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Take a deep dive into learning and be back in time for dismissal duty!


Short 1 hour webinars on a specific skillful intentional team leadership topic. Can't join live? Watch the recording on your own time.

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Immerse yourself in a course and get college credit to boot!


Highly interactive synchronous sessions with options to connect with others in between classes.

(Graduate credit

or MA PDPs available.)

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Direct your own learning with an on demand book study!


On demand book study with short videos from the author and real team leaders to supplement each chapter.

Elisa MacDonald is a registered DESE PD provider in MA.

PD provider # F20180019

The following events are listed in US Eastern Standard Time. Click here to calculate other US time zones.

upcoming "microbursts"

Short powerful webinars on a targeted leadership topic, tool or skill.

Registration Opens: September 8

Limited spots available.


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"Greatest Hits"

An introduction to key concepts found in Elisa's book, Intentional Moves.


In this Free 1 hour webinar microburst you'll learn:

  • STL Team Function Impact Matrix and assessment tool

  • 4 Tenets of a Skillful Approach

  • Ten STL Primary Intentions and how to best navigate the book.


Great for beginners and experienced team leaders who are interested in learning a skillful intentional approach to leading teams.​

Sessions available (Choose 1):

Monday 9/26  4:00 - 5:00 PM ET  Free


Tuesday 9/27 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET  Free

Check back for additional upcoming dates.


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Make the most of your collaboration time. Design focused engaging meetings that will advance your team learning goals.

In this 1 hour webinar microburst you'll learn how to:

(Move 4.2) Write a three-question agenda 

(Move 4.3) Open a meeting to activate learning

(Move 4.4) Close a meeting to establish next steps for learning

Sessions available (Choose 1):

Monday 10/10   4:00 - 5:00 PM  ET  $99 per person


Tuesday 10/11   1:00 - 2:00 PM ET  $99 per person


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Is your goal Seemingly SMART? Is it technically specific, measurable, attainable, results-driven and timebound, but accomplishing the goal does not bring you any closer to the improved outcomes your students need?

In this 1 hour webinar microburst you'll learn how to:

(Move 6.7) Write specific student-learning targets

(Move 6.8) Measure what matters

(Move 6.9) Reach for a tippy-toe goal

(Move 6.10) Align w/priorities and individual goals

(Move 6.11) Connect to what matters

(Move 6.12) Distinguish learning outcomes from pathways

(Move 6.13) Establish a time frame according to student need

Sessions available (Choose 1):

Monday 10/24   4:00 - 5:00 PM  ET  $99 per person


Tuesday 10/25   1:00 - 2:00 PM ET  $99 per person





Norms. (Audible groan acknowledged.) Unfortunately, for many schools norm-setting has become a time-sucking meaningless task.  Not only does it not need to be, it shouldn't be. A meaningful norm-setting process shapes our team's learning culture and reveals unhealthy tacit ways-of-doing that need to be talked about.


In this 1 hour webinar microburst you'll learn how to:

(Move 2.3) Promote mindfulness with personal norm setting

(Move 2.4) Foster sensitivity for cultural norms

(Move 2.5) Surface unspoken norms

The best time to work on norms is after your team has met a few times.

Sessions available (Choose 1):

Monday 11/7   4:00 - 5:00 PM  ET  $99 per person


Tuesday 11/8   1:00 - 2:00 PM ET  $99 per person

Upcoming Virtual courses

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Foundations in Skillful Intentional Team Leadership

This 7-week interactive virtual course led by Elisa MacDonald with asynchronous

learning between sessions introduces the key concepts of a skillful intentional approach to leadership for any educator ready to improve student outcomes with their teams.

Registration opens: Sept. 8

$895 per person

Fall Session 2022. Section 1A (Thursdays)

10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15

4:00 - 6:00 PM* EST


Each participant must purchase an individual copy of the book Intentional Moves.

Book is NOT included in the course cost.




Course objectives and weekly topics herePrint, if you need documentation to get approval from your district to pay for this course.


Join the course! Fill out the contact page.  Please indicate session. Payment details will be emailed to you. Registration is not confirmed until full payment is received.

Interested in graduate credit? This course may qualify for 1 graduate course credit through Framingham State University for an additional fee. *First and last sessions are 2.5 hours for participants taking this course for graduate credit.

This has been one of the best if not THE BEST course/ PD I have taken in my 45 year career. Elisa is the epitome of an educator: intelligent, enthusiastic, professional, and tireless in all she does.

         - Mary B., Teacher Leader

Working Remotely

self-paced book study

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Short videos for each chapter to prompt your thinking and help you apply the moves to your own teams. Take the on-demand course on your own or with other team leaders in your school.

$249 per person

Contact Elisa for group rate for 5 people or more.

Each participant must purchase an individual copy of the book Intentional Moves.

Book is NOT included in the course cost.

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