Future of Work: Great Leadership Qualities

A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader. A great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.

– Eleanor Roosevelt

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Passion. Pride. Promise. Two Leaders Help Pave the Way for Their Students & Communities

Tucked away in the hills of rural western Oregon, the Vernonia and Gaston school districts defy many of the stereotypes most of us hold when we think of rural schools. Their communities face both common and unique challenges. Vernonia Elementary Principal, Michelle Eagleson, and Gaston Superintendent, Summer Catino, share how their small schools and communities achieve greatness.

Case Study: Merced Union High School District

Through its work with Inflexion, MUHSD is seeing strong results in student outcomes and in closing the opportunity gap for underserved students. California School Dashboard data show College/Career Indicator scores for African American, Hispanic, English Learners, students with disabilities, students who are homeless, and students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged are 16 to 29 points higher than the state average.

Future of Work: 6 Types of Courage for Inclusive Workplaces

The role of educator—and educational leader—takes heart. And courage. But did you know that courage isn’t one-size-fits-all? Not only are there different types of courage, but you can also develop your own personal levels of courage through reflection and practice. Consider these 6 Types of Courage for Inclusive Workplaces to strengthen your own resolve as a leader and help model a more confident and inclusive workplace.

Personalize Your Professional Development: Leadership Scope and Sequence Planning

Portico coach, Jocelyn Bigay, uses this Leadership Scope and Sequence Planning Template within her Copilot sessions to focus goals for the year and identify short term measurable goals. It allows school leaders to think through how they can work toward their yearly goals and highlight shared vision for readiness. It also helps them to backwards plan a professional learning sequence.

Future of Work: Inclusive Leadership “I Believe” Statements

Much of what guides and shapes a leader is what they themselves believe to be their role and function as a leader. But how many times have you actually stopped to reflect on what you believe your job as a leader is? Consider these 5 Leadership “I Believe” Statements to begin shaping what kind of leader you want to be, what you believe your leadership should produce, and how your leadership can foster a more inclusive workplace.