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This transformational, perspective enhancing and strategy building two-day institute aims to solidify your unique “women in leadership” skill set. You will highlight the ways to build self and organizational trust, psychological safety and empathy. In addition, you will identify the ways to practice self-reliance and self-care. 

Audience: Women Leaders and Aspiring Women Leaders at schools around the world. Participants may represent all school levels and positions.

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Institute Overview

Our two days together will enable you to:

  • internalize your powerful leadership vision 

  • strengthen your network of women leaders 

  • expand your strategies for addressing bias, barriers and stereotyping 

  • hone your communication skills for addressing hostility, conflict and misperception

  • study your problem of practice with thought leaders who share common challenges

What will participants learn at this Institute?

The two day Institute will:

  • analyze the critical attributes of women leaders and how they relate to your practice

  • develop of powerful vision for yourselves and your school 

  • strengthen your network of women leaders for support, critical friends and thought partners 

  • expand your strategies for addressing bias, barriers and stereotyping 

  • hone your communication skills for addressing hostility, conflict and misperception

  • study your problem of practice with thought leaders who share common challenges

  • analyze the attributes of psychological safety and how you intentionally build it with your administrators and school

  • identify the four attributes of empathy and how you build them within the bedrock of cultural proficient organizational structures and instructional practices

  • intentionally build trust through character and competency skill sets

  • harness your inner strength and self-reliance skills

  • raise your consciousness and intentionality of self-care, the mind-body connection and resilience practices for the role of superintendent


Why do I choose leadership?

  • Analyzing “Women in Leadership” profiles

  • Executive Presence: The Power of Your Story

  • Prepare and share your vision statement and “Compelling Why”

  • Building your community of female networking and support

  • Strategies for building psychological safety


What skill sets do I need to be conscious and intentional about?

  • Building intentional trust 

  • Addressing stereotyping, bias and barriers 

  • Navigating through confrontation, conflict and hostility

  • Communicating with clarity

  • Addressing problems of practice 


How do I train for a leadership marathon run?

  • Facilitating culturally proficient practices and expectations

  • Embracing conscious and intentional self-care

  • Expanding my resilience, self-reliance and self-trust

  • Action planning and next steps

Session Leader

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The founder, president and senior consultant of The Learning Collaborative, Fran Prolman is an internationally recognized teacher, administrator, author, consultant and keynote speaker. She is known for her depth of knowledge, dynamism, energy, practical application and proven track record of results. Fran earned her Doctorate in Teacher Training, International Education and Organizational Development from The George Washington University and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration and Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been a two-time Fulbright Scholar in both India and Israel, and has presented numerous papers, workshops and keynote speeches nationally and internationally. Fran brings 30 years of experience providing multifaceted work with organizations and school systems throughout the United States and the world. She was a member of the first Understanding by Design trainer cadre for ASCD designing curriculum training throughout the United States, a faculty member for ASCD and a senior consultant at Research for Better Teaching training trainers and educating thousands of administrators and teachers in effective learning practice. Fran focuses on building human capacity through a variety of avenues. She facilitates leadership retreats for teachers, administrators, school boards and executives; delivers organization-wide keynote speeches and workshops, coaches to build highly functional teams; assists organizations and teams in the appropriate use of data, designs professional growth and evaluation systems and brings insight to the change process. She is a frequent presenter for the U.S. Department of State, European Council of International Schools, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Central and Eastern European Schools Association, Near East South Asia Association of International Schools, Association of International Schools in Africa, the Tri- Association for the Caribbean and Central America and numerous client school systems in the United States. 

Fran is the author of two best-selling books, Building Your Instructional Leadership and Transforming Schools: Leading and Learning in Complex Systems. Learn more on her website,

Cancellation Policy: All registrations are final and non-refundable. Registration is, however, transferrable. If you cannot make it to the event, please find a colleague to attend in your place.

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