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2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

OM 524 - Consultative Process Skills

In this course aspiring principals focus on the key activities that initiate and accompany an organizational development effort. In a school setting, organizational development is a planned schoolwide effort, but its component parts are often activities that the principal and designated others carry out with the individuals or small groups. In this course, aspiring principals focus on how the leader can build a readiness for change and an all-school improvement effort among staff, identify and work with key stakeholders in the school community, debrief the actions that occur in the normal flow of work, and conduct meetings and trainings that build the staff ‘s capacity to embrace tasks that will Increase the school’s effectiveness in raising student achievement. Principal candidates work on developing the skills of articulating the rationale for change in the new curriculum and new assessments and working with teachers in new organizational configurations such as grade level teams, data teams, or Professional Learning Communities (PLC). On-site coaching during the course of the internship or practicum supports the development of the relevant process skills.

(Cr: 3