The Topic: Leadership and Influence…
Knowledge is vital to our success however, our ability to influence a diverse set of people is the difference maker regarding the level of effectiveness we experience during our careers. If this were untrue:
- Every business would be prosperous,
- Every church would be full,
- Every nonprofit would be without need,
- Every school district would be graded 'continous improving'.
In this week's #MASSPchat we’ll reflect on how we can leverage influence to lead positive change.
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel to England with MSU’s Office of K-12 Outreach to visit urban schools in London that are beating the odds. There were many interesting differences between their system and ours and I’ve divided my observations into several themes. The first of which is the use of data and celebration of progress (pronounced pro-gress across the pond!).
Before I get into the data, a few big picture differences:
The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), Bureau of Fire Services, has providing clarification regarding the requirements for maintaining measures of fire safety, tornado safety, and safety from unwanted intruders. The new Public Act 12 of 2014 requires K-12 schools to perform at least five fire safety drills, two tornado safety drills, and three lock-down emergency drills.
Do your student advisers need fresh ideas and support? Then consider having them join MASC/MAHS on Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31 for a two-day workshop at the Soaring Eagle Resort. The event is packed with influential speakers, programmatic resources, adviser breakout sessions and adviser-to-adviser networking unlike anywhere else. Your student advisers will have opportunities to network, be inspired and leave with new, program-defining activities and resources!