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President's Education Forum

Physical Activity Benefits Learning:

Implications for Policy Makers

February 22, 2011
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Radisson Hotel, Lansing

This forum will address known links between physical activity and academic performance, with a clear emphasis on student achievement. It will reflect data obtained from local sources and national sources, and it will focus on salient points necessary for policy makers to understand while making crucial decisions regarding K-12 student outcomes.

Dr. Karin Pfeiffer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and faculty in the Center for Physical Activity and Health at Michigan State University.  She has been studying physical activity and health-related fitness in children and youth for the past 14 years. She has experience working on grant-funded research with age groups ranging from preschool through high school. Her main areas of expertise are in measurement of physical activity and interventions to increase physical activity. Dr. Pfeiffer is currently engaged in research examining associations between physical activity and academic performance in Michigan elementary school children.


For more information, contact Dr. Barbara Markle, Assistant Dean, Office of K-12 Outreach, Michigan State University, 517.353.8950.


Resource Person

Karin Allor Pfeiffer, Ph.D., FACSM, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Center for Physical Activity and Health, Michigan State University


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President's Education Forum

The Ever-Changing Federal Role in Shaping Educational Policy:

Implications for Local and State Educational Leaders

April 19, 2011
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Radisson Hotel, Lansing

You are invited to attend the second in the 2011 series of Michigan State University President's Education Forums sponsored by Lou Anna Simon, President, and the College of Education.  These forums will focus on topics identified by public policy leaders as important to making informed decisions.  In previous years, participants have found the forums to be of significant value to their work.


The forum will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at the Radisson Hotel, located at 111 North Grand Avenue, Lansing.  A buffet lunch will begin at 11:15 a.m.  The program will start at 12:00 p.m. and will adjourn promptly at 1 p.m. The featured speaker will be Michael Usdan.  Mr. Usdan’s presentation, "The Ever-Changing Federal Role in Shaping Educational Policy: Implications for Local and State Educational Leaders," will focus upon a series of contemporary issues relating to the recent growth of federal influence in shaping educational policy and its implications for school leadership at the local and state levels. Please see the attached flyer for greater detail.  Also, you may call (517) 353-8950 for additional information regarding the forums.

We hope you will join us on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at the Radisson Hotel.  Please return the RSVP form by Tuesday, April 12. There is no charge for this program; however, if you RSVP but find you must cancel, please call us at (517) 353-8950 before Thursday, April 7.  We will appreciate your notification, as the college is responsible for all luncheon costs.


Resource Person

Michael D. Usdan, Senior Fellow, Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, D.C.


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EPFP Programs Tue, 22 Mar 2011 22:51:40 +0000
Elizabeth L. Hale http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/24-epfp-programs/epfp-programs/142-elizabeth-l-hale http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/24-epfp-programs/epfp-programs/142-elizabeth-l-hale

EPFP Bios:  Elizabeth L. Hale

Elizabeth L. Hale
Institute for Educational Leadership, Inc. 
1001 Connecticut Ave. N.W. 
Suite 310 
Washington, DC 20036 
(202) 822-8405 Ext. 37 
(202) 822-4050 Fax 


Elizabeth L. "Betty" Hale began her association with the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) as a fellow in its flagship year-long leadership development activity, the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP), in 1973-74. Eventually, she became the national director of EPFP in 1981 and the Vice President of IEL in 1987. She became President of IEL on July 1, 2001.

Prior to joining IEL, Betty Hale's various professional experiences included serving as an education budget analyst in the Governor's Office, State of Illinois, as director of training programs for Head Start in the regional office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and at the state level in West Virginia. She began her career as a public school teacher in Springfield, Ohio and taught with the Department of Defense Education Activity-including tours of duty in Japan, Ethiopia, Turkey and Italy. Ms. Hale's work has always focused on trying to create and implement initiatives that build bridges among the research, policy and practice worlds and connect policy and practice to leaders and their networks. Through her work with the Education Policy Fellowship Program and other ongoing IEL activities, she has stayed connected to a growing network of policy makers and practitioners across the country. She also is involved in the work of the National Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform, a partnership of three organizations: IEL, the Council for Basic Education and The George Washington University; with the U.S. Department of Education and its efforts to create a national network of school-based leaders to advise the Department on policy and program issues, and with the Appalachia Educational Laboratory, the regional laboratory serving Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee, and its efforts to develop individuals external to schools who can help schools engage successfully in comprehensive school reform.

A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Betty Hale holds graduate degrees from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education (Ed.M.) and John F. Kennedy School of Government (M.P.A.). She has served as a member and as president of the School of Education's elected Alumni Council. Currently, she is a member of the Board of Directors of Gryphon House, Inc., an early childhood publishing company, and serves on the Stakeholder Committee of the Laboratory for Student Success, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory; the Board of Overseers of the National Youth Employment Coalition's New Leaders Academy; and the College of Education's Dean's Council at the University of Kentucky.

EPFP Programs Thu, 07 Oct 2010 00:11:29 +0000
Historical Background: Michigan EPFP Milestones http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/24-epfp-programs/epfp-programs/109-historical-background-michigan-epfp-milestones http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/24-epfp-programs/epfp-programs/109-historical-background-michigan-epfp-milestones Historical Background:  Michigan EPFP Milestones
1975 Michigan program begins. National program shifts emphasis from internships in Washington to in-service programs in selected state sites. Carl Candoli and Matthew Prophet become Michigan Coordinators.
1976 Initial State Policy Seminar convened in Michigan; Illinois, Minnesota, and Ohio sites participate. The seminar becomes prototype for one of EPFP's two annual national meetings.
1977 Betty Hale hired as Assistant Director, EPFP.
1978 Carl Candoli leaves Lansing School District. Metthew Prophet becomes Lansing School Superintendent. Ben Perez takes Candoli's place as Michigan coordinator.
1979 Michigan begins recruiting fellows from broader mix of educational institutions (i.e., colleges and universities, community colleges, and education associations.)
1980-81 Detroit selected as the first host site in Michigan for national forum. First off-site visits scheduled to the capitol in Lansing; magnet schools in Detroit; private schools in Windsor, Ontario; and the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Off-site visits become part of all national-level sessions.
1981 National office amicably severs ties with George Washington University and incorporates as IEL (Institute for Educational Leadership). Matthew Prophet leaves to assume Superintendency of Portland Public Schools. Dan Schultz becomes EPFP coordinator. National program expands to California and Texas. Ben Perez helps establish new sites. Betty Hale becomes Director of the EPFP. Michael Usdan joins IEL as President.
1982-83 Michigan selected as one of five IEL pilot program sites to host annual alumni conferences and policy seminars.
1983-84 Michigan opens program up to non-educators (i.e., fellows from human services agencies, non-profits, and the private sector). State Policy Seminar becomes the Leadership Forum in an effort to reflect the changing professional nature of fellows in Michigan and other state sites.
1987-89 National program expands to Missouri (1987), and Arizona (1989).
1994 National EPFP program celebrates thirtieth year of operation.
1995 Fellows given Internet E-mail address to enable them to discuss policy initiatives outside traditional meetings and help fellows maintain electronic contact. The IEL, Michigan and Illinois sites added Internet World-Wide Web pages. Michigan EPFP forges new affiliation with MSU's College of Education. Reasons for change include:
  1. a broadened sponsor base,
  2. increased name recognition and visibility for the program, and
  3. most other state sites affilitate with universities.
1996 Michigan EPFP utilizes telecommunications technology to link participants in East Lansing and Dearborn for the EPFP's first video conference.
1998 Jacquelyn Thompson becomes Michigan EPFP coordinator.
1999 The Michigan Virtual University (MVU), the Michigan EPFP and the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce cosponsor a Leadership & Policy Seminar designed to expand skills while introducing business and community leaders to on-line learning technologies. EPFP participants examined policy issues important to SE Michigan and participated in the Detroit Regional Chamber's Leadership Policy Conference held on Mackinac Island.

National EPFP program celebrates 35th year of operation.

2000 Michigan EPFP celebrates 25th year of programming.

National program expands to Pennsylvania.

Hunter Moorman appointed EPFP National Director.

Michigan EPFP adopts Learning Team format for increased fellow participation.

2001 Michigan EPFP launches re-designed Website replacing the original site developed in 1995.  The new Website is more interactive, which permits easy access to alumni, current fellows, and prospective fellows and sponsors.

Betty Hale appointed President of IEL.

2002 Michigan EPFP uses Blackboard discussion tool to facilitate Learning Team interaction.
2004 National EPFP program celebrates 40th year of operation.

National EPFP program expands to South Carolina.

Yvonne Caamal Canul becomes Michigan EPFP coordinator.

2005 Michigan EPFP program celebrates 30th year of operation.
Douglas Brattebo appointed EPFP National Director.
2006 Michigan EPFP becomes formally affiliated with the Education Policy Center at Michigan State University.


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Historical Background: The Michigan EPFP Program http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/24-epfp-programs/epfp-programs/108-historical-background-the-michigan-epfp-program http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/24-epfp-programs/epfp-programs/108-historical-background-the-michigan-epfp-program

Historical Background:  The Michigan EPFP Program

In the early seventies, two prominent educators with the Lansing Public Schools--Superintendent Carl Candoli and Deputy Superintendent Matthew Prophet--identified several critical needs in the area of education. First, they realized that educational institutions in Michigan could no longer afford to operate in isolation. According to Prophet, there was a significant need to start establishing linkages with other institutions, particularly because it was getting harder to distinguish where the responsibilities of schools left off and those of other institutions began. It was becoming clear, said Prophet, that a variety of institutions--not just schools--were responsible for children’s education, health, safety, and well being.

"...educational institutions in Michigan could no longer afford to operate in isolation. "

A second pressing need was that there was a critical shortage of bright and talented individuals--particularly minorities and women--who were prepared to work in urban school settings. This urgent need was brought home to Candoli and Prophet when they arrived in Lansing and found that there were 4,000 Hispanic students in their school district but no Spanish-speaking administrators. It also was unclear whether the state’s colleges and universities were willing or prepared to develop a larger pool of qualified minority candidates.

The third problem was that educators in Michigan and across the country were too parochial in their understanding of what other educational institutions were doing to improve the quality and delivery of education. Absent a mechanism for learning about other programs, school personnel often ended up making decisions in a vacuum. They also had very little understanding of the policymaking process at the national level and, therefore, were unaware of the possible ramifications that policy changes could have on their profession.

In an effort to address these specific needs, Candoli and Prophet met with Keith Goldhammer, then Dean of the College of Education at Michigan State University (MSU), and explained the situation. The Dean agreed with the educators’ assessment of the problem but was unsuccessful in persuading the University to get involved with finding viable solutions. Thus, Candoli and Prophet began exploring other avenues. Ideally, they wanted to develop a program that would:

  1. provide promising young people with the leadership training they needed to work effectively in urban school settings,
  2. provide a forum through which the education community could establish collaborative relationships with other institutions, and
  3. provide an opportunity for Michigan educators to network with their peers in- and outside of the state and explore the process of formulating education policy.

Candoli’s and Prophet’s previous affiliations with senior officers at the Institute of Educational Leadership (IEL) in Washington, D.C., proved valuable. When discussing their concerns with Sam Halperin, then Director of IEL, he suggested that they consider becoming a state EPFP site. He explained that the networking component of the EPFP could enhance information-sharing among educators, the collaborative component could be used to open doors with other non-educational institutions, and the leadership component could be focused specifically on preparing young people for leadership positions within the Lansing School District. Candoli and Prophet liked the EPFP concept so much that they decided it would be the ideal program to address their diverse needs.

According to Candoli, the early years of the program were even more successful than he had hoped. Those outside of the process attribute that success, in large part, to the unique skills and experiences of its early leaders. For example, Candoli, who had been instrumental in forming the desegregation plan for the Chicago Public Schools, knew how important it was to create a cadre of qualified educators who were tolerant, able to deal with diversity, and willing to find strengths in all students regardless of their race or ethnic background. This sensitivity was particularly important as Lansing embarked on its own court-ordered desegregation plan in the early 1970s. Prophet, who was in the military and spent most of his career studying effective leadership styles, knew it was critical to have a formal leadership training program for educators instead of allowing them to arrive in leadership positions simply by chance. Together these two were a formidable team, and many believe it was their dedication and commitment to educational development that was responsible for the program’s early success.

The Michigan EPFP site also had tremendous support from some key players, including IEL leaders Sam Halperin, Paul Schindler, Betty Hale, and Mike Usdan. John Porter, then State Superintendent of Public Instruction, was another key supporter of the program. Recognizing the importance of staff development, he began signing up Department of Education employees to participate in the EPFP and, thus, cemented the agency’s commitment to sponsoring fellows.

Although the EPFP thrived in the early years under the leadership of Candoli and Prophet, it was inevitable that the two men would eventually move on. The first move came in 1978, when Candoli left the Lansing Public Schools. That year, an EPFP fellow from the 1975-76 class became the third coordinator--Argelio Ben Perez. Perez, whom Candoli himself had recruited from the City of Lansing, agreed as part of his employment with the school district to participate in the EPFP as a fellow and use his skills within the District in an administrative position; thus, he became an early success story on how the program could identify talented young people, train them, and put them in positions of leadership. Three years later, Prophet also moved on and Dan Schultz--an EPFP alum from the 1976-77 class--joined Perez as coordinator of the Michigan program. Today, these two individuals continue to lead the program.

"The program today has a much more diverse group of fellows from a wider variety of sponsoring organizations."

Of course, Perez and Schultz also brought unique strengths and talents to the program which helped it flourish and expand in scope. Like Prophet, Perez spent a great deal of time studying effective leadership styles, team building, and group dynamics. These interests translated into a heavier emphasis within EPFP on leadership development activities and spurred the administration of personality and leadership assessments, such as the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory. Perez also staunchly believed that, while the lecture model was beneficial, fellows should spend more time practicing what they learned and less time listening to others; this belief resulted in more off-site visits and interactive work sessions. In addition, Perez assumed a leading role in the development of IEL’s Leadership Forum embedding these ideas in the annual national conferences.

Schultz's strengths and interests also had a profound effect on the evolution of the Michigan program. Most notably, his experience working in the Michigan Department of Education--a large, complex organization--made him cognizant of the need for collaboration among agencies. In fact, it was his extensive contacts within state government that enabled the program to move beyond traditional education-related organizations and agencies and start recruiting fellows from human services agencies, non-profits, and the private sector. His contacts with policymakers also helped the program broaden the policy issues that were discussed at EPFP seminars and expand the number and kinds of speakers selected. More recently, Schultz’s professional interest in technology has translated into a greater emphasis on the role of computers and telecommunications in building communities and supporting leadership development.

Under the leadership of Perez and Schultz, the Michigan EPFP has continually evolved. The program today has a much more diverse group of fellows from a wider variety of sponsoring organizations. The focus of the program has also been expanded considerably to include not only education issues but also human service and other broader public policy concerns. This trend has continued with the addition of Jacquelyn Thompson as a coordinator in 1998.


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EPFP Programs Wed, 06 Oct 2010 17:56:55 +0000
EPFP Sponsors http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/24-epfp-programs/epfp-programs/107-epfp-sponsors http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/24-epfp-programs/epfp-programs/107-epfp-sponsors EPFP Sponsors

Since its inception in 1975, the Michigan EPFP has had more than 225 organizations sponsor fellows for the program. The sponsors include schools, colleges, universities, government agencies, private businesses, associations, foundations, museums and non-profit groups. Without the support of these organizations and their continued belief in the importance of the program, EPFP could not succeed. Each year, for the last ten years, approximately 75 percent of the people who sponsor EPFP fellows are former program participants themselves. Their willingness to provide funds and leadership development opportunities for others, is perhaps the best evidence of its true value.


Public and Private Schools

Allen Park Public Schools
Alma Public Schools
American Promise Schools - Detroit
Ann Arbor Public Schools
Archdiocese of Lansing
Bear Lake School District
Breckenridge Public Schools
Bendle Public Schools
Buchanan Public Schools
Buena Vista School District
CASMAN Academy - Manistee
Charlotte Public Schools
Chippewa Valley Schools
Comstock Public Schools 
Davison Community Schools
Dearborn Public Schools
Detroit Edison Public School Academy
Detroit Public Schools
East Lansing Public Schools
Eaton Rapids Public Schools
Farmington Public Schools
Fenton Area Public Schools
Flint Community Schools
Forest Area Public Schools
Fowler Public Schools
Genesee Catholic Board of Education
Goodrich Area Schools
Grand Ledge Public Schools

Grand Rapids Public Schools
Hartland Consolidated Schools
Haslett Public Schools
Henry Ford Academy of Manufacturing Arts & Sciences
Highland Park Public Schools
Holt Public Schools
Inkster Public Schools
Jackson Public Schools
Kalamazoo Public Schools
Kaleva Norman Dickson School District
King Academy - Inkster
L'Anse Creuse Public Schools
Lakeview Public Schools (St. Clair Shores)
Lakeview School District (Battle Creek)
Lansing School District
Lapeer Community Schools
Manistee Area Public Schools
Marlette Community Schools
Mason Public Schools
Michigan Virtual High School
Montrose Community Schools
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools

Mt. Clemens Community Schools
Muskegon Heights Public Schools
Northport Public Schools
Northview Public Schools (Grand Rapids)
Olivet Community Schools
Onaway Area Community Schools
Pennfield Schools
Plainwell Community Schools
Plymouth Educational Center - Detroit
Pontiac School District
Port Huron Area Schools
Reeths Puffer Public Schools
Saginaw School District
Sault Ste. Marie Area Schools
Starr Commonwealth Schools
St. Joseph Public Schools
Traverse City Area Schools
Utica Community Schools
Van Dyke Public Schools
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
Wayne-Westland Community Schools
Westwood Community Schools
Whitmore Lake Public Schools
Wyoming Public Schools
Yale Public Schools


Intermediate School Districts
Regional Service Agencies

Bay-Arenac ISD
Calhoun ISD
Charlevoix-Emmet ISD
Clinton County RESA
Eastern Upper Peninsula ISD
Eaton ISD
Genesee ISD
Gratiot-Isabella RESD
Ingham ISD
Ionia County ISD
Kalamazoo RESA
Kent County ISD
Livingston ESA
Macomb ISD
Marquette-Alger RESA
Muskegon Area ISD
Oakland Schools
Saginaw ISD
St. Clair County ISD
Washtenaw ISD
Wayne County RESA
Wexford-Missaukee ISD

State and Federal Government

Governor's Office for Job Training
Michigan Center for Educational Performance & Information
Michigan Children's Trust Fund
Michigan Department of Agriculture
Michigan Department of Career Development
Michigan Department of Civil Rights
Michigan Department of Civil Service
Michigan Department of Commerce
Michigan Department of Community Health
Michigan Department of Consumer & Industry Services
Michigan Department of Corrections
Michigan Department of Education
Michigan Department of Human Services
Michigan Department of Labor
Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth
Michigan Department of Management and Budget
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Michigan Department of Social Services
Michigan Department of State
Michigan Department of Transportation
Michigan Department of Treasury
Michigan Family Independence Agency
Michigan Office of the Governor
Michigan House Fiscal Agency
Michigan Jobs Commission
Michigan State Police
Michigan State Senate
Michigan Office of Services to the Aging
Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency
Michigan School for the Blind
Michigan School for the Deaf
Office of U.S. Senator Carl Levin (MI)
State Technical Institute and Rehabilitation Center
W.J. Maxey Training School

Colleges and Universities

Central Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University
-College of Education
-Office of Charter Schools
-Office of the President
Ferris State University
-College of Education & Human Services
Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Valley State University
-School of Social Work
Henry Ford Community College
Jackson Community College
Lansing Community College
Marygrove College
Michigan State University
-Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
-College of Education
- CREATe for STEM Institute
-Dean's Office
-Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education
-Department of Education Administration
-Department of Teacher Education
-The Education Policy Center at MSU
-Office of K-12 Outreach
-Office of the Hannah Chair
-Michigan Center for Career & Technical Education
-College of Natural Science
-Division of Science & Mathematics Education
-School of Criminal Justice
-Michigan Institute for Safe Schools &
-Institute for Public Policy & Social Research
-Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies
-Vice Provost for Libraries, Computing & Technology
Michigan Virtual University
Oakland University
Olivet College
Saginaw Valley State University
Schoolcraft College
University of Michigan
-College of Education
-School of Nursing
University of Michigan--Dearborn
-College of Engineering & Computer Science
-School of Management
Wayne State University
Western Michigan University
Washtenaw Community College


Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce
Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators
Michigan Association of School Administrators
Michigan Association of School Boards
Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals
Michigan Association of Nonpublic Schools
Michigan Association of School Boards
Michigan Association of Community & Adult Education
Michigan Association of Public School Academies
Michigan Cooperative Extension Service
Michigan Education Association
Michigan Elementary & Middle School Principals Association
Michigan Head Start Association
Michigan Institute for Educational Management
Michigan Nurses Association
Michigan Partnership for New Education
Michigan Public Health Institute
Michigan Association of Public School Academies
Michigan School Business Officials
Middle Cities Education Association
MSU Alumni Association
MACUL (Michigan Association for Computer-related
technology Users in Learning)
Presidents Council of State Universities
Regional Education Media Center Association of Michigan
Tri-County Alliance for Public Education


Business and Corporations

Cisco Systems
DaimlerChrysler Financial Services
Electronic Data Systems (EDS)
The Faverman Group, Inc.
Flint Business Roundtable
Ford Motor Company
Henry Ford Health System
Learning Designs, Inc.
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
Merit Network, Inc.
Multi-Media Classrooms, Inc.
New Detroit, Inc.
Program Works
Public Sector Consultants, Inc.
Saint Mary's Health Services (Grand Rapids)


American Youth Foundation
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
The Cleveland Foundation
Detroit Educational Television Foundation
High/Scope Educational Research Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Michigan Chamber of Commerce Foundation
DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund
Ryder System Charitable Foundation
The Skillman Foundation

Museums and Arts Organizations

Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village Michigan Very Special Arts Festival

Advocacy Organizations

Citizens Alliance to Uphold Special Education
Center for Educational Networking
Child & Family Resource Council - Kent County
Children's Law Center--Grand Rapids
The Efficacy Institute--Detroit
Great Lakes Center for Education Research & Practice
Healthy Homes = Healthy Kids
Leadbuster Program, Detroit Project
Michigan's Assistive Technology Resource

Michigan Economics for Human Development
Michigan League for Human Services
National Staff Development Council


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EPFP Programs Wed, 06 Oct 2010 17:51:25 +0000
Michigan EPFP Coordinators http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/24-epfp-programs/epfp-programs/106-michigan-epfp-coordinators http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/24-epfp-programs/epfp-programs/106-michigan-epfp-coordinators Michigan EPFP Coordinators


Daniel W. Schultz
Senior Program & Policy Advisor
Office of K-12 Outreach 
College of Education
Michigan State University
620 Farm Lane Erickson Hall, Room 253
East Lansing, MI 48824
E-mail: dws@msu.edu

Dan Schultz is Senior Policy and Program Advisor for the Office of K-12 Outreach in the College of Education at Michigan State University.  He also serves as Director of the College of Education’s Fellowship for Enhancing Global Understanding China Program. He helped develop and has nurtured the successful partnership relationship with Southwest University in Chongqing, China and provides leadership and coordination for this unique faculty and doctoral student study abroad program. He has organized and led several MSU-sponsored study tours to the United Kingdom, Botswana and China and has extensive international experience.  His background includes executive leadership and policy roles in state government in Michigan, where he was Assistant State Superintendent and Director of Technology and Grants for the Michigan Department of Education and the Michigan State Board of Education.  He has expertise in the design and successful implementation of innovative large-scale grant funded programs.  He holds academic degrees in economics and education administration, and for over 30 years has led the Michigan Education Policy Fellowship Program, a national and international policy and leadership development seminar for early and mid-career leaders.  He has also been an elected trustee on a community school district’s board of education. Dan is the recipient of the Institute for Educational Leadership's National Leadership Award and the Michigan State University College of Education Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni Award.



Brian Boggs, Ph.D. 
Outreach Specialist
Office of K-12 Outreach
College of Education
Michigan State University
Erickson Hall
620 Farm Lane, Room 253
East Lansing, MI 48824
E-mail: boggsbri@msu.edu

Brian Boggs serves as outreach specialist in the Office of K–12 Outreach in the College of Education at Michigan State University. His area of expertise is policy development and analysis in the areas of school reform and holds a dual major Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration from MSU. In addition, Brian holds a special certification in urban education from MSU and is a graduate of the Michigan Educational Policy Fellowship Program (2012-13). Brian has served as a high school English teacher and central office administrator. With a bachelor’s degree in English and history and his master’s degree in English language and literature, he has taught college rhetoric and critical writing courses at the University of Michigan – Flint. He has written extensively on the subject of organizational and instructional complexity. His research interests include organizational theory, policy making, sociology of education, experimental design, school improvement, and the history and politics of U.S. education. Brian has studied urban school education in U.K. He serves as an elected official in a local unit of government.


Former Michigan EPFP Coordinators

  • Dr. I. Carl Candoli, Founding Site Coordinator, 1975-78
  • Dr. Matthew Prophet, Founding Site Coordinator, 1975-81
  • Ms. Alissa K. Parks, 2001
  • Mr. Argelio Ben Perez  1978-2006
  • Ms. Yvonne Cammal Canul 2004-06
  • Ms. Mary Gager Anderson 2006-07
  • Dr. Jacquelyn J. Thompson 2000-2010
  • Dr. Vanessa Garry, 2012-13
  • Mr. Christopher B. Reimann, 2010-2015

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EPFP Programs Wed, 06 Oct 2010 17:49:39 +0000
Michigan EPFP Program Format http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/24-epfp-programs/epfp-programs/105-michigan-epfp-program-format http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/24-epfp-programs/epfp-programs/105-michigan-epfp-program-format Michigan EPFP Program Format

The Michigan EPFP is designed around three major program strands - Public Policy Processes, Leadership and Skill Development, and Networking. Each of the monthly seminars and meetings are designed to address one or more of the program strands. The EPFP utilizes the delivery formats described below to examine the policy making process and the work of leaders. In addition, the EPFP participants use on-line communication tools to stay connected between the monthly seminars and to support their collaborative work.

Monthly Seminars

Through on-site seminars, workshops and experiential activities, the Fellows meet with government leaders, decision-makers, policy analysts, academic experts and noted authorities from a variety of policy arenas to explore questions about public policy formation. The seminars also provide a forum for discussing current and emerging policy issues. Another component of the EPFP is the use of individual and team development tools designed to assess and strengthen leadership styles and skills. The Fellows receive expert feedback and tips for further developing their skills. The information received at the monthly EPFP seminars is transferrable to the Fellow's work environments, with the goal of enhancing their professional endeavors.

Learning Teams

Each of the Michigan EPFP Fellows participates on a learning team that is created around their learning priorities and objectives. The learning teams are comprised of 4-6 members and they attempt to represent the diversity of the program's participants. The learning teams work as cross boundary groups to explore topics of mutual interest. Each learning team is responsible for developing one of the seminar presentations during the program year. The learning teams use multiple presentation formats, resources and learning styles to address the topic or theme selected by the group's members. Participation on a learning team provides enhanced networking opportunities and the development of collaborative skills.  Learning Team resources.

Michigan Policy Seminar

The annual EPFP Michigan Policy Seminar focuses specifically on some of the current and emerging policy issues that are being debated and discussed by members of the Michigan Legislature and other state government leaders. This "Day at the Capitol" also introduces the Fellows to some of the key players in the policy making process in Lansing. The Michigan Policy Seminar helps to prepare the Fellows for the Washington Policy Seminar and provides another important lens for viewing the Washington policy scene.

National Meetings

The EPFP Fellows participate in two national meetings during their Fellowship year that help to build diverse learning communities at each state site, and among Fellows across all national program sites. Attendance at both national meetings is required.

  • Leadership Forum - The Leadership Forum features experiential training activities, which provide Fellows with opportunities to learn about strategic leadership issues while learning from one of the country’s most important military struggles – the Battle of Gettysburg. In addition, on day two, Fellows will visit the U.S. Army War College and learn about concepts of strategic leadership.
  • Washington Policy Seminar - The Washington Policy Seminar is a sophisticated civics class that provides an up-close view of how things work in the nation's capital. Fellows gain insights into the people, processes, and institutions which shape national policy, and begin to understand how what happens at the national level intersects or collides with the policy systems and actions at the state and
    local levels.

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Three Main Strands of EPFP http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/24-epfp-programs/epfp-programs/104-three-main-strands-of-epfp http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/24-epfp-programs/epfp-programs/104-three-main-strands-of-epfp Three Main Strands of EPFP

Strand 1: Public Policy Processes, Issues and Key Practitioners

This strand maps out the policy process in Michigan and focuses on some key issues or policy initiatives that are being heavily debated at the time. Examples are school finance reform, the transition process from one governor to another, employment and economic expansion issues, and government downsizing. This strand is specific to Michigan and gives Fellows a strong sense of how these issues are addressed in the public arena, by the media and how they connect with other policy issues. This strand also connects Fellows with leading public policy figures who hold offices or positions which are critical to the policymaking process. Speakers include elected officials, agency heads and staff, leaders from special interest or advocacy groups, academics, and other education, public policy and corporate leaders. Through interactions with these practitioners, fellows gain insight into the strategies these individuals use to move their issues or agendas, and the leadership qualities necessary to advance organizations and individuals toward their vision.

Strand 2: Leadership and Skill Development

This strand focuses on the development of those specific skills which are necessary for exercising effective leadership in the 21st Century. The Michigan EPFP explores techniques and skills related to planning, directing, and evaluating programs and policies.  In addition, a priority has been placed on developing collaborative skills which have been identified as critical to success in today's policy environments. Fellows experience assessments to identify personal preferences and styles, simulations and experiential activities to examine how different styles and behaviors conflict with individual and organizational goals. Group discussions incorporate these skills into the Fellows work experience. The opportunity to involve nontraditional activities, such as social and cultural experiences in learning about conflict and methods of reducing problems in organizations, provide valuable lessons.

Strand 3: Networking

The EPFP offers exceptional opportunities for networking. Participants focus on making connections between current Fellows and their counterparts in one of the other 13 state sites. In addition, deliberate efforts are made to connect current Fellows with Michigan's alumni network. An annual Michigan alumni seminar or reception is held to help expand the Fellows circle of professional contacts. A national alumni network of over 5,600 extends this network to an impressive set of resources across the country. Through alumni activities and the two national conferences, attempts are made to initiate and sustain these connections. It is especially in this networking strand where social media is employed. Email, LinkedIn and Facebook are integral communication strategies of the Michigan program.

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