Survival Skills for Education Administrators



Like water is needed to survive the wilderness, there are leadership essentials that every education administrator needs to survive the school year.

This practical, yet powerful training program is packed with adventurous experiential learning activities, through which leaders discover how their actions contribute to their school’s results. Leadership Survival Skills for Education Administrators empowers leaders with insights which have the potential to enhance the work environment, to strengthen teams, increase morale, and improve results. 


Potential Benefits

  • Increased leadership skills
  • Confidence Building
  • Better relationships
  • Team Building
  • Improved Morale
  • Better Results
  • Expanded Influence

admins_coverLeadership Survival Skills for Education Administrators Training Courses

Just as in the wilderness, where skills such as building a fire are needed to survive, the school environment can be a harsh one; school administrators need essential skills to survive the school year!

     This practical, yet powerful training series is packed with adventurous experiential learning activities that bring training to life. It empowers school administrators with the tools they need to enrich their work experience, to exert influence among other administrators and with teachers, to strengthen teams, and to free up time needed to foster a high-performing learning environment.

Leadership Survival Skills for Education Administrators Course Descriptions

The Leadership Connection

School Administrators explore the characteristics of a great leader and the connection between a leader’s actions and the success of an organization. School Administrators consider how leaders are developed. They explore the potential benefits that leadership development can provide school administrators. They identify personal leadership strengths and development needs, examine barriers to their development, and find solutions for overcoming perceived challenges. 

Maintaining & Building Trust in Schools

Trust is the very foundation of leadership.  Without it, a school administrator will never have strong influence among other administrators or with teachers.  Participants discover strategies for maintaining and building trust that will help them to increase their level of influence, persuasiveness, and credibility at work; but first they must survive the “Himalayan Trail.”

Keeping Motivated & Motivating Others

Like water in the wilderness, the ability to motivate others is a leadership essential in the workplace.  Yet, in order to motivate others, leaders must first be motivated.  School Administrators consider their own motivation level and consider how others may perceive their motivation level based on their actions. They discover ways to maintain or increase their own motivation level, should they need it.  School Administrators explore tried and true strategies for motivating others, and bust a few myths about motivation along the way.

Team Building for School Administrators

Some challenges are only solved through interdependence, not rugged independence; it takes a team! School Administrators explore the four phases of team development and discover actions that they can take to move teams beyond each phase more efficiently.   Team games spark discussion about the dynamics and behaviors of highly effective teams.  Each school administrator is given a “Team Compass” to help their teams to find direction, reach goals or to get back on the trail.

Delegating Skills for School Administrators

When it comes to delegating, there is more than meets the eye.  Delegation is often thought to be the most challenging of leadership survival skills, even for highly informed and experienced leaders.  School administrators explore the benefits of delegation and the reasons why they fail to delegate. They learn the five steps of effective delegation that can help reduce the risk and potential conflict involved in delegating.   

Effective Communication for School Administrators

How a school administrator communicates is just as important as what he or she communicates.  A balanced communication style is a key to success. If a school administrator is overly assertive or passive, he or she risks losing influence among other administrators and with teachers, and even parents.  Through self-reflection and exploration, school administrators discover how a balanced communication style can maximize their level of influence and persuasiveness among other administrators and with teachers. 

Managing Conflict

Conflict is like fire.  It is necessary but dangerous.  It can be extinguished or spread.  Conflict is also a reality in our lives and in every school.  School administrators must learn to anticipate and manage fire, rather than escalate or ignore it. Through role-playing, they learn the win-win approach to conflict, which has the power to enhance work satisfaction, increase confidence, reduce stress, and improve results.

Goal Setting for Education Administrators

Goal setting is critically important to leadership development.  School Administrators reflect on leadership survival skills they have learned and determine which skills are critical to surviving and thriving in the next school year.  Which skill would help them gain the most influence among other administrators and with teachers? They explore the benefits of goal setting and the potential barriers to their growth.  Each school administrator develops and shares his or her plan of action. 

Leadership Survival Skills for Education Administrators – 2 Day Course

Day 1

  • The Leadership Connection
  • Maintaining & Building Trust Among and Between Administrators & Teachers
  • Keeping Motivated & Motivating Others
  • Leading Teams of Educators

Day 2

  • Delegating Skills for Education Administrators
  • Effective Communication for Education Administrators
  • Managing Conflict
  • Goal Setting for Education Administrators

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