Actions
  • shareshare
  • link
  • cite
  • add
add
auto_awesome_motion View all 2 versions
Other research product . 2021

Leading in the Middle: Towards Thriving Middle Leadership in BC Independent Schools

By, Natassja Courtney;
Open Access
English
Published: 17 Jul 2021
Country: Canada
Abstract

This action research inquiry, undertaken in partnership with the Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC), was guided by the question: How might the ISABC’s Team Leadership Program support the leadership development and thriving of emerging and middle leaders throughout and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic? Data were collected with a survey and two focus groups involving 52 participants from 16 independent schools. Arts-based approaches included photo elicitation and found poetry. Key findings indicated the pandemic has magnified the human side of educational leadership and thriving as being a middle leader requires communication, relationship building, and the prioritization of followers’ needs. Recommendations addressed strategies to (a) develop self-awareness, coaching, and interpersonal skills amongst emerging leaders; (b) capitalize on existing leadership networks to foster a stronger sense of belonging within the ISABC; and (c) offer leadership-focused professional development and resources accessible to the broader ISABC community. Keywords: arts-based research, found poetry, K–12, independent schools, leadership development, middle leaders, photo elicitation, thriving at work

Subjects

Arts-based research, found poetry, independent schools, leadership development, middle leadership, photo elicitation

Related Organizations
Related to Research communities
COVID-19
Download fromView all 2 sources
lock_open
VIUSpace
2021
Providers: VIUSpace
moresidebar