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A Connecticut State Department of Education program, LEAD Connecticut aims to recruit, select, prepare, develop and retain educational leaders to strengthen student learning across all Connecticut districts and classrooms with a priority focus on the schools and districts in most need of improvement-Alliance Districts.

Leadership to maximize district coherence — a four-day institute

As school districts operate in a complex environment and manage multiple initiatives, the leadership team’s ability to focus direction and reduce fragmentation is critical for success. This institute is designed to build district coherence and capacity to implement sustained school improvement. The LEAD CT Coherence and Capacity Framework provides a lens to analyze the district’s efforts and serves as the foundation for the work of the institute.

Sessions will combine interactive learning and investigation with the presentation of key strategies that integrate ideas with processes applied in concrete change situations.. Teams will learn from the work by applying ideas to their district contexts and by sharing district and school artifacts Teams will be expected to do work on coherence between sessions. In the last session districts will develop a preliminary action plan to address coherence and capacity in district improvement plans.

The four day institute is organized into modules:
Module 1:   Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action
Module 2:   Focusing Direction
Module 3:   Cultivating Collaborative Culture
Module 4:   Deepening Learning


Michael Fullan, OC, is the former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

Joanne Quinn is the Director of Whole System Change and Capacity Building with Michael Fullan Enterprises.


This institute is made available by LEAD CT in partnership with CAPSS, CCSC, New Leaders and UCONN. The Connecticut Department of Education is the convener, partner and funder of LEAD CT. Dr. Richard Kisiel and Dr. Robert Villanova are co-project directors of the LEAD CT Coherence and Capacity Project.

To lead the continuous improvement of public education for all students by advocating public policy for children and by developing and supporting executive school leaders.



Connecticut Association of
Public School Superintendents

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Phone: 860.236.8640 | Fax 860.236.8628
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