Critical Friendship Platinum Leadership Series
Our Critical Friendship Platinum Leadership Series offers an in-depth discovery of critical friendship, how critical friendship can be a model to support ethical practice in education, ways to implement and develop critical friendship, and includes reflective experiences to support educator practice. This series includes interactive workshops that offer opportunities for educators to work with a critical friend and develop their practice.
This program is intended to help develop critical friendships over a period of time to help address educators’ goals related to:
enhancing employee morale, improving employee well-being, promoting collaborative practice, transitioning from remote back to site-based work arrangements, and ethical decision-making. This program requires participants to attend in partnership with someone they believe is well suited to start a critical friendship. Partnerships should be determined prior to the series beginning.
We cover all modules from our workshops and then we work to help participants develop their own critical friendships. We will follow up with pairs of critical friends two times using in-person (or remote video depending on your preference) professional development sessions to help strengthen critical friendships and apply learnings into real workplace situations. We will also follow up two times via email to offer guiding questions in order to promote reflective praxis based on workplace goals.
The schedule for the platinum series is as follows:
- Introductory consultation with the program coordinator
- Critical Friendship Gold Workshop, scheduled 3 weeks after introductory consultation
- Tailored critical friendship development sessions, scheduled 4 weeks after Gold Workshop
- Follow-up email (2 weeks after)
- Tailored critical friendship Q & A
- Closing email (2 weeks later)
*Optional connections to Roman Catholic faith teachings presented by Dr. Courtney Brewer can be incorporated into all sessions