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By Patrick F. Bassett | President, Heads Up Educational Consulting We’ve all seen and are beginning to experience the challenges as the new generation of teachers joining the independent school workforce, the Millennials, who will soon make up a very large proportion of the independent school workforce...

Content Preview: "The OESIS Learning Innovation Report 2017, produced every two years, provides a study of the factors enabling and preventing 21st century innovation for independent schools. Drawing on the largest innovation network in the space of over 500 prestigious schools, this provocative report looks at...

Multiple-Day Assignments: • Strategic Planning: Typically a 10-day commitment including data-gathering and analysis; sorting of issues to development a framework of key topic possibilities; expert analysis of trends related to the key topics; testing of ideas with a range of constituents; drafting of plan; approval and communication...

A Day on - The Moral Life of Schools Consultant’s Assignment: What are the professed and embedded values of a school’s culture, and when and how are they conflicted by the development stages of the moral growth of youth or by the unwillingness of the adults...

A Day on - Principled, Change Agency Leadership for School Leadership Teams Consultant’s Assignment: Part I - How do we make garden-variety decisions that are consistently principled, rationale, and effective in “fast and slow thinking” ways? What is Z-based decision making and the four-way test to...

A Day on - Board Governance Consultant’s Assignment: Depending on the length of the workshop, schools can choose one, two, or all three parts of this governance training menu (or possibly pick one part and match it up with an abbreviated presentation on another topic offered...

Two – Days on - Drafting and Writing a Plan Consultant’s Assignment: Based on prior days’ work at the school, draft up with the team from the school an outline for a school’s strategic priorities for the future. School’s Advance Assignment: Schedule a teleconference or Skype consultation...

A Day on – Brainstorming Strategies Consultant’s Assignment: Facilitating the Strategic Planning Committee process to outline the categories for the plan moving forward. Writing up a draft from the outline to present to the SPC. School’s Advance Assignment: Produce a chart from crowdsourcing that shows results for...

A Day on - S.W.O.T. Analysis Consultant’s Assignment: Based on the results of observations and conversations from the work indicated above, engage the SPC team in a substantial exercise in S.W.O.T. (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis. School’s Advance Assignment: Send to the board the article 25 Factors...

A Day on - Schools of the Future: The Big Shifts Consultant’s Assignment: Part I: For all faculty and staff and SPC (plus board and parents, if possible): a 90- minute keynote examination what the MacArthur Foundation calls the six “big shifts” in education, at all...