Leading Schools with Heart and Mind (5 ACE Units)

Event: ace | 11 Sep 2017 ,

Price: $395 | More: PDF brochure or link


Apply EQ Skills to Improving Schools

Researchers have found that leaders with Emotional Intelligence (EQ) make better decisions, influence more effectively, and build communities where young people thrive. Leading Schools with Heart and Mind teaches these EQ skills, so school leaders can become more aware, more intentional, and more purposeful.

Next course date: September 2017

Strengthen your leadership to create change

Leading Schools with Heart and Mind is a research-based training program for aspiring and veteran school leaders (principals, assistant principals, lead teachers, and others working in education leadership positions), that uses Six Seconds Assessment of EQ (SEI) and the Leadership Vital Signs (LVS) to help participants learn and develop their EQ and increase leadership effectiveness.

Participants: If you are trying to lead any change initiative at your school or educational organization, this course is for you. Simple. Relevant. Applicable.

Learning Objectives. During this introductory course, participants will:

  • Reflect on current leadership performance and define who they are as leaders.
  • Examine how their emotional intelligence skills are currently supporting their leadership effectiveness.
  • Identify and practice strategies to increase trust in their school communities.
  • Design a planned change process to increase leadership capacity.

Instructional Methods: The course features 2 on-line group sessions (60 min/each), which will engage participants in individual reflection, practical exercises and group sharing. In addition, participants will take the LVS self-report (and the SEI if a refresher is needed) and will be individually debriefed by the course leader.

Assessment Procedures: Participants will develop an action plan to increase leadership capacity with feedback from the course leader, and will share progress within 3 months of completing the course.

Facilitator: Lorea Martinez, PhD, is an Advanced EQ Practitioner with Six Seconds and an Education Consultant supporting schools with Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programs. She received the 2014 Graduate Student Award for Excellence in SEL Research from the American Education Research Association (AERA). A former special and general education teacher, administrator and data analyst, Lorea is passionate about creating supportive learning communities through emotional intelligence. Her latest research, EQ skills for effective school leadership, was presented at the 2017 AERA Annual Conference. For more info, see loreamartinez.com

Accredited: 5 ACE units; completion requirements:

  • attend 2 on-line sessions (Sep & Oct)
  • participate in individual debrief
  • complete one homework assignments
  • design an action plan to integrate learning

Learn more about Accredited Continuing Education (ACE) courses


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Date/Time: 11 Sep 2017
. 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM



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