Course Modules Description
Module 1: Setting the Foundations for Leading Change
Participants are introduced to a conceptual framework for leadership and management through sessions focused on executive leadership, thinking and change management that:
- Outline how to consciously determine the actions a leader takes to make successful strategic change happen.
- Introduce a Change Model, based on John Kotter’s work. Instructors will outline the power of being guided by the model, along with practice in applying the core concepts.
- Introduction and application of the concept of Integrative Thinking.
- Begin the process of trust building crucial to the co-consulting process that helps to build productive peer coaching relationship with fellow participants.
Module 2: Change and External Forces
Participants build on the learning in Module 1, and add another model and tools to help mange the important internal and external stakeholders in any change initiative that:
- Focus on building your personal leadership agenda.
- Introduce a change model.
- Move from planning to execution through the introduction of a set of practical management and personal effectiveness tools to help you keep your change plans on track.
- Continue the co-consulting process including peer coaching relationships.
Module 3: Managing Change – Getting It Done; Managing Change & External Forces
Participants are introduced to additional pragmatic tools for managing change inside their organizations and their role while dealing with the public and managing the media.
Through this module participants will:
- Engage in reflective dialogue with political, labour leaders and media players on the practices of the public sector.
- Continue to shape their district project with the help of advice from co-consulting colleagues.
Module 4: Dealing with Changing Demographics
Participants will be presented with a national and regional shift in student demographics through:
- Exploration of changing student demographics and the implications of this on school districts involving Community Engagement & Data Management.
- Dialogue on the Supervisory Officer’s responsibilities in district facilities management to respond to changing community needs.
- Continued development of a district project with the advice of co-consulting colleagues.
Module 5: Developing Self and Others
Module 5 is focused on the development of people - yourself and others.
Participants will have the opportunity to discover:
- The power of coaching and mentoring.
- Additional concepts and tools on influencing others.
- The essence of their learning in the planning and implementation of a district project, followed by a graduation ceremony.
Module 6: Reflective Re-Engagement (one year later)
Module 6 reconnects course colleagues after returning to the workplace and applying your course learning.
Upon return, participants will:
- Share the longer term results of their personal district education improvement project.
- Extend the impact of the program to achieve longer term more profound impacts on themselves and their district from participating in the program.