Announcing our 2021 In-person leadership intensives
We are pleased to announce our summer leadership intensives will be in-person again. See the flyers below. For more information go to www.leadingwithspirit./org
LWS FLYER 2021 HV Final Final
LWS FLYER 2021 WI Final Final
The Art of Administration and Leadership in Waldorf Schools
Understanding the Social and Spiritual Foundations of Waldorf School Administration
The School and the Image of the Human Being
The Dynamics of School Governance
Leadership in a Collaborative Spiritual Organization
The Healing Social Life: Working Together
Diversity and Social Justice roots of Waldorf education
Alkion Center, Hawthorne Valley, NY July 11-16
With Mara White and Lisa Mahar
Whidbey Island, WA, July 25-30
With Siân Owen Cruise, and Michael Soulé
Course Tuition: $800 (USD or CDN) plus $50 reg fee. (contact us for multiple participant discount)
New participants are welcome in both weeks.
For more information about course, leaders and fees, and to register go to www.leadingwithspirit.org or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
ONLINE Course Offering
For those unable to join us in person, we are offering a shortened course during the week of July 19-26 led by Marti Stewart and Michael Soule for a Tuition of $500.
Leading with Spirit announces new
Summer 2021 INPERSON Intensives in
Waldorf School Administration and Leadership
One-week intensives are being offered on Whidbey Island, Washington: July 25-30, and at Alkion Center, Hawthorne Valley, New York: July 11-16 plus a shortened online offering July 19-26.
Come join fellow administrators, staff, teachers, and board members in a unique professional development program designed specifically to help participants deepen an understanding of the nature of Waldorf education and Waldorf schools, strengthen an inner connection to the education, enhance cooperative and administrative skills and help build more cohesive, innovative and effective educational communities.
Each summer intensive is its own experience, providing in-depth exploration of administrative philosophy, principles, social development activities, individual social and group artistic work and inner development, all based on Rudolf Steiner’s understanding of the human being and social life. The weeks are led by experienced teams. Participants also can take the weeks as part of a two-year program – which includes one-on-one professional coaching/mentoring, participation in independent ongoing study and research projects, and membership in a cohort of colleagues online over the two-year period resulting in a Certificate in Waldorf Administration.
This summer we are including perspectives on questions of diversity, inclusion and social justice in our schools.
Here is what students are saying:
“The training and support I have received from Leading with Spirit’s training and support have given me the skills and insight to take on my school roles with more confidence and joy. As a result, I feel more connected to the Waldorf movement, have found a circle of support, have come to a deeper understanding of Steiner's social ideas, and better know how I can help fulfill that in my organization. I would encourage this course for anyone working in an administrative capacity in a Waldorf school.”
“Monthly mentoring and group calls allow the learning to continue as I apply the insights gained to my work on the ground. Just as the teachers need to cultivate pedagogical understanding, administrators need to grow in their understanding of how to nurture the school organism. Coursework provides the focus to ensure that this important work is not neglected and helps develop healthy habits of thinking and healthy processes.”
“The Leading with Spirit program is an incredible environment of learning, inspiration and support for anyone interested in the administrative functioning of a Waldorf school and growing in their work, personally and professionally. Plus, the work throughout the year has guided my learning in the areas where I need to learn and grow. The leaders are intelligent, helpful, attentive and insightful.”
- Mara D. White: Administrator, Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay (retired); Co-founder of DANA; Past Leadership Representative for AWSNA; Core faculty member of Sunbridge College Administrative Training Program; and school advisor.
- Siân Owen Cruise: Administrator, RS School of Ann Arbor; Co-director, Leading with Spirit; Regional ANA Coordinator; AWSNA consultant; Director, Waldorf Institute SE Michigan.
- Marti Stewart: Administrator, City of Lakes Waldorf School; Great Lakes Regional ANA Coordinator; Graduate of Sunbridge Administration Training.
- Michael Soule, MA: Current Co-Director, Leading with Spirit; former AWSNA executive; School consultant; and coordinator of the online center LeadTogether.
- Lisa Mahar: School Administrator (retired), Monadnock Waldorf School; Co-Director, Leading with Spirit; Board Chair, Center for Anthroposophy; School advisor and consultant. Co-founder of DANA
Leading with Spirit is a program of Sound Circle Center for Arts and Anthroposophy, a full member institute in AWSNA.