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Balancing Support & Accountability: Creating a High-Performance Culture in Schools

Balancing Support and Accountability: Creating a High-Performance Culture in Schools

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Duration: 1 hour

About the Webinar

How do you create an empowering environment for educators while also holding them accountable for their responsibilities? For many leaders, finding the right balance can be one of the most challenging obstacles to creating a high-performance culture. On one hand, if you push accountability too much, people may feel demoralized. On the other hand, if you support people too much, they may become complacent and not grow.

What is the way out of this dilemma? There is no simple black and white solution. The good news is that finding that balance starts with a new perspective. We’ve spent decades helping educational leaders creatively apply new lenses to challenging dilemmas such as this.

In this webinar, we will share the best practices we’ve learned that can turn this predicament into a power source for teams and educational organizations.

In this webinar, you’ll discover:

  • The surprising truth about how easy it can be to strike a balance between support and accountability;
  • That, regardless of your personal leadership preferences, you are well suited to effectively strike this balance; and
  • Why high performers benefit as much as, or more than, low performers from these practices.

Foster support and accountability in your leaders with customized leadership development tailored to your organization’s unique context and culture.  

About the Presenters

Marin Burton

Marin Burton
Senior Faculty
Center for Creative Leadership

As a Senior Faculty member for our Societal Advancement Division, Marin specializes in leadership program development, design, and facilitation with an intentional focus on engaged pedagogies. She leads the team’s work in organizational leadership initiatives aimed at incorporating leadership development into the organizational culture. In her facilitation role, she brings energy and intentional focus to training and development in experiential and engaged teaching methodologies, as well as attention to leadership development for individuals and groups. She is a core team member for our work with individual school leadership initiatives, youth leadership initiatives, and state-wide principal initiatives.

Marin’s academic background reflects her passion for meaningful leadership education. Marin earned a B.A. in Communications with a business minor from the University of Wisconsin and an M.S. in Educational Leadership and Experiential Education from Minnesota State University. Marin earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Cultural Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her academic work explored the philosophy of experiential education and how its practice can work toward the aims of social justice.

Michael DePass

Michael DePass
Faculty, Societal Advancement
Center for Creative Leadership

Michael serves as a faculty member here at CCL. Michael has worked for over 15 years helping leaders of corporations, school systems, and nonprofit leaders develop as leaders and transform the organizations they lead.

Michael is a well-rounded executive with 10 years of experience incubating and growing social sector startups in a competitive fast-growth entrepreneurial setting, 3 years of management consulting experience with the global consulting firm McKinsey and Company, and 5 years of research and leadership roles with a focus on African international development. Michael has worked in a wide range of sectors including metal packaging, metal smelting, automotive, textile manufacturing, and packaged meats; as well as a number of USAID-funded projects in Africa and the Caribbean. As a management consultant, Michael specialized in large scale network transformations based on lean manufacturing principles and system-wide human capital upgrading.

Michael received his Masters of Business Administration degree from Harvard University, a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from the University of Virginia, and a second Bachelor of Theology from Hope Bible College.

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