This is our second episode in a 2-part series on the looming financial crisis for schools. In the first episode, Joel Gagne and Carole Dorn-Bell discussed what school districts could learn from the 2008 Great Recession. In this second part of the series on our podcast, they discuss how to position yourself to successfully communicate with your community about finances.
Joel and Carole discuss how school districts can best prepare as they work through the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this episode of our podcast, hosts Carole Dorn-Bell and Joel Gagne talk about COVID-19 and what’s ahead for communication in schools.
They start out by discussing a holistic communication strategy. Social media metrics are through the roof as people are living entirely online. Regardless of what’s happening in the world, it remains true that you have to have a lot of tools in the tool box and multiple ways to reach people in your communities. Use the newspaper, for example, to complement other communication channels.
Leadership development is about being intentional and deliberate. Diane Egbers, CEO of Leadership Excelleration, joins host Carole Dorn-Bell to explain further and discuss the development of district leadership teams.
Carole starts the conversation by asking about Diane’s passion for leadership development.
Joel and Dennis talk about work ethic, why employers are putting a premium on it, and how the Washington County Career Center works to develop work ethic in students.
The previous two episodes in this series covered the Adventure and Empower components of Agile Leadership. In this episode, host Carole Dorn-Bell and Diane close out the series on Agile Leadership with a discussion on the final component: Orchestrate.
Kirk Koennecke, the new superintendent for Indian Hill Schools near Cincinnati, Ohio, joins host Carole Dorn-Bell to discuss how superintendents get to know their communities when they’re new to the job.
Kirk brings a wealth of experience to the role, having served as a superintendent elsewhere, and offers advice on communication strategies for superintendents as well as potential pitfalls to avoid.