Prioritizing Well-Being within Your School

Focus Area: Principalship
Audience:

LLeaders

Pathway: Understanding

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Overview

Social and emotional support for school leaders, especially post-pandemic, has gained increasing momentum. Negating opportunities to prioritize the well-being of school leaders has a dire impact on staff morale, performance, productivity, and overall organizational health. Proactively prioritizing the personal, social, and emotional needs of principals provides a model of support that can be transferred across the organization to create a more responsive environment for all stakeholders. BL Coaches will lead principals in discovering and understanding their personal responsibility to prioritize wellness for themselves and staff as critical for optimal performance.

Audience

This coaching experience is designed for early (1-3 years) and aspiring principals aiming to strengthen their leadership practice. 

Specifications

  • 2 hours
  • Participants will need a computer with access to Zoom, a camera, a microphone, and stable Internet connectivity

Outcome

I implement the use of wellness strategies in various contexts as needed to maintain my personal, social, and emotional well-being and guide others in doing the same.

Learning Experience

Frame the Problem of Practice

  • Review key findings from a wellness survey for principals
  • Define wellness
  • Explore the 8 dimensions of wellness and discuss which have been the most significantly impacted by current challenges in leadership

Explore the Problem of Practice

  • Collaborate in pairs to examine Wellness Tips for Leaders
  • Evaluate and discuss specific tips for self and others to personally prioritize and maintain wellness

Action Plan to Address the Problem of Practice

  • Use the template included in the BL Strategy to draft an email to staff communicating a commitment to wellness support for self and others
  • Plan to share completed email template in the Community Discussion Board as a follow-up to the Virtual Workshop