Inspiration & Collaboration
LEADERSHIP LAB ‘21 JUNE 18-24TH
Teachable moments happen all of the time, yet typically the opportunity that lies within to teach leadership, is passed over. At the gcLi Leadership Lab, by presenting a foundation in developmental psychology and brain science, we help educators develop the ability to identify, utilize, and create teachable moments to transform individuals, classrooms, sports teams and whole schools.
Teachers who effectively develop leadership capacities of young people have three essential skills:
- Understanding where students are coming from based on developmental psychology and brain science
- Understanding how groups function
- Understanding themselves
The Leadership Lab:
The Gardner Carney Leadership Institute has created a six-day intensive workshop that takes place every June on the campus of the Fountain Valley School of Colorado. K-12 teachers and administrators from across North America learn how to develop the leadership competencies of their students. They are exposed to the latest research about brain science, social and emotional intelligence, and group dynamics; and they participate in extensive exercises designed to develop their awareness, personal reflection, and effective action in order to learn the Pedagogy of Leadership®. The Leadership Lab is facilitated by national experts as well as two esteemed developmental psychologists and scholars, Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair and Dr. JoAnn Deak.
Attendees of the Leadership Lab are exposed to the latest research about brain science, social and emotional intelligence, and group dynamics; and they participate in extensive exercises designed to develop their awareness, personal reflection, and effective action in order to learn the Pedagogy of Leadership®. The Leadership Lab provides the opportunity to practice, to develop self awareness, personal reflection and effective action.
This will be the 17th year of the Lab. The gcLi community is comprised of over 800 educators from more than 200 schools and five countries.
COLLABORATION WITH THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION (GSE) OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Since 2010 the gcLi has been collaborating with PennGSE. Graduates are awarded a Certificate of Completion of the Leadership Lab in conjunction with the GSE. We also offer a competitive $10,000 scholarship to a Leadership Lab graduate who attends the Masters in School Leadership Program at PennGSE. Please see the Leadership Scholarship page for details.