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District Size & Structure in Michigan

May 08, 2006
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

This session will guide a data-based exploration of Michigan's school district history:  how did we arrive at the current 700+ districts? At different times during that history, various rationales justified first an expansion of districts, then a radical consolidation, eventually a perceived minimum-feasible "brake" on the consolidation movement, and more recently an expansion as charter schools overlaid non-geographic districts on top of plat-based ones. In addition, several recent case studies will give insight about local efforts to consolidate that prevailed and others that failed. By identifying the advantages that pushed for change in each case, we will assemble a comprehensive list of pro's and con's for creating larger and smaller districts. Given changes in conditions during the past ten years, we'll also identify creative alternatives to consolidation that districts are using to obtain some of the advantages without accruing the disadvantages of formal status change. And finally, we propose a simulation in which participants, as voters in adjoining districts, will debate and negotiate a proposal to change the size and structure of their district.

Learning Team Members:

Bob Balwinski
Bob Cipriano
Dan Hanrahan
Joann Neuroth
Dan Schab
Kathy Weller

Research Questions:

  • Is there a "right size" for a school district?
  • Is "Bigger/Fewer" likely to bring economies of scale?
  • Or is "Smaller/More Choice" likely to maximize identity and engagement?
  • Why does Michigan have over 700 districts?  Should it?
  • Are there alternatives to consolidation that districts may use?

Agenda: Why does Michigan have over 700 districts?  Should it?

1:15 PM         The History of School District Organization in Michigan
1:30 PM         Exploring Assumptions/Making Projections
2:00 PM         Analyzing Current Financial/Performance Data
2:20 PM         Public Opinion in Michigan
2:35 PM         Break
2:45 PM         Case Study/Simulation
3:45 PM         Break
4:00 PM         Guest Speaker: Anthony Derezinski J.D.
5:00 PM         Adjourn

Resource Persons:

Anthony Derezinski J.D.
Director of Government Relations
Michigan Association of School Boards http://www.masb.org/
1001 Centennial Way, Suite 400
Lansing, MI 48917
(517) 327-5900

Mr. Derezinski is currently the Director of Government Relations for the Michigan Association of School Boards.  He is a graduate of Muskegon Catholic Central High School, Marquette University, the University of Michigan Law School (J.D. degree), and Harvard Law School (Master of Laws Degree).  Mr. Derezinski served as Michigan State Senator from 1975-1978.  He was a member of the Board of Regents of Eastern Michigan University for 14 years.  He served as a Lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General's Corps in the United States Navy from 1968-1971 and as a military judge in the Republic of Vietnam.  He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the National Association of College and University Attorneys, the Michigan and National Councils of School Attorneys, and the American Bar Association.

Resource Materials:

May 8 06 Learning Team.ppt

Shared Services Work for Two Michigan Districts http://www.michiganedusource.org/DistrictOrg/dualsupt.doc
In Northwest Michigan, Glen Lake and Suttons Bay school districts are exploring alternatives to school district consolidation.

Larger Deficits May Cause School Consolidation http://www.macombdaily.com/stories/032305/loc_consolidate001.shtml
This article examines the school district consolidation efforts in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, which has three public school districts.   Since 1953, the consolidation of the three school districts (Lake Shore, Lakeview, and South Lake) has been voted down nine times

Schools Need to Consolidate to Best Educate Our Children http://hillsdale.net/stories/111705/opinion_lincmiller001.shtml
Read this strongly worded letter from a concerned citizen that appeared in the Hillsdale Daily News.  He proposes, that due to declining enrollments, Hillsdale County (in Southern Michigan) should move from 8 public high schools in 8 different districts to 2 or 3 county high schools.


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Pre-K for All - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/18-current-fellows/meets-archives-05-06/155-pre-k-for-all http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/18-current-fellows/meets-archives-05-06/155-pre-k-for-all

Pre-K for All

April 24, 2006
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

This Learning Team presentation will examine the concept of Universal Pre-K for all 3 and 4 year olds. When communities invest in a stable workforce of trained early childhood providers, they also help to ensure that a child’s basic foundation will be durable.  These early investments reap dividends as child development translates into economic development later on.  A child with a solid foundation becomes part of a solid community and contributes to our society.  Every three and four-year-old in Michigan shall be offered a high quality pre-kindergarten learning opportunity by the state.  This voluntary early childhood development and education program shall be established according to Michigan’s Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Pre-Kindergarten and shall be free for all Michigan three and four-year-olds without taking away funds used for existing education, health and development programs.

Learning Team Members:

Dawn Arwood, Grant Coordinator, Children’s Trust Fund
Al Horn, Director of Refugee Services, Department of Human Services
Jim Paris, Acting Coordinator, Policy & Compliance, Office of Special Education & Early Intervention Services, Department of Education
Dan Reardon, Education Consultant, Office of School Improvement, Department of Education
Connie Robinson, Education Consultant, Office of Early Childhood Education & Family Services, Department of Education
Cheryl Schubel, Acting Supervisor, Child & Adult Care Food Program, Department of Education
Lorraine Thoreson, Education Consultant, Office of Early Childhood Education & Family Services, Department of Education

Great Start

A Great Start to make every child in Michigan safe, healthy, and eager to succeed in school and in life.  http://greatstartforkids.org/background.htm

The purpose of Great Start is to assure a coordinated system of community resources and supports to help all Michigan families provide a great start for their children from birth to age five. http://greatstartforkids.org/background.htm


1:00 p.m. Introduction & Instruction
1:15 p.m. Developing Children's Brains - Connie Robinson
2:00 p.m. Break
2:10 p.m. Perry Preschool Project - Dr. Larry Schweinhart
3:10 p.m. Distribution of Folder Information & Instruction
3:20 p.m. Break & Gallery Walk
3:45 p.m. Back to Tables - Instruction & Table Work
4:15 p.m. Community Implementation Plan
4:45 p.m. Wrap-up
5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Resource Persons:

Dr. Lawrence Schweinhart
High/Scope Educational Research Foundation http://www.highscope.org/
600 North River Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2898
(734) 485-2000

Larry Schweinhart was appointed by the High/Scope Board of Directors in 2003 to lead the High/Scope Foundation. During three decades of service to High/Scope as senior research scientist and chair of the High/Scope Research Division, he was instrumental in leading a range of research initiatives at the Foundation­from initially conducting research in 1975 to becoming High/Scope's lead researcher in 1989 in charge of all educational research programs.  Some projects he has led:

  • The High/Scope Perry Preschool Project ­ the landmark study establishing the great human and financial potential of high-quality early childhood programs
  • The High/Scope Curriculum Comparison Study, providing evidence that child-initiated learning activities are central to high-quality early childhood programs
  • The longitudinal state evaluation of the Michigan School Readiness Program for at-risk 4-year-olds
  • High/Scope's Head Start Quality Research Center, a 10-year effort currently evaluating effects of intensive High/Scope curriculum training on Head Start teachers and children
  • The development and evaluation of both editions of the Preschool Child Observation Record (COR), designed to assess young children's development from infancy through elementary school
  • A recently launched Ready Schools initiative, made possible through a $1.4 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and designed to develop and validate a Ready School Assessment and create an improvement plan for use in the nation's elementary schools
Dr. Schweinhart has authored numerous articles and essays on research topics that impact children's educational issues as well as numerous technical reports and program evaluations. He also has addressed a range of audiences of early childhood educators, researchers, advocates, and policy makers. He received his Ph.D. in education from Indiana University in 1975 and has taught a range of elementary school and college courses. He earned a B.A. in philosophy from St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore, MD, in 1969.

Resource Materials:

Web Based Resources:
Brain Development: Building Children’s Brains
Perry Preschool Study
Building a 21st Century Economy: The Case for Investing in Early Education Reform


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Washington Policy Seminar - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/18-current-fellows/meets-archives-05-06/154-washington-policy-seminar22 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/18-current-fellows/meets-archives-05-06/154-washington-policy-seminar22

Washington Policy Seminar

April 5-8, 2006



1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Betty Hale and Doug Brattebo, IEL

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Roy Barnes, Chairman, The Barnes Law Group, LLC & Former Governor of Georgia

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Marty Wiseman
Director, Stennis Institute of Government
Jeff Markham
Research Analyst, Stennis Insitute of Government
Molly Clark
Stennis Institute of Government*

4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

4:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Marty Wiseman
Jeff Markham
Molly Clark


6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

7:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Post-Hunt Celebration
Hospitality Suite

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Norm Ornstein
Senior Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Judy Schneider
Senior Analyst, Congressional Research Service

11:00 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


7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Stan Collender
Managing Director, Washington Financial Dynamics

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Gregg Betheil
Senior Vice President , National Academy Foundation
Robert Rivera
Founder and CEO, Project GRAD
Constancia Warren
Senior Program Officer, Carnegie Corporation of New York*
Moderator: Angela Hernandez-Marshall
Senior Associate, CCSSO

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

12:30p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
David Shreve, National Conference of State Legislatures
Wendy D. Puriefoy, President, Public Education Network
Alex Nock, Director of Commission on No Child Left Behind, Aspen Institute
Moderator: Terri Schwartzbeck, Policy Analyst, American Association of School Administrators
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
OPEN SPACE Networking

4:30 p.m. on

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Jacquelyn Davis
DC Director, New Leaders for New Schools*
Deborah Gist
Director, DC State Education Office*
Victor Reinoso
Member, DC Board of Education*
Michelle White
Chief  of  Strategic Planning and Policy, DCPS *

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Bud Hodgkinson
Director, Center for Demographic Policy, IEL

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Betty Hale and Doug Brattebo, IEL

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

* - invited
**- see below for the list of panelists

** Concurrent Sessions
Friday, April 7                                                                                                                                                   
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM

A. Getting a Head Start: Early Childhood Education
Libby Doggett, Executive Director, Pre-K Now http://www.preknow.org/documents/AnnualReport_Mar2006.pdf
Karabelle A. L. Pizzigati, Senior Associate, IEL
Maurice Sykes, Executive Director, Early Childhood Leadership Institute, University of the District Columbia

B. Minding the Gap: Defining Achievement
Denise Alston, Senior Program Specialist, National Education Association http://www.achievementgaps.org/index.php
Stephanie Robinson, Principal Partner, Ed Trust http://www2.edtrust.org/NR/rdonlyres/15B22876-20C8-47B8-9AF4-FAB148A225AC/0/PPSCreport.pdf
Robert Smith, Superintendent, Arlington County Public Schools

C. Accountability: Higher Standards for Higher Education
Leonard Haynes, Director, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education
Patricia McAllister, Director of Federal Relations and Public Affairs, Council of Graduate Schools
Michael Usdan, Senior Fellow, IEL http://www.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/hiedfuture/factsheet.html

D. Shaping the Debate: The Media and Education Policy
Noel Epstein, Former Education Editor of the Washington Post http://www.ewa.org/library/2004/EWAStandards.pdf
Ann Bradley, Associate Managing Editor, Education Week
Denise Slaughter, Director of Communications, IEL

E. Communities and Schools
Marty Blank, Director, Coalition of Community Schools, IEL http://www.communityschools.org/CCSDocuments/ccsfiveconditions.html
Sheri Deboe Johnson, Programs Director, National PTA
Bela Shah, Senior Program Associate, Institute for Youth, Education and Families, National League of Cities

F. Federal Education Policy: The Intersection of IDEA and NCLB
Katy Neas, Director of Congressional Affairs, Easter Seals
Nancy Reder, Deputy Executive Director, National Association of State Directors of Special Education http://www.nasdse.org/docs/IDEANCLBIntersections%20final%202004.pdf
Sallie Rhodes, Senior Program Associate, IEL

G. Cooperation and Competition: Educational Standards in the Global Marketplace
Iris Rotberg, Professor of Education Policy, George Washington University
Jim Williams, Professor of International Education and International Affairs, George Washington University
Carol Anne Spreen, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland at College Park

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Michigan Education Policy Fellowship Program Michigan Policy Seminar - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/18-current-fellows/meets-archives-05-06/153-michigan-education-policy-fellowship-program-michigan-policy-seminar http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/18-current-fellows/meets-archives-05-06/153-michigan-education-policy-fellowship-program-michigan-policy-seminar

Michigan Education Policy Fellowship Program
Michigan Policy Seminar

March 30, 2006
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
State Capitol - Rooms 402-403



9:00 – 9:05 AM

Welcome and Overview
Michigan EPFP Coordinators

9:05 – 10:00 AM How the Budget Impacts Policy Priorities and Goals
Nancy W. Duncan, Deputy State Budget Director
Department of Management and Budget
10:00 – 11:00 AM The Governor’s Policy Initiatives
Chuck Wilbur, Senior Advisor for Education and Communication
Office of Governor Jennifer M. Granholm
11:00 – 11:45 AM Gallery Visits
11:45 -12:30 PM Senate Democratic Caucus Agenda
Senator Michael Switalski - Senate District 10
12:30 – 1:00 PM Senate Republican Caucus Agenda
Senator Wayne Kuipers  - Senate District 30
1:00 – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 – 2:15 PM House Republican Caucus Agenda
Representative Brian Palmer - House District 36
2:15 – 3:00 PM House Democratic Caucus Agenda
Representative Fred Miller - House District 31
3:00 - 4:00 PM Forum Wrap-up & Adjourn

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Problem Solving Simulations - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/18-current-fellows/meets-archives-05-06/152-problem-solving-simulations http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/18-current-fellows/meets-archives-05-06/152-problem-solving-simulations

Problem Solving Simulations

March 13, 2006
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.


Resource Persons:

Fellows and Coordinators


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Michigan's Economic Outlook - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/18-current-fellows/meets-archives-05-06/151-michigans-economic-outlook21 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/18-current-fellows/meets-archives-05-06/151-michigans-economic-outlook21

Michigan's Economic Outlook

October 11, 2004
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

During this seminar the Fellows will have an opportunity to discuss the status of the Michigan economy, some of the key trends and indicators that are used in making economic projections, and the state's current economic forecast.

Resource Person:


Jay Wortley is the Senior Economist for the Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency. His responsibilities include preparing economic forecasts for the U.S. and Michigan economies, estimating future State Government revenues, estimating the potential fiscal impact of proposed tax legislation, and evaluating tax policy issues. Prior to joining the Senate Fiscal Agency in 1991,  Jay spent six years in Washington, D.C., where he worked for the National Association of State Budget Officers and Price Waterhouse. Prior to going to Washington, D.C., in 1985, Jay spent 12 years as an economist with Michigan's Department of Management and Budget in the Office of Revenue and Tax Analysis. Jay received B.A. and M.A. degrees in Economics from Michigan State University.

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Global & Technological Change & its Role in Transforming Education - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/18-current-fellows/meets-archives-05-06/150-global-a-technological-change-a-its-role-in-transforming-education http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/18-current-fellows/meets-archives-05-06/150-global-a-technological-change-a-its-role-in-transforming-education

Global & Technological Change & its Role in Transforming Education

Finish your homework, there are children in India starving for your job

February 06, 2006
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

If the educational system of Michigan is going to prepare students to be productive citizens in society, school districts must be equipped to handle change. The world that our students are being prepared to enter is a global economy that is changing rapidly. In a global society, technology is an integral part of the transformation of local economy to global economy. However, in some areas of education, technology is seen as an optional part of the educational system. In order to prepare our students for their future and not our past, educators must be ready to be change agents and embrace change in order to prepare our students. For this to happen, Michigan’s educational system needs to be transformed.

In order for the educational system of Michigan to be transformed, educators must be prepared to handle change. Our thought provoking presentation will feature examples of challenges facing schools in light of our changing global economy (making the world ‘flat’) and the changes in education brought through technology. The intent is for the participant to have a greater understanding of the needed changes in education in light of the changes occurring in the global economy. We will also discuss the concept of change and some items for consideration as districts embrace the changes needed.

Learning Team Members:

Louis Burgess
Kathy Humphrey
Gayla Mann
David Mills
Mike Oswalt
Jeanne Tomlinson
Tracy Van Peeren

Pre-session Activity:

  • Review the articles listed under Resource Materials
  • Visit http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/266/ and view the presentation by Thomas Friedman at MIT about the book ‘The World is Flat’


1:00 p.m. Introduction/Purpose of the Day.....………..Mike Oswalt & Kathy Humphrey
1:15 p.m. Flatteners & Convergences..………..…….Kathy Humphrey & Louis Burgesss
1:25 p.m. KWL Activity Introduction & ‘KW’ for Globalization…………Tracy Van Peeren
1:35 p.m. Green Tea & Starbucks...........................……............……..Dr. Yong Zhao
2:30 p.m. ‘L’ activity for Globalization.....................................….Tracy Van Peeren
2:35 p.m. Questions for Dr. Zhao ..................................................Dr. Yong Zhao
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. ‘KW’ activity for Technology in Schools..................…….Tracy Van Peeren
3:25 p.m. Technology Use & Barriers ....................................…….....Melissa White
4:00 p.m. ‘L’ activity for Technology in Schools....................……...Tracy Van Peeren
4:05 p.m. Questions for Melissa .................................................…...Melissa White
4:15 p.m. Beginning to Understand Change .................................……...Mike Oswalt
4:45 p.m. Session Review using CPS Technology.............................………David Mills
5:00 p.m. Adjournment

Resource Persons:

Yong Zhao, Ph.D.
University Distinguished Professor
Educational Psychology and Educational Technology
Director, Center for Teaching and Technology
Director, US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence
College of Education
Michigan State University
115D Erickson Hall
East Lansing , MI 48824
Phone: 517-353-4325
Web: http://zhao.educ.msu.edu

Yong Zhao is a University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University, where he also serves as the founding director of the Center for Teaching and Technology as well as the US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence. He holds a BA from Sichuan International Studies University, an A.M and Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He joined the faculty at Michigan State University in 1996 after working at Willamette University, Hamilton College, and Colgate University as a specialist in technology and language education. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Education. Zhao ’s research interests include diffusion of innovations, teacher adoption of technology, computer-assisted language learning, globalization and education, and international and comparative education. Zhao has published extensively in these areas. His articles have appeared in American Educational Research Journal, Teachers College Record and other international scholarly journals. He has published seven books in China and the US. He has developed and managed numerous network-based learning environments and educational web sites. He received the 2003 Raymond B. Catell Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association for his significant contribution to research in education. Zhao has extensive international experiences. He has consulted with government and educational agencies and spoken on educational issues in many countries including Chile, China, England, Ireland, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. He is currently leading the Education Research Group of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) education network (EDNET). His current work focuses on the impact of globalization on education and the integration of Eastern and Western educational practices. Dr. Zhao serves on editorial boards for numerous scholarly journals, including Educational Researcher, theInternational Journal of Educational Technology, and the Journal of Language Learning and Technology.

Melissa White
Supervisor of Media and Technology
Ingham Intermediate School District
Mason, MI

Melissa White has been a K-12 Media Specialist for 17 years. For the past 7.5 years, she has been the Supervisor of Media and Technology at Ingham Intermediate School District.  Melissa has also been an instructor for 5 years in the Educational Technology Certificate program at Michigan State University. Currently, she is teaching a CEP 811 course in Birmingham.  Melissa was the MACUL Outstanding Technology Using Educator Runner Up for 2002 and the MAME Program Chair from 1997 to 2006.

Resource Materials:

Web Based Resources
www.eschoolnews.com A free school technology news e-newsletter
www.edutopia.org Edutopia News, the weekly electronic newsletter from The George Lucas Educational Foundation. Each issue features original stories on K-12 topics and practices, as well as editorial highlights from other news sources. (Note: some links expire.)
www.mcrel.org T he Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) e-Newsletter, a bi-monthly e-mail publication with links to current McREL research, products, and services and other sites containing research and practical applications relevant to K-12 education.
www.edweek.org edweek.org's monthly e-newsletter about educational technology issues. EdTech Trends includes stories from Education Week about the latest trends and news developments in the world of K-12 educational technology, roundups of technology reports, statistics from the EPE Research Center about issues such as student computer use and online learning, and updates about upcoming edtech conferences, seminars, and grants.
www.PublicEducation.org Information on education issues and grant possibilities.
www.ascd.org Smart Brief, a source for current education information and news.
www.wested.org WestEd is a nonprofit research, development and service agency that works with education and other communities to promote excellence, achieve equity and improve learning for children, youth and adults.

Downloadable Resources
21st Century Schools Need 21st Century Technology
School Administrator, Changing of the Guard
Diffusion of Innovations
The Triple Convergence
The Ten Forces that Flattened the World
KWL Chart

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Leadership Style Influences Upon People & Policies of Organizations - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/18-current-fellows/meets-archives-05-06/149-leadership-style-influences-upon-people-a-policies-of-organizations http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/18-current-fellows/meets-archives-05-06/149-leadership-style-influences-upon-people-a-policies-of-organizations

Leadership Style Influences Upon People & Policies of Organizations

January 23, 2006
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

The purpose of this session is to explore varying styles of leadership and how they affect decision-making, promotion of leadership qualities within organizations and policy making.

Leadership Style Influences Upon People & Policies of Organizations

EPFP Learning Team Members:

Shereen Arraf
Carol Easlick
David Faichney
James Griffiths
Derek Jones
Peggy O’Keeffe
Robert Smith


12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00 Introduction & Opener, Shereen Arraf
1:15-2:00 Philip Johnson (introduction by David Faichney)
2:00-2:30 An Art of Possibility, Peggy O’Keeffe
2:30 Break
2:45 Scott Holman (introduction by James Griffiths)     
3:30 Leading with Laughter, Carol Easlick & Derek Jones
3:45 Lou Adams & a Simulation (introduction by Robert Smith)
4:30 Q/A & Wrap-up, David Faichney


Leaders from various organizations will share their perspectives and experiences about leadership, and discuss their approaches to specific problems which have challenged them during their tenure as leaders.

Research regarding leadership styles, ethical issues, problem solving, and policy making will be integrated throughout the session.

Members will be engaged in simulations and group discussions regarding some challenges leaders face.

Fellows and Learning Team members will be encouraged to bring examples of good and bad leadership experiences they have witnessed.

Specific Questions for Guest Leaders to Answer:

1.     How do your define leadership?
2.     What kind of leader are you?
3.     What are the strategies you use to inspire and lead your organization?
4.     What are your approaches toward developing leadership in others?
5.     How do you respond to change within your organization or environment?
6.     What are some of the effective approaches you use to impact policy in your organization?

Resource Persons:

Dr. Philip Johnson
A native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Philip Johnson is an author, public speaker, broadcaster, ordained minister and consultant to large and small corporations.  Phil holds a doctorate from the University of Toronto and is on the faculty of Calvin College and the University of Phoenix.  His purpose in consultation is to enable businesses, associations and government to focus on their future, and develop practical strategies which they can put into action profitably.  Phil is an author of six books including Time-Out! Restoring Your Passion for Life, Love and Work. His seventh, The Soulwise Enterprise: Inventing a Future of Promise and Prosperity, will be published next year.

Mr. Lou Adams, M.A.
Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth
District Manager
Michigan Rehabilitation Services

Resource Materials:

Leadership Quotes.doc

Recommended Leadership Resources.doc

Think Like a Leader Activity.doc

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Policy Recommendations for High School Reform in Michigan - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/18-current-fellows/meets-archives-05-06/148-policy-recommendations-for-high-school-reform-in-michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/18-current-fellows/meets-archives-05-06/148-policy-recommendations-for-high-school-reform-in-michigan

Policy Recommendations for High School Reform in Michigan

January 9, 2006
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

On December 13, 2005 the Michigan State Board of Education (SBE) approved a set of high school graduation requirements that are intended to improve the rigor, relevance and outcomes of Michigan high schools in order to prepare students to succeed in their post-secondary education and subsequent careers in the competitive global economy of the 21st Century.

Resource Persons:


Diane McMillan has been the high school redesign consultant for the Michigan Department of Education since August 2005.  She recently retired after 32 years in education from the Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS).  Diane worked in GRPS for 6 years--4 years as principal of Ottawa Hills High School, which is also her alma mater, and two years at the district office working in secondary literacy and language arts, and high school redesign.  Previously Diane worked for 25 years in the Lansing School District as a language arts teacher, assistant principal, and secondary language arts coordinator.  Diane is married to Robert Hurd, an assistant principal at East Kentwood High School and resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

Resource Materials:

Michigan High School Initiative PowerPoint LINK

The "Michigan High School Graduation Requirements"  are available on the MDE Web site at http://www.michigan.gov/mde

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