What you will learn:

Healthy and cohesive teams do the critical work of developing and implementing clear and consistent meeting structures to ensure coordination among team members. The ongoing discipline of using meetings effectively ensures high execution on projects to meet strategic objectives. This course provides an overview of a framework for recurring meeting structures that leaders across the country, and across many sectors. It can be designed for one team within an organization, or the leaders of several teams within an organization. During this course, there will be time and coaching provided for participants to build their own framework so that the meeting structure can be implemented immediately.

About the instructor:

Dr. Tommy Chang is an education leader who shares his expertise with school districts and educational organizations across the country through his own consulting practice: Leading with Equity & Innovation. Most recently, he served as the Senior Advisor for Strategy and Programs at Great Public Schools Now, a non-profit organization in Los Angeles that invest in schools, organizations and initiatives that catalyze excellence in public education.

Dr. Chang has served many roles in public education. He was the Superintendent of Boston Public Schools and a local instructional superintendent of the Intensive Support & Innovation Center at the Los Angeles Unified School District. He is former biology teacher and high school principal.

A native of Taiwan who immigrated with his family to the U.S. at age six, Dr. Chang grew up in Los Angeles and holds an Ed.D. from Loyola Marymount University, M.Ed.’s from the Principals Leadership Institute and the Teachers Education Program at the University of California Los Angeles, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Chang is a fearless advocate for educational equity and for fostering safe, welcoming, and sustaining learning environments for all students, including immigrants, LGBTQ youth, and court-involved students. He serves as a senior associate for FourPoint Education Partners and a senior advisor for Whiteboard Advisors. He sits on a number of boards including Families in Schools, Silicon Schools Fund, Leading Educators, and Education Leaders of Color.
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Suggested Length:75 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Format: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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