Leading Change
in Schools

Leading Change in Schools

Great school leaders are always looking for ways to improve the educational experience of their students. So they need to be great change leaders. But change is complex. In his book The Six Secrets of Change* Michael Fullan highlights the importance of ‘collaborative professionalism’ – ‘loving your employees’ and engaging them with purpose. How do you pace change, bring others with you and cope with setbacks?

* Michael Fullan, The Six Secrets of Change: what the Best Leaders Do to Help Their Organizations Survive and Thrive, Jossey-Bass, 2011

 

Mindsets for leading change

To lead change successfully, you need to be agile in many different areas of leadership. You need to be able to challenge the way things are done, imagine new possibilities and inspire others with a clear vision. Yet you need to stay open to others’ input and flexible with the pathway to change. You are likely to face setbacks and challenges along the way, and your ability to engage the sceptics will be critical.


 

Develop change leadership skills

Needing a structured approach to leading change in your school? Enrol in a Leading Change program, and begin by reflecting on your natural change leadership style using a diagnostic tool. Work with a coach to get clear on the changes you want to bring about and practise how to communicate your vision in a way that inspires others.

Learn how to judge the pace of change, how to influence key stakeholders and bring them on board. And use the Bridge Change Model to get clear on key change levers that will ensure continued energy for change.

Hear how strategies like Me-Us-It can assist you in leading change

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If you are seeking coaching support to embed a change program, we recommend our Leading Change program.