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Leadership Coaching for High Performance 2015

"Leadership Coaching for High Performance helped me develop and refine coaching skills that I use every day in my work with school and district leaders. I highly recommend LCHP to anyone who is responsible for helping others improve their professional performance." — Jim Lentz, (former KS Superintendent of the Year), Consultant at Southwest Plains Regional Service Center

Education — and the role of educators — is changing rapidly.
How equipped are you to lead the change?

Coaching is an incredibly powerful way for education leaders, like you, to make an immediate, significant impact in the schools that they lead. Coaching has been proven to transform relationships, increase learning and dramatically change school cultures.

This four-day event is designed specifically for district and school leaders who are committed to engaging in conversations that lead to transformational changes. Essential components of this highly successful seminar include:

  • Principles of effective leadership coaching
  • Coaching language that produces reflective practice and increased performance
  • Effective coaching behaviors of committed listening, paraphrasing and presuming positive intent
  • Feedback that empowers, encourages and effectively communicates
  • Coaching labs designed to accelerate knowledge and skill acquisition

A valuable use of Title II funds. SCECHs and Grand Valley State University Graduate credits available.

Traverse Bay Area ISD
1101 Red Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684

June 29 - July 2, 2015
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
$877 per person (includes all materials)
* 50% refunds after April 29 (60 days prior to event).No refunds after June 14.
Special hotel rates available:
Cambria Suites
Hotel code: Learning Forward, Results Coaching
255 Munson Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49686
231.778.8000 (call for reservations)
Questions: call Amy Colton at 734-645-5995, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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The creation of a collaborative culture requires skillful leadership

By Dennis Sparks

Teacher isolation is so deeply ingrained in the traditional fabric of schools that leaders cannot simply invite teachers to create a collaborative culture. They must identify and implement specific, strategic interventions that help teachers work together rather than alone. —Richard DuFour

If the goal is quality teaching in all classrooms for the benefit of all students, then it is essential that principals and teacher leaders create a high-performance culture which has professional learning and meaningful teamwork at its core.

The creation and maintenance of such a culture against the forces of entropy require intentional, skillful leadership. It does not happen by accident.

Successful principals and teacher leaders are clear about the attributes of such cultures and take daily actions to promote them.

They understand, for instance, the importance of:

  • and promise keeping (we understand that continuous progress requires making and keeping our promises to one another).

In your experience, what specific, strategic interventions help teachers work together rather than alone?

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Why professional reading is necessary, but not sufficient

by Dennis Sparks

In some school systems a particular book takes hold for several months and everyone seems to be reading and talking about it. The following school year it is another book, and so on.

The ideas and practices recommended in those books are seldom deeply understood, and seldom implemented, no matter how substantial and important they may be.

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