Leading through precarity

Adaptable crisis leadership has never been more critical. This Institute offers a set of principles, mindsets, and practices for understanding and leading equitable and anti-racist leadership, including systems thinking and entrepreneurial mindsets for equity leadership and racial literacy.

 

Upcoming Dates:

6/22 4:30-7:00pm EST

6/29 4:30-7:00pm EST

Week of July 6 Asynchronous Week

7/13 4:30-7:00pm EST

 
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About Us

Liza Herzog, JD, PhD (Left)  leads academic research and assessment at the Close School of Entrepreneurship at Drexel University. She has spent two decades in education, including seven years in higher education both as an administrator and as a faculty member, and a dozen years in K-12 education research, evaluation and policy. As the Vice President of Research, Evaluation and Planning at the Philadelphia Education Fund, Liza authored early warning indicator research that led to the development of tiered interventions for students and policy change within the School District of Philadelphia. As Director of the Master’s of Education program at the University of the Arts, Liza designed the master's course rotation and served as core support for students and faculty.

Dr. Herzog Liza holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, and a JD from Temple University. Prior to working in education, she practiced law in Philadelphia and in Washington D.C. 


Sharon Ravitch, PhD (Right) is a Professor of Practice at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. She is Principal Investigator of Semillas Digitales, a school-based education program in the coffee-producing regions of Nicaragua that cultivates a holistic model of educational innovation focused on pedagogical and curricular enrichment, intensive inquiry-based teacher professional development, technology integration, digital literacy and community partnership guided by active collaboration, mutual capacity building, and participatory engagement.

Dr. Ravitch earned two master’s degrees from Harvard University in Human Development and Psychology and Education and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in an interdisciplinary program that integrates across the fields of anthropology and education.

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Agile equitable leadership has never been more critical. Our four-part Learning Institute, Leading through Precarity, provides that necessary (and often elusive) space to test principles, assess and practice mindsets, and model leadership practices grounded in systems thinking, entrepreneurial and radical growth mindsets, inquiry stance, and racial mindfulness.

 

The more agile and adaptable, the more the leader mediates the impact of organizational crisis and stress.  Leading through precarity creates the conditions for teams to develop the tools and frames to achieve balance between the professional, psychological, and emotional dimensions of their work. We will go deep into interpersonal and intrapersonal practices, processes, and learning approaches for reflexive self and organizational development.

 

Agility and equity in times of precarity makes for effectively reading and responding in real-time, moving an organization forward and toward a shared vision. and engaging people in ways that elevate everyone and engender a collective sense of responsibility for carrying an organization forward. Participants in this program will:

 

  • Develop a radical growth mindset and leader learning agility

  • Transform core professional processes using systems thinking

  • Design and practice reflective, inquiry-based leadership

  • Build racial literacy and norms for equitable organizations

  • Apply and optimize entrepreneurial thinking

  • Implement equity-centered professional development

  • Connect with a professional network and affinity group

Certificate: Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the program 

Learning Experience: 3 Weeks Synchronous Online, 1 Week Asynchronous Paired Work

 

$675.00 per person

FAQ

Q: How long is the Leading Through Precarity program? 
A: The Leading Through Precarity  program is a one month course of study. 

Q: Who should enroll in this program?
A: K-12 education teachers and administrators, higher education faculty and administrators, instructional leaders, anyone interested in agile, equitable leaderships

Q: As a teacher, what credentials will I receive for successfully completing the program?
A: Yes, the program has Pennsylvania Department of Education ACT48 approval credit.  This means that as a Pennsylvania teacher you are able to receive nd credit towards your professional development as an educational professional. At the completion of your course of study, the Drexel University School of Education will provide you evidence that you have met all requirements of the program. Please note that acceptance of education coursework for the satisfaction of certification or licensure professional development requirements rests with each state. Individuals interested in taking Drexel coursework for the purposes of satisfying certification requirements should speak with either their direct supervisor or state certification authority to determine if it will meet the requirements. It remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all certification requirements for the state in which he or she is certified or intends to practice.

Q: As an administrator, what credentials will I receive for successfully completing the program?
A: We are currently in the process of procuring Pennsylvania Department of Education ACT45 approval. 

Q: What does the program offer? 
A: This Institute offers a set of principles, mindsets, and practices for understanding and leading equitable and anti-racist leadership, including systems thinking and entrepreneurial mindsets for equity leadership and racial literacy. A leader’s learning agility mediates the impact of crisis and stress on an organization; it helps to create the conditions for people to develop the tools and frames to achieve balance between the professional, psychological, and emotional dimensions of their work. We will explore interpersonal and intrapersonal practices, processes, and learning approaches for reflexive self and organizational development.

Start Date: June 22, 2022

Live meeting dates via ZOOM: 

6/22 4:30-7:00pm EST

6/29 4:30-7:00pm EST

Week of July 6 Asynchronous Week

7/13 4:30-7:00pm EST

Accessible through Blackboard® and ZOOM®
*Note: Future sessions will be provided based on demand