Prof. Douglas Reeves

Worldwide Authority on School Reformation

BIOGRAPHY

‣ 2-Time Harvard University Distinguished Author

‣ Brock International Laureate

‣ William Walker Award
Dr. Douglas Reeves is recognised as a worldwide authority on education reform. He has addressed audiences in 50 states and more than 40 countries on educational leadership and effective teaching. He is the founder of Creative Leadership Solutions.

Dr. Douglas Reeves is a prolific and award-wining author of more than 40 books and 100 articles on education, leadership, and student achievement.

Dr Reeves has twice been named to the Harvard University Distinguished Authors Series and was named the Brock International Laureate for his contributions to education. He received both the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Parent’s Choice Award for his writing for children and parents. His career of work in professional learning led to the Contribution to the Field Award from the National Staff Development Council. For his international work, Dr. Reeves was named the William Walker Scholar by the Australian Council of Educational Leaders.

His work has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, French, Arabic, Spanish, and Hebrew. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

KEYNOTE 1

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The Core Competencies For Excellence in Education

BY Prof. Douglas Reeves

Synopsis

In this keynote, Dr. Douglas Reeves presents the findings from an international study of schools and educational systems that achieve consistent levels of excellence.

The core competencies that these systems demonstrate include focus, feedback, instruction, leadership, and efficacy.

In response to the global pandemic, many educational systems embraced many new programs, leading to initiative fatigue for teachers and school leaders.

At the very moment that schools needed greater levels of focus, many schools were faced with the opposite – fragmented attention spread among many educational programs, few of which received the time and attention that was required to make them successful.

The presentation includes specific steps for leaders, teachers, and policymakers to achieve sustained levels of educational excellence.

KEYNOTE 2

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Confronting the Crisis of Engagement

BY Prof. Douglas Reeves

Synopsis

In this keynote, Dr. Douglas reeves shares the latest international evidence on the widespread phenomenon of disengagement by students and staff members.

In response to the global pandemic, many educational systems have turned to technology as a principal source of instruction.

While technology can be useful, excessive reliance on technology carries grave risks for the cognitive abilities and mental health of students.

This crisis began before the global pandemic, and during school closures, disengagement became especially severe.

Disengaged students have lower achievement and attendance, and are at greater risk for anxiety and depression.

The presentation includes secific actions leaders must take to mitigate the crisis of engagement.

MASTERCLASS 1

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Assessing Educational Leaders: How Leaders and Aspiring Leaders Can Achieve System-wide Impact

BY Prof. Douglas Reeves

Synopsis

In this interactive master class designed for leaders and aspiring leaders, participants will engage in a rigorous and confidential self-assessment based on the Leadership Performance Matrix created by Dr. Reeves.

After reviewing the research to support each of the ten dimensions of leadership, participants will use the Matrix to assess their current level of leadership performance and create a blueprint for action steps to get to the next level of leadership.

This masterclass is suitable for both individual leaders and for teams of leaders who wish to assess their strengths as a team and as individuals.

MASTERCLASS 2

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Fearless Coaching: Getting The Most Out of Every Team Member

BY Prof. Douglas Reeves

Synopsis

In this masterclass, participants who are experienced coaches and those who are new to coaching will apply the techniques of Fearless Coaching to realistic scenarios. After a review of the research evidence on coaching, participants will review the ten biggest mistakes that coaches make and how to avoid them. The masterclass will include segments on coaching individuals and coaching teams of teachers and leaders.

Full Description:

In the first part of this master class, participants will first consider the distinct role of the coach, and how that role differs from that of manager, mentor, and consultant. The coach provides feedback and support in a confidential and non-evaluative environment. In a series of interactive exercises, participants will explore the ten most common coaching mistakes and how to avoid them. Then we will explore what the client should expect from the coach and what the coach should expect from the client.

In the second part of the master class, we consider the sources of emotional energy and contrast that with the causes of emotional drag for the individual and the organization. Participants will creates alternative visions of the future. Successful coaching relationships rely on focus, and participants will consider the power of focus in contrast to the cost of initiative fatigue.

In the third part of the master class, participants will explore the vital role that teams play in organizational success and learn the techniques of coaching teams.

In the fourth part of the master class, participants will consider the role of feedback in an effective coaching relationship. By developing both leading indicators and results variables, participants leave the master class with a clear framework for how to monitor progress toward their most important goals.

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