Curam.ie was asked to develop a unique programme in 2020 to work with leadership teams using an innovative, practical and impactful approach.
The challenge set for us was:
‘It needs to be raw & real – to truly make THE difference in how we lead’
‘To bring life to LAOS and so much more’
This is a tried and tested programme developed BY AP’s, deputy principals and principals FOR AP’s, deputy principals and principals. It draws on the proven skills, mindsets and approaches from national and international experience across a range of contexts, not just education . . .
It asks a lot & delivers a lot…
Are you ambitious for your leadership team?
By building a high-performing team . . . imagine the . . .
innovation and solutions that would emerge
team spirit and goodwill that would be engendered
constructive mindsets that will deliver for the whole school community
conflicts that would be resolved healthily
effective collaboration that would become normal
modelling of team approaches across the life of the school
Unlocking the potential of your full leadership team
Identifying team leadership strengths, challenges & issues
Emotional Intelligence-understanding self
Self awareness – what are your blind spots?
Understanding different behaviours
From difficult conversations to breakthrough conversations
Listening is your superpower
Application in your school team
Learnings from other schools
Case-studies, common scenarios
LAOS in our leadership
Actions to take before next session
Teams – how they work & become high performing
Trust – the essential ingredient
Influence & persuasion
Conflict Clinic – your scenarios addressed
Assertiveness – yes it’s allowed as is humility & gratitude
Time – making it work for you
Breakthrough conversations – dealing with the issue
Roles & responsibilities in a collaborative team
Leadership mindset – go for it
Managing change – spend less time on resistance & more on innovation
Coaching each other – how this can transform your leadership
Meetings that matter – tips, tools, & approaches
Collaborate – the anatomy of shared leadership
Constructive accountability to each other
The OPTIMUM PLAN for your team – the why, the what, the who & the when
Consultancy on your Optimum Plan – each school is given honest & constructive feedback on their Optimum Plan
Whole school implications – bringing everyone along with us
Scenario planning for what could hijack our plan
Revisiting our opening agenda – what else needs addressing
Sustaining our development – staying in connection
How it works – a mix of in-person, in school & live online
Seven school leadership teams – up to 8 participants per school
One full day in person at the outset and a final half day in person at the conclusion with all teams
Two live online sessions with all teams together
Each school team gets a confidential session with the facilitators during the programme
Dedicated online portal for resources & networking
In-school individual & team work to apply the learning
Lead facilitators Tony Lee and Luke Monahan with a team of practitioners
Programme manager to oversee the practical elements
CPD Certificate & digital OPTIMUM Programme badge
€5,850 per school team (€5,150 DEIS schools)
Only 7 school teams per programme (up to 8 per team)
An excellent programme with inspiring facilitators. Linking with LAOS and so much more – leadership skills & mindsets to lead with others
This programme is of huge importance – very informative & practical – school focused & realistic – school leadership teams really are looking for this support
Very engaging, really impressive in fact. My concentration never wandered and I didn’t want to miss a minute.
Thought the course was brilliant, the great dynamic between Luke and the participants was excellent.
10/10, Excellent, very interactive, informative, respectful and fun.
Luke Monahan and Tony Lee are the lead facilitators – they have worked with hundreds of schools across all sectors in leadership development. Tony has held a variety of leadership roles as well as a key role in the Le Cheile Schools Trust. Luke whose background and experience is in schools, is also a sought after facilitator in change management, conflict resolution & team dynamics in a wide range of organisational settings. He is author of The Year Head – Resourcing & Developing the Role.
Tony and Luke will be supported by a range of practitioners in the field including some who have already been part of this programme.
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