A school board’s training, consultation, and team building can easily be overlooked in a world of continual improvement. Five to seven random people are brought together to make decisions over multi-million-dollar budgets and district policy. A recipe for gridlock or even disaster? Or, dynamic leadership with training and facilitation in system thinking. Help your board become cohesive, work toward consensus, and everybody’s favorite – shorten meetings.
- Training in Tools and Processes for Decision Making
- Prioritizing Bond Issues
- Strategic Planning Facilitation
- Understanding Deming Profound Knowledge Thinking
- Team Building
- Consensus Training
- Using PDSA to solve problems
“Langford brought vital continual improvement tools to our Team of 8 training that provided trustees with ways to deliberate and discuss intricate details and information in many ways. I fully anticipate our board will be using these tools for years.
Langford challenges assumptions by asking the Team of 8 to look at the system as a whole through various exercises and discussions. This system thinking is vital for trustees who want to focus on good governance.”
Trish Bode, President, Leander Independent School District, Leander, TX
"I learned what real learning is all about – a constant reflection of one’s progress toward attainable goals based on one’s prior experiences and knowledge. I wish I would have been taught this way! Thank you very much! Wonderful!"
"All of the complaints that I hear at school from other teachers center around student motivation: “The kids do not care,” Should we really give them rewards for things they should do anyway? I am excited to bring this new learning into my classroom and help my students reach a new level of learning. Thanks for a great conference!"
"I can use the tools, beyond the initial feedback processes, to narrow and identify what to work on and how to develop plans for improvement. I have identified how to begin a challenging conversation about grades and grading practices with an idea of how we can study the issues with volunteers from what I have learned in the past few days."
"The improvement coaching and Langford Learning online curriculum will continue to have an impact on my work in education for years to come. After this training, I am so motivated to bring the tools and knowledge to my school to help improve the work we do for students."
"My experience involved with David’s small group coaching sessions was great. David’s knowledge of improvement methodologies and his ability to address questions and issues with my project was very helpful. The Tool Time For Education book is an invaluable resource that I will continue to use in my improvement journey. Overall, working with David was a very impactful experience and I would recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about improving processes and understanding systems."
"I was completely new to improvement science and the methods and tools we would be using. I was able to take what I learned from the online training and coaching sessions directly to my students. I am so excited to begin next year with this new way of thinking about how to make improvements in my classroom."
"Improvement science is a practice that I am relatively new to. With David’s support and the Langford Learning online curriculum, I have gained a strong understanding of the impact this work can have on our organization as well as a clear framework to use when approaching possible opportunities for change."