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Socially & Emotionally Competent Leadership: School-based Leadership Practices that Shape Adult Collaboration and Collective Efficacy (August) is a Course

Socially & Emotionally Competent Leadership: School-based Leadership Practices that Shape Adult Collaboration and Collective Efficacy (August)

Started Aug 3, 2021

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Workshop Information

Date: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EST

Location: Online (Zoom) 

Who Should Enroll?

School-based leaders including principals, assistant principals, department heads, coaches, and teacher leaders.

Workshop Description:

As you prepare to reopen your school, this workshop will provide you with tools and reflective opportunities to integrate Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies with your leadership practices. Socially and Emotionally Competent Leadership (SECL) occurs when leaders prioritize resources to support individual development and capabilities, validate the personal and professional well-being of staff, and create structures that access shared knowledge and enable shared decision making. Ultimately, when SECL leadership practices are implemented, adults will develop skills, vision and actions will align, and shared responsibility will build greater capacity.

This 90-minute workshop on “Socially and Emotionally Competent Leadership” draws upon doctoral research conducted through the Professional School Administrator’s Program at Boston College. Through data collection and analysis, our findings show that school-based leaders, who modeled SEL competencies as outlined by the Collaborative for Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) in their practices, positively shape school outcomes including adult collaboration and collective efficacy.

Learning Outcomes:

After participating in this session, educators will:

  1. Model SEL competencies and skills such as social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making in their leadership practices. Note: Modeling SEL competencies considers an equity lens.
  2. Utilize multiple assessment tools that enable leaders to reflect upon their work as it relates to a specific team/stakeholder group within their school(s).
  3. Create and collaborate on an action plan for implementing SECL in your schools through the use of a SECL designed template.

Connection to the PSEL Standards 2015:

  • Standard 2E (Ethics & Professional Norms): Lead with interpersonal and communication skill, social-emotional insight, and understanding of all students’ and staff members’ backgrounds and cultures.
  • Standard 6G (Professional Capacity of School Personnel): Develop the capacity, opportunities, and support for teacher leadership and leadership from other members of the school community.
  • Standard 7E (Professional Community for Teachers & Staff): Develop and support open, productive, caring, and trusting working relationships among leaders, faculty, and staff to promote professional capacity and the improvement of practice.

Certification of Completion:

Please note that all participants from outside Boston College will not receive academic credit nor a transcript documenting their participation in this workshop series. However, all participants will be awarded a certificate of completion to apply to their professional development plans. 

Fees & Policies:
Tuition includes all instructional materials. Participants receive a certificate of participation. 

Refunds will only be granted up until the start of the workshop. No refunds will be granted for registration or technical errors on the participant's part (such as incorrect name/email, login failure, etc.).

Additional offerings from the Lynch School Professional & Continuing Education Office can be found on our website

Workshop Presenters:

Geoff Rose
Geoff Rose, Ed.D.

Geoff Rose is currently a principal on assignment in the Boston Public Schools (BPS) in Boston, MA. Geoff is a fourteen year veteran of BPS and has held various positions including Classroom Teacher, Dean of Students, K-8 School Principal, and Lead Principal. Geoff completed the Boston Public Schools’ Aspiring Principals Program and was a Lynch Leadership Academy member. He holds B.A. degrees in Elementary Education and Human Development from Boston College, two M.Ed. degrees in Moderate Special Needs and Educational Leadership from Boston College, and most recently earned his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Boston College.


Mark Ito

Mark Ito, Ed.D.

Mark Ito is currently a principal at a middle school in Wellesley Public Schools in Wellesley, MA. Mark has worked in education for fifteen years in both teaching and administrative roles. Prior to his work in schools, Mark worked in high-tech marketing and business development and started his own marketing events company. Mark holds a B.A. in Communications with a minor in business marketing from the University of California, San Diego, a Masters in Business Administration in general management with a concentration in entrepreneurship from Boston University, a Masters in Teaching from Simmons College and most recently earned his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Boston College.