Uncertainty Demands Agility:
Leading from the Middle
from AAIE & NoTosh
It's impossible to be agile enough for the current climate without quality leaders throughout the system. Leading from the Middle is a live, intensive programme that builds personal, team and organizational strength, quickly.
We aim to start in February, 2021 (tbc) (Live sessions at 1pm GMT)
The focus of each session will add value to the leadership development of those who aspire to middle leadership positions. And it’s ideal for further growth of senior leaders in principalship, directors of teaching and learning, advancement specialists, technology leaders.
You're at the intersection of student learning, parent expectations and governance oversight. Don't feel caught in the middle. Leading from the Middle will fine-tune existing skills, and increase capacity across your team. It'll give you more bandwidth to remain responsive to these unrelenting and uncertain times.
Learning and confirming new leadership skills will keep you and your senior leader colleagues out front, making decisions with and for students, their families, the welfare of your community and the reputation of your school.
A programme in three sprints that supercharges your growth as a middle leader.
In a time of crisis, leaders throughout a system need to have a common language. In Leading from the Middle, learn how to build relationships as a peer leader, inspire collaboration and scale up your team's ideas from one to some to everyone.
As schools try to delegate more, without overwhelming staff, this course will help middle and aspiring leaders develop the space, efficacy and attitude to take on the responsibility.
SPRINT 1: February 22-26, 2021
SPRINT 2: March 22-26, 2021
SPRINT 3: May 3-7, 2021
FINAL IMPACT AAIE CONVERSATION: May 26, 2021
What's in the programme?
Three Sprints develop personal, team and organizational leadership skills, with an emphasis on immediate application in the field and capturing evidence of impact.
BE IT: Laying the foundations
USE IT: Big data for small steps
TAKE IT: Scaling up and influencing the system
Patrick Hurworth, China
"[It was]…really made it clear from the start that this work would be challenging, that we’d experience moments of real frustration and pushback. It was all of those things and more, but equally the most inspiring process to have been part of.”
Head of School, International School of Beijing, on NoTosh's approach to Collaborative Strategy.
Donna Teuber, USA
“The programme was a huge learning curve with the implementation of NoTosh Design Thinking making a big impact to the way we approach decision-making and student development in our education system.”
Director of Technology, Integration and Innovation, Richmond School District Two, South Carolina, on NoTosh's Design Thinking Incubation Approach.
Jo Taylor, UK
“Working with NoTosh helped open my eyes to the science behind design thinking, clearing the clutter that exists in organisations, freeing me and my team up to go back to basics and create experiences for our employees.”
Jo Taylor, former Director of Talent and Resourcing, TalkTalk plc., London, on NoTosh's approach to creating organizational change.
How much time will this take?
Will this help me clear some time and build some energy?
Why does the programme run for three sprints?
Can a whole team of middle leaders do this?
Build stronger relationships to lead better
Learn to use key strategies that build empathy between teammates
Create a prototyping culture that gets ideas off the ground quickly
Scale up & influence the system
Use pragmatic strategies that take an idea from one to some to everyone.
Save 33% with the AAIE-NoTosh Partnership Bundle
- Access to all three Sprints: Be it. Use it. Take it.
- 16 hours of live sessions, additional drop-ins and BONUS material.
- Three one-week sprints, over the course of a semester.
- Bonus events to explore scaling up your ideas, using data and prototyping.
- A chance to create and share the story of your impact with the community.
- Regular Directors' meetings to share progress and ensure support back at school.
RRP $1495. A limited number of AAIE Member Schools can take advantage of our offer at $997 per participant.