Intro to Collaborative Leadership
Identity and the
Educational Faith Journey
of the Sacred Heart
Matt Nink, Jennifer Lishansky
Global Youth Leadership Institute
1. Who was the best teacher you ever had and
2. What is your best team experience
3. How does leadership affect you and your work?
4. Hoe does Identity affect Leadership?
● Reflect on our roles as leaders in
the PA community
● Understand frameworks for Identity
and Leadership in Education
●Increase understanding and ability
to apply collaborative leadership
● Increase understanding and ability
to apply multi-cultural identity
● Explore models of collaborative
leadership for schools
Alice Coachman 1948
● Intros and Reflection
● What is Social-Emotional Learning
● Three models of Social-Emotional Learning
● Search Institute DAP
● Gallup Engagement Survey
● Collaborative Leadership for schools
● 7 qualities
● Identity Tool - 5C’s of awareness
● Models of Leadership in schools
Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves to educate to the building of
community as a Christian value.
•The school implements an ongoing plan for educating both adults and students in
the heritage and mission of Sacred Heart education.
•The school promotes a safe and welcoming environment in which each person is
valued, cared for and respected.
•Adult members of the school model and teach skills needed
to build community and practice clear, direct and open
•The school has programs that teach the principles of nonviolence, conﬂict
resolution and peacemaking.
•The school makes a deliberate eﬀort to recruit students and employ faculty and staﬀ
of diverse races, ethnicities and backgrounds.
•The ﬁnancial aid program eﬀectively supports socioeconomic diversity.
•The school participates actively in the national and international networks of Sacred
Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria:
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the
process through which children and adults
acquire and effectively apply the knowledge,
attitudes, and skills necessary to understand
and manage emotions, set and achieve positive
goals, feel and show empathy for others,
establish and maintain positive relationships,
and make responsible decisions.
Social Emotional Learning:
● Application of Multiple Intelligence theory, developmental
psychology, sociology, and organizational development
●Underpins the MISSION of most independent schools
● 3 Models
● Search Institute
How to manage Change management
● Suport / PD
Power of Hope and Engagement
Hope is a the KEY indicator of College
Success. State of America’s Schools Report
✦ A 2010 Gallup study of 148 schools in a large urban school district
found that students’ average levels of hope and engagement were
significant predictors of academic achievement.
✦ In 2009, Gallup conducted an in-depth study of more than 78,000
students in 160 schools across eight states and found that a
one-percentage-point increase in a school’s average student
engagement score was associated with a six-point increase in
reading achievement and an eight-point increase in math
Data on Why Some Teams Work Better
✦ First, their members contributed more equally to the team’s discussions,
rather than letting one or two people dominate the group.
✦ Second, their members scored higher on a test called Reading the Mind in
the Eyes, which measures how well people can read complex emotional
states from images of faces with only the eyes visible.
✦ Finally, teams with more women outperformed teams with more men.
Indeed, it appeared that it was not “diversity” (having equal numbers of men
and women) that mattered for a team’s intelligence, but simply having more
women. This last effect, however, was partly explained by the fact that
women, on average, were better at “mind-reading” than men.
Alex Pentland and Nada Hashmi of M.I.T. in
2010 in Science, 697 volunteer participants
into teams of two to five members.
Building SEL into Princeton Academy
Mission and Strategy
● Admin Team and MODEL—we all learn by
● Global Education/Awareness
● 21C. Skills
● Working across lines of difference
● Experiential Ed
● Application and synthesis of knowledge
● Reflective (meta cognition)
Fostering SEL with
Co-learning and co-creating based on
community, partnership, and input from all
stakeholders. It is a constructive process
based on multiple perspective thinking and
acting where shared visions are built in a
common space, and success is celebrated
GYLI Definition of Collaborative Leadership
7 Qualities of C-Leaders
1. Shared Vision
2. Shared space
3. Thinking and Acting from
4. Empowering Others and being
empowered BY others
5. Ethics and Positive Influence
6. Awareness of leadership styles
7. Celebrates Successes
What is my
role in my
7 QUALITIES OF
● What is the vision for
PASH now and in the
● How can teachers,
parents, alumni and
students all share that
How do we share space?
● Physical space
● Office space
● Emotional space
● Sharing TIME
● School calendar
● Space / Time differences
● People to People
Thinking and acting from Multiple perspectives
● What is the truth?
● What will serve the
mission of the school?
● Who as power in the
● What is the learning
● What is the strength we
can build upon?
Empowering and Being Empowered
● When do I lead and
when do I step back?
● Work-life balance?
● Accountability and
roles on the team?
Ethics and Positive Influence
● Moral Courage
● Moral Compass?
● Where is our leadership leading?
● Are we a model for students, teachers,
●How do we celebrate
our values, not just our
● How can celebrations
be a leadership
● Celebrating failures
or markers on the way
DISCUSSION: 5 C’S OF AWARENESS
Who am I