Two-Day Conferences:
Presenting Skills
Teacher Leadership

October 29 – November 1, 2018
Denver, Colorado

Presenting Skills

2-Day Training Description
AUDIENCE:  Organizations and individuals who want to develop as skillful presenters
Building on the work of Robert Garmston and other master presenters, this two-day seminar will focus on the skills, structures, and identity that support skilled presenting.  The purpose of the training is to develop the confidence and competence a presenter needs.  The presenter’s moves will also transfer to facilitations that the individual is asked to lead.  Using the metaphor container, the participants will use the Event Design Map to structure an upcoming presentation.  Outcomes for the two days are:
Social and emotional—empowerment and comfort with presenting
Declarative—knowledge and understanding of strategies that help participants construct meaning
Procedural—skills and processes in designing effective presentations

Day 1: Knowing Yourself and Your Audience, Designing and Delivering Your Presentation

  • Containers
  • Audience Types
  • Visuals – Dessert
  • Advertising Your Presentation
  • Content/Process
  • Design the Surround

Day 2:  Developing and Maintaining Resourcefulness as a Presenter

  • Dressing the Part
  • Audience Connect
  • Presenter Skills
  • Pausing
  • Paraphrasing
  • Posing questions
  • Overcoming Nervousness
  • Strategy Harvest
  • Presenter Challenges


Teacher Leadership

2-Day Training Description
Educational practices are under major transition from a focus on teaching to a focus on learning that prepares all students to be college and career ready. Principals are striving to develop leadership within the teacher ranks in order to support these significant reforms.  This two-day training will provide teacher leaders with the mindsets and skill sets to take on new and expanded leadership roles.  Outcomes for the two days are:

Day 1

  • Reflection on what it means to be a leader of learning
  • Understanding of the importance of identity
  • Application of frameworks for leadership
  • Understanding of adult learning theory
  • Awareness of research on trust in schools

Day 2

  • Awareness of points of intervention for successful leadership
  • Distinguish dialogue and discussion
  • Skill with paraphrasing and asking questions for growth
  • Understanding of characteristics of effective meetings
  • Repertoire of strategies for use in meeting facilitation

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