Co-authored by Mike Rutherford, Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) training sessions are designed to provide continuous support for Missouri Educational Leaders progressing from Aspiring (Higher Education) to Emerging (Year 1- 2 in Leadership) to Developing (Year 3-5 in Leadership) and to Transformational.

The Heart of Missouri currently offers:

Emerging Year 1

Consists of 3 regional meetings and 2 coaching labs. Topics covered include Critical Firsts, Effective Meetings, Cause and Effect, Feedback, 7 Principles of Active Observation, Duality of Decision Making, Ethical Decision Making, Time Management, and Personal Leadership Platform.

Emerging Year 2

Consists of 3 regional meetings and 1 coaching lab. Topics covered include Fuzzy Purpose, Estimating Effect Size, Knowing Self and Others, Shaping and Re-shaping School Culture, Building a Culture of Trust, Capacity Mapping, Customer Service, and School Walk Around.

Developing

Consists of 3 regional meetings and 1 coaching lab. Topics covered include Constituent Groups, Communication, Energy for Change, School Culture, Change Curves, Interpersonal Relationships, Attract and Retain, and the Interview Process.


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