Le programme de gestion du changement

“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.”

Woodrow Wilson

Leading the change in an organization such as a school is no piece of cake for the principal and for the first transformed teachers who set the tone. The change management curriculum is defined around 3 axes:

  • Documenting the change in my school according to the School Transformation Lab criteria.
  • Classic change management theory and freedom-form companies.
  • Coaching other schools.

Documenting the change in my school

We have identified from the literature the main features of a 21st century school and the qualities of its students.

21st century school document

How far is your school for each criteria? What about students explaining to each other or personalized learning path? Is there any progress?

Classic management change theory

Many organizations have successfully been through disruptive changes. Many more failed. What lessons can we learn from these organization ? And from school ? What is an f-form or liberated company, and how a liberated school would look like ?

We have gathered winning attitudes towards change for schools in this document:

Change principles for schools (French – to be translated)

Change resistance is important to analyze and understand. Why is society evolving faster than schools ?

Understanding the inertia of a school system

Coaching other schools

Concretely going into the class of another school, with its teacher and students, is an effective way to foster more experience. It includes participating to “pilot team” meetings of that school.

When it becomes more difficult to suffer than to change… you will change.

Robert Anthony

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