Do you want to expand the leadership capacity of your administrators, board members, and faculty to truly achieve excellence? Our training curriculum is unique, leveraging the best practices from education and entrepreneurship to equip your team with a new set of skills to achieve your school growth goals.
Below are the professional development programs that we offer, organized around the key areas that are most often the barriers to growth: Enrollment, Communication, Strategy, School Board, Faculty, Finance, Fundraising, and Safety & Security.
Enrollment is the life blood of any school. It's an institution‐wide responsibility, with the best results achieved when there is a disciplined approach that engages faculty and families for maximum re-enrollment and new enrollment. Growth begins with enthusiastic leadership and families who share your beliefs and vision, and continues with a clearly defined target market, value proposition, and brand.
Through extensive research on the best practices of admission offices across the globe, we've designed this curriculum to achieve your enrollment goals:
Building Faculty Engagement: We're all responsible for enrollment--Including Teachers
Optimize the Admission Office: Smarter and better enrollment strategies
A critical feature of successful schools is the ability to effectively communicate internally and externally. Communication is necessarily two-way, involving both listening and messaging. Those administrators and board leaders who are able to establish and cultivate a healthy environment for communication and trust will generate higher energy, engagement, and connections throughout the campus--which is a tremendous advantage for everyone involved.
Great communicators are distinct. From Abraham Lincoln to Martin Luther King, Jr., Winston Churchill to Ronald Reagan, like so many other successful leaders, they worked hard to master the skills and habits of written, verbal, and non-verbal communication to achieve their remarkable visions and goals. And the good news is that almost anyone can become a great communicator because these key factors are skills that can be learned rather than resulting from inherent talent.
We offer the following training to develop the interpersonal intelligence of your school's leadership team and entire faculty:
Strategic planning in today's rapidly changing education environment is extremely difficult, and using tradtional methods creates unnecessary risk. It begins with your leadership first considering what you collaboratively agree that you want, then what would take to achieve those objectives, then move to facing the brutal facts of where you are, and finally assessing whether it’s realistic to invest the time, resources, and energy to make it happen.
To help your board and administration more effectively plan and lead, we developed the following curriculum to simplify the process and provide the vital tools:
Does your School Board and Administration need some time away to recharge, rebuild, and reunite? With the right training experience and leadership you can set the stage for a new phase of growth.
Well-designed board development provides a safe place to renew relationships, consider barriers to success, prepare for anticipated obstacles, and equip your governance for the road ahead. In a world where schools are constantly looking for some type of competitive advantage, one secret lies in your ability to create collaborative, trusting relationships between your board and administration. Cultivating genuine interest, sharing experiences and knowledge, and fostering passionate commitment is one of the best investments you can make. The ROI is huge!
For School Boards we offer the following professional development:
Why are more and more K-12 schools and colleges/universities investing more time and money into improving their faculty quality and culture? Because to grow enrollment and educational effectiveness, administrators must first create a work environment in which great teachers can thrive. That requires engaging the hearts and minds of your people.
Excellent schools begin and end with excellent employees. The administrators #1 job must be building a high performing team of top quality teachers and staff.
In light of the impact that each and every school employee has on the lives of students and the success of the organization, there is no administrator job function that is more important than personnel hiring, coaching, assessment, and un-hiring. Schools face increasing competition to attract and retain the best people, and winning this “war for talent” requires a new appproach.
To help you advance quality of your faculty, we've designed the following learning experiences:
The business office of a school can and should be a vital part of improving performance and designing new innovations to achieve better results. How can you make board members and administrators “raving fans” of the school’s business office? Can you move from being a "budget gatekeeper" to acting more like a Mission Enabler?
Our School Growth team has created some powerful training programs to help you transform the role and impact of your business office.
Want to raise more money more effectively? Discover why people will give exponentially higher to a shared vision rather than just to need, and how to craft a compelling narrative that can be shared easily in a motivating way. We will help your team be even better prepared to demonstrate how the school is applying the best practices of entrepreneurship to accelerate the process of school improvement with clear return on investment crieria and measurements. That’s what Parents, Philanthropists, and Foundations are craving.
Campus safety remains one of the top criteria for parents when choosing a school, and a safe environment contributes to the emotional and intellectual development of students, while also providing a climate in which faculty can thrive.
You probably have a safety & security plan--but how good is it? How does it compare to worldclass benchmarks? What funds are available to help you pay for implementation?