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The Meetings with Staff and Parents I Dread!

Keeping People Engaged, Positive, & On-Board When They’re Anxious, Upset, or Out of Control


Thursday, August 20th, 4:00-5:30 pm Eastern Time

Times like these, of extreme stress, grief, and uncertainty, seem to bring out the best and worst in people. Montessori school leaders are being tasked with conducting staff and parent meetings that address a host of divisive and volatile issues: the health and safety of their children and families; job security; tuition payments; confusing online and on-campus program options – all this compounded by constantly changing circumstances and contingencies.

This workshop will cover specific examples and proven strategies of how to guide group staff, parent, and student meetings, and how to manage crucial and challenging conversations with individual families and staff members.  

In this live and interactive webinar, Jonathan Wolff and Tim Seldin will help you develop a plan to use these preventative and relationship building strategies to keep your Montessori community in place, in peace, and in partnership, during such unsettling times.

The workshop will be recorded.


Registration fee – $45

After you sign up, you will be re-directed to a page where you will need to register for the closed Zoom meeting. Our workshops are designed to be specific information-rich, and very interactive. The session will be recorded and we will send you a link afterward.

Jonathan Wolff

Jonathon Wolff

Jonathan Wolff: Jonathan is a senior Montessori school consultant and leadership educator with the Montessori Foundation. He is also the Founder and Director of Learning for Life and Montessori Leadership. Jonathan is a Montessori teacher trainer, speaker, and author who infuses his work in leadership development with 30 years of experience as an educator and administrator. Through the Montessori Foundation and Learning for Life, Jonathan provides retreats, workshops, consultations and coaching for parents, educators, leaders, Boards of Directors, community organizations, and learning communities around the globe.

Jon earned his B.A. degree in Secondary Education from Temple University and his Early Childhood Credential through the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), and began his career as a Montessori educator at one of the first Head Start Montessori Centers in the United States.

Tim Seldin

Tim Seldin is the President of the Montessori Foundation and Chair of the International Montessori Council. His more than forty years of experience in Montessori education includes twenty-two years as Headmaster of the Barrie School in Silver Spring, Maryland, which was his own alma mater from age two through high school graduation. Tim was the co-founder and Director of the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies, the Center for Guided Montessori Studies, and currently also serves as the Head of the New Gate School in Sarasota, Florida. He earned a B.A. in History and Philosophy from Georgetown University, an M.Ed. in Educational Administration and Supervision from The American University, and his Montessori certification from the American Montessori Society.