2017 Summit: Seizing Opportunities – Leading Women to Headship and Beyond

Friday 20 January 2017, Mulberry School for Girls
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Objectives for the day:
  1. To equip and inspire women to seize opportunities presented by the changing leadership landscape
  2. To explore values-led leadership – essential in influencing our local communities at this time
  3. To review our Leading Women to Headship Strategic Plan, including The Pledge, and to commit to action
8.30 – 9.00 Registration and networking
9.00 – 9.10 Opening and welcome – Ruth Smith, First Deputy Headteacher, Mulberry School for Girls and Co-Founder of the Leading Women’s Alliance
9.10 – 9.30 Keynote speech – Dr Vanessa Ogden, CEO of Mulberry School Trust and Headteacher of Mulberry School for Girls
9.30 – 10.30 Panel Presentations: Mapping the Landscape; Seizing Opportunities

·       Values-led leadership: now is the time – Carol Jones, Co-Founder and Chair of the Leading Women’s Alliance and Director of Leading Women (Education) Ltd, and Dr Kate Chhatwal, Director of Southwark Teaching School Alliance and Co-Founder of the Leading Women’s Alliance

·       What the data tells us – Dr Becky Allen, Director of Education Datalab

·       The importance of values-led headship in influencing our communities – Janet Sheriff, Headteacher

10.30 – 10.50 Base teams explained: discussion and preparing for workshops
10.50 – 11.10 Break
11.10 – 12.00 Workshops round 1

1.       Applying for headship and preparing for unconscious bias in headteacher appointments – Jane Farrell, CEO of EW Group and Chair of Governors, Mulberry Trust and Mulberry School for Girls

2.       Understanding power, politics and influence: what women leaders need to know – Eve Warren, Co-Founder of WiSH

3.       Preparing for headship interviews with integrity and skill: the fishbowl and beyond – Carol Jones and Cheryl Day, Directors of Leading Women (Education) Ltd

4.       Executive leadership: the emerging landscape and the skills you need – Katy Theobald, Associate Director Strategy, Performance and Impact, Ambition School Leadership

5.       Know your rights: what the law says – Anna Cole, ASCL Parliamentary Specialist and Lawyer

12.00 – 12.50 Lunch and networking
12.50 – 1.40 Workshop round 2

1.       Making the leap to new headship: drawing strength from your Personal Learning Network – Hannah Wilson, Headteacher Designate, Aureus School and Founding Member of WomenEd

2.       Lessons from Generation X and the importance of networking – Dr Karen Edge, ‎Reader, UCL Institute of Education & Pro Vice Provost (International) at University College London (to be confirmed)

3.       Courageous leadership – Diana Osagie, CEO Courageous Leadership Consultancy

4.       Feminist Leadership: the what and how – Dr Kay Fuller, Co-Convenor of BELMAS Gender and Leadership Research Interest Group and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Nottingham

5.       Values-led leadership: reconnecting with your ‘why’ – Dr Kate Chhatwal, Director of Southwark Teaching School Alliance

1.45 – 1.50 Poetry slam – Samilah Naira, Mulberry student
1.45 – 2.30 Base teams

·       Sharing key learning

·       Review of the LWA Pledge

·       Personal and organisational commitments to change

2.30 – 2.45 Valuing our leadership – Sian Carr, ASCL President and Executive Headteacher
2.45 – 3.15 Sofa discussion chaired by Jane Farrell, Chair of Governors to Mulberry Trust and Mulberry School for Girls and CEO, EW Group

·       Dr Vanessa Ogden, CEO of Mulberry School Trust and Headteacher of Mulberry School for Girls

·       Karen Giles, Headteacher and London Leadership Strategy

·       Sian Carr, ASCL President and Executive Headteacher

·       Diana Osagie, CEO Courageous Leadership Consultancy

3.15 – 3.45 Where do we go from here? – Next steps
3.45 – 4.00 Close, networking and staying in touch

We are grateful for the support of affiliates of the Leading Women’s Alliance:

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