2015 Year of Blossoming
2015 was a Year of Blossoming for the School as we began our third full three-year cycle with a new cohort of participants. Having worked out many of the questions and unknown areas of creating and running our curriculum, we worked to create an environment in which all of us - whether participants or volunteers - could continue to grow and flourish.
Below are some of the major accomplishments of 2015:
- Our biggest accomplishment was enrolling, registering and preparing 19 new participants for the Third Cohort of the School for Leadership. This is the largest cohort to date with seven participants from Ireland, eight participants from Israel, and four from the United States. They began their studies with the five-day program Foundations of Transformational Leadership in May.
- We refined our invitation and registration practices for enrolling new participants in the School. They are now clearer, more professional, and documented for use when it is time to begin working on the Fourth Cohort.
- We used the six month period between the completion of the Second Cohort and the beginning of the Third Cohort to rethink and rework the Practicum Guide and the materials used by the coaches as they support the participants with their practicums. This was also a time of continued training for the coaches.
- We enrolled and began training three new Regional Liaisons: Amit Leshem for Israel III, Ruth Daley for Ireland III, and Dan Brownell for US III. Amit was a member of the First Cohort and Ruth was a member of the Second Cohort. Dan is a member of the Board of Trustees and was part of creating the School.
- The Faculty and Curriculum Support Community Element completed Audio Offerings and Dialogue Calls for each of the three years of the School cycle. This includes three Audio Offerings and two Dialogue Calls per year.
- There are eight new participants in the apprentice coaches program, all of whom are graduates of the School for Leadership. (Six of the current coaches were in the First or Second Cohort.)
- The Management and Administration Community Element took on accountability for the Recurring Occasions Checklist. This element now includes the Tech Finders neighborhood and continues to create "How Do I…?" articles for the use of the whole community.
- We have 47 active School Builders, of whom 44 are participants in Community Elements. Many of these volunteers hold more than one accountability or job within the School and the Mastery Foundation.