Navigating Relational Realms

The PERFECT seminar for teams and team building!

The PERFECT seminar for school leaders who want to build strong teams, a healthy school climate, and a positive school culture!

“Unity is strength…when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” – Mattie Stepanek

A highly functional and effective team requires team members who are proficient in navigating the relational realms we all experience.

Relationships lie at the heart of the teaching and learning process and sit at the center of effective collaboration and professional learning communities. Educators must be equipped with skills necessary to initiate, develop, and sustain authentic relationships not only with students but also with one another!

In this interactive seminar, educators learn to identify the various internal and external ways of knowing that impact the building and sustaining of authentic relationships. Participants will leave this full-day seminar better prepared to acknowledge the challenges, accept the fluidity, and navigate the dynamics of their various professional relationships.  

This seminar provides experiences that build or strengthen relational confidence, while also creating a safe space to engage in discussions and take concrete steps to create a climate and culture where everyone can thrive.


 8:30 am – 10:30 pm

Epistemology, knowledge, and knowing…Oh my!

  • Understand how we came to believe what we believe about the world around us and how that impacts how we interact with the world around us
  • Discover ways and tools to help deconstruct stagnant ways of thinking, decompress from the stress of stagnation, and redefine stagnated professional relationships

10:30 am – 12 pm

Culture and dissonance—connect and respect!

  • Examine the magnitude of cultural context to human development and relationship building
  • Recognize diverse ways of being and knowing
  • Practice ways to develop culturally informed connections

Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Dig deeper: Valuing and connecting beneath the surface

  • Consider what it means to value relationship, and practice ways to do so
  • Examine the idea of spiritual knowing in a non-religious context and understand its significance in building sustainable relationships

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Relational competence: Are we there yet?

No matter how the relational journey progresses, winds, unwinds, and rewinds, the end goal is relational competence.

  • What does it look like?
  • How do we know when we’re there?
  • How do we stay there?



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