What does it mean to be a leader? Is it being in charge or is it being responsible for those in your charge?
A principal’s skills, knowledge, and experience are important when it comes to leading schools. But whether interacting with staff, students, or parents, principals also need empathy—a key social-emotional skill—to be effective and drive continuous improvement.
Discover how to grow your own empathy, as well as that of others, and the enormous positive effect this can have on your school. Explore how to view differences of opinion as opportunities to learn. And learn how empathy can help you:
- Build strong relationships with and among staff members.
- Better connect with students’ parents.
- Reduce conflict by eliminating problems before they get out of hand.
- Model and pursue the crucial issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Improve instructional leadership.
Throughout the session, we will share strategies and engage in collegiality as we will learn with and from one another. By the end of the session, you will have a plan to become a Chief Empathy Officer.
Join former principal, author, and consultant Tom Hoerr at the Primex Training Center in Concord, NH on October 18th for this interactive and engaging presentation.
Click on the image below to hear an invitation from Tom!
A copy of Tom’s book “The Principal As Chief Empathy Officer” is included in your registration fee.
About our Speaker
Thomas R. Hoerr, Ph.D. retired after leading the New City School in St. Louis, Missouri for 34 years and is now the Emeritus Head of School. He is currently a Scholar In Residence at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and teaches in the Educational Leadership program, preparing prospective principals. He also led the ISACS New Heads Network and founded the Non-Profit Management Program at Washington University in St. Louis. Hoerr has written five books, and his newest, Taking Social Emotional Learning Schoolwide: The Formative Five Success Skills for Students and Staff, was published in December of 2019. He has written more than 150 articles, including “The Principal Connection” column in Educational Leadership Magazine from 2004 to 2017.
Who should attend: Building and District Administrators, Aspiring Administrators, and Others in Leadership Positions.
Registration Fee: NHASCD and/or NHASP Member – $325
Non-Member – $375