We are very excited to let you know that there are now 71 business leaders across South Africa working in partnership with school principals as part of a joint leadership development programme. The programme is life-changing for both the business leaders and the principals and we are constantly surprised by the impacts of these partnerships. This is truly an example of “Walking Together” to achieve change in Education.

 

ITWeb recently published an article about the programme which I am sure you would enjoy: http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57744:boardroom-to-classroom&catid=116&Itemid=81

 

We will be launching various Leadership Circles around the country during the next few months in Stellenbosch, Somerset West, Hout Bay, George, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Bloemfontein and Pretoria. In response to all the requests for more information, we will be hosting a few more information sessions with regard to the Partner for Possibility initiative on the dates indicated below and we hope that you will be able to join us for one of these sessions.

 

Durban:

Date:     Thursday, 30th August
Time:    15h30 – 17h30 (Registration at 15h00, the session will commence at 15h30)

Venue: The Belaire Suites Hotel, 151 Snell Parade, Durban

Facilitators (in case you are interested but cannot attend the session): Louise van Rhyn (louise@symphonia.net) / Nomathemba Sithole (Nomathemba@symphonia.net)   

 

Hout Bay:

Date:     Monday, 3rd September
Time:    17h00 – 18h30 (Registration at 16h30, the session will commence at 17h00)

Venue: Kronendal Primary School, 10 Andrews Road, Hout Bay

Facilitators (in case you are interested but cannot attend the session): Louise van Rhyn (louise@symphonia.net) & Keriesa Botha (keriesa@symphonia.net)

 

Stellenbosch:

Date:     Monday, 10th September
Time:    16h00 – 17h30 (Registration at 15h30, the session will commence at 16h00)

Venue: TBC, Stellenbosch

Facilitators (in case you are interested but cannot attend the session): Louise van Rhyn (louise@symphonia.net) / Erica Jacobs (erica@symphonia.net)

 

Cape Town:

Date:     Thursday, 8th November
Time:    15h30 – 17h30 (Registration at 15h00, the session will commence at 15h30)

Venue: Oude Molen, Pinelands

Facilitators (in case you are interested but cannot attend the session): Louise van Rhyn (louise@symphonia.net) / Merridy Edgson (merridy@symphonia.net) / Veronica Wantenaar (veronica@symphonia.net)  

 

Johannesburg:

Date:     Wednesday, 14th November
Time:    16h30 – 18h00 (Registration at 16h00, the session will commence at 16h30)

Venue: AOC, Worldsview House, 150 Kelvin Drive, Woodmead

Facilitator (in case you are interested but cannot attend the session): Louise van Rhyn (louise@symphonia.net) & Stephanie Dawson-Cosser (Stephanie@symphonia.net)

 

If you would like to attend any of these sessions, please book with Melissa at schoolsadmin@symphonia.net or on 021 913 3507.
We look forward to seeing you there!

 

5 Minute video about the School @ the Centre of Community Initiative:

For more information about this ground-breaking initiative, please watch this video (it is only 5 minutes): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7swKFX-5q54

 

12 Minute video about Louise van Rhyn’s personal learnings from being a Partner for Possibility:

For an insight into the kind of value that business leaders derive from being a partner to a school principal, please watch this TEDxCapeTownED video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SPxr8OdaPY

 

We would love to hear your feedback once you have had a chance to watch it!

 

Please forward this information to others in your network who may be interested to know more about this process.

 

Warm regards,

Louise