PMP270: Gaining Buy-In & Building Leadership Teams with Jen Schwanke

This week Jen Schwanke and Will Parker answer principal questions:

  • How do you gain ‘buy-in’ among staff vs just ‘setting expectations’ when it comes to structuring or implementing new programs to support student learning?
  • How do you start a leadership team? Ask for volunteers? Invite specific people??

Listen in for feedback on building trust, building on strengths, identifying leaders through volunteers as well as targeting leadership input. 

During the show, William also refers to positive school outcomes at Dimension Learning Academy in Norman, Oklahoma. You can find out more about the school here:

Also, check out a new book by Solution Tree Press: Powerful Guiding Coalitions: How to Build and Sustain the Leadership Team in Your PLC at Work® by Bob Hall. 

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