Amplification for Experienced School Leaders is a virtual four-session program that spans the year designed by the Global Network of Professional Learning Leaders (GNPLL). This series is intended for experienced school leaders who are looking to develop their leadership through connections with colleagues who share their work in different countries. Participants will have the opportunity to explore Generative Leadership Theory and will be exposed to innovative practices for collaborative growth. Participants will become part of an international network. 

Objectives 

  • Connect with leaders internationally  

  • Reconnect with why you became a school leader 

  • Explore system complexity and adaptivity 

  • Understand the conditions that support emergent innovations 

  • Examine assumptions about organizations, leadership and change 

  • Review recent research on the effects of positive energy in organizations

  • Develop one’s appreciative self for effective teamwork and leadership 

2022-23 Leadership Sessions

Ontario/British Columbia 

October 12, November 23, February 15 and March 7

Australia 

October 13, November 24, February 16 and March 8

In addition to the four leadership sessions, self-selected networks will be coordinated and organized around learning structures.

Program Delivery 

Each leadership session consists of three hours of program time with networking follow-ups. Facilitation by GNPLL experts, and immersion in peer support groups. Key session addresses by Gervase Bushe.

Daily Overview 

Day 1

Canada: October 12, 2023 at 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. EST/ 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. PT

Australia: October 13, 2023 at 7:00 a.m. AWST/ 9:00 a.m. AEST

 

Schedule

Leading Generative Change:

This talk describes how leaders effectively manage complex issues and adaptive challenges by engaging the stakeholders who will have to change in a process of developing the new ideas they want  to act upon, creating the conditions to support emergent innovations, and then nurturing and scaling up  successful ones. We will examine assumptions about organizations, leadership and change required to lead such changes, and the key elements of successful generative change processes. 

30 minutes

Process Time – Peer Support Groups of Four

15 minutes

Q & A 

15 minutes 

Break 

15 minutes

Ignite! – Four Sessions:

Highlighting methodologies for leading generative change. 

30 minutes 

Practical Applications of Ignite! – Four Groups:

Each group focuses on one of the four Ignite! sessions as assigned. A Google folder will be available for each session, with resources. The presenter of the Ignite! session will join the group for Q&A, and  to deepen the understanding. The objective is to discuss, “how can I apply this, practically speaking, to  my context?” 

30 minutes

Process Time – Peer Support Groups of Four 

30 minutes 

Session Close

15 minutes

Day 2

Canada: November 23, 2023 at 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. EST/ 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. PT

Australia: November 24, 2023 at 7:00 a.m. AWST/ 9:00 a.m. AEST

 

Schedule

Achievement Session (peer support groups of four)

20 minutes

Creating and Harnessing Positive

30 minutes

Energy in Organizations:

This talk describes recent research on the effects of positive energy in organizations and the key role positively energizing relationships create, with an emphasis on the importance of positive energy under conditions of stress, conflict and burnout. A method of leading others — the "Appreciative Self" — will be  described and the key elements of the Appreciative Self will be illustrated through numerous examples. Exercises for developing one’s Appreciative Self will be offered. 

30 minutes 

Process Time - Peer Support Groups of Four

15 minutes

Q & A 

10 minutes 

Break 

15 minutes

Ignite! – Four Sessions:

Highlighting processes and practices from positive psychology and strengths-based management.

20 minutes 

Practical Applications of Ignite! - Four Groups:

Each group focuses on one of the four Ignite! sessions as assigned. A Google folder will be available  for each session, with resources. The presenter of the Ignite! session will join the group for Q&A, and  to deepen the understanding. The objective is to discuss, “how can I apply this, practically speaking, to  my context?” 

30 minutes

Process Time – Peer Support Groups of Four 

30 minutes 

Session Close

10 minutes

Day 3

Canada: Februrary 15, 2023 at 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. EST/ 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. PT

Australia: Februrary 16, 2023 at 7:00 a.m. AWST/ 9:00 a.m. AEST

 

Schedule

Achievement Session (peer support groups of four)

20 minutes

Embodying Leadership:

This talk reviews recent research on the neurophysiology of leadership and how our bodies are wired in ways that  both support and get in the way of effective teamwork and leadership. Emphasis will be placed on understanding  the role neurophysiology plays in creating effective working relationships. Exercises for cultivating the "wisdom of the body" and co-regulating neurological challenges will be offered. 

30 minutes 

Process Time (four sessions)

15 minutes

Q & A 

10 minutes 

Break 

15 minutes

Ignite! – Four Sessions:

Highlighting mindfulness, somatic psychological processes, and methods for managing anxiety. 

20 minutes 

Practical Applications of Ignite! - Four Groups:

Each group focuses on one of the four Ignite! sessions as assigned. A Google folder will be available for each  session, with resources. The presenter of the Ignite! session will join the group for Q&A, and to deepen the  understanding. The objective is to discuss, “how can I apply this, practically speaking, to my context?” 

30 minutes

Process Time – Peer Support Groups of Four 

30 minutes 

Session Close

10 minutes

Day 4

Canada: March 7, 2023 at 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. EST/ 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. PT

Australia: March 8, 2023 at 7:00 a.m. AWST/ 9:00 a.m. AEST

 

Schedule

Sharing the Journey - A Day of Processing our Learning 

Achievement Session (peer support groups of four)

20 minutes

Opportunity to Share Artifacts of Our Learning

30 minutes 

Time to Debrief as an Association

25 minutes 

Break

15 minutes 

Process Time and Reflective Conversation (four sessions)

20 minutes

Session close

10 minutes

  

 Gervase Bushe

Gervase (pronounced Jervis) Bushe is the Professor of Leadership and Organization Development at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, Gervase’s career spans over four decades of transforming organizational structures, culture and processes away from command and control toward more collaborative work systems. He is an award-winning author of over 100 papers and three books on organizational change, leadership, teams and teamwork.

Gervase has consulted to blue chip corporations and start-ups, public sector and business corporations, in a variety of sectors. A recent organizational transformation, described in The Change Champions Field Guide (2013), helped a Southern California healthcare company’s employee engagement scores go from the 61st to 91st percentile in three years. He is internationally known for his research on, and elaboration of, Appreciative Inquiry. His newest book, Dialogic Organization Development: The Theory and Practice of Transformational Change, co-edited with Robert Marshak (2015) builds on his groundbreaking research into how organization development methods can produce transformational change.

For the first twenty years of his career Dr. Bushe focused on the design of collaborative organizations and the change processes needed to transform large command and control organizations. Over the past 15 years he has been studying the leadership and organizing processes needed to make these new organizational structures function effectively and the transformational change processes required for real cultural change. His training and development company, Clear Learning Ltd. supports managers who want to lead highly collaborative teams and organizations through the elaboration of a partnership based theory of organizational design and leadership. Over 100 certified facilitators have trained tens of thousands of managers in North America, Europe and Asia in his models and methods. He regularly gives talks to corporate and public audiences on leadership and change.

Gervase received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University. He was trained in laboratory education methods at the Sir George William's Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies in Montreal and is a certified T-group facilitator and OD consultant. He is a member of the NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Science, Past Director of Professional Development and a past Co-Chair of Human Systems Development Professionals and an Associate of the Taos Institute for social construction theory and practice. He is a an associate with numerous consulting companies, including the Roffey Park Institute in the United Kingdom, Provins Fem in Scandinavia, and VeMajor SC in Latin America.

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British Columbia Principals' & Vice Principals' Association (BCPVPA)

https://events.eply.com/BCPVPAAmplification2022 
Western Australian Primary Principals' Association (WAPPA)
https://www.wappa.asn.au/events/amplification-for-experienced-school-leaders-program 
New South Wales Primary Principals' Association (NSWPPA)
https://www.nswppa.org.au/amplification-for-experienced-school-leaders