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FOLIO DESIGN STUDIOS
LEADERSHIP SKILL SPRINTS
FULL DAY WORKSHOPS
INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM BASED
Folio Meetups are designed to provide space to step back, think together, examine current school and leadership practices.
Anchored by a provocative question, Meetups help leaders grapple together and prepare to lead conversations that matter at their schools.
Meetups are free to all.
Design Studios are collaborative problem solving spaces that yield fresh approaches to a significant challenge.
If faculty retention or well being are on your mind, and how to face and lead from barely surviving to thriving then this studio is for you.
Especially now, our leaders tell us they most hope their faculty feel seen, appreciated, and supported.
Join our skill sprints to learn, practice and fine tune conversations that do just that.
The Department Chair role is vital to student experience and teacher success. Chairs are charged with leading a variety of conversation types from team meetings, to coaching or feedback conversations to negotiating with other chairs.
We can fix that.
New Leader Winter Coaching Boosts: Need a boost to move from stuck, unsure, or unclear to ready and refreshed? If talking out loud helps you refuel, give yourself the gift of clarity with 2×45 min coaching sessions.
Reserve your date now for a 1-2 day Team retreat to regroup, reset, rebuild and deepen conversation skills. Booking now for dates in April- June.
Leadership Skill Sprints (90 minute sessions).
$250 members, $350 non members
We offer Feedback Conversations, or Coaching Conversations.
“I really enjoyed connecting to folks who are in a similar role as myself – it was reassuring to hear that I wasn’t alone in my concerns and that we could work together to brainstorm solutions and ideas. It gave me a framework for future ideas and improving my work so I wasn’t left with just one good idea – the framework will lead me to many more!” (recent participant)
Conversations are the fuel for connection. Our leaders tell us they most hope their faculty feel seen, appreciated and supported, especially now. Join our skill sprints to learn, practice and fine tune conversations that do just that. Sprints are quick bursts of practice with a single conversation process
Department Chairs Growth-Oriented Leadership
Cost: $1299 members and $2000 non members
“I appreciated the amount of practical knowledge, practice , and philosophic contemplations – and I am particularly inspired by Folio’s cultivation of a sense of community in the remote workspace.” (past participant)
We often hear from department chairs that they don’t feel equipped to have the new kinds of conversations they are asked to have, or that they feel they need to have, in order to drive change in their departments. They may see themselves as colleagues and managers of department business, more so than coaches, team leaders, and developers of faculty.
Often, they have moved into their roles without the formal leadership training required to transform the work of their departments and the instruction occurring in classrooms. This three-day workshop is designed to equip department chairs with immediately-applicable communication tools and leadership skills that can help them enhance collaboration, foster and support teacher growth, and strengthen collegial relationships within their department. Taking Fierce Conversations modules as well as strategies from our research around collaborative working environments, department chairs will practice skills, experience activities firsthand, and transfer their learning to the myFolio process that they will use in the coming year.
Please bring a meeting you would like to design or a set of coaching conversations you would like to practice.
Folio workshops are virtual or in person school-based gatherings that focus on moving better together as a team using agreed upon conversation practices, team rituals and routines. These workshops begin and end with coaching consultation so that the time spent learning is easy to lead and use after the workshop. Think of us as your thought partner as you deepen your culture, your conversational skill, or your practices of adult learning.
Cost $3000 for members per day+ travel and Fierce Materials. Includes two pre/post coaching conversations.
Fierce Conversations® teaches leaders how to have conversations that enrich relationships by igniting productive dialogue, interrogating reality, provoking learning, and resolving tough challenges.. Participants will leave this training with the skills to fully engage in real conversations with peers, parents, colleagues, and students. Based on the book Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott, the workshop is adapted by Folio facilitators based on their experience as educators and school leaders. Designed as a facilitated conversation between professionals, the workshop offers opportunities for discussion, experimentation, coaching, and ‘real-play’ not role play.
Professional Learning: What do we hope for, now?
Cost: $3000 plus travel (includes 2 coaching consultations)
What do faculty need now? What is possible?. We have seen over and over that the schools who have the best outcomes from myFolio platform do so with the support of a well-designed internal process for coaching, supporting, and providing feedback for faculty and staff. Pairing myfolio with these internal processes creates a consistent, structured, and intentional investment in faculty and staff growth
This workshop will help your team find opportunities to imagine and improve alignment between your myFolio approach and your strategic priorities. Using a consultative design process, Folio leaders will partner with you, guiding a team of your faculty/staff and leaders through an investigation of current state, create prototypes, gather feedback, refine your system, and create a detailed plan of action for vibrant professional learning anchored in a culture of care.
Moving Together: Deepening Team Collaboration
Cost: $3000 plus travel (includes 2 coaching consultations)
This moment has re-taught us the power of teams. After many months of stress, uncertainty and change, teams of all types face frayed emotions and a decline in team collaboration skills. And yet at this moment, effective teamwork is essential to holding and guiding our faculty and staff to a future we are just beginning to imagine.
The quality and effectiveness of teamwork is also directly related to the quality of the work itself. This full day workshop—designed for teams of leaders and department chairs—is based on Folio’s “Building Blocks of Transformational Teamwork,” a research-based framework and whitepaper focused on creating collaborative adult cultures in schools. Assess the conditions in your school, explore best practices for increased collaboration, and build an action plan for making tangible cultural and systemic change.
Goals Setting Workshop
Cost $750, virtual (includes 2 coaching consultation before and after)
Designed for large faculty/staff groups or smaller groups of leaders, this two hour workshop begins with an emphasis on the “why” of setting goals. It is designed to help faculty/staff shift into a growth mindset and develop more effective and meaningful goals. In small teams, participants will brainstorm, create or refine action items for their goals detailing the work that they intend to accomplish during the year, leveraging myFolio tools in the process. We also integrate a deep dive into research on habit formation, providing participants the opportunity to explore and apply this research in order to gain traction towards meeting their goals.