Adaptive Schools® Foundation Seminar

Event Date/Time: 
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 9:00am - Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 3:30pm
Suggested Audience: 
Central Office (CO) / Building Administrator (BA) / Classroom Teacher (CT) / Teacher Leader (TL)

NOTE: This a is four-day training. Participants should be attendance all four days.

A Collaborative Learning Experience presented by Steve Seward, Associate Director MASSP

Adaptive Schools develops the collective identity and capacity of organization members as
collaborators and inquirers. In the four-day Adaptive Schools Foundation Seminar, participants gain:

  • An increased capacity to initiate, develop and sustain high functioning groups
  • New lenses for diagnosing the stages and phases of group development
  • An expanded repertoire of practical facilitation tools
  • Understandings of when and how to engage groups in dialogue and 
discussion, the limitations, forms and values of each
  • Skills to move groups beyond consensus to common focus
  • Ways to value and use dissension, argument and conflict
  • Strategies for keeping group members on track, on topic, energized and resourceful

Aug. 14 - Day #1
Elements of Professional Community
Becoming Adaptive
Two Ways of Talking
Organizing and Integrating

Aug. 15 - Day #2
Welcome and Inclusion
The Goal
Principles of Complex Systems
Group Member Capabilities
Working Agreements
Norms of Collaboration
Organize & Integrate

Sept. 27 - Day #3
Refresh and Reconnect
Successful Meetings
Energy Sources
Posing Questions
Structures for Successful Meetings
Organize and Integrate

Oct. 2 - Day #4
Welcome and Inclusion
Meeting Standards
Design the Surround
Prioritizing Next Steps
New Beginnings

Location Information
Fenton Area Public Schools
3100 Owen Road
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