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The Taking Action Guide for the Governance Core
School Boards, Superintendents, and Schools Working Together



January 2021 | 136 pages | Corwin
Practical resources for building cohesive governance teams

As a supplement to the best-selling The Governance Core, this practical guide will help trustees and superintendents adopt a governance mindset and partnership that creates coherence throughout the district. With a systems thinking approach, the authors provide readers with the strategies and tools needed to build cohesive teams and engage in deeper learning and decision making. The Taking Action Guide for the Governance Core offers readers:  

a deeper understanding of core governance and how to build it
a 100-day plan to help new trustees get started
protocols and sample agendas for focusing on strategy and systems during open board meetings

Educational leaders will find this guide offers them a foundation for building strong, flourishing school districts that are equipped to adapt to and meet the daunting challenges of our time. 
 

 
Taking Action Guide Overview
 
How to Use This Guide
 
At a Glance: Module Content and Learning Processes
 
Morale Imperative and the Governance Core
 
Governance Mindset
 
Governing with Coherence
 
Governance Culture
 
The Governance Job
 
Governance Tools
 
Welcoming New Trustees
 
Rising to the Occasion
 
Appendix I: The Board Planning Calendar: What? Why? How? When?
 
Appendix II: Board Planning Calendar Governance Tool Worksheet

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