Center for School Study Councils Meeting Schedules

*Meetings marked with an asterik below are joint meetings of all 4 groups that meet in Philadelphia.


Philadelphia Suburban School Study Council, Group A

Location: University of Pennsylvania Penn Center for Educational Leadership 

Theme:     Expanding Capacity: Individual, Organizational and Structural

September 14, 2016 Expanding Capacity: Individual, Organizational and Structural (Judy Wilson)
*October 11, 2016  Joint Councils Meeting @ Penn -The Science (and Art) of Innovation (Mark Angel, Renaissance Learning)
November 2, 2016 Applying Complex Adaptive Systems Concepts to Education (Alan Barstow, Ph.D.)
December 7, 2016 Expanding Capacity: Individual, Organizational and Structural -Part 2 (Judy Wilson)
January 4, 2017 Applying Complex Adaptive Systems Concepts to Education-Part 2 (Alan Barstow, Ph.D.)
February 1, 2017 Critical Challenges for Expanding Capacity (Kenwyn Smith, Ph.D.)
March 1, 2017 Navigating Today While Anticipating Tomorrow -If Elephants Could Talk: Racial Literacy as Lessons in Voice for Educators, Parents & Students (Howard Stevenson, Ph.D.)
*April 24, 2017  Joint Councils Meeting @ Penn -Collaboration and Culture: How to Get Things Done With & Through Others (Mario Moussa, Ph.D.-Moussa Consulting)
May 3, 2017 Using Interpersonal Negotiation & Difficult Conversations to Build Individual & Organizational Capacity (Derek Newberry, Ph.D.)     
June 7, 2017 Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq – Leadership Lessons from the Past -University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Philadelphia Suburban School Study Council, Group B

Location: Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (MCIU) Norristown, PA

Theme:     Navigating Today While Anticipating Tomorrow

September 17, 2016 Navigating a Changing Future: Identifying Possible Futures and How to (Re)Work Them (Jayson Richardson, Ph.D.)
*October 11, 2016  Joint Councils Meeting @ Penn -The Science (and Art) of Innovation (Mark Angel, Renaissance Learning)
November 17, 2016 Understanding and Working Through the Implications of What We Are Learning About Sleep and the Adolescent Brain (Gail Karafin, Ed.D. & Judith Owens, MD MPH) 
January 19, 2017 Positioning Districts for the Future: Getting Teams Aligned on Strategy (Lauren Hirshon)
February 16, 2017 If Elephants Could Talk: Racial Literacy as Lessons in Voice for Educators, Parents, & Students (Howard Stevenson, Ph.D.)
March 16, 2017 Using Digital Tools as Part of Planning and Implementation (Jayson Richardson, Ph.D.)
*April 24, 2017  Joint Councils Meeting @ Penn -Collaboration and Culture: How to Get Things Done With & Through Others (Mario Moussa, Ph.D.-Moussa Consulting)
May 18, 2017 Identifying and Working Through Leadership Challenges:  Anticipating the Future – Vision and Action (Judy Wilson)

South Penn School Study Council

Location: School Claims Service Building, New Cumberland, PA

Theme:    Rethinking Public Education: Platforms as a Metaphor to Add to the Pipeline and Product Metaphors

September 27, 2016 Rethinking Metaphors for Public Education From “Pipelines” and “Products” to “Platforms” (Harris Sokoloff, Ph.D.)
*October 11, 2016  Joint Councils Meeting @ Penn -The Science (and Art) of Innovation (Mark Angel, Renaissance Learning)
November 22, 2016 From “Pipelines” and “Products” to “Platforms”-Part 2 (Harris Sokoloff, Ph.D.)
January 24, 2017 Reconsidering Teams and Team Alignment in a “Platform World” (Lauren Hirshon)
February 28, 2017 Building Entrepreneurial Mindsets and Platforms (Jennifer Zapf, Ph.D. & Mark Greenberg, M.S.Ed.)
April 4, 2017 Digging Deeper into District Redesign Initiatives (Bobbi Newman, Ph.D.)
*April 24, 2017  Joint Councils Meeting @ Penn -Collaboration and Culture: How to Get Things Done With & Through Others (Mario Moussa, Ph.D.-Moussa Consulting)
May 23, 2017 Rethinking Public Education: Digging Deeper into Innovations- Superintendent Presentations

South Jersey School Study Council

Location: Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ

Theme:    Identifying and Working Through Leadership Challenges

September 20, 2016 The Work of Leadership (Harris Sokoloff, Ph.D.)
*October 11, 2016  Joint Councils Meeting @ Penn -The Science (and Art) of Innovation (Mark Angel, Renaissance Learning)
November 15, 2016 Understanding and Working with Culture and Subcultures (Alan Barstow, Ph.D.)
December 20, 2016 Leadership and Strategic Persuasion (Harris Sokoloff, Ph.D.)
January 17, 2017 Leading Through Reflective Listening (Barry Jentz, Ph.D.)
February 21, 2017 Critical Challenges for Expanding Capacity (Kenwyn Smith, Ph.D.)
March 21, 2017 Leader as Teacher and Coach: A Key to Organizational Capability, Staff Engagement and the Shaping of School Culture (Ed Betof, Ed.D.)
*April 24, 2017  Joint Councils Meeting @ Penn -Collaboration and Culture: How to Get Things Done With & Through Others (Mario Moussa, Ph.D.-Moussa Consulting)
May 16, 2017 Identifying and Working Through Leadership Challenges:  Anticipating the Future – Vision and Action (Judy Wilson)

State and National Meetings 2017-2018

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