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Belldegrun Center for Innovative Leadership (BCIL)

We are extremely excited by the launch of our Belldegrun Center for Innovative Leadership (BCIL). As you may have read in our recent BWS Magazine, the mission of our BCIL is to “prepare community members to engage with real world challenges and explore solutions within and beyond the classroom.” Belldegrun Center will help students go beyond the textbook, grapple with challenges for which there are no prescribed answers, and develop lifelong leadership skills.


Mission Statement

Belldegrun Center for Innovative Leadership prepares community members to engage with real world challenges and explore solutions within and beyond the classroom.

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BCIL Core Leadership Skills

Through the integration of the following leadership skills, Belldegrun Center for Innovative Leadership cultivates: 

Innovative Problem Solvers
Critical, creative, and design thinking
Collaboration and co-creation; inspiring a shared vision
Adaptability and perseverance

Courageous Risk Takers
Brave thinking and actions
Embracing failure as an opportunity to learn
Being in the present

Effective Managers
Breaking large projects into small steps
Seeking and incorporating feedback
Follow-through and accountability

Adept Communicators
Active listening
Public speaking and group facilitation
Media and digital literacy 

Inspired Community Builders
Cross-cultural fluency
Empathy and conflict resolution
Self-reflection and societal awareness

2018-2019 BCIL Collaborative


K-12

Dr. Josh Berger
, Director
Sarah Bishop, Extracurricular Innovator and Collaborator
Ericka Taylor
, Administrative Assistant for BCIL and Equity and Inclusion

Lower School

Gina Rocca, Curriculum Innovator and Collaborator

Krissy Loo
, Facilities Design Co-Chair
 

Middle School

Kristen Letchworth, Curriculum Innovator and Collaborator
Ronit Kumar, Facilities Design Co-Chair

Upper School

Katie McKellar
, Curriculum Innovator and Collaborator


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