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Change Leadership

What makes an effective change leader? How do we accelerate the rate of change, particularly in light of the focus on Common Core and other high academic standards? How to do we develop a culture of continuous growth where change is a given rather than an event? This module addresses those questions and many more focused on issues related to school improvement and 21st century learning. We integrate research-based information with practical strategies leaders can use regardless of their goals and priorities Participants learn how to frame their message, accelerate the rate of change, create a sense of urgency, monitor implementation, build capacity, and sustain efforts over time.

This module can be customized to explore key concepts to address a particular initiative and/or for work with leadership teams.


Key Points

  • Change researchers have much to offer practitioners that foster understanding and their ability to address issues related to improvement initiatives.

  • Excellence is a journey, not a destination. There are strategic processes that schools use so that improvement becomes an outgrowth of faculty learning and collaboration rather than a product of external mandates.

  • There are stages of the change process that can be considered, planned for and addressed proactively to accelerate the rate of change.

  • Building capacity is key, creating relationships with leaders within your school is essential, and data are instructive.




1-2 days depending on the degree of customization




Dr. Christine Mason


Christine Y. Mason, Ph.D., is Founder and Executive Director of the of Center for Educational Improvement. She is a nationally recognized expert in the area of educational reform, principal leadership and mentoring, and heart centered learning. She has 17 years’ experience as a yoga and meditation teacher. Mason has authored more than 100 books and articles, and given over 500 national, international, regional and local presentations. Her Ph.D. is from The University of Ohio.

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