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Alumni Seminar & Reception

May 29, 2002
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU
Lincoln Room


8:30 am Registration

9:00 am Welcome & Overview - Michigan EPFP Coordinators

10:00 am Keynote Address - Preview of the 2002 Election & Impact on Michigan Government

Bill Ballenger, Editor, Inside Michigan Politics
Audience Questions



11:30 am Update on IEL Initiatives -

Elizabeth Hale (invited), President, Institute for Educational Leadership

12:00 Noon - Lunch

1:00 pm Experiential Program - Organizational Development Activity

Ben Perez and EPFP Alumni Facilitators

3:00 pm Wrap-up & Closing Comments

3:00 pm Alumni Reception

5:00 pm Adjourn


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The Role of the MDE in the Effectiveness of Schools at the Local Level http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/14-current-fellows/meets-archives-01-02/216-the-role-of-the-mde-in-the-effectiveness-of-schools-at-the-local-level http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/14-current-fellows/meets-archives-01-02/216-the-role-of-the-mde-in-the-effectiveness-of-schools-at-the-local-level

The Role of the MDE in the Effectiveness of Schools at the Local Level

May 13, 2002
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

During this session the Fellows participating on The Role of the MDE in the Effectiveness of Schools at the Local Level Leadership Learning Team are responsible for planning this seminar.


The Role of the MDE in the Effectiveness of Schools at the Local Level Learning Team Members
Nancy Corner, Jim Linsell, Ila Marie Prickett, Dwight Sinila, Pam Wong, Chuck Wilbur


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Meets-Archives 01-02 Fri, 08 Oct 2010 23:29:33 +0000
Public vs. Private Leadership http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/14-current-fellows/meets-archives-01-02/215-public-vs-private-leadership http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/14-current-fellows/meets-archives-01-02/215-public-vs-private-leadership

Public vs. Private Leadership

April 29, 2002
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

During this session the Fellows participating on the Public vs. Private Leadership Learning Team are responsible for planning this seminar.

Public vs. Private Leadership Learning Team Members
Julie Alexander, Candace Cowling, Paula Ganggopadhyay, LaDonna Hill, Denise Myers, Meg Ropp, Cindy Shinsky, Ed Thomas, Jeannie Young


  1. Participants will understand the definition and characteristics of public, private non-profit, and private for-profit sectors.
  2. Participants will be able to identify strategies for developing leaders within their organization.
  3. Participants will develop a personalized leadership "tool kit" for their use.


1:00-1:45 p.m. - Introduction and Overview: Public and Private Sector Leadership Styles

Julie Alexander, Jeannie Young, Denise Myers


1:45-2:00 p.m. - BREAK

2:00-3:15 p.m. - Panel Discussion: In the Real World

Introduction of the Panel - Paula Gangopadhyay 
Moderator: Edward Thomas 
Dr. Sharon E. Banks - Superintendent, Lansing School District 
Paula D. Cunningham - President, Lansing Community College 
Lance Harris - Vice President/General Manager, Industrial Products Group, GKN Sinter Metals.
Jack Davis - Attorney at Law/President, Lansing School District Board
Candace Cowling - Executive Director, Kent County Child and Family Resource Council
Panel Questions
  1. How would you describe your leadership style?
  2. How does the culture of your organization impact the leadership style you use? How have you influenced the culture and what benefit has this had on the organization?
  3. What do you do to develop leaders within your organizations?
  4. Identify one challenge you have faced as a leader in your organization and talk to us about what you did to overcome the challenge?

3:15-3:30 p.m. - Audience Questions

3:30-3:45 p.m. - BREAK

3:45-4:15 p.m. - Video Presentation

Cindy Shinsky and LaDonna Hill


4:15-4:45 p.m. - Synthesis: Interactive exercises - Your turn to be a LEADER, Toolkit for Successful 
Leadership-Paula Gangopadhyay and Meg Ropp

4:30-4:45 p.m. - Feedback/Evaluation - LaDonna Hill

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Washington Policy Seminar http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/14-current-fellows/meets-archives-01-02/214-washington-policy-seminar49 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/14-current-fellows/meets-archives-01-02/214-washington-policy-seminar49


Washington Policy Seminar

April 10-13, 2002






1:00 p.m. -- 1:15 p.m.


Betty Hale and Hunter Moorman, IEL

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Brenda Welburn, Executive Director, National Assoc. of State Boards of Education


2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.


2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.



3:45  – 4:00 p.m.



4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


(A) “The Making of the No Child Left Behind Act: Reauthorization of ESEA

(B) “Welfare Reform: Recent Results and Next Steps”


5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.


7:30 p.m. -- 9:30 p.m.


9:00 p.m.

Post-Hunt Celebration

Hosted by MN, MS, and PA Sites

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.



7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

NASDSE Fellows Breakfast Meeting

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.


Thomas Mann, Senior Fellow in Government Studies, Brookings Institution

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Paul Rundquist, Senior Analyst, Congressional Research Service


11:30 a.m. -- 7:00 p.m.



7:00 p.m. -- 8:00 p.m.



8:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m.


A satirical political review


7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

“Observations on Democracy and Government in an Unquiet Time”

David S. Broder, The Washington Post


9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.



9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


Technology, Standards-based Reform, Community Schools,

Business/Ed Reform,

Teacher Policy, Demographics

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.


11:15 a.m. – Noon


12:30 p.m. –  2:00 p.m.


(A) The Media in Public Policy

(B) IDEA Reauthorization

2:00 p.m. –  3:30 p.m.

Free Time/Travel

3:45 p.m. –  5:15 p.m.


Stan Collender, Sr. VP, Fleishman-Hillard


5:30 p.m. On FREE TIME

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m. -- 9:45 a.m.


9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

“So What Does This Mean for Me and My Work?”

Expressive Writing and Dialogue

Davi Walders EPFP ’80-81

Director, Vital Signs Project


11:45 a.m. -- 12:15 p.m.


Betty Hale and Hunter Moorman, IEL


12:15 p.m.




Meets-Archives 01-02 Fri, 08 Oct 2010 23:27:28 +0000
Problem Solving Simulations http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/14-current-fellows/meets-archives-01-02/213-problem-solving-simulations48 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/14-current-fellows/meets-archives-01-02/213-problem-solving-simulations48

Problem Solving Simulations

April 01, 2002
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Ctr., MSU

The Fellows will experience and discuss specific assessment instruments to better understand and practice the behaviors and skills that contribute to effective group problem solving and decision making in organizations. Through participation in these exercises, individuals experience how certain behaviors can positively or negatively affect the performance of a group working to solve a common problem.

Fellows and Coordinators will also review and discuss the agenda for the 2002 Washington Policy Seminar.

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Meets-Archives 01-02 Fri, 08 Oct 2010 23:26:59 +0000
Michigan Policy Seminar http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/14-current-fellows/meets-archives-01-02/212-michigan-policy-seminar47 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/14-current-fellows/meets-archives-01-02/212-michigan-policy-seminar47

Michigan Policy Seminar

Wednesday, March 6, 2002
9:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
State Capitol Building, Room 404
Lansing, Michigan



9:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Donald Weatherspoon (EPFP 73-74) 
Assistant Superintendent, Michigan Department of Education

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.

House Democratic Caucus Agenda
State Representative Michael Switalski,
Chair, Democratic Caucus

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

The Governor’s Agenda
Scott Jenkins, Governor Engler’s Education Advisor

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

House Republican Caucus Agenda
State Representative Wayne Kuipers
Chair, House Education Committee

12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

LUNCH (provided)

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

The Future of School Funding
State Senator Leon Stille
Chair, Senate Appropriation Subcommittees on Education and School Aid


2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

Election Reform
State Senator Diane Byrum
Minority Vice Chair, Senate Government Operations Committee

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Forum Wrap-up and Debrief
Fellows and Coordinators


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Meets-Archives 01-02 Fri, 08 Oct 2010 23:24:18 +0000
The Impact of Networking, Partnering & Collaboration http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/14-current-fellows/meets-archives-01-02/211-the-impact-of-networking-partnering-a-collaboration http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/14-current-fellows/meets-archives-01-02/211-the-impact-of-networking-partnering-a-collaboration

The Impact of Networking, Partnering & Collaboration

February 11, 2002
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

This session will examine the continuum of possible positive relationships connecting individuals and organizations. These range from networking to partnerships to the highest order of interaction, collaboration. The heaviest focus will be on collaboration, given its significance for organizational survival and prosperity in the 21st century.

The Impact of Networking, Partnering & Collaboration
Learning Team Members
Elizabeth Bethard, Greg Lantzy, Diane Lincoln, Leo McIntyre, Shannon Pavwoski, John Weiss

Program Components

  • Presentation covering definitions and key components
  • Examination of important theories and concepts related to Collaboration
    • Six Factors of Collaboration (Mattessich & Monsey)
    • The Pain and the Gain (Eagan & Tanzer)
    • The Collaboration Challenge (Austin)
  • Panel Discussion that involves practitioners from a variety of settings with extensive experience in the area of collaboration.
  • Small group experiential exercises related to the topic.
    • The first will provide a common experience from which to explore the concepts of networking, partnerships and collaboration.
    • The 2nd will use a case study, The Younger Americans Act, to apply the principles of collaboration to a simulated community situation.

Panel Members

Sandy Little - Director of the Head Start State Collaborative Program, 1996-present.Ms. Little has been employed by the Family Independence Agency for over 30 years, serving in a number of capacities in the field.  She was a Public Assistance Policy Analyst for 9 years, and received the "1989 Department Specialist of the Year Award".

Bob Thelen - Director of the Michigan Occupational Information System for the Ingham Intermediate School District.  Bob has been involved in educational leadership for over 30 years.  During the last 10 years he has been heavily involved in economic and career development partnerships, both regionally and state wide. He was an EPFP Fellow in 1988-89).

Shari Miller - Deputy Superintendent for Instruction and Operation, Lansing School District.  Ms. Miller has the assignment of working with numerous community and post secondary groups.  She has served as deputy superintendent for another school district and has experience as a high school administrator and teacher.  She was an EPFP Fellow in 2000-01).

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Meets-Archives 01-02 Fri, 08 Oct 2010 23:23:49 +0000
Ethics as it Relates to Public Policy, Leadership & Individual Change http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/14-current-fellows/meets-archives-01-02/210-ethics-as-it-relates-to-public-policy-leadership-a-individual-change http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/14-current-fellows/meets-archives-01-02/210-ethics-as-it-relates-to-public-policy-leadership-a-individual-change

Ethics as it Relates to Public Policy, 
Leadership & Individual Change

January 28, 2002
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

This session will examine the role of ethics and individual change in leadership as it relates to internal and external influences. Implications for public policy makers will be discussed.


Ethics as it Relates to Public Policy, Leadership & Individual Change Learning Team Members
Judi Brown Clarke, Jane Jacobs, Fran Loose, Beth Steenwyk, and Jacqueline Wood

Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00 pm Participants will be asked to complete two activities prior to 1:00. Directions for the activities will be explained during lunch.

Session A (1:00 - 2:40 pm) Participants will have a short presentation on ethics and ethical decision-making. Using the Kidder Decision- making Model, participants will engage in scenario-based activities.

1:00 -1:10 pm: Introduction and Overview

1:10 - 1:30 pm: Synthesis of "Gallery Walk": Decisions and Their Effect Headlines: What Happens When There is a Moral Vacuum? Changes: Global Changes That Affect Leadership Decisions Of Today

1:30 - 2:00 pm: Ethics What are Ethics Importance of Ethics/Why Ethics Are Needed Decision-Making Framework

2:00 - 2:40 pm: Activities Guided Practice Group Scenarios/Discussion

2:40 - 2:50 pm: Break

Session B (2:50 - 5:00 pm) Participants will continue group scenarios and activities using a second decision -making model. Following the activities, participants will engage in a presentation/activity that adds two more layers to ethical decision-making: culture and the role of the follower. Session B ends with participants reflecting on individuals undergoing change and its ties to ethics and leadership. The concluding activity asks participants to evaluate the presentation.

2:50 - 3:15 pm: Continuation of Group Scenarios

3:15 - 4:05 pm: Cultural Competency and Ethical Decision Making Role of Follower and Leader in Ethical Situations

4:05 - 4:55 pm: The Individual and Substantive Change

4:55 - 5:00 pm: Reflection and Evaluation


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Meets-Archives 01-02 Fri, 08 Oct 2010 23:20:59 +0000
The Role of Think Tanks & Policy Centers The Power of Polling http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/14-current-fellows/meets-archives-01-02/209-the-role-of-think-tanks-a-policy-centers-the-power-of-polling http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/14-current-fellows/meets-archives-01-02/209-the-role-of-think-tanks-a-policy-centers-the-power-of-polling

The Role of Think Tanks & Policy Centers
The Power of Polling

January 07, 2002
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

The first part of this session will explore how public policy is shaped by think tanks and other organizations which work at the intersection of research, policy and politics. We will examine the work of both public and private sector organizations and analyze how their reports, studies and information are used by business and political leaders in the policy debate.

The second part of this session will examine how public policy is shaped by opinion polling, how organizations sample public opinion, and how business and political leaders use this information in the policy debate. Part of the discussion will focus on exit polling and explore how elections can be "called" prior to the polls closing. We will also examine the results of recent state and national elections and discuss how these elections have impacted relationships between the majority and minority parties in Congress and in the Michigan Legislature.

Session A Resource Persons:

Mr. John C. Austin
Senior Project Manager
Public Policy Associates

John Austin serves as senior project manager for Public Policy Associates, a national research firm with expertise in a wide variety of areas including economic development, environmental issues, healthcare, education and workforce issues. He has an extensive background in public policy management and consulting, and he is currently serving an 8 year term as an elected member of the Michigan State Board of Education.

See his biographical material at http://www.publicpolicy.com/john.html

Dr. David N. Plank

Director, The Education Policy Center at Michigan State University
and Professor, Department of Educational Administration,
College of Education


David Plank is Director of the Education Policy Center at Michigan State University and a professor of educational administration specializing in the areas of educational policy and educational finance. He has conducted research and served as a consultant in these areas in the United States, Africa, and Latin America. His research interests focus on the relationship between democratic governance and policy change in educational systems. He is co-investigator on three studies of school choice and school reform in Michigan. The first, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, explores the enactment of competing reform strategies in professional development schools and charter schools. The second, funded by the Spencer Foundation, investigates the ecological effects of expanded opportunities for school choice in metropolitan Lansing. The third, funded by the Michigan Legislature, compares the impacts of school choice in Lansing, Detroit, and Grand Rapids. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

Dr. Carol S. Weissert
Professor of Political Science
Institute for Public Policy & Social Research
321 Berkey Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Carol S. Weissert is professor of political science at Michigan State University and heads MSU's Institute for Public Policy and Social Research. She is also director of MSU's Program in Public Policy and Administration which offers a Masters in Public Administration degree. Prior to coming to Michigan, she worked for several Washington-based state and intergovernmental groups including the National Governors' Association, the National Conference of State Legislatures, and the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. She has published on the implementation of Medicaid, state legislative primary care mandates, and health professions education in journals including Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, Health Affairs, Academic Medicine, Journal of Politics, and Publius: The Journal of Federalism. She is co-author of Governing Health: The Politics of Health Policy, published in 1996 by Johns Hopkins University Press. A second edition of Governing Health will be available in early spring 2002. She is a field researcher for the State Capacity Project to examine implementation of state welfare reform and Medicaid Managed Care for the Rockefeller Institute, SUNY Albany and edited a book from that project entitled, Learning from the Leaders: Welfare Reform Politics and Policies in the Midwestern States. Her doctorate in political science is from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Session B Resource Person:

Mr. Ed Sarpolus
Vice President
4710 W. Saginaw
Lansing, MI

Ed Sarpolus has played a major role in making EPIC/MRA the most quoted source of survey research in Michigan, as well as a regularly quoted source by national media outlets and publications, particularly on issues of international trade. Major clients include the Detroit Free Press with more than 600,000 daily readers, the Lansing State Journal, Oakland Press, the Flint Journal, as well as most television news outlets in Michigan, including WXYZ- ABC TV-7 in Detroit, ABC TV-12 in Flint, WOOD TV-8 in Grand Rapids, TV-5 in Saginaw, WLNS TV-6 in Lansing and WILX TV-10, also in Lansing. Election day exit polling conducted by EPIC/MRA is not only covered by print media clients, but television coverage of election day survey results covers more than three quarters of Michigan's viewing audience.

Other EPIC/MRA research on major topics of public interest, as well as election polling results, are regularly covered not only by Michigan media outlets, but also by national outlets. Sarpolus has appeared as a commentator on PBS, CNN World News, Inside Politics-CNN, MSNBC, Nightline, ABC and NBC News. Sarpolus has also been regularly interviewed by Michigan radio stations and NPR, quoted in most major national publications including Time, U.S. News and World Report, Business Week, the Washington Post, New York Times, Boston Globe and the National Journal. EPIC/MRA research results and commentary by Sarpolus has also been a regular contributor to the Polling Report, The Hotline, and Congress Daily. Finally, because of his extensive experience on trade issues, Sarpolus has been a featured speaker for groups such as the Council on Foreign Relations and Consumers for World Trade.

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