Systems-think

Coming Soon: A Systems Approach to Strategic Planning and School Improvement

On Tuesday, November 1, at 10:00 a.m. PDT, Carrie Brennan, Executive Director of CITY Center for Collaborative Learning, will present a webinar to share her story of how she has engaged stakeholders in a process of developing shared vision. Carrie began her work with systems thinking as a classroom teacher and now brings those skills to her work as an educational leader.  In the webinar, she will explore ways that systems thinking can help leaders take a more collaborative approach to developing strategic school improvement plans.

You will be encouraged by the CITY story.  It is the story of committed educators who came together to create learning environments that deliver benefits to students.  You will recognize challenges common to modern education–testing and accountability, changing curriculum standards, meeting the needs of students with diverse backgrounds—and you will be encouraged by how these challenges are being addressed as part of the ongoing work of school improvement.

Carrie will also explore how this approach can create a ripple effect that leads to more community engagement in schools.  You will see systems thinking principles like exponential growth, reinforcing feedback and the use of leverage applied in this real world context.

Register for the webinar to learn more and participate in the discussion.

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2 Responses to Coming Soon: A Systems Approach to Strategic Planning and School Improvement

  1. The webinar exceeded my expectations and introduced language I can use to explain my thinking when planning and communicating complex ideas. Thanks so much; I hope to continue this conversation about systems thinking and organizational change. I’m so excited this is a thing!!!

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