Rounding should never feel stale.
Last September, one of the largest wildfires in central Oregon’s history came within a mile of schools and downtown Estacada. While still navigating the ever-changing Covid-19 pandemic, all 1800 of Estacada School District‘s students, families, and employees were evacuated from their homes. However, Superintendent Ryan Carpenter and his team prepare proactively to respond to emergencies and were able to quickly move to action. As he joins Janet today, he shares how his team collected data to make the best decisions for their district and community.
This episode answers questions such as:
- How can teams maintain resilience while navigating two emergencies simultaneously?
- Why is it so important to develop two-way communication tactics?
- What tactics can we implement to support our teams during a crisis?
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Featured Episode Resources
AASA | BUILDING RESILIENCE IN AN ORGANIZATION
Using daily huddles and rounding for outcomes to withstand uncertainty during a pandemic and a raging wildfire. One threat was clearly visible. The other, being invisible, was just as threatening.
ESTACADA SCHOOLS YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Our mission is to equip all students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be resourceful and successful. The Estacada School District is committed to improving communication and YouTube is one of many tools that we are using to make that happen.
ESD | CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT RESOURCES
Estacada School District provides a website of continuous improvement resources available for anyone to use. View the district’s strategic plan, videos and resources divided by department.
SE | THE FOUR MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN ROUNDING
Why leader rounding? Leader rounding is different from what we thought it was. Most importantly, rounding is an opportunity to build relationships with our employees.
9P | HUDDLE FOR CRITICAL OUTCOMES
When teams are experiencing immense change or periods of disruption, leaders can bring attention to the priorities by creating routine team huddles to test ideas, monitor progress, and learn as changes are implemented. This structured daily meeting helps to create the consistency people crave during change. Here we provide a sample agenda.