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You Can’t Give What You Don’t Have
Although last year became known as “the year like no other,” this year seems to be even more challenging! Navigating the daily ups and downs of COVID-19, economic cause and effect fallout from the pandemic, and the constant barrage of misinformation and attacks across the political landscape are all taking their toll on educators. Administrators and school leaders are facing the conflates of four distinct types of challenges - Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity (VUCA) - that serve as the catchall of what we are experiencing when we say, “It’s crazy out there!”

On November 30 at 4:00 PM, CAS is hosting a 1-hour webinar with Dr. Bill Sommers, former principal and current author, consultant and leadership coach with Learning Omnivores. Dr. Sommers will draw from the works of John Gottman, Barbara Fredrickson, Marshall Goldsmith, and Richard Sheridan to help equip school leaders with the skills and strategies needed to identify, prepare for, and respond to VUCA.

Successful school leaders are at the top of their game - physically, emotionally and cognitively - and understand the importance of making sure to take care of themselves FIRST. Join us on November 30 as Dr. Sommers shares action plans and ideas that you can use to facilitate your own sustainability and successfully lead during VUCA times.

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This webinar is being brought to you in part by our corporate partners Horace Mann, College Funding Coach, MCM Fundraising, Jostens, and Pullman and Comley. We thank them for their continuing support of CAS professional development for all principals and educators in Connecticut.

Nov 30, 2021 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. William Sommers
Dr. Sommers is the former Executive Director for Secondary Curriculum and Professional Learning for Minneapolis Public Schools and has been a school administrator for over 35 years. He has been a Senior Fellow for the Urban Leadership Academy at the University of Minnesota and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Texas State University, Hamline University, University of St. Thomas, St. Mary’s University, Union Institute, and Capella University. Bill has been a consultant for Leadership Coaching, Cognitive Coaching, Adaptive Schools, Brain Research, Poverty, Habits of Mind, and Conflict Management, He was also on the Board of Trustees of the National Staff Development Council (now called Learning Forward) for six years serving as president for one year. Dr. Sommers has coauthored over ten books including his latest, “Creating Talent Density” (2021, Rowman Littlefield). In 2016, Bill and his colleague, Skip Olsen, launched www.learningomnivores.com.