Symposium 2021

Thinking Collaborative Symposium

January 21 – 23, 2021

Denver, Colorado

Keynote Speaker: Ellie Drago-Severson

Ellie Drago-Severson is a professor in the Education Leadership and Adult Learning & Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she is also the director of the PhD program in Education Leadership, and the faculty director and co-facilitator of the Leadership Institute for School Change. A developmental psychologist and internationally certified developmental coach, she teaches, researches, and consults with teams—in private, public and charter schools and systems—schools, districts, educational leaders, instructional coaches, and teachers on leadership development domestically and internationally. Ellie is the author of Helping Teachers Learn (Corwin/Sage, 2004), Leading Adult Learning (Corwin/Sage, 2009), Becoming Adult Learners (Teachers College Press, 2004), and Helping Educators Grow (Harvard Education Press, 2012) and coauthor of Learning for Leadership (Corwin/Sage, 2013), Learning Designs (Corwin/Sage, 2015), Tell Me So I Can Hear You (Harvard Education Press, 2016), and Leading Change Together (ASCD, 2018).

Currently, she and co-authors Pat Maslin-Ostrowski and Jessica Blum-DeStefano are writing Leaders’ Internal Experiences with Challenge and Change (Corwin, forthcoming), which is based on their longitudinal, mixed-methods research with leaders domestically and internationally. In addition—along with co-authors Jessica Blum-DeStefano and Deb Brooks-Lawrence—Ellie is examining how leaders’ internal capacities influence the ways they lead on behalf of social justice and equity. This research aims to articulate a developmental continuum that can help leaders and those who prepare them grow the growers of a more equitable future. A book for this work is currently contracted and will be released in 2021. Ellie’s work has earned awards from the Spencer Foundation, the Klingenstein Foundation, and Harvard where she served as faculty member for eight years and was awarded the Morningstar Award for Excellence in Teaching. Recently, Ellie received three outstanding teaching awards from Columbia University.

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$350 Symposium
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