Building Relationships

The Cornerstone Of Catholic Leadership

Hilarious! Little kids talk about their relationship problems

What are the Complexities Surrounding Relationship Building?

Administrator and Administrator

Administrator and Teacher/Staff

Administrator and Student

Administrator and Stakeholders

Teacher/Staff and Teacher

Teacher/Staff and Student

How can we "Un-complicate" It?

All you need is...LOVE

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

-John 13 34-35

Breaking It Down In Order To Build it Up!

What are the pillars of this 'building'?

The Vision Vs. The Mission- what is the difference?

The Catholic Leadership Framework: Building Relationships and Developing People

  1. Setting Direction

  2. Developing The Organization

  3. Improving the Instructional Program

  4. Securing Accountability


Providing support and demonstrating consideration for individual staff members

Catholic school leaders:• acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of individuals and teams (what does this look like?)

• consider staff members’ opinions when initiating actions that affect their work (what are these actions...are we aware?)

• build upon and respond to individual staff members’ unique needs and expertise (how do we do this?)

• treat individuals and groups among staff equitably (what does inequity look like?)

Buliding Relationships WHILE Being An Instructional Leader

Modelling the school’s values and practices

Catholic school leaders:

• are highly visible in their schools (possible obstacles?)

• have frequent, meaningful interactions with teachers, students and parents in order to

further the school goals

• demonstrate the importance of continuous learning through visible engagement in

their own professional learning (how do we do this?)

• exemplify, through their actions, the school’s core values and its desired practices (do we know what these are?)

A Successful Marrriage: Leadership and Mindfulness

The Power of the Pause
How to be a Mindful Leader

One Big "Unique" Family!

"In the family, we learn to love, to forgive, to be generous and open, not closed and selfish. we learn to move beyond our needs, to encounter others and share our lives with them. That is why families are so important in God's plan."- Pope Francis