What leaders had to say about Leadership Summit 2021
It was a life-changing experience in getting to know myself as a leader, and in gaining new strategies and tools to move forward in my abilities to lead others.
Love it. A powerful experience because of the combined new learnings of the presentations and self-learnings of the coaching sessions. It was all about learning, reflecting, applying, repeat. Excellent.
The program lights a fire in me to take the next step in my professional career. I feel better equip to lead a campus as Principal.
- 93% of participants said the Summit positively impacted their leadership
- 93% said they would recommend the Summit to other leaders
Summit Presenters and Sessions.
Monday, June 20 and Wednesday, June 22: Dr. Adam Saenz, Applied EQ Group
The Emotionally Intelligent Leader, Parts 1 and 2
Participants will learn how to leverage emotional intelligence to increase their effectiveness and sustainability as leaders in education. Specific topics to be addressed include the following: 1: Understanding how to harness the power of stress to create tonic (versus toxic) leadership culture; 2: Understanding how to know and regulate my personality using a specialized assessment developed by Dr. Saenz, the EASEL 360, (The Educator Assessment of Social and Emotional Learning 360); 3: Understanding the roadmap to utilize the fuel of emotion to increase group synergy.
Tuesday, June 21: Dr. Steve Klineberg, Rice University, Kinder Institute
Kinder Houston Area Survey 2022
The 41st annual Kinder Houston Area Survey was conducted in February and early March of 2022, during our pandemic crisis. As such, this year’s findings serve as a good point of comparison for next year to measure quantitatively the impact of unfolding developments on area residents.
The 41 years of the Kinder Houston Area Survey have emphasized three of the most compelling long-term challenges for the city: the knowledge economy, the demographic transformation and quality-of-place attributes. As Houston grapples with mounting costs and shrinking budgets, it will be important to keep a focus on the broader issues the region needs to address as it seeks to build toward a better future, in particular via education. Houston’s data are applicable state and nationwide.
During the 2022 Lunch-Out, Founding Director Stephen Klineberg presented the results of the 41st Kinder Houston Area Survey. We will watch that presentation and then Dr. Klineberg will join us for Q & A.
Thursday, June 23: Dr. Muhammad Khalifa, The Ohio State University
Culturally Responsive School Leadership
Culturally Responsive School Leadership focuses on how school leaders can effectively serve minoritized students-those who have been historically marginalized in school and society. The session will show how leaders can engage students, parents, teachers, and communities in ways that positively impact learning by honoring indigenous heritages and local cultural practices.
Dr. Khalifa explores three basic premises. First, that a full-fledged and nuanced understanding of “cultural responsiveness” is essential to successful school leadership. Second, that cultural responsiveness will not flourish and succeed in schools without sustained efforts by school leaders to define and promote it. Finally, that culturally responsive school leadership comprises a number of crucial leadership behaviors.
Based on an ethnography of a school principal who exemplifies the practices and behaviors of culturally responsive school leadership, the book provides educators with pedagogy and strategies for immediate implementation.