This updated edition shows school leaders how to become powerful agents of school change. The author provides 55 tools to aid in the transformation and reform process, allowing all participants to develop skills that foster communication, consensus, and schoolwide support. This valuable resource outlines twelve roles based on the four main functions of effective facilitators: leading the collaboration and change process, providing skills training, acting as a resource consultant, and motivating and energizing the group.
Bruce Williams has more than thirty five years of international consulting experience, and is noted for his expertise in group facilitation and in planning and team building methodologies. Williams' specialty is facilitating participative, interactive group workshops whether they are focused on strategic planning and consensus building or instructional methodologies for the classroom. He has conducted successful workshops on brain compatible learning and school change facilitation, and he frequently presents in the areas of cooperative learning, higher order thinking skills, and authentic assessment. With seven years' experience in teaching English as a second language in Japan and Korea, Williams is highly experienced in working with diverse populations. Thirty-six years' experience in adult training also make him a valuable resource in facilitating school change. In addition to conference workshops in 2002 in Australia and New Zealand, he has been invited three times to present workshops for teachers in Singapore. In April of 2004, Williams was the keynote speaker for 400 principals and teachers in Beijing.
Foreword by Arthur L. Costa Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction to the New Edition Introduction Part 1. Process Leader 1. The Architect Sees the Big Picture 2. The Carpenter Builds Consensus 3. The Contractor Steers the Process Part 2. Skills Trainer 4. The Coach Devises Strategies 5. The Quarterback Leads the Team 6. The Sportscaster Announces the Game Part 3. Resource Consultant 7. The Producer Organizes the Project 8. The Director Overcomes Obstacles 9. The Promoter Advertises Successes Part 4. Group Energizer 10. The Conductor Stayes True to the Score 11. The Concertmaster Harmonizes the Environment 12. The Critic Celebrates the Performance Epilogue Appendices References Index