So, tell me what you want, what you really, really want! (Executive PD)

When was the last time you asked a group of District education leaders how they would like a full-days professional engagement to be delivered?

  • What will make it worth their time?
  • What will really annoy them?

 

I asked the question a couple of weeks ago and I’m happy to share their collective voices.

What will make this  Leadership Workshop worth your time?
If using technology, link technology with how it is used in context- not a demo or walk through….just as part of the session flow.

Give me practical ideas to take back to the district not things I have to buy first.

I’d like to get some tools for data gathering or evaluation . I want to see recent relevant examples of successful and measurable change.
I want time to get to know the others in the room, their context, pain points and successes. I want opportunities to continue the conversation after the event.
I want more collaborative discussion regarding ed tech and innovation. Understand and connect w/ successes and struggles of others around positive change.

 

 I want to be motivated and I want examples.

              .

 

 

What don’t you want?
I don’t want to sit and listen all day…I want interactivity. All participants said they were here to LEARN by talking, doing, thinking, sharing and reflecting.
I don’t want to be bored or leave ‘empty’…follow up with additional case studies, research and opportunities were promised.
I don’t want to be discouraged (note: Some approaches ‘problematize’ education and place people in a deficit frame of mind)
I don’t want sessions focused on specific products or a sales pitch (note: Some said ‘I don’t make purchasing decisions, I influence them)
I don’t want to be bored.

 

So, there you go!

If you don’t ask, you don’t know.

Regards

Mark

 

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