Educating Girls Symposium: Dallas

The 2020 Educating Girls Symposium, Leading Schools, Leading Girls: Preparing for the Future, will take place on Monday, January 27, at The Hockaday School in Dallas, TX.

We invite you to join educators from the region and across the country to address the following essential questions:

  • What are the competencies today’s world demands from leaders?
  • How are schools responding to these demands in terms of programming/experiences for girls?
  • In what ways are schools deliberately cultivating leadership skills such as confidence and endurance among girls and women?
  • In an era of sustainability and strategic advancement, how do schools determine what programs and initiatives are most relevant and critical to their mission?
  • How can schools provide opportunities for adults in their communities to grow professionally and model leadership for their students?

Participants will explore these questions and more in peer-led breakout sessions and hear from keynote speakers.

NCGS is proud to host this Educating Girls Symposium in partnership with the Young Women’s Preparatory Network.

This event is made possible by the generosity of our sponsors, Grand Classroom, Orcutt | Winslow, and Stress Management Consultant Amanda Muhammad.

Grand Classroom

Grand Classroom is a travel organization based in Virginia that organizes experiential educational programs for students. In addition to the important character-building aspects of student travel, the participants are exposed to a constant stream of interactive lessons in science, history and conservation.

Students working with Grand Classroom are outside the majority of the trip, and learn by hands-on experience with docents and expert guides. In this age of cell phones, computers, television and video games, the staff of Grand Classroom believes that students benefit greatly from education combined with movement and outdoor activity. The trips go to National Parks, historic cities and destinations abroad. Each adventure is customized to meet the objectives of each group.

Orcutt | Winslow

Committed to creating people-oriented architecture, Orcutt | Winslow has created innovative, functional, and cost-effective designs for more than 46 years. Our educational studio is focused on educational architecture and design, spending 40+ hours each and every week solving education-related issues. With hundreds of education projects in our portfolio and a dedicated education studio, we bring both knowledge and eagerness to learn to each project. From master planning to sustainable facilities planning, to architectural and interior design, Orcutt | Winslow brings to each project the sincere concern for each client’s needs, vision, and budget—for which we are known.

Amanda Muhammad

Amanda Muhammad is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Management Consultant. She teaches educators how to build resiliency and reduce stress as well as how to introduce different practices to the students they serve. Amanda also facilitates a variety of workshops, hosts mindfulness trainings and serves as a coach to schools and organizations both across the country and internationally. In addition to in-person training, she runs a web-based education platform, Mako Mindfulness, created to guide you through her framework of evidence-based practices that change the way we process and respond to stressful situations.