Drew Howick

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Day 2
January 25, 2024
3:15 pm

Meaningful Community Engagement: Bringing Together the Whole System [Central Office]

Joliet A/B (Level 5)
25 January
Time:  3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Location:  Joliet A/B (Level 5)

Today more than ever, superintendents understand the critical importance of engaging the broader public in a meaningful way to support the success of the school district and the community it serves. Many have employed the Future Search process to create a community-wide conversation that results in a shared vision for the district – addressing the evolving needs of the students and the community. Intentional outcomes differ by district, but the impact is similar: Energized and engaged citizens who have a stake in the success of the district and a willingness to work together to honor the shared vision, values, and priorities. Benefits are many. The resulting clarity of focus sets the Board on a path to an effective governance role with the superintendent, gives administration defined purpose and actions, and supports organizational alignment with the things that matter most. Learn how this process has resulted in positive, sustainable relationships for over fifty districts and the communities they serve.

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