Duration: 1 hour
Price: Free

Everything is different. With the spread of Novel Coronavirus, we face new and unexpected questions and the field of education is facing unprecedented stressors.

As an educator, you know the importance of facing challenges as opportunities. In this webinar, we will ask you to go one step further and ask – is this a problem or a polarity? Education is high-stakes work and we often feel we are facing two right choices. Together, we will explore how polarity thinking can help leaders navigate the most complex issues by identifying the two interdependent ideas at work and the tensions between them.

Join NAIS President Donna Orem and Center for Creative Leadership Senior Faculty Marin Burton for a dynamic discussion of how polarities can help education leaders face our new reality. In addition to introducing and exploring polarity thinking, we also will call out two of the most common polarities leaders are facing in the COVID-19 pandemic and demonstrate how you can use this polarity method to create an action map to guide them.

Presented in partnership with National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

About The Presenters

Marin Burton
Senior Faculty
Center for Creative Leadership

Marin is a Senior Faculty member for the Societal Advancement Division within the Center for Creative Leadership, Marin specializes in leadership program development, design, and facilitation with an intentional focus on engaged pedagogies. She leads the team’s work in organizational leadership initiatives aimed at incorporating leadership development into the organizational culture.

Donna Orem
National Association of Independent Schools

Donna Orem was named President of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) in November 2016. NAIS provides services to more than 1,800 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including 1,500 nonprofit, private K-12 schools in the U.S.

Orem served as the Chief Operating Officer for NAIS for 11 years before becoming president. She joined NAIS in 1998 as the Vice President for Educational Leadership, later becoming the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Research. Prior to joining NAIS, she served as the Vice President for Products and Services Development at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). She also served as Associate Director for The American Association of University Women (AAUW).

Orem speaks frequently about leadership, governance, trends in independent education, and workforce development and is the author of numerous books and articles.

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