps that heads and boards need to honor to help ensure that the time, money and effort put into the head of school search unfolds as it should, enabling a head to leave a legacy and not a power vacuum

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Sept 24

The Well-Balanced Student: How Educators Can Foster Engagement and Well-being

Presented by: Denise Pope
Saturday, September 24, 2022
9:00 AM HKT

In a high-stakes, high-pressure culture, parent and school expectations may have unintentional but damaging effects on students. Increasing demands on students may lead to unhealthy stress, resulting in burnout, disengagement, or debilitating physical and mental health symptoms. This workshop examines the parent, student and teacher "traps" that occur in and out of school over issues such as homework, grades, and the culture of competition. You’ll learn strategies to promote healthier school environments and reduce the pressures students face.

In this workshop, you will:
- Explore the latest research on youth health, school engagement, and school reform practices
- Examine how students today are coping--or not--with the academic pressures they face
- Learn effective ways to reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement or engagement in school

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