MASA EdReads Three Sessions, Each Focusing on a Different Book
We are excited to announce MASA EdReads! These three sessions are hosted by Bill Sommers, Ph.D.
These gatherings promise to be an enlightening exploration of three captivating books that delve into the world of leadership and education. These sessions will provide valuable insights into educational leadership, innovative teaching methods, and the future of education. It's a unique opportunity to learn, share ideas, and network with fellow educators who are equally passionate about enhancing leadership growth.
Information & Dates Time: All sessions will be from 9 - 10 am Location: Virtual via Zoom Dates: No scheduled dates at this time
You do NOT need to own the book to join the conversation or learn with others!
We will kick off our first MASA EdReads conversation with dialogue around the Fearless Organization, offering practical guidance for teams and organizations serious about success in our current world. We will explore the culture of psychological safety necessary for new ideas, critical thought and creating organizations where the next "left-field idea" could be the next big solution. Join Bill Sommers as he leads us in conversation and shares his insights around creating fearless organizations. View Bill's book notes here!
Join us as we come together to talk about our role as "Chief Joy Officers" within our organizations. If we truly want to make an impact on others, we need to: understand ourselves, make more leaders, and influence up. The author, Rick Sheridan, offers philosophy and practice that "will help even the most disillusioned of middle managers bring a renewed sense of purpose to their work building others.” Join Bill Sommers as he helps us grow our skills as Chief Joy Officers! View Bill's book notes here!
Join us this month as we acknowledge the hard truth that that same work that got us where we are today will NOT get us where we want to be tomorrow. This will really be a bit of a collaborative executive coaching session around habits that hold us back and how we can change for the better. Stakeholder Centered Coaching will be a key component of this session. Join Bill Sommers as leads us through this conversation and how we might apply it with our teams . . . and even our students! View Bill's book notes here!
About Bill Sommers
William A. Sommers, Ph.D. of Austin, Texas, continues to be a learner, teacher, principal, author, leadership coach, and consultant. After 35 years as a principal, he has come out of retirement multiple times to turnaround schools. Bill blends the best ideas from leading educators and innovative business practices to apply to leadership in schools. He was on the Board of Trustees for five years and President for the National Staff Development Council now called Learning Forward.
In addition to being a principal in high schools and middle schools, he has also been a Senior Fellow for the Urban Leadership Academy at the University of Minnesota. Bill also has served as full-time faculty and as an adjunct faculty member at several universities. He has also been a program director for an adolescent chemical dependency treatment center and served on the board of a halfway house for 20 years.