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Wednesday, July 26 • 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Gould - Are 'U' Ready To Lead For A Sustainable Future for Our Children

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This presentation explores the use of systems thinking (ST), Theory U (TU), and design thinking (DT) as the skills and tools for leaders, at all levels within a school system, to answer the question: “What leadership skills are needed to meet the needs of the 21st-century and beyond for our children?”

Five key areas of leadership capacity are explored in this presentation:

• Understanding a system as a network of human interactions
• Generative listening as a means for increasing collaboration and
trust within school settings
• Understanding the mechanisms that enhance or block peoples’
capacities to understand change both personally and collectively
within a school
• How visioning and prototyping are key change leadership tools
• How changing our metaphors of school will enhance leadership
throughout a school system

These 5 areas not only will help participants uncover thinking that blocks the emergence of new possibilities within their schools, but also help them to discover ways to build the capacities within others to create and sustain change.

You will leave this presentation with ideas on how to make a positive difference in the lives of students, families, educators, and communities; by emphasizing the generation and transformation of leadership skills through the use of ST, TU, and DT knowledge and practices.

Speakers
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John Gould

Associate Clinical Professor, School of Education | Drexel University|
I have more than 40 years of in-depth experience in the educational field, in which I have specialized on issues surrounding systemic change, leadership development, curriculum innovation and the effective implementation of new technologies in learning environs. | | My work and research is informed by a first-hand familiarity with organizational issues, having worked as a superintendent, assistant superintendent, and in other leadership positions within Pennsylvania school districts. I have penned many articles on school innovation and sustainability. Throughout my career, I presented workshops at the local, state, and national levels focused on rethinking the design of schools. I also served as the project manager in charge of crafting a ""shared vision and action plan"" for former Governor Tom Ridge's Pennsylvania Education Network (PEN). Presently I am an Associate Clinical Professor at Drexel University and co-designer of its Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership and Change. | | I am grounded in... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Newbury Boston Park Plaza
  • BLC Strand Crafting Vision and Managing Change
  • Intended Audience General - All Audiences
  • Session Level All