Dr. Douglas Reeves is the founder of Creative Leadership Solutions. He has addressed audiences around the globe on educational leadership and effective teaching. Dr. Douglas Reeves is the author of more than 30 books and 90 articles on education, leadership, and student achievement. He was named the Brock International Laureate for his contributions to education and was recognized by the Australian Council of Educational Leaders with the William Walker award. Twice named to the Harvard University Distinguished Authors Series, Doug has worked on six continents and more than 30 countries. His work has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, French, Arabic, Spanish, and Hebrew. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
DR1 The New Model of Change Leadership (Singapore Premiere)
BY Dr. Douglas Reeves
Despite the constant need for change in educational institutions, change leadership has remained largely the same. Theories of change are deeply rooted in practices, which are neither effective nor nimble. Indeed, many change management processes are based on assumptions inherent in long-term strategic planning that have not been working for many years. This interactive workshop includes direct application to the individual needs of each participant, including a Change Readiness Assessment and then applies the four essentials of the New Model for Change Leadership. Participants will learn how to replace outmoded notions of “buy-in” with a respectful appeal to empiricism, testing hypotheses in real time and making changes that are adaptive and sustainable.
With the fear and uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic and the economic impact that follows, teachers, leaders, students, and parents need fearless schools. The core of fearless schools, Dr. Reeves explains, is psychological safety. In this interactive presentation, he explains how leaders and teachers build and maintain trust and psychological safety, and how sometimes these ideals are inadvertently destroyed. Participants will engage in rich discussion and reflection based on a large body of 21st Century evidence. Special attention is paid to resilience – bouncing back from physical, emotional, and psychic injury.