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Establishing a Policy Framework

November 02, 2009
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

This Seminar will focus on a set of concepts and strategies for creating a policy framework. Fellows will explore both the practical and theoretical aspects of how public policy is developed and implemented. Several policy issues of current concern to Michigan citizens will also be examined.


Resource Person:

HollisterDavid C. Hollister
President & CEO
1614 E. Kalamazoo
Lansing MI  48912
(517) 999-3382




David C. Hollister is President & CEO of Prima Civitas Foundation, a new nonprofit organization based in Lansing, that aims at taking a regional approach to boosting Michigan's economy. The organization is focusing on the promotion of four different industries that present job opportunities for area residents.  Those include life sciences, advanced manufacturing, alternative energy and homeland security.

Mayor Hollister was appointed as Director of the Michigan Department of Consumer & Industry Services in January 2003 by Governor Jennifer M.Granholm. On December 8, 2003, CIS joined with the Michigan Department of Career Development, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and Michigan Broadband Development Authority to form the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth.  Under Mayor Hollister's leadership, this new department addressed labor, economic growth, and urban development issues in the State of Michigan.

Mayor Hollister has dedicated his entire life to public service. He began his career as a high school teacher in the 1960s after graduating with honors from Michigan State University. His political career began during his tenure as a teacher in the Lansing Public Schools, when he was elected in 1968 as an Ingham County Commissioner, serving through 1974.  In 1974, Mayor Hollister launched a successful campaign for the Michigan House of Representatives, where he served until 1993. He quickly became recognized as one of the top ten legislators, serving on the powerful Appropriations Committee for 16 years and chairing the Appropriations Subcommittee on Social Services for over a decade.

In 1993, Mayor Hollister ran a successful campaign for Mayor of the City of Lansing and was re-elected to his third term in a landslide victory in November 2001. Hollister's successes as Mayor included over $2.9 billion in investments, including building a new regional transportation center downtown, bringing minor league baseball to Lansing, and striking a partnership with the State of Michigan that includes new buildings for the Legislature, the Supreme Court, and various other departments. Regional partnerships were created with local governments to enable location of a major insurance company’s corporate world headquarters in Lansing and development of a new golf course and upscale housing development. One of the Mayor's most exciting successes was the commitment by General Motors to consolidate operations and build two new state-of-the-art assembly plants in Lansing.

Mr. Hollister has been a presenter to the Michigan EPFP Fellows for the past 24 years and he is consistently rated as one of our most popular and important policy resources. He was awarded the Institute for Educational Leadership's National Leadership Award at the 2000 Michigan EPFP Alumni Seminar.

Fellows should refer to the Michigan EPFP 'Links and Publications' page to review David Hollister's WebBook, "On Organizing" for additional resource material.  In addition, please review the November 7, 2001, Lansing City Pulse article and interview with David Hollister, and the September 2006 Greater Lansing Business Monthly article.

Fellows should also see David Hollister's "Public Policy Primer" published in June 2007 by IEL and The Michigan EPFP.

Resource Material

U.S. Army War College Policy Formulation Model

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Assessing Leadership Styles

October 19, 2009
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

Fellows will debrief and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) and examine how different styles and behaviors can conflict with individual and organizational goals. We will examine the question of how personality preferences and types influence the meaning that we bring to the process of change and explore how different styles and behaviors can impact various work settings. In addition, we will explore current knowledge and conditions that support collaborative learning teams. Guided discussion will help participants consider some explicit supports and expectations that can help collaborative learning teams to improve organizational outcomes.

Resource Person:

Barbara W. Markle, Ph.D. (EPFP 1993-94)
Assistant Dean of K-12 Outreach
College of Education
Michigan State University
201 Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 353-8950
markle [at]


Dr. Barbara Markle is Assistant Dean of K-12 Outreach in the College of Education at Michigan State University. In this capacity she develops and implements programs for classroom teachers, school administrators and policymakers that translate educational research to application in schools and settings where education policy decisions are made. Dr. Markle’s public school experience includes service as a high school teacher, counselor, junior high principal, senior high school associate principal and director of curriculum. She also served as Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction in the Michigan Department of Education where she was responsible for Michigan’s education reform initiatives. She directs several state and federal grants, and has a deep interest in school reform issues centering on teacher leadership. Her Ph.D. is in educational administration from Michigan State University. She is the recipient of the 2003 National Leadership Award from the Institute for Educational Leadership, the 2006 Educational Leadership Award from the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association, and the 2007 Education Fellows Award from the Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators.

Susan Printy Susan M. Printy, Ph.D. (EPFP 2003-04)
Associate Professor
College of Education
Michigan State University
407 Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 355-4508
sprinty [at]


Dr. Susan Printy is an associate professor of K-12 educational administration in the College of Education at Michigan State University. Her research interests center on schools as learning organizations, with particular focus on the leadership relations between principals and teachers and the use of data in promoting school improvement. Her current work examines the professional impact of social learning that occurs within high school teachers’ departmental communities. Dr. Printy's areas of expertise include school administration, data analysis for school improvement, educational leadership, organization theory and quantitative research methods. Susan earned her Ph.D. from Ohio State University.

Resource Material

Trust, Accountability & Courage PowerPoint

Isabel Briggs Myers, Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Types, Davies-Block Publishing

David Keirsey, Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Character, Intelligence, Prometheus Nemesis Book Company, Del Mar, CA 1998

Atul Gawande, Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance, Picador, 2007

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Regional EPFP Leadership Forum

October 8-9, 2009
EPFP Fellows from the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Michigan,
New York, Ohio & Pennsylvania
Gettysburg Battlefield & the United States Army War College



Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Arrival & Hotel Check-in at Comfort Suites Hotel, Carlisle, PA, 10 South Hanover (717) 960-1100
7:00 PM Dinner (on your own or small groups for networking)
Thursday, October 8, 2009
8:00 AM Depart Hotel
10:30 AM Arrive at Gettysburg Visitors’ Center
10:45–11:45 AM Orientation & Movie
11:45-4:00 PM Board Buses for Guided Tour of Battlefields & Discussion of Leadership Lessons
4:00 PM Buses Return to the Visitors’ Center for Museum Tour
Day’s Activities Conclude
6:00 PM Dinner (on your own or small groups for networking)
Friday, October 9, 2009
8:30 AM War College Bus Arrives at Comfort Suites Hotel; (note: use public parking garage behind the hotel, please park there rather than at the War College Security Gate)
8:45 AM Depart for Army War College & Security Check
9:00–12:00 Noon Overview of Strategic Leadership Curriculum – Briefing by Col. Charles Allen (U.S. Army Ret.) & other faculty. (Seminar groups to discuss assigned policy article by N. Kristof)
12:00–12:15 PM War College Bookstore Visit (optional)
12:30–1:45 PM Working Luncheon - Discussion with Col. Steve Weiler on the Challenges Professional Military Officers Face in Working with Civilian Policy Makers
1:45 PM Buses Depart for Comfort Suites Hotel
2:00 PM Fellows Return Home

Resource Materials

Kristof, N. “Our Greatest National Shame,” The New York Times (February 14, 2009).
Dreschler, D. and Allen, C. “Why Senior Military Leaders Fail,” Armed Forces Journal (July 2009), 34-45.
Halloran, R. “Strategic Communication,” Parameters – The Journal of the U.S. Army War College (Autumn 2007), 4-14.
Slaughter, A. M. “America’s Edge: Power in the Networked Century,” Foreign Affairs, (January-February 2009), 94-113.
Colonel Charles D. Allen PowerPoints

Gettysburg Presentation
Army War College Presentation

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2009-10 EPFP Orientation

September 21, 2009
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

The EPFP Orientation is designed to provide an overview of the program, review of the Coordinators' expectations for the Fellows and begin the development of the EPFP learning community. The participants will have an opportunity to discuss their policy interests and expectations for the Michigan EPFP. During the afternoon a facilitated discussion focusing on a set of policy issues that are impacting Michigan and its future will be held.


9 AM

Welcome and Introductions
Dan Schultz, Michigan EPFP Coordinator
Jacque Thompson, Ph.D. Michigan EPFP Coordinator

Sharif Shakrani, Ph.D. Co-Director, The Education Policy Center at Michigan State University

Barbara Markle, Ph.D. Assistant Dean for K-12 Outreach, College of Education, Michigan State University

9:30 AM
Michigan's Transition to a Knowledge-Based Economy - Lou Glazer
President, Michigan Future, Inc.
11:00 AM
11:15 AM

EPFP Overview and Expectations

  • Program Purpose and Goals
  • Program and Fellow Expectations
  • Program Format and Design
    1. Policy Seminars
    2. Learning Teams
    3. Electronic Learning Community
  • National Leadership Forum
  • Washington Policy Seminar
  • Michigan Policy Seminar
  • Future Meeting Dates - Review Program Calendar
  • Hospitality Committee
12:00 Noon
12:45 PM
Group and Individual Photos - Kellogg Center Patio
1:00 PM
EPFP Overview and Expectations (continued)
3:00 PM
3:15 PM
Leadership Forum - October 8-9, 2009 Session Overview
4:00 PM

Resource Person:

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Mr. Glazer is President and co-founder of Michigan Future, Inc., a non-partisan, nonprofit organization. Michigan Future’s mission is to be a source of new ideas on how Michigan can succeed as a world class community in a knowledge-driven economy. Its work is funded by Michigan foundations. Its two latest report are: Michigan’s Transition to a Knowledge-Based Economy which provides a progress report on how well Michigan is positioned to succeed in a flattening world; and Young Talent in the Great Lakes, an analysis of Michigan’s success in retaining and attracting college educated Millennials.

Mr. Glazer currently is heading efforts to:
• organize leadership to implement a new agenda for a knowledge-based Michigan;
• implement a high school in partnership with the Ferndale Public Schools and Lawrence Technological University designed to connect students to good paying careers in the 21st Century automotive industry;
• implement an innovative system for reducing chronic unemployment with Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit.

Prior to joining MFI, Mr. Glazer served as Deputy Director of the Michigan Department of Commerce during the Blanchard Administration. He received Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Michigan.


Michigan Future: Michigan’s transition to a knowledge-based economy (PowerPoint)

Recommended Readings:

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-brainers Will Rule the Future
By Daniel H. Pink
Published by Riverhead Books, 2006


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