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Strength-Based Leadership: Developing a Strength-Based Team

Research by Gallup indicates that leaders who routinely discuss strengths with their staff have teams that are 12.5% more productive than those who don’t. Staff who feel their managers focus on strengths are twice as engaged (30% to 61%). This series will explore the concept of strength-based leadership in education. Throughout the series, administrators will begin by looking at their own strengths and thinking about how they apply to the work they do. Then the focus will shift to how leaders can leverage the strengths of their staff. Finally, participants will consider how schools can focus on strengths, rather than simply identifying and correcting weaknesses.

In the third session of the series, participants will explore what strength-based teams look like, ways to use strengths to evaluate and develop teams, and how strengths can be used to work on various projects and tasks.

When Friday, October 13, 2017
8:30am - 11:30am
Location SCOE, Board Room
Presenter Dr. Paul Porter has been an educator, counselor, principal, director of pupil personnel, special education director, SELPA director, university professor, and district superintendent. He is well known for his training and consulting in the areas of leadership, team building, strength-based supervision, appreciative inquiry, organizational development, school law, dealing with difficult people, communications, and motivation.
Cost Free
Audience District superintendents
Registration Kimberly Vallée, (707)-524-2603,
Questions Kimberly Vallée, (707)-524-2603,

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