Superintendents Nick Polyak and Mike Lubelfeld will be leading our CTO/Director cohort through learning lessons based on their book “The Unlearning Leader: Leading for Tomorrow’s Schools Today.” The focus of the workshop will be about district leadership, specifically communication. Here is a except from the preface of their book as a taste of what you will learn during the summit. We look forward to you joining us on June 15th in Naperville.
In some school systems, executive leadership still does not understand or value current methods of communication, especially technological methods. Their relative lack of knowledge about social connectivity can become quite detrimental to a school system in search of change, innovation, and leadership. We want to help school leaders unlearn their current approaches to leadership in how they “connect”, lead, support student learning, transform schools, and impact organizational culture.
We wrote this book to celebrate the connected leader, show case study examples of change and modern change processes, and to help leaders unlearn to relearn! The premise of this book is that we all need to unlearn. Our landscape is applied to leadership, classrooms, pedagogy, and education in general. In order to change and prepare for tomorrow, we submit that much of what we have learned must be unlearned as we aim to create a new tomorrow for our nation’s children.