Leadership Development and Communications Strategies

Hear about how to build the next generation of leaders and the tools they will need to communicate a vision. Topics include (1) employing models of distributed leadership, (2) using residencies and other strategies to build leadership capacity, and (3) developing an effective communications strategy.

Module 4 | Unit 1
Hear why distributive leadership and strategic communications are integral in building a successful system of career pathways.
Module 4 | Unit 2
Hear from Roman Stearns about Distributive Leadership—what it is, why it's important, and suggestions for key members at each level of distributed leadership.
Module 4 | Unit 3
Hear from Hilary McLean of the Linked Learning Alliance about why strategic communications are important, how you accomplish it, and what resources are available to support your strategic communications effort.
Module 4 | Unit 4
What does strategic communications mean for school districts? Hear from Gretchen Livesey from Oakland Unified School District about how her district made the decision to create and implement a strategic communications plan.
Related Resources
Module Powerpoint Slides Thumbnail
Download the Powerpoint slides for the Leadership Development and Communications Strategies module.
Stanford Social Innovation Review, Collective Impact Report Thumbnail
This report describes the need for broad cross-sector coordination in order to achieve large-scale social change.
SCOPE Knowledge Brief: Distributed Leadership in District Reform Thumbnail
This brief describes distributive leadership, shares an example of a California district using this practice to implement reform, surfaces potential challenges, and offers questions to consider.
Evaluation of the California Linked Learning District Initiative Thumbnail
A year-three evaluation of the Linked Learning District Initiative—a large scale pilot to develop proof points about the effectiveness of pathways.
Broad-Based Coalition Video Thumbnail
The Pasadena School District is assembling a strong broad-based coalition to support its Linked Learning approach.
Linked Learning Website Thumbnail
The website for the Linked Learning Alliance housing various communications resources on Linked Learning.
Linked Learning Alliance Video Thumbnail
The Linked Learning Alliance is a statewide coalition of education, industry, and community organizations dedicated to improving California's high schools through Linked Learning.
NPR California Report Segment: Linked Learning Pilot to Expand in Next School Year Thumbnail
National Public Radio's The California Report show aired a story on the expansion of Linked Learning in Oakland Unified School District. Hear from students and a representative from Oakland Unified's College and Career Readiness Office about the Linked Learning pilot.