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Educational Leadership Network | Cultivating Imaginative Leadership

Educational Leadership Network | Cultivating Imaginative Leadership

Monday, December 6, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm


Spertus Institute launches a new workshop series
for senior-level Jewish educators

From Spertus Institute’s founding in 1924 (when classes for Hebrew teachers, Sunday school teachers, and youth group leaders were among our very first offerings), educating educators has been a key component of our mission.

We are proud to carry on the tradition in ways that stretch, innovate, and reimagine, addressing the current and future needs of today’s Jewish educators.

For the launch of this new series, Spertus is proud to present educational consultant, researcher, and author Dr. Gillian Judson, a decisive voice for imagination-focused education. 

Monday, December 6, 2021
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm CT


In Dr. Gillian Judson’s interactive online workshop, explore imagination in the context of leadership practice, leadership education, and leadership research.

An educational theory called Imaginative Education (IE) will be introduced to provide theoretical understanding of imagination and practical tools for its development. You’ll leave the workshop with specific cognitive tools that can be used to cultivate growth in your own work.

Program takes place via Zoom. Login instructions will be provided to ticket holders by email 24 hours in advance.

Dr. Gillian Judson

Dr. Gillian Judson is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. She is the former Executive Director of CIRCE, the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture, & Education.

Her research looks at the role of imagination in leadership, imagination’s role in learning, imaginative and ecological teaching, and imaginative assessment.

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Additional Leadership for Educators

Presented by Spertus Institute and Northwestern University, the Certificate in Jewish Leadership for Educators is a subsudized hybrid program Jewish educators.

Preferred admission deadline for the 2022 cohort is November 30, 2021. More >