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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

  • Learning Block: 12:30pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time // 9:30am - 11:30am Pacific Time
  • Learning Block: 3:00pm - 5:00pm Eastern Time // 12:00pm - 2:00pm Pacific Time

Thursday, September 15, 2022

  • Learning Block: 12:30pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time // 9:30am - 11:30am Pacific Time
  • Learning Block: 3:00pm - 5:00pm Eastern Time // 12:00pm - 2:00pm Pacific Time

This course is a two-day learning experience. There is approximately 1-2 hours of pre-work to complete before the live workshop begins. Each live session is a total of 4 hours long with a 30 minute break between two learning blocks.

The virtual-live sessions (except breakouts) will be recorded. Participants have access to content for 30 days after the learning experience to help supplement learning. 


  • Individual: $650
  • Group of 6+ paying together: $550 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/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. Affiliate link is included above.


Many successful individuals find themselves in leadership roles without substantive training on leading teams. Based on Elena's best-selling book, The Art of Coaching Teams, this learning experience provides a framework and tools to lead an engaged, high-functioning team. Participants will learn to design agendas based on adult learning theory, execute the administrative tasks that will keep their team thriving, cultivate their team's emotional resilience to combat cynicism, and keep their team centered on their shared vision and purpose.

This is a practical, hands-on workshop that blends technical skills with more complex theories that are vital for a thriving, resilient team. Participants will see these strategies modeled, have time to reflect on their own practice, and be given an opportunity to apply the skills they're learning together. Anyone who leads a team focused on children will benefit from this workshop and will leave more confident in their ability to guide their team to new heights. 


Participants will: 

  • Operate with the commitment and skills to foster a trusting, inclusive team culture.
  • Identify next steps and a process to ensure your team has a clear, shared purpose.
  • Build your own emotional intelligence (EI) and practice ways to build the EI of your team.
  • Hone your ability to reframe and respond to resistance.
  • Navigate conflict with less anxiety and greater skill.


  • Consider agenda design that aligns with purpose and principles of adult learning
  • Create your own trust building plan
  • Observe and role play scenarios for coaching teams
  • Ground yourself in your leadership strengths and clarify your purpose and hopes for your team
  • Improve your ability to listen deeply and listen for new understanding
  • Reflect on and plan for building a more inclusive team


  • Anyone who facilitates a team—whether you hold a formal position of authority or you manage a body of work through lateral leadership


  • Prepare for the virtual-live experience: Complete self-paced pre-work reading and self-assessments before your virtual-live sessions.
  • Learn and practice: Come together with a Bright Morning facilitator and learners from around the globe. This is a two-day learning experience which includes 8 hours of virtual-live engagement and an hour of pre-work.


  • 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.


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.