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Join us for our next workshop happening January 17-19, 2023! Learn more.


December 2022 (3-week series, Tuesdays and Thursdays)
  • Week 1: December 6 and December 8, 2022
  • Week 2: December 13 and December 15, 2022
  • Week 3: December 20 and December 22, 2022

12:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern Time // 9:00am - 11:00am Pacific Time

This 6-session learning series takes place over three weeks. Each session is 2 hours long, totaling 12 hours of professional development. Some pre-work is required for each session.

The virtual engagement takes place on Zoom and requires Zoom (5.8.6 or higher)* and a computer. If you have access needs or accommodation requests, please email [email protected]. We will do our best to meet accessibility needs. 

*Currently Zoom does not allow for auto-captioning in breakout rooms, which we frequently use in workshops. Please let us know if you require captioning in all spaces to access virtual learning.

All sessions will be recorded in the event you cannot make a session or if you would like to rewatch at a later time. Course access is available for up to 30 days after the last virtual live session to help supplement learning.


  • Individual: $750
  • Group of 6-29 paying together: $650 each
  • Group of 30 or more: Contact us with the number of people at [email protected].

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.
  • 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 three-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


  • 10 or more days prior to the event – Full refund

  • Less than 10 days prior to the event – No refund

  • A missed learning experience is non-refundable and non-transferable. For more details about our cancellation policy and transfers, visit our FAQ page.

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.

About the Instructors

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.

Presenter Antoinette Strain

Antoinette has worked in education for over a decade. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of New Mexico and a M.A. in Educational Leadership from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Over her career she has worked as a middle school math and science teacher, school operations manager, instructional and culture coach, and dean of students. She enjoys imagining and cultivating environments which honor community values and embrace restorative and anti-racist practices. Antoinette currently presents our Art of Coaching Teams workshops. Antoinette lives in Minneapolis and outside of work, she can be found chasing her two sets of twins around nature centers and neighborhood parks with her partner, Paul. She enjoys gardening, cooking spicy recipes, and dancing Zumba.

How to Register:

  • 1. Choose the payment method that works for you: credit card or invoice/P.O.

  • 2. If registering by credit card, check your inbox for a course access email and receipt.

  • 3. If registering a group, please use the Group Registration/Pay By Invoice form. Our team will follow up in 2-3 business days.

Individual Registration by Credit Card

To register as an individual, pay by credit card for instant enrollment and access to course materials. This option requires registering one individual at a time.

Group Registration or Pay by Invoice/PO