A virtual series for directors and owners who want to focus on stability, security, and success.

The world has been shaken by a pandemic. The effects are being felt in our lives every day. Our schools are in crisis. 

How do you lead your teachers during a season like this? How do you support children and parents? How do you make strategic decisions about your school in a season of unknowns?

You've spent weeks wondering...

How to motivate your team at a time like this?

How to earn and sustain trust with parents and teachers? 

What the impact is of teacher anxiety on the children in their care? 

How to make decisions as a war-time leader?

How to deal with the grief, loss and the crisis that is constantly weighing on you?

Since the pandemic broke out, I've spoken to dozens of school leaders on the phone. While battling Covid-19 at home, I was messaging leaders to see how they were getting on.

How do we deal with the immediate crises of closing schools, laying off and furloughing staff, and unemployment?

But at Schools of Excellence, we always focus on the ripple effect. What effect is this going to have on our schools? 

It goes far beyond the immediate crises, and we need to prepare now. That's why I've created the Schools in Crisis Series. 

The Schools in Crisis Series focuses on 5 areas of school leadership:

Mental

As the leader of the school your mental state of being has a direct ripple effect to the staff, families and children. How you choose to make decisions now can be life or death for your school. And the way you show up in your day and enter difficult conversations will determine some of the long term effects of your school culture. 

physical

The body keeps score and it always wins” our bodies are processing everything that is happening right now and the choices we make around what we eat, the way our home is set up, how we sleep and exercise can make a massive difference in the experience we have during this time and after. 

emotional

This time is effecting our marriage, relationships, and our children. Our bodies are in constant fight or flight and even when we become aware of it, it’s so challenging to let it go. Fortunately, there are tools we can use in our relationships that will help us thrive during this time and even bring a new level of meaning to our lives. 

financial

Your schools and personal finance may have been hit hard and you are trying to gather all the data to make the best decisions for your life and your school. But what about when their are no right moves? How do you make the best decision for you when you don’t know. Our leading financial experts will share their advice.

social

Resilience and grit will help you navigate this time. How can you become more resilient? How can you guide your staff to create safe containers for connection with the children for when they return. What about all the behavior issues that will come up as a result of this?

Meet the Schools in Crisis Speakers

Anthony D'Agostino
from Inspire! Care 360
dr dipti Solanki
Award-winning Grief Coach
Dr David Fox
Clinical & Consulting Forensic Psychologist
Jenn Edden
Certified Health Coach
Troy Byer
Mental Fitness Coach & Founder of MindologyFitness
Kathy Ligon
Financial Specialist for Early Childhood
Leah Butler-Smith
Founder of Enhanced Life Practice and Academy
Lori Buxton
Managing Director of AELL
Marla Mattenson
Intimacy Expert at The Intimacy Experts
Mushka Kaminker
Founder of Fitness by Mushka
Nancy Siegel
Mindfulness and Children's Yoga Expert
Sally Haughey
Founder & Owner of Fairy Dust Teaching
Scott Wayman
Kangarootime
Shari Tiegman
Performance Coach
Todd Herman
Author & Creator of 90 Day Year
Tricia Brouk
Award-winning Director and Founder of Speakers Who Dare
joanna faber & Julie king
Expert in Communications, Parenting, and Education
vERNON Mason
Founder of Directors Leadership Solutions & Author
 
rereleased interview
simon sinek
Creating a Culture of Innovation
rereleased interview
marshall goldsmith
The Leader vs The Achiever
rereleased interview
alyssa gallagher
 

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Hi, I'm your host - Chanie Wilschanski!

I’m an Early Childhood Leadership Coach and Culture Specialist, and have had the privilege of working with hundreds of Directors who are working to build a school of excellence.

I began my journey over a decade ago, teaching toddlers at the acclaimed Preschool of the Arts in NYC.

Continuing my path into higher studies, I got my Masters in EC and Special Education, and started training teachers and school leaders on the HOW part of creating excellence in their schools.

Throughout my journey, I got married and had 4 children (ages 2, 5, 8 and 9). My hands are full! I know what it takes to lead a large center and have a full-time job at home as well, and it breaks my heart when I see so many dedicated school leaders sacrificing all of their time with their family and all of their self care (what self care?) to a school that feels like it’s constantly getting away from them.

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Schedule of Events

Day 1

Session 1: Steps for Financial Stability with Kathy Ligon

Session 2: How to Thrive in The Five Types of Intimacy with Marla Matteson

Session 3: How to Make Strategic Decisions with Todd Herman

Session 4: How to Talk so Little Kids will Listen with Joanna Faber and Julie King

Day 2 

Session 1: Why Your School Shouldn't Go Back to Normal with Lori Buxton

Session 2: Processing Grief & Trauma of Pandemic Proportions with Dr Dipti Solanki

Session 3: The Data Behind Your Decisions + What It Means For Your Business in the Next 6 Months with Scott Wayman

Session 4: How to Create Containers for Connection with Children with Sally Haughey

Day 3 

Session 1: Calming The Chaos: The Emotional Impact of Pushing Too Hard + What To Do Instead with Shari Tiegman

Session 2: How to Take Control of Your Food Cravings, Increase Immunity, and Reduce Anxiety in These Uncertain Times with Jen Edden

Session 3: Stress - Understanding How We Choose to Live with Leah Butler-Smith

Session 4: Creating a Culture of Innovation with Simon Sinek

Day 4

Session 1: Alignment & Movement at Home with Mushka Kaminka

Session 2: How to Rise Up with Resilience with Tricia Brouk

Session 3: Affordable, Fun & Effective Mind care for Everyone, Everywhere with Troy Byer

Session 4: Alyssa Gallagher

Day 5

Session 1: Self Awareness, Anxiety & Disruption in Schools and Classrooms with Dr. Fox

Session 2: The Leader vs The Achiever with Marshall Goldsmith

Session 3: Mindfulness Coping Strategies for Educators and Parents During These Trying Times with Nancy Siegel

Session 4: Decision Making for Financial Health as an Owner of Child Care with Anthony D'Agostino

Why should you attend the Schools in Crisis Series?

Learn from Experts

It will help to reduce the learning curve. While experimentation is extremely valuable - go straight to the pot of gold and learn from the experts during a time of crisis is the smartest move!

free for a limited time

This event will be so powerful and give you the tools you need now. I want to give you FREE ticket but you have to claim it now!

Value-packed interviews

No boring lectures! These interviews are jammed with real, raw and authentic conversations. Each expert will share instant takeaways and actionable strategies for immediate implementation!

Networking & support

Throughout the talk series you will be able to connect and collaborate with other directors through the Private Facebook group- only available to participants.

Who is the Schools in Crisis Series for?

If you find yourself in one of the following categories, this event is good fit for you...

The Aspiring Leader

You know that becoming a more successful leader can have a dramatic impact on your school’s growth and your personal life. You want to help each teacher shine , you want to create a better culture, and you really want to learn how!

The Hustler

You’ve been burning the midnight oil for far too many nights trying to think of new creative ways to navigate this crisis. You know your school has what it takes to survive and thrive and you are ready to roll up your sleeves and learn the tools and strategies.

The Innovator

You already have 100+ ideas every morning before you sit down for coffee. So you’ve started some initiatives, some have been great, but you want more. You want your staff to “BUY IN” and really get it! And you want to make sure the ones you are choosing with have the right impact.

The Nurturer

You care so much about EACH parent, teacher and child. You really want everyone to be happy and care about each other. You want to create a community of parents and a place where everyone can call home. You want this with every fiber of your being and really believe in it!

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