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Fort Collins Leadership Training

Fort Collins Teacher Professional Development

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Leadership Training For Educators

This online course provides Fort Collins teachers with professional development training that will empower them to lead their students through START’s proven framework program. With the START program, you will start to see your students more engaged and have a stronger desire to learn. This course was created in partnership with Laurie Bodine’s START Leadership program.  

With the START program, teachers will start to see their students more engaged and have a stronger desire to learn. This course was created in partnership with Laurie Bodine’s START Leadership training for Fort Collins educators.

It’s no secret that the year of 2020 affected us all, and the education realm was no exception. Because of the changing education environment, it is now, more than ever, crucial to be able to engage students and bring about a stronger desire to learn. This self-paced Fort Collins teacher professional development course will give the needed leadership training for teachers to lead students in developing their own leadership skills for success in the ever-changing educational environment.

Our Purpose

To rekindle your enthusiasm and sense of purpose for your work while advancing your personal and professional leadership skills.

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Elevate Your Teaching With START Framework

This leadership training course will gives Fort Collins teachers the resources and knowledge to equip the next generation with the skills they need to reach their full potential.

START’s highly tested framework involves 5 key steps:

  • Strategy: strategic visions, values, and goals
  • Tactics to achieve the strategy
  • Assessment to stay on track
  • Routines to link daily work to strategy
  • Training to develop essential skills

We each have certain goals and strengths we wish to achieve. START’s proven framework and tested tools allow for a customized experience for each individual. This is when true leadership transformation occurs.

Teachers who have gone through our Fort Collins teacher professional development courses have seen many positive results including building the social and emotional capacity to learn in school and implementing those skills within the school and society. Teachers have a renewed passion for helping their students learn and grow. Students develop the confidence and mental capacity to grow in skills that develop the needed leadership skills to reach their goals and passions.

START’s proven leadership framework is designed to integrate a number of educational initiatives, including SEL, Mindfulness, Character Education, Growth Mindset, Inclusion, and Classroom Environments, Culture & Climate or Management.

You have probably seen it happen time and time again in your school. In this ever-changing educational environment, new technology and standards are being rolled out to accomplish a variety of goals. This can cause burnout known as initiative fatigue, not only for teachers but also for students. All of the educational processes put in place through START’s framework fight this fatigue by getting to the root of the problem. The framework can be implemented into any current routine so that you have a consistent foundation on which to teach and grow with your students.

It is possible to reach a point where your students are engaged and find joy in learning. So many of the teaching resources today have become robotic. Because you, the teacher, and each of your students have unique personalities, it is crucial to implement a framework that speaks to each person’s individual strengths and interests.

Creating a culture of leadership within your classroom will allow students to develop into their full potential within the classroom and beyond. START’s 5-step, Leadership approach is proven to build the Responsibility, Resilience and Resourcefulness students need to Lead Well, Be Well, and Do Well.

Sign up for START Goals for Educators today and start seeing the effects of our Fort Collins leadership training course with the START framework in you and your students!


Outline of Self-Paced Online Course

Part I: The START Leadership Approach

  • Leadership Definitions
  • Wiring - Interest - Need (WIN) Map Reflection
  • Strengths EQ
  • Leadership Styles
  • WIN Map Exercise
Part II: START Leadership in Action
  • START Leadership Process
  • Strategy: What you want
  • Time Map
  • Tactics: Align what you want with what you do
  • Assessment: Stay on track over time
  • Routines: Link daily work to Tactics
  • 10 Essential Leadership Skills
  • Training: Develop the skills you need to lead well
  • START Plan

Conclusion & Next Steps

Course Commitment

Plan to spend between 12 and 18 hours completing this course at your own pace.

Course includes lifetime access for your continued development.

Contact us to learn about licensing agreements for schools and districts.

In purchasing this course you agree to use this course link for personal use and for purchaser's use only. All START material is copyrighted and may not be distributed or resold without the written permission of START-Leadership LLC.

Upon purchase, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the course from ruth at oranda dot org.

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What people are saying:

“One of the things I find most valuable about START, the thing that sets your professional development resources apart from all the others, is that you start with the teacher. You invest first in what they need to engage with a sense of purpose and to feel connected to their work. Then you provide the strategic and tactical tools that support us in landing this work with our students. START’s Leadership Approach to Social and Emotional Learning has made a big difference to me.” - Jason Lebar, Conley Elementary, Algonquin, Illinois

“I absolutely love what I have personally learned and implemented with my own leadership and see the value for teaching it to my students. I believe children are never too young to learn how to be leaders of themselves and for others.” - Deborah Torrance, Zionsville Community Schools, Indiana

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