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Establishing an Empowering School Culture for All

April 13, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Peter Drucker confirmed that “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”  Or, in other words, programs don’t improve schools – people do.

We are not saying that strategy is unimportant – rather that a powerful and empowering culture is a surer route to aligning the core beliefs, behaviors and shared values that determine a school’s success than your detailed five year plan. Our experience with the pandemic was an opportunity to realize, first and foremost that which is essential – that a positive, reassuring culture is about connections – strong and overlapping interactions among all members of the school community.   It was also an opportunity to remind ourselves of the skills students and ourselves need in this unpredictable world such as informed decision making, creative problem solving, and perhaps above all, adaptability. To ensure those skills remain a priority for each student, your school’s culture must create and sustain learning spaces where each individual can grow and take risks.   Send us your School Safety Team members, School Leaders, Climate and Culture Specialists, Teacher Leaders, SEL Teachers & Coaches and any other members of a school that are interested in school improvement. Culture is the “way we do things around here”.  Culture indoctrinates new hires.  Let that last sentence sink in…   If your goal is to create schools that mirror your core values and to which folks want to belong, please join us to exercise your influence.

Participants in this motivating, interactive session will enjoy the ability to:

  • assess and establish trust and rapport on an individual and group basis;
  • learn and practice the language of respect and resolution;
  • discover innumerable ways to recognize and celebrate successes;
  • practice a conflict resolution tool; and
  • align actions and behaviors in a common and agreed upon direction.

Audience: All Grade PK-12 Administrators and Teachers
Instructor: Sharon McCarthy, EnVision President and TMI Lead Consultant and SEL Specialist
Location: Ramapo College of NJ; Trustees Pavilion – Room 2

Payment Methods and Cancellation/Refund Policy: Payment can be made by purchase order (PO) or check. Please mail all correspondence, including purchase orders, checks and agreements to TMI Education at PO Box 922, Madison, NJ 07940. If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, email TMI Education at info@tmieducation or call seven (7) days prior to the program to request a refund. No refunds will be granted unless notification is provided within this time frame. TMI Education reserves the right to cancel events for any reason, including inclement weather and instructor illness. If TMI Education makes the decision to cancel a workshop, we will use the EMAIL contact information you have provided to us to inform you. In addition, we will post the announcement of cancellation on the respective TMI Education website workshop page. If TMI Education cancels, participants will be provided a choice of:

  • a full refund;
  • transfer to another, upcoming workshop date and location (space permitting); or
  • credit toward a future workshop. (Please note that all credits expire one (1) year from the date that they are issued.)

Video-Recorded Virtual (Zoom) Sessions and Tips to Maintain your Privacy during a Recorded Session:  As an added value, all virtually-delivered programs are video recorded and accessible to our workshop registrants and Professional Learning Consortium Members subsequent to the session. Therefore, each virtually-delivered workshop and webinar will now have Zoom’s Recording Disclaimer enabled by default. With this feature, attendees will receive a notification when a recording starts or if they join a session that is already being recorded. The participant can then consent to stay in the session and be recorded or choose to leave the session altogether.

Tips to Maintain your Privacy during a Virtually-Delivered Session: Actively engaging in Zoom sessions is important. Participants may have concerns, however, of a Zoom session recording capturing their participation. Meeting hosts or instructors are taking steps to minimize this concern. In addition to the consent, participants can also use the following steps and features to take control of what is shared when a session is being recorded.

  • Change your participant name displayed in Zoom (e.g. only use your first name, replace your name)
  • Disable your video
  • Mute your audio
  • Do not communicate via the chat feature
  • Do not upload an identifiable profile photo

Please refer to Zoom’s Attendee Controls for more information on how to use these features.



April 13, 2021
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm