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System Assessment Background

Published in Blog on June 17th, 2015

By W. Patrick Dolan One of the earliest and most powerful activities in building a culture of truth telling and openness is the simple, but joint activity of listening to the system.  The simplest listening strategy is a series of interviews or a survey that regularly asks all levels of the organization questions about their

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CLASS Coaching Programs for 2015-2016 Now Available!

Published in Announcements on June 17th, 2015

CEC will soon begin our eleventh year of coaching school leaders! Please join us in this research-based, highly regarded program to help your new and early career principals and other administrators develop leadership skills and build school cultures to improve student achievement.

Awakening Their Minds: Creating Classrooms of High Engagement and Learning

Published on June 15th, 2015

Event Dates: October 7
October 8
October 21
November 5

Awakening Their Minds: Creating Classrooms of High Engagement and Learning   CEC, in partnership with Silver Strong & Associates, LLC is offering a series of four interactive learning opportunities that will include exploration of research-based, classroom-proven, instructional strategies that have universal application to all grade levels and all subject areas. Participants will learn instructional moves that

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Register now for 2015-2016 Teacher Leader / Instructional Coach Network

Published in Events on June 13th, 2015

Event Dates: Sep 10, 2015 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Oct 27, 2015 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Dec 10, 2015 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Jan 21, 2016 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Mar 17, 2016 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Registration is now open. You can register at the bottom of this post. First Session The first session as a full-day training; foundation to lead, coach, and support teachers; essential skills every teacher leader or coach need to build relationships, partner and collaborate to support others, and remove barriers to change. DATE:  September 10, 2015

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The Importance of Negotiations in a Collaborative Culture

Published in Blog on June 12th, 2015

By W. Patrick Dolan Collaborative cultures don’t just magically appear upon bidding.  They need to be developed through positive and productive labor-management experiences.  In most districts, this starts at the negotiations table.  Anyone who is to assist negotiators in new ways of behaving must have deep knowledge of and broad experience with the collective bargaining

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A Collaborative Culture’s Impact on Shared Leadership

Published in Blog on June 12th, 2015

by W. Patrick Dolan There is a delicate balance between new ideas and a culture’s ability to embrace those ideas. This is, in systems language, a virtual cycle or reinforcing system of one influencing the other. For it is the change in culture that slowly evolves, which allows the leadership to propose the next step. 

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