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Asia Society PGL2012--Matt Nink--Collaborative Leadership


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We often hear about “collaborative leadership” and “partnerships” without really knowing what catalyzes them and makes them grow. In this workshop participants will interact, engage, define, and walk away with the seven qualities of a collaborative leader. The component parts of leadership can be taught and cultivated among students, colleagues, and community partners. As educational communities needs to do more will less, having a working foundation of collaborative leadership will help teachers and administrators thrive in the 21st century.

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Asia Society PGL2012--Matt Nink--Collaborative Leadership

  1. 1. Collaborative Leadershipin the classroom, school and the community June 29, 2012 Asia Society PGL Matt Nink
  2. 2. Collaborative Leadership inClassroom, School and CommunitySession Agenda: Decade Stories Definition and components of Collaborative Leadership 7 Qualities of the Collaborative leader Collaboration vs. Cooperation  Activities and reflection Why Collaborative Leadership is a lever for the 21st Century Closing
  3. 3. Story of Decades What did you learn about leadership each decade? My collaborators story of DecadesMy story of Decades
  4. 4. The GYLI Story
  5. 5. My collaborator’sOrganizational story
  6. 6. GYLI Definition of Collaborative LeadershipCo-learning and co-creating based oncommunity, partnership, and input from allstakeholders. It is a constructive process basedon multiple perspective thinking and actingwhere shared visions are built in a commonspace, and success is celebrated together.
  7. 7. 7 Qualities of the Collaborative Leader1. Builds a Shared Vision2. Shares Common Space3. Engages in multi-perspective thinking and action4. Empowers others and allows others to empower themselves5. Behaves ethically to influence others positively6. Doesn’t collaborate to turn out the lights7. Celebrates successful collaborations
  8. 8. Cooperation vs Collaboration Cooperation:Joint action, commonality,concurrence,joining of hands,common effort,common enterprise or endeavor • Issue-based • Short Term • Low stakes • Easily begun and ended
  9. 9. Cooperation vs Collaboration Collaboration:Concur, harmonize, partner,pull together, hold together,hang together, keep together,stand shoulder-to-shoulder • Values-based • Long term • High stakes • More difficult to start and end
  10. 10. PARTNER ACTIVITYShared Vision Memory DrawingFacilitated by collaborator
  11. 11. Global Youth Leadership InstituteMission: Global Youth Leadership Institute delivers transformative educational programs that foster global pluralism, collaborative leadership, and environmental care and that help students and teachers become fully engaged citizens of the world.Integrated Themes Collaborative Leadership Process Multi-cultural Identity Environmental Sustainability Religious PluralismFun With a Purpose
  12. 12. Goals of GYLI Programs Impact participants’:  Attitudes and Perspectives  Knowledge and Skills  Access to leadership opportunities We Engage in:  Experiential Learning  Integrated transfer of the experience back to home school and community through COLLABORATION
  13. 13. Leader Learning Plans Collaboration in Action What projects do students and teachers initiate as a result of GYLI programs? 4 Parts  Vision  Goals  Strategy  Resources How do we affect the daily life of participants as professionals or students?
  14. 14. Collaborative Leadership in theClassroom Positive community Student choice Shared inquiry Flipping traditional student/teacher roles  Students are the EXPERTS on their own stories  Teachers are the NOVICES on youth experience of their own stories
  15. 15. Leader Learning Plans—examples ofschool and community collaboration Composting at John Burroughs  Hispanic Outreach Program School  Popular Activism Club Recycling at Pius XI High School  Peers with a Cause Community Involvement  Breathe Easy Chicago Competition  Harborside Sustainable Mouth Disease School Awareness Growth Funding for Costa Rican  Supporting Marginalized Students Homestays  Englewood Cleanup Initiative Reducing Hunger in the Milwaukee Community  Fighting the Terror of Intolerance
  16. 16. Harborside Sustainable Growth Student and Adult planned and led Multi-stage, multi-age programing  Environmental sustainability  Community building  Increasing student learning and achievement Classroom sets of bikes Raised bed gardens HS students teaching MS and LS students about organic farming and nutrition Promote a community of wholeness and wellness
  17. 17. OUTCOMES ofGYLI Collaboration—the DELIVERABLES  Confidence and agency  Communicate and share work across lines  Age, gender, sexual orientation, schools, regions, race, religions,  Increase student achievement  Promote and sustain the school  Emotional connections for students and parents  Increase funding opportunities  Promote a community of wholeness and wellness  Understand one’s own cultural identity as a basis for action  Engage and act from strength in diversity
  18. 18. OUTCOMES of Collaboration How Does Collaboration work in my partner’s organization and community?
  19. 19. Thank you! Questions?