Organizational Diagnosis for Strategic Change: Increasing Organizational Effectiveness

Our course will deeply explore how the dynamics of diagnosis and planning for change impact desired goals and outcomes. Our goal is to provide school leaders with a new set of foundational questions to inform a repeatable process of determining change and frame an approach to promote your organization’s evolution leading to increased student achievement.  

Course participants are expected to systematically examine a team, department, and school to which they have access. This course aims to give you applied experience with diagnosing why a team, department, and organization has functioned and strategically reviewing the data to develop a plan to increase organizational effectiveness. Modules include:

  • Instruction & Assessment
  • Climate & Safety
  • Budgeting and Procurement
  • Hiring & Retention

Textbook & Case Studies are included.

PA PDE ACT 45 – 44 PIL Hours

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School leaders are constantly presented with organizational challenges and opportunities for innovation. Each system has its characteristic strengths and dynamics. Organizational Diagnosis for Strategic Change is a process by which school leaders can learn to systematically dissect a system and develop a plan to increase student achievement. This course provides school leaders with a sound framework for understanding and enhancing the organizations they lead. The process focuses on identifying and defining an organizational issue, collecting and analyzing data on the system to create a narrative for “what is” and a roadmap for “what ought to be,” and determining the measure and method of feedback to both promote increased understanding of the situation and energize the school to take action. 

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