Now more than ever there is a need for character-based leadership. This workshop will explore how leaders can lean into and develop the virtues (Humility, Honesty, Courage, Perseverance, Hope, Charity, Balance, Wisdom, Justice) necessary to create workplaces where people feel safe, contribute, and thrive in both good times and bad. This workshop provides school leaders a reflective space to think about how they lead as well as how to push their skills forward to meet the evolving demands of educational institutions. While this course will be an excellent choice for individual school leaders, it is also a perfect choice for teams looking to center their practice in character-based leadership.
- Available On Request
Key Questions Covered:
- In what ways do each of the nine virtues affect my leadership?
- Where do I see these virtues in my school?
- How might I develop my listening skills as a tool to lean into virtuous leadership?
- How might I best develop the virtues in order to strengthen my leadership approach?
Ross Peters is the Managing Partner of EXPLO Elevate, leading our consulting team after making significant contributions at the independent schools he has served. Beginning his career with eight years at Providence Day School as a middle and upper school English teacher, he served in significant leadership roles at Asheville School (Assistant Head), Hawken School (Upper School Director), The Westminster Schools (Upper School Head), and St. George’s Independent School (Head of School). The common denominator of these various roles has been his dedication to thoughtful advancement in the practice of teachers and schools. He has been a part of, and indeed led, substantial and successful institutional change processes impacting student learning wherever he has served.
He serves or has served on the Boards of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools, and Bridges USA. He and his wife Katie also served as members of the Family Partners Council at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital.