"The Critical Friends process focuses on developing collegial relationships, encouraging reflective practice, and rethinking leadership. This process is based in cooperative adult learning, which is often contrary to patterns established in work environments."(https://depts.washington.edu/ccph/pdf_files/CriticalFriends.pdf)

Critical Friends Group for Principals: The focus of this group is on the work of principals. "Along with the core elements of all Critical Friends Groups, this group also addresses a situation in which many leaders find themselves - trained to work as independent units; certified as knowing all that is needed to know; feeling like the continuation of professional learning is not viewed as essential to the creation of an exciting, rich, learning environment; and that they are simply supervisors/managers in the leadership role."

During the school day series runs from 8:15 - 9:30 on the following dates: 10/31/14; 11/21/14; 1/30/15; 2/27/15; 3/27/15; 5/29/15
After school series runs from 4:15 - 5:30 on the following dates: 10/16/14; 11/20/14; 1/15/15; 2/19/15; 3/19/15; 5/21/15

    • I participated in a Critical Friends Group and a series of trainings when working at ACS in Ithaca, New York. I am currently enrolled in a Critical Friends Group Coaches Training Series.