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Educational Leadership for Collaboration

November 24, 2016

The University of Aruba (UA)Center for Lifelong Learning, invites you to take part of the Post-Bachelor Professional Development Certificate (PDC) Program: Educational Leadership for Collaboration.


The senior lecturer/facilitator is Janet Sanders, (leadership, collaboration, community building, social artistry, international development).

Janet will be co-teaching with Douglas Banner (educational leadership, narrative, myth and legend, cultural change, educational research).

Scott Miller (social artistry, author of teenage books, leadership, myth, creativity, successful school turnaround)

Pancho Geerman (sociology, culture, learning and change).

Juliet Chieuw (program support and facilitation, mindfulness practices, group facilitation and coordination, quality assurance).


Tuition and registration

This Post-Bachelor PDC program entitled Educational Leadership for Collaboration is made possible through European funds. Participants in this program only need to download all the required reading materials. The deadline for applying for the program is 5 pm on Nov. 28, 2016.

The filled application form can be sent to Notification of acceptance into the program will be through email by Dec. 2, 2016. Only upon returning a signed confirmation of acceptance into the program, will the course syllabus and reading list be supplied via EDU 2.0. This signed confirmation, which is the last requirement, must be received at CLL no later than 5 pm on Dec. 9, 2016.

Registration: Center for Lifelong Learning, L.G. Smith Boulevard 158, P.O. Box 5
Phone: 297-5262259
Brochure: ELC brochure 1

ELC brochure 2


Awakening the Collaborative Leader in you

In these complex times, leaders need to develop a deeper awareness of who they are and their state of mind in real time in order to engender collaborative action with clarity, compassion and effectiveness. The Post-Bachelor Professional Development Certificate (PDC) program in Educational Leadership for Collaboration presents a multi-disciplinary approach to educational leadership focusing on collaboration as a new way of ‘doing business’ in constantly changing educational settings. The purpose of this program is to provide professional development for educational leaders (current and emerging), enabling them to be effective, innovative and collaborative in their organizations by tapping into personal and collective reservoirs of effective action, symbolism, myth and wisdom.

Specifically, the program covers four competency areas: 1) personal growth
  2) inter-personal and facilitation skills
  3) organizational development
  4) creating a working model of collaboration


This Post-Bachelor Program consists of:

• Four 3-day on-site face-to-face seminars with international faculty.
• Action-research projects (ARP) in the school-setting.
• Monthly on-site facilitated interaction to foster community building among program participants and group learning.
• Three individual coaching and mentoring sessions with faculty online for personal development and ARP progress.
• Interactive learning, personal and shared inquiry, group research and on-the-job practical application of tools and concepts.
• Assessment through class participation, short reflective papers, an action research project, and a final ARP report.

On-site sessions provide in-depth instruction and practice of skills at four levels of leadership awareness. Individual and group coaching sessions help participants integrate and apply their learning.

This Professional Development Certificate (PDC) program offered by the University of Aruba is a 15 European credit program (each credit is 28 clock hours) at a post-bachelor level.


Seminar Dates and Time 8:30 – 16:30

Seminar 1:  Feb. 9, 10 and 13 Leadership for Collaboration: Navigating towards the Vision of Education
Seminar 2:  May 11, 12 and 15  Leadership through a Psychological/Historical Dynamic Environment
Seminar 3:  Sep. 14, 15 and 18  Embodying the new story of leadership for collaboration in theory and practice
Seminar 4:  Nov. 9, 10 and 13  Sustaining a community of practice to create solutions collaboratively


Course Topics and Practices Include:

• Technology of Participation (Institute of Cultural Affairs)
• Integral Development (Ken Wilbur) and Social Artistry (Jean Houston)
• Mindful awareness
• Action research and grounded theory
• Leadership models and practices for collaboration and change
• Emotional resistance to change
• The power of story, symbolism, and archetypes in change

Reminder: Deadline for applying for the program is 5 pm on Nov. 28, 2016 and the signed confirmation, which is the last requirement, must be received at CLL no later than 5 pm on Dec. 9, 2016.


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