Welcome, Amazing Leader!

Kairos Leadership Academy

For new, experienced and veteran leaders of youth focused programs. Master the mindsets and skills you need to lead your team with the same care and compassion you want them to employ with young people.

In this course, you will:

  • Set your leadership vision
  • Maximize your own emotional intelligence in your leadership practice
  • Gain fresh strategies to help you navigate three common challenges for leaders of youth focused organizations: time, conflict and inclusion
  • Communicate your leadership vision with care and compassion to activate change within your team

Welcome to the Kairos Leadership Academy. Kairos (ky-rus) is an ancient term that means "a time when conditions are right for the accomplishment of a crucial action: the opportune and decisive moment." Now is the time to invest in your leadership development. 
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Here's What We Will Explore in the Kairos Leadership Academy

Leadership 101

  • Your leadership strengths and vision
  • EQ and Leadership: what's the connection?

Leadership Challenges and Opportunities

  • EQ in theory vs EQ in real life
  • Time... there's only one of me
  • Conflict: How to handle it 
  • Building an inclusive workplace: Race, Equity, and Inclusion  

Communications and Messaging

  • Pro-social/ Compassionate Communicating with Staff, Students and Stakeholders

Moving Forward

  • Leadership for the future

Frequently asked questions

How long does this course take to complete?

Typically, this course takes about 8-12 hours to complete. We recommend that learners complete one module per week.

What does each module include?

Each module includes a sequenced, scaffolded set of activities such as videos, articles, handouts, reflections and direct application practice.

What kind of instructor support will I receive?

Instructors will reply to your posts within the course and to messages you send them directly through this learning portal.  If you are participating in a hybrid version of this course, you will enjoy video conferences with the instructors also.

Will I earn a certificate of completion?

Yes. Learners who successfully complete each activity will download a certificate of completion of hours at the end of this course.

Meet the instructors

Belinda Passafaro
Belinda weaves together her bi-cultural identity, her passion for social justice and equity, and her extensive experience in nonprofit and education leadership to design and facilitate professional learning opportunities that are diverse, inclusive, and meaningful for all partners. As a senior consultant, Belinda is experienced in designing, managing and implementing high quality initiatives that support organizational development strategies and promote positive student outcomes.
Shannon Lake
Shannon specializes in partnerships and collaborations to create enriching learning opportunities that address the needs of youth and adult learners. For over 20 years, she has worked in schools, libraries, and nonprofits designing curricula and programs that connect people to opportunities that reflect their passions. She also coaches and leads workshops to help others do the same. Shannon is a lifelong learner who has a passion for travel. Her global travels aid her in bringing a unique perspective to projects where she innately embeds equity and inclusion.
Jen Brevoort
If you’ve worked with Jen, chances are you’ve slept in a submarine, designed air powered cars, expressed yourself with a little snow painting, or gotten lost in a scavenger hunt. Jen creates and expands experiential learning environments for learners. She uses creative curriculum, and current technology to push the limits of traditional education. She has designed and delivered professional development trainings for educators and administrators in 38 states and four continents. Jen's passion is keeping joy and curiosity in learning spaces by prioritizing play.