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"A plan on paper without a team that owns it just won't get you where you want to be."

Strategic planning plays a crucial role in the success of any organization. It clarifies who and why you are, where you're going, how you'll get there, who will get you there, what you'll need ... and how you'll know.

The Institute of Collaborative Learning (ICL) understands the importance of strategic planning and offers a tailored approach to help organizations achieve tangible change. Read on to learn more!


[Remarks delivered by Hank Rubin (ICL and RocLeads founder) at Rochester NY City Hall 1/22/2019 commemorating Rochester's Day of Racial Healing.]

I am honored beyond any simple “thank you” to be invited to join this train of distinguished speakers. I only have two minutes so I’m going to get right to the point.

I grew up in Rochester.

55 years ago-in 1964-I was 11 years old and curious about everything. For whatever reason, I was particularly curious about issues of race. I watched on TV that year as people were marching in Rochester and I didn’t understand what was going on. My parents didn’t really understand either. But, when I asked, my father said that if I finish my chores he’d drive me down and...

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On October 20, 2008, (the 149th birthday of John Dewey), as dean-in-residence at the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at George Mason University, I joined with the National Education Association to co-convene approximately 35 scholars and education association executives representing teachers, principals, superintendents, teacher educators, parents, and more from the Washington DC area for a national dialogue aimed at redefining school-based leadership.

We did this because:

· leadership makes a difference,

· leadership variables are among the least-well understood forces affecting students’ learning in schools.

· effective leadership is a co-developed or collaborative process that...

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Collaborative leadership is essential for achieving collective impact and creating positive change in our communities. However, becoming an effective collaborative leader is not always easy. That's where a personal development coach or leadership mentor can help. Here are four benefits of 1-on-1 leadership coaching from The Institute for Collaborative Leadership:


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