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Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the Leading With Spirit professional development and leadership training offerings for this coming summer. Leading With Spirit is offering two new one week intensive courses this year. These one-week training intensives provide administrative staff, trustees, teachers and parents alike an opportunity to dive deeper into the foundations and practice of spiritually-based collaborative leadership and administration in Waldorf Schools. Check out the details here or visit Leading With Spirit's website at www.leadingwithspirit.org to learn more about the dates, schedules and reviews.

Give yourself the opportunity to deepen your understanding, your art, and your practice as you immerse yourself in a refreshing and renewing intensive with experienced guides and colleagues from around the country.

Keep in touch,

Michael Soule


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IN FOCUS: Newsletter: Renewing Governance

Check out our other newsletters on Collaboration, Mentoring, Communications, (and 10 others) along with over 200 articles focusing on Leadership, Collaboration and Waldorf School Administration in our resources section.

  • Renewing GovernanceJuly 9, 2015 - 7:44 am

    Renewing Governance More and more organizations are seeking to find new governance structures and practices that support a balance between individual creativity and organizational harmony and effectiveness. This was the case 100 years ago when the first Waldorf School was founded. In the past 100 years, we have had the benefit of a great deal […]

  • Understanding Governance by Michael SouleJuly 9, 2015 - 6:48 am

    Understanding Governance by Michael Soule   Every organization struggles with the question of how to establish and maintain good governance. Even the definition of  governance can be a challenge. Just like the descriptors  “environmental” or “sustainable” can mean different things, so too can the term “governance”. Nevertheless, we as leaders must constantly strive to understand […]

  • Governance Models, An Essay by Nathan Garber with Reflections by Michael SouleJuly 9, 2015 - 5:07 am

    Reflections on Nathan Garber’s Article on Governance Models The article below by Nathan Garber is a good review and summary of the basic typical models of governance in organizations and the role that boards play in the different models. In Waldorf schools, there are many variations of governance models with most following a variation on […]

  • Self Administration and Governance in Waldorf Schools, Chris SchaeferJuly 9, 2015 - 4:09 am

    III   Self-Administration and Governance in Waldorf Schools   Seek the real practical life but seek it in a way that does not blind you to the spirit working in it. Seek the spirit but do not seek it out of spiritual egoism, from spiritual greed, but look for it because you want to apply […]

  • Personal Reflections on Waldorf School Governance and Effective Practices, Lynn KernJuly 9, 2015 - 3:33 am

        Personal Reflections on Governance: The Eleven Keys to Success Lynn Kern   The research into School Governance is one of the most widely anticipated topics in the long history of the Effective Practices research project. Schools have been struggling with the questions of how best to organize themselves and manage their affairs so […]