Envision a world in which your system is achieving equity at scale. Think backward — how would that system (i.e., network, organization, school, district, team, classroom) look and function?
Your system would treat daily operations as ongoing opportunities for learning and improvement. A diverse array of stakeholders would participate actively in the design, implementation and improvement of strategy. At every turn, measurement would help transform daily practice into strategic learning. And the system’s democratic approach to knowledge management would allow each member of the system to contribute to the generation, capture, spread, and application of new learning.
Building this system would require you to be a “learner in chief,”1Spear, S. J. (2009). The high-velocity edge: How market leaders leverage operational excellence to beat the competition (2nd ed.). McGraw Hill. both by orchestrating learning across the system and by actively participating in it, submitting your own leadership strategy and system design to the same scrutiny you apply to activities and processes of others.
The Leading Through Learning Playbook will help you build that system and become that leader.
In this section you’ll find actionable recommendations, resources, and case studies related to four drivers of learning-leadership:
Driver A | Strategy as Learning
- Review recommendations on Driver A: Strategy as Learning
- Download the Strategy as Learning one-pager
- Explore Partners in School Innovation‘s organizational learning structures
- Explore the learning culture in High Tech High’s CARPE College Access Network
Driver B | Stakeholder Participation
- Review recommendations on Driver B: Stakeholder Participation
- Download the Stakeholder Participation one-pager
- Explore Bank Street Education Center’s “Throughline” approach to Stakeholder Participation
Driver C | Measurement
- Review recommendations on Driver C: Measurement
- Download the Measurement one-pager
- Explore how Achieve Atlanta has used measurement to drive equity and improvement
Driver D | Knowledge Management
- Review recommendations on Driver D: Knowledge Management
- Download the Knowledge Management one-pager
- Explore Bank Street Education Center’s approach to knowledge management