December 2021 
Tuesday and Thursdays - December 7th, 9th, 14th, and 16th
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Eastern // 3:00pm - 5:00pm Pacific

This 4-session learning series takes place over two weeks. Each session is 2 hours long, totaling 8 hours of professional development.


  • Individual: $695
  • Group of 6+ paying together: $595 each

To receive the group rate, pay by invoice, or if your organization requires you to complete a purchase order, please complete our Group Order/Pay By Invoice form


  • Participants must have their own copy of The Art of Coaching Teams. 
  • The book is NOT included in the course pricing. Participants must acquire the book on their own before the start of the course.
  • While not strictly required, participants are also encouraged to have first attended The Art of Coaching Teams 101 workshop.


Leaders need to be skilled at engaging a range of strategies to move teams towards outcomes, while also having the transformative and adaptive skills to attend to the hearts and minds of those they supervise. This masterclass brings together administrators, managers, coaches, and leaders from a range of organizations to reflect on all aspects of leadership and to fine tune those required to elevate one's practice. 

Participants will expand their leadership skills (skills applicable in a virtual and in-person world) and will learn with and from each other. We will engage in honest reflection of what leadership entails and how we can translate best practices into our contexts. We will explore how to ensure that practices center the humanity of all involved, without diluting meaningful outcomes. 

Topics include: how to make decisions equitably and responsibly, navigating conflict and resistance, and exploring specific problems of practice with support from our larger leadership community. This two-week intensive will balance self-paced work with live sessions to process and learn together.


Participants will: 

  • Identify the difference between healthy and unhealthy conflict and develop skills to facilitate conflict on team
  • Receive thought-partnership and consultancy on how to navigate problems of practice in leaders' unique context
  • Explore a range of decision-making mechanisms and plan strategically and meaningfully


  • Reflective writing
  • Role plays
  • Planning protocols
  • Breakout discussions
  • Scenario analysis
  • Consultancies


  • Anyone who leads a team or supervises others


  • Refunds requested within 48 hours of registering will be honored minus a $50 cancellation fee.
  • Up to 1 week beforehand, a one-time registration transfer can be made to an alternate participant or another learning experience. There is a $50 processing fee for all transfers.
  • Within one week of the learning experience registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • A missed learning experience is non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  • In the rare event that Bright Morning does not receive enough interest in this offering to host it as scheduled, we will provide an alternate learning pathway for all registrants or honor refunds for those who cannot join the alternate experience.

Elevate your leadership skills through increasing your toolkit, knowledge, and capacity


Developer of People and Programs Lori Cohen

Lori Cohen has worked in both public and independent schools since 1999, serving as classroom teacher, instructional coach, administrator and workshop facilitator. She holds a BA in English, a California Teaching Credential in English, and an MA in Education—all from the University of California at Davis. Lori actively works towards equity and social justice in education, aspiring to offer access and pathways for all school stakeholders to thrive. She believes relationships are essential in moving us towards a more just and equitable world. In her role as the Developer of People and Programs with Bright Morning Consulting, Lori loves designing practical and portable learning experiences, and she facilitates her sessions with a healthy infusion of humor and heart. Lori also is co-author of The PD Book: 7 Habits That Transform Professional Development (2022), where she and Elena Aguilar share the most essential strategies for designing and leading equitable professional development. When she is not presenting or writing, Lori spends her time running through the gorgeous evergreen landscapes of the Pacific Northwest and enjoying a vast array of coffee options throughout Portland, OR, where she currently lives.

Presenter In Residence Maria Dyslin

Maria has been in education since 1997. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science, and her teaching license and Master’s degree in curriculum and instruction at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in the Teach for Diversity program. She taught for 13 years in grades 2-4 and then served as an instructional coach for 11 years—coaching teachers and teams around instructional practices and effective collaboration. Maria is currently an elementary principal committed to creating a collaborative environment where staff can reflect, inspect, and adjust instruction and environments that meet the needs of all students. Maria also serves as an adjunct literacy instructor at Concordia University. In all her roles, Maria has planned and facilitated professional development that is intentional, interactive, and collaborative. Maria lives in Wisconsin just outside of Madison with her husband and three children. When the weather permits, she enjoys being outdoors walking, biking, playing tennis, swimming, and connecting with friends and family.