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Leading with Grace & Ease Through a Time of Uncertainty

Leading with grace and ease through a time of uncertainty means that we do not abandon our processes and structures but that we amplify them by moving through our work with a heightened presence, thoughtfulness, and humility. This enables us to recognize…

April 26, 2020 | Author: Marilyn Schmitke | Read Article

What Leaders Can Do to Support the Emotional Well-Being of their Team Members During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Leaders are accustomed to guiding their teams through the ongoing shifts and changes of their organizations; however, the past few weeks have challenged many leaders in unprecedented ways when attempting to navigate the tumultuous waters of responding to…

March 31, 2020 | Author: Lana Nogue | Read Article

Winning the Inclusive Education Lottery: Establishing Responsive Inclusive Cultures

Leading responsive inclusive cultures at the school and system levels is complex work. It requires thoughtful reflection of the local context. It requires leaders to plan for sustainable supports for students and their families that transcend their…

March 30, 2020 | Author: Lana Nogue | Read Article

Seeking Staff Buy In? Ask the Right Questions!

One of the questions I am most frequently asked when working with schools across the province centers around visionary and change leadership and that is, “How do I obtain staff buy in”? I have spent a lot of time reflecting on this question through my…

March 3, 2020 | Author: Marilyn Schmitke | Read Article

Top Five For Collaborative Team Meetings

This year, we have been working with a number of districts throughout Alberta, exploring and deepening the essential elements and practices of a collaborative response model. In Northern Gateway Public Schools and Medicine Hat Public Schools, this has…

January 28, 2018 | Read Article