We are pleased to announce a FREE webinar series that has been developed with support of the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture and Education (CIRCE), the Centre for the Study of Educational Leadership and Policy (CSELP) and imaginED.
This webinar series uncovers the multifaceted ways in which imagination contributes to effective leadership and how it can be developed. It is also serving as a celebratory launch of the text Cultivating Imagination in Leadership: Transforming Schools and Communities (Teachers College Press, 2023). Research in the book is organized around three themes: exploring possibilities, poetics of memory, and imagination’s role in social justice and equity. One of the main goals of this webinar series is to unpack different research findings and perspectives and develop a dialogue and discourse around imagination and across themes.
This webinar series:
- digs into research in Cultivating Imagination in Leadership: Transforming Schools and Communities with contributing authors and leaders.
- explores empirical and conceptual research on imagination’s varied roles in educational leadership.
- introduces practical strategies and implementable techniques for cultivating leadership imagination.
- cultivates dialogue and discourse around imagination’s vital role in leadership.
Get information on each webinar panel and register for FREE:
Webinar One: April 25, 2023 (4-5:30 PDT)
Webinar Two: May 17, 2023 (4-5:30 PDT)
Webinar Three: June 13, 2023 (4-5:30 PDT)
More about the book:
Cultivating Imagination in Leadership: Transforming Schools and Communities (Judson & Dougherty, Eds., 2023) provides a theoretical understanding of how imagination contributes to effective leadership, as well as practical tools all educational leaders can employ to cultivate their imaginations and the imaginations of others in their communities.
To support these goals, book chapters offer multiple perspectives on what imagination is, why it is essential for educational leaders, and how it can be developed. Contributions by leadership scholars and school-based leaders are organized around three themes: exploring possibilities, poetics of memory, and imagination’s role in social justice and equity.
Each section opens with a leadership story that shows how a school leader developed and used imagination to create solutions to real problems. Contributors to this volume were invited to read each other’s work and share their questions and thoughts. This work can now be used by individuals or within formal or informal learning communities to expand, deepen, and apply concepts. Expanding on Kieran Egan’s theory of Imaginative Education, this book will help current and future leaders employ imagination to make sense of and address the day-to-day challenges they encounter.
- Brings together empirical and conceptual research on imagination’s varied roles in educational leadership.
- Provides practical strategies and implementable techniques for cultivating leadership imagination.
- Demonstrates what cognitive tools all leaders can use to deepen their understanding of issues, to emotionally and imaginatively engage their school communities, and to support equity, diversity, and inclusion.
- Offers easy-to-use activities and guidelines for applying imagination to key leadership processes and practices.
- Includes “Cultivating Curiosity, Conversation, and Imagination” sections at the end of chapters to stimulate individual reflection and collaborative discussion.