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Building on Whole Leadership: Energizing and Strengthening Your Early Childhood Program
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Presented by Marie L. Masterson, Ph.D., McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership
Sponsored by Gryphon House
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With increasing accountability and complex daily challenges, how can you make the most of your influence as an early childhood leader? The Whole Leadership Framework provides a comprehensive anchor for leadership to help you make effective decisions, balance your priorities, inspire your team, and advocate effectively with staff and stakeholders. The framework will help you evaluate your work and develop a more cohesive, sustainable, and vibrant organization as you focus on the most important ingredients of leadership success.
The goal of this edWebinar is to infuse your work with balance and energy as you clarify essential goals and make the most of your resources. Moving out of reactive mode, you will be able to integrate your administrative and pedagogical work into a stable and thriving whole. In this presentation, explore the interdependent dynamics of your vision, your practical direction, and daily management of your program.
The objectives of this presentation include:
- Exploring how leadership essentials strengthen staff commitment, motivate interpersonal collaboration, and improve program integrity
- Understanding the ways administrative management advance the mission and values of your program
- Activating tools for teaching and family engagement that ensure growth and impact
- Inspiring the professional growth and effectiveness of program staff
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to preK-3 school leaders, early childhood program leaders, and those in early childhood educational leadership preparation.
About the Presenter
Dr. Marie Masterson, Ph.D. is the director of quality assessment at the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, where she leads assessment for Illinois’ quality improvement system. She holds a doctorate in early childhood education and is a national speaker, child behavior expert, researcher, and award-winning author of multiple books, including Let’s Talk Toddlers: A Practical Guide to High-Quality Teaching, 101 Principles for Positive Guidance: Creating Responsive Teachers, The Essentials for Family Childcare Professionals, and Enjoying the Parenting Roller Coaster: Nurturing and Empowering Your Children through the Ups and Downs. Marie has authored many articles that address research-based, practical skills for behavior guidance, high-quality teaching, play-based learning, and promoting resilience. She is. a former early childhood specialist for the Virginia Department of Education, university professor, and Fulbright specialist. Marie provides content expertise and consultation to organizations and agencies involved in quality rating and improvement and leadership development.
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