Dyatmika School, an accredited University of Cambridge International Examinations School in Bali, Indonesia, is recognized as an innovative bilingual school. And with a newly appointed school director, Dyatmika saw the need to develop its leadership capacity with a year of change ahead.
The school reached out to us to provide a 2-day program as part of the 2016-2017 staff orientation. A custom Leadership Essentials for Educators (LEE) program was held on July 27-28, 2016 at Dyatmika, spanning leadership at the personal, classroom, and school-wide levels. Participants had the opportunity to explore individual strengths and developmental needs as leaders.
CCL facilitators Anand Chandrasekar, Anne Combs, and Yoosuf Moiz led more than 75 faculty through modules including leadership effectiveness, social identity, Situation-Behavior-Impact (SBI) feedback, boundary spanning, emotional intelligence, learning curve, and change styles, assisting participants in developing effective interpersonal and relationship skills; conflict management techniques; strategy making and implementation; and organizational context, culture, and systems.
Upon completion of the program, one school executive expressed that our core leadership models came “at an opportune time to implement some new tools and strategies to work towards our common goals. The tools give structure to our shared thinking and a common language.”
Teachers also noted the applicability of our models not only in their professional lives, but also in their personal ones. One teacher shared, “Learning curve and [emotional intelligence] are particularly relevant as we work with a diverse group of students with various levels of learning readiness, skills, and personal backgrounds. It is highly important for us to learn how to manage our relationships with students and fellow staff.”
Dyatmika sustained the leadership learning throughout the school year using learning groups for teachers to keep discussions going around the practice of the tools. Administrators have utilized the Direction-Alignment-Commitment (DAC) and boundary-spanning tools to update the institution’s 5-year strategic plan, exploring how to continue providing quality education in order to prepare the children in Bali “to be conscientious adults in tomorrow’s world. ”
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