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How Students Become Extraordinary Leaders, with Jim Toole
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Whether starting a character and leadership education program from scratch or looking to add to an existing program, you will leave with ideas, inspiration, materials, and contacts to take back to your school.

4/13/2018 to 4/14/2018
When: April 13-14, 2018
Friday, 3:30-8:30pm; Saturday, 8:30am-3:30pm
Where: Montclair Kimberley Academy
6 Lloyd Road
Montclair, New Jersey  07042
United States

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Early Bird, CSEE Member Schools: $225

Early Bird, Non-Members: $375

After April 6, registration will be $250 for members and $400 for non-members.



Whether starting a character and leadership education program in your middle / upper school from scratch or looking to add to an existing program, you will leave with ideas, inspiration, materials, and contacts to take back to your school.

Rethinking Student Leadership:  Seven Mindsets to Grow 21st Century Leaders
If you were going to describe the ideal leader needed for today’s world, what words would you use?
In a world that is more globally connected, diverse, and divided, student leadership development becomes both more important and more complex. In this hands-on, highly interactive and fun retreat, you will learn fresh, research-based, and often counterintuitive tools to help students become the leaders, inventors and problem-solvers that our world desperately needs right now. 
You’ll leave the retreat with new insights, tools, and research for how to grow the following seven student leadership capabilities in the classroom, public service programs, and student activities:
1.  A Strengths Mindset: How might students learn to identify, nurture and apply their unique leadership strengths?
2.   Empathetic Mindset: How might students learn to place themselves in the point of view of diverse people? 
3.   Creative Mindset: How might students learn the creative confidence to develop innovative, out of the box solutions?
4.   Systems Mindset: How might students learn to think systemically and see the big picture of any local or global problem?
5.  Giving Mindset: How might students understand how givers, not takers, are the winners in life?  
6.  Self-Awareness: How might students learn to identify their own personal leadership style?
7.  Resilient Mindset: How might students learn to be leaders that create balanced and resilient lives?



Dr. James Toole is a global changemaker that works with youth, social entrepreneurs, governments, teachers, and NGOs to support a new generation of leaders that are designing innovative solutions to pressing social challenges. Over the past decade, he has taught over 300 youth leaders from 60 countries that are tackling everything from gender-based violence in Botswana and teaching English in Brazilian slums to protecting the oceans in the Philippines and supporting female education in Syrian refugee camps. His curriculum on social innovation and entrepreneurship for the International Youth Foundation is translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, and Arabic and used in 22 countries. Dr. Toole is a Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s School of Social Work and College of Education and Human Development, the President of Compass Institute, and a Senior Consultant to the International Youth Foundation. He works with leading independent schools throughout the U.S. and abroad. He has taught at every level from pre-school and kindergarten to graduate school. His main mentor is his 13- year-old daughter who teaches him daily about the desire to participate, new ways to see the world, the need for differentiation, and the power of curiosity.   



The Wilshire Grand Hotel - West Orange  1.71 miles from School  (~$199.00 per night)

Westminster Hotel - 6.63 miles from School  (~$162.00 per night)





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