Everything you need to implement school change that gets results! If you’ve been wondering how to effectively lead and manage results-driven, system-wide implementations, look no further. Internationally recognized education expert Michael Barber explores exactly how to translate policy into practice for long-term, measurable results. Building on his groundbreaking book, Deliverology 101, Barber provides proven methods and clear steps to achieve successful policy implementation and offer practical solutions for reviving stalled reform efforts. New cases studies and embedded links help you develop a delivery “skillset” for building capacity, effective coalitions, and a coherent, flexible plan for implementation. Leaders and staff at both national and local levels will learn to: • Establish a Delivery Unit to set clear, measureable goals and build a reform coalition • Understand delivery through data analysis and strategic progress monitoring • Plan for delivery with explicit, day-to-day implementation planning updated with proven methods from years of practice • Drive delivery with progress monitoring, momentum building, and course corrections • Create an irreversible delivery culture by identifying and addressing challenges as they occur Don’t leave your education policy implementation to chance. Use this new field guide to get your implementation on the right track today!
Chapter 5A: Build System Capacity All the Time
Build System Capacity All the Time
System Leader Summary
Capacity is the combination of the skill and will of individuals throughout your system to make the change you need them to make—whether it’s adopting the disciplines of delivery or executing on your strategies. This chapter lays out a practical framework for capacity building that has three elements at its core: formal learning, deliberate practice, and reflection through feedback and coaching. The corresponding tools will help you design a capacity-building effort that is sensitive and responsive to how adults learn.
Capacity is necessary for everything that we do—but, in most organizations, capacity building is last on the list of priorities. It’s often done so poorly that the entire approach has been discredited ...