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Thu, Oct 14


NSKL Class - First Steps to Leading with Kindness

This is the foundational class for all students of The New School for Kind Leaders.

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Time & Location

Oct 14, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

About the Event

Welcome to First Steps to Leading with Kindness! The purpose of this class is to introduce new students to the basics of leading with kindness, The New School for Kind Leaders’ teaching methods, and our connected Practice Community.

What you’ll learn:

Over  the course of this four week class, you’ll learn why  Kind Leadership is so important and the basic principles of leading with  kindness. You’ll be introduced to The Five Key Characteristics of a  Kind Leader, the Three Key Kind Leader Practices of Acting, Speaking and  Thinking Kindly, and to our kind, caring methodology of learning  through the combination of practice and community. During each class  you’ll complete hands-on exercises to turn theory into real learning and  you’ll be paired with a Practice Partner to work with between class  sessions. By the end of this class, you’ll feel confident in your  ability to deepen your practice, you’ll be part of our Kind Leader  Practice Community, and you’ll already have started to create a better,  kinder world by leading with kindness.

Class topics:

All classes are interactive with a mix of in-class practice, theory, discussion and reflection.

Session 1: Why Kind Leadership is a Necessity

  • Defining Leadership & Defining Kindness
  • The Vicious Circle of Fear & The Cycle of Kindness
  • Introduction to Practicing Kind Leadership and The Kind Leader Community

Session 2: The Five Key Characteristics of Kind Leaders

  • Learn about The Five Key Characteristics of Kind Leaders
  • Analyze experiences you've had with leaders using the Characteristics
  • Reflect on your own leadership using the Characteristics

Session 3: Part 1: The Three Key Kind Leader Practices and Behaviors

  • Learn and practice Key Practice 1: Think Kindly and associated Key Behaviors
  • Learn and practice Key Practice 2: Speak Kindly and associated Key Behaviors

Session 4: Part 2: The Three Key Kind Leader Practices and Behaviors

  • Learn and Practice Key Practice 3: Act Kindly and associated Key Behaviors
  • Class reflection, wrap up and Course of Action Next Steps planning

After you register, one week before class starts, we’ll send you a detailed  Syllabus including specific practice and theory topics for each class  session. You will also be given an Introspection/Reflection Journal to  use to record your practice and progress. Please note, there is no harsh  formal ‘grading’ process.

Other materials you will need:

A dedicated notebook to use during class and as you practice between class sessions

Benefits of taking this class:

By  taking this class you will immediately begin to put your learning into  practice to lead with kindness and create a kinder world at work, at  home and in the community. You will begin to be able to identify areas  of practice strength and areas that require deeper practice. You will  become part of a community of like-minded people to support your  continued practice.

This class will prepare you to create your  Course of Action and is a prerequisite for all new students of The New  School for Kind Leaders.

Who should take this class?

This  class is perfect for people already in leadership positions at work, at  home and in the community and for those aspiring to create a kinder  world through leadership.

Class Dates and Times:

Class Duration: 1 month with 4 weekly 2 hour sessions

Thursday, Thursday, September 23rd through Thursday, October 21, 2021

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm CT, Noon – 2:00 pm PT)

• Thursday, September 23, 2021

• Thursday, September 30, 2021

• Thursday, October 14, 2021

• Thursday, October 21, 2021

To fully register and take part in thnis class, please use this link:

Please note: One week before class starts you will receive your Syllabus  and Introspection/Reflection Journal. One day before class starts, you  will receive a Zoom invite for all four class sessions. As soon as your  register, please mark your calendar to hold the dates and times.

Have questions or need more information?

Please contact Karyn Ross directly at or at 1-630-881-3068.

We're  here to help you become confident and comfortable leading with kindness  and are happy to answer any and all questions so that you can get  started!

Everyone is welcome at The New School for Kind Leaders.  We practice Right-Sized Pricing, which means that no one will ever be  turned away based on financial circumstance. We ask that you make a  Tuition Contribution that is comfortable and affordable for you.  Suggested Tuition Contributions can be:

• Working individual (Company paying): $400.00 per class/workshop

• Working individual (Paying personally): $250.00 per class/workshop

• Not working: $125.00 per class/workshop

If  you are able, we also encourage you to add a Pay-It-Forward Tuition  Contribution to help offset costs for others who would like to attend  and are in less fortunate financial circumstances.

We are thankful and grateful for all Tuition Contributions!

This foundational class is taught by Karyn Ross, author of The Kind Leader: A Practical Guide to Eliminating Fear, Creating Trust and Leading with Kindness.

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