This Leadership Development Programme for senior leaders, consists of 6 bite size online sessions. Lead by Maggie Farrar it will explore ways in which you can attend to your own well-being, create a sense of inner safety and balance, and draw on your inner resources of wholeheartedness compassion and resilience to lead during times of change and uncertainty.
Above all it will cultivate your practice of ‘leadership presence’ enabling you to stay grounded, cultivating your ability to skilfully respond and serve even at times of overwhelm and anxiety.
In between each session you will be invited to practice bringing a more mindful approach to your leadership and to share your experience with a small co coaching group on a fortnightly basis. In the final session, Maggie will allow you to pull everything together, prompting you to go back into your settings with a renewed resilience and ability to lead.
The programme consists of synchronous and asynchronous learning. With a blended approach for session delivery, face to face and online, and a think piece and paired coaching gap task between each session.
Audience: Senior leadership
Cost: £375 per participant
Session 1: Friday, 5th November 9.30-11.30am - Cultivating Presence
Session 2: - Friday, 10th December 9.30-10.30am - Cultivating Presence 2
Session 3: Friday, 14th January 9.30-10.30am - Practicing Equanimity & Patience
Session 4: Friday, 4th February 9.30-10.30am - Working with habits of mind and automatic pilot; wise decision making and investigating bias, assumptions and limited perception
Session 5: Friday 4th March 9.30-10.30am - The power of the practice of compassion as a 'change agent' in schools
Session 6: Friday 18th March 9.30-11.00am - Cultivating Courage and leading wholeheartedness.
Partipants from the programme in 2020-21 have shared how the practice has impacted upon their leadership in a series of short video interviews and blogs, you can view a selection of these below and at Maggie's website Empowering Leadership
Watch Beverley Riddle, Headteacher Morton Trentside Primary School, attended the first Thriving and Flourishing Programme in 2021, watch the video below to hear her share the positive impact Mindfulness has had, not only on her leadership but on the wellbeing of, her SLT, her staff and school. Beverley