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Session One Pre-Read

Cohort Gathering Dates & Times

The ISAL Cohort will meet eight times over the two-year program. The dates for the eight Cohort gatherings are:

· December 3 & 4, 2010

· March 11 & 12, 2011

· June 24 & 25, 2011

· August 5 & 6, 2011

· December 2 & 3, 2011

· March 9 & 10, 2012

· June 22 & 23, 2012

· August 3 & 4, 2012

Facilitator Information

Dr. Nancy Blair, Cardinal Stritch Professor, has been contracted to serve as the facilitator for the ISAL Cohort gatherings. Dr. Nancy Stanford Blair is Professor of Leadership Studies at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A former teacher and administrator, Nancy currently teaches and consults in the areas of leadership formation and sustainability, organizational development and culture building, and the creation of learning organizations. She teaches at the Master's and Doctoral level and consults locally, nationally and internationally with schools, non-profits and business. Nancy has co-authored several books on leadership: Connecting Leadership to the Brain, and Leading with The Brain in Mind, and Mindful Leadership published by Corwin Press. Nancy's research interests lie in the area of leadership formation and sustainability and coherent leadership behavior. Her latest work, summarizing her research findings, is Leading Coherently: Reflections from Leaders Around the World published by Sage.

Questions regarding the ISAL should be sent to Dr. Don White at dwhite@troy30c.org.