Come Together (virtually)

For resources from past webinars and KlingChats, visit our KlingShare page 


Join these sessions  conversations to talk with fellow Klingenstein alumni and members of the wider education community around timely topics. These are not webinars, but instead lightly-facilitated conversations to help independent and international school educators connect and problem-solve together. Click a session link below to register for that KlingChat.

  • KlingChat: Reflecting on Before and Next - May 6, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
    Connect with fellow educators about your pandemics journey and how you shape your “new reality” and "new future." As we look back at the year that has passed and forward to the year ahead, we ask ourselves, "What do we want to carry forward from this time? What aspects of 'before' do we want to leave behind? What lessons have we learned and how might we use them to inform our design of the future?"

The Build Capacity Series

The Klingenstein Center, in partnership with Global Online Academy, is thrilled to announce a new learning series for school leaders: Building Capacity. Building Capacity is a series of five online courses designed to meet new and emerging leaders at their learning edge. Registration is has closed for the first course, Listening Leadership, but stay tuned for updates as the series develops. 

KlingSalon - now virtual

KlingSalon was designed to bring a small group of educators together to think deeply and brainstorm around key issues facing independent school education. In its face-to-face format, educators close to the topic frame the issue and question and small groups worked together to seek solutions. This year, KlingSalon will go virtual, still bringing educators together for deep dives into thorny issues.

This year’s KlingSalons will follow the theme Future Now. In October of 2019, Center Director Nicole Furlonge wrote to alumni and friends of the Center:

By future now, I am recalling this thought from historian Howard Zinn: “We don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.” Zinn’s notion of what I am calling a future now informs the Klingenstein Center’s design of meaningful experiences for our professional learning community. . . There is no better time to design the future than now.

Each of our KlingSalons this year will focus on places where independent school communities live, not only in defiance but also in deliberate engagement towards creating a better future.

View Recordings of Past KlingSalons:

  • KlingSalon: Reckoning with Race - Thursday, March 11, 2021
    Watch Recording of our compelling conversation with Erika Seth Davies, Founder of The Racial Equity Asset Lab and Associate Director of Philanthropy at the McDonough School, shared McDonough's journey to acknowledge and face its history as a school founded by an enslaver, to meet the needs of current students, and to live its values in all aspects of school operations. Through McDonough's example, participants will be able to consider how the school's strategic framework may apply to their own institutions. 

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