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What’s important to you, is important to me.

Families are a great resource for educators. They offer a unique perspective and window into the life of our students. When we approach building relationships with families the same way we approach building a team within our organization, students are more successful. Today’s guest, Dr. Holly Ellis shares how leaders can invest their effort into relationships that increase student engagement and confidence.

This episode answers questions such as:

  • Why is it essential for schools to engage families in relationships to support students?
  • How can leaders find time to build relationships with families?
  • What tools and strategies help leaders increase family engagement and confidence?

Featured Episode Resources

SE | THE FOUR MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN ROUNDING

Leader rounding is different from what we thought it was. Most importantly, rounding is an opportunity to build relationships with our employees–get to know them, what they like, what they relate to, the people who are most important to them and other things that define employees as individuals.

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SE | BUILDING THE CONDITIONS FOR A LEARNING CULTURE

How can educators support student and adult learning? To learn or improve requires that people leave the comfort zone and take on uncharted territory. As leaders in education, it is our mission to help adults and students leave their comfort zones.

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SE | FIND HARMONY BETWEEN PRIORITIZING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONAL OUTCOMES

Leaders who facilitate trust building and team cohesion help employees to avoid suffering the burnout feeling from extended periods of change. Increased stress affects individuals differently. Therefore, it is more important than ever that we attend to emotions in our workplaces.

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SE | BUILD STAKEHOLDER TRUST IN UNCHARTED TIMES

To help calm uncertainties and build trust and confidence, the best leaders are focused on designing effective, transparent messages to their employees and communities.

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Connect with Coaches and Guests

The challenges over the last year may have kept us at a physical distance, but we are here with you and we have other ways for you to connect with your leadership community. Our listeners can engage with our coaches and expert guests every week at virtual roundtable discussions and at our upcoming conferences.

Explore our upcoming events:

september 2021

28sep2:00 pm2:45 pmVirtual EventHow to: Provide Performance Feedback Aligned to ValuesRoundtable

october 2021

27octAll Day28Virtual EventWhat's Right in Education 202110th Annual Education Leadership Conference

march 2022

07marAll Day08Virtual EventDestination High PerformanceWest Coast

may 2022

17mayAll Day18Destination High PerformanceHigher Education Leadership Conference

july 2022

27julAll Day28Destination High PerformanceMilwaukee

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