Join Leadership+Design for an experiential learning adventure for fearless women leaders. This is not your typical conference for women leading in schools. This is an opportunity for bold and daring women to come together for four days to build their leadership capacity, to foster honest introspection, and to practice the habits, mindsets, and skill sets of successful leaders.
We will gather at Castilleja School in Palo Alto, a leader in girls' education, to forge bonds and reflect on how we might leverage our strengths to make a difference in our school communities. Through spirited conversation and active participation in an experiential learning laboratory, participants will have the unique opportunity to deepen their understanding of their own signature leadership presence and how they can lead with their authentic voice and style.
Expect to be challenged. Expect to be pushed. Expect to step out of your comfort zone.
This conference is full of rich conversation. More importantly, however, this conference is designed to allow participants to have a highly experiential opportunity to dig into some of the following topics:
Wonder Women Who Should Attend
This workshop is designed for women who identify themselves as leading or aspiring to lead in their school communities in any capacity and want to develop their ability to perform as authentic, creative, capable, and effective leaders.
We encourage women leaders at all points in their careers and serving in many different roles to attend this conference including:
Your Team of Facilitators:
Erin Cohn, PhD - Senior Partner, Leadership+Design
Tesha Poe - Chief Advancement Officer, Castilleja School
Jennifer Bryan, PhD - Team Finch Consultants
Crystal Land - Head of School, Head Royce School
Brenda Leaks - Head of School, Seattle Girls' School
No experience is ever the same twice, but this overview provides a general framework for the 2017 program.
2:00-5:00pm Welcomes, Orientation, Introductions, and Defining Signature Leadership Presence
5:00-7:00pm Opening Reception
9:00am-5:00pm A Deep Dive into the challenges and opportunities of women's leadership
5:00pm-7:00pm Prepare for simulation
9:00am-5:00pm A day-long simulation and laboratory experience
9:00am-3:00pm Unpacking the simulation experience, crafting a plan for your year ahead, final reflections and goodbyes.
The fee for the conference is $999.00 if registered before January 1, $1299.00 thereafter. The fee covers all materials and supplies and meals during the conference. Lodging is not included in the registration fee.
Scholarships are available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request information.
There are many hotels in Palo Alto within close distance of Castilleja School. For your convenience, L+D has secured a block of 25 rooms at the Creekside Inn in Palo Alto from July 7-14.. Rooms include a king bed, for a rate of $236 per night.
To book a room, please call the hotel directly and let them know you are booking under the Leadership+Design block for those dates. In order to receive the reduced rate, book your room prior to 30 days before the workshop.
3400 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California 94306
L+D reserves the right to cancel this seminar if there is insufficient enrollment. In this unlikely event, participants will be notified well in advance of the institute and given a full refund. L+D, however, cannot be responsible for any financial obligation incurred by participants because of travel cancellations.
When requested in writing, L+D will refund registration fees as follows: 75% of registration fee when requested 45 days or more from first day of institute; 50% of registration fee when requested 31–44 days from first day of institute; no refund within 30 days of the first day of institute.