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August 30, 2016 at 1:52 PM

Change: What guidance would you give about creating/handling change as we all address the implementation of actions to achieve our building and district goals? Resources?

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Re: Change

September 10, 2016 at 8:28 AM
A couple of resources I would highly recommend are available on our website:

* Leading in a Culture of Change by Michael Fullan is a 15-page "must" for you and your learning teams -http://iowaascd.org/files/5413/4503/4056/MFullanAug15.pdf...

* Choosing the Wrong Drivers for Whole-System Reform This paper by Michael Fullan compares the "wrong drivers" often used in the United States with the "right drivers" that achieve the needed changes in the high-performing countries. http://iowaascd.org/files/6913/3305/3467/Fullan_Wrong_Drivers.pdf...

* Two-Page Summary on Change - a function of the work of curriculum leads! - See Function 8 - Change at http://iowaascd.org/index.php/members1/especially-you/central-offic...

* Another resource I have used often is Leading Change Handbook by Jody Spiro (Wallace Foundation). It's located on our website athttp://iowaascd.org/files/6313/1933/6883/leading-change-handbook.pd...
 

Re: Change

September 18, 2016 at 9:35 PM
The most user friendly source I have for understanding and working with change is "Managing Transitions, Making the Most of Change" by William Bridges. He, in very understandable terms, outlines the three (3) phases individuals go through when faced with moving to something new:
1. Letting Go - facing the ending - dealing with loss
2. In-between time - the Neutral Zone - realignment takes place
3. New Beginning - a new sense of purpose
He not only explains these in-depth, but supplies specifics for how to manage each phase.

Other than the book, much of Bridges work is available on the internet. I would highly recommend anyone facing the challenge of leading a major change to consult his work!
 

Re: Change

September 19, 2016 at 8:00 AM
Yes! Fantastic author - and he has one for your personal life as well.

A nice summary of his work is athttp://www.strategies-for-managing-change.com/william-bridges.html... And you can even sign up for a free e-course if you like!