Teacher Professional Development

GRIP Leadership strives to bring practical leadership experiences and wisdom into school communities by developing student leaders across the country and working alongside staff to effect real change.  We are driven by a desire to see wise leaders emerge in all areas of society and to contribute by empowering school communities.

Professional Development Courses Offered Offered:

We offer four different Professional Development courses for schools to engage in. They are intentionally designed for classroom teachers and administrators of all levels – from graduate teachers through to lead teachers, principals and members of the executive. All courses are offered as in-school full-day workshops.

Leading Wisely:
There is a desperate need at all levels in every society across every culture for wise leaders. This course examines the concept of wisdom in leading and teaching, and why it is an essential (and all-too-rare) quality in our schools. Topics covered include:
 - What is Wisdom?
 - Wisdom is a Way of Thinking and Being
 - Wisdom and Character
 - Attitude (A Way of Thinking)
 - Humility (A Way of Being)
 - Leadership and Influence
 - Brilliance (The Focus of Leading Wisely)
 - Developing a Leading Wisely Action Plan

Leaders Past and Present:
Examining the lives of four significant leaders, this course applies the key characteristics of:
 - Influence (The Only Real Measure of Leadership)
 - Truth (How is it Demonstrated in the Classroom)
 - Beauty (How is Beauty Created in a School)
 - Goodness (How is Goodness Created in a School)
 - Unity in Diversity (Pathways to Diversity and Unity)

Great Schools, Great Lives:
Jim Collins’ book Good to Great sent shock waves through the business and public sector when it was released. This course applies its research and wisdom to an educational context, to enable schools to journey from being merely good to truly great. Content covered includes:
 - Input Principles of a Great School
      People
      Promise
      Passion
      Perseverance
      Progress
 - Output Results
      Excellence
      Influence
      Significance

Teachers Who Make A Difference:
Drawing on the five practices and ten principles of leaders and teachers who make a difference. Many teachers can sum up their initial motivation to teach with the phrase ‘I want to make a difference.’ This course is designed to give that intention a concrete expression, and provide practical strategies for achieving it. Topics covered include:
 - Model the Way
 - Inspire a Vision of What Might Be
 - Challenge the Process
 - Enable Students to Act
 - Encourage the Heart

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