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James Roussin

About James Roussin

James L. Roussin is currently working as a strategic change consultant and author, and is the executive director for Generative Learning. Roussin served as a board trustee for the National Staff Development Council (Learning Forward) from 2007 - 2009. He is a teaching associate for Human Systems Dynamics (an institute that is using complexity theory to impact organizational effectiveness). He is also a national trainer for leadership development, cognitive coaching, adaptive schools, QLD (quality leadership by design)—S.M.A.R.T. goals, and program evaluation. In February of 2006, Roussin traveled to India on a Berkana Learning Journey to explore new forms of leadership that are emerging in global communities. More recently, he spent four months working in the Middle East with ASCD-Middle East in supporting the Ministry of Education in implementing new teacher development standards.

  • Roussin, J. (2010). Guiding Professional Learning Communities: Inspiration, Challenge, Surprise, and Meaning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
Articles (Most Recent)
  • LEARNING TO LEARN THE Critical Skill for 21st Century Educators by Jim Roussin and Arthur L. Costa
  • Cognitive Coaching Foundation Seminar
  • Application Academies; Proficiency Modules; Advanced Seminar
  • 8 Leadership Network Symposium Steps to Improvement. The Learning System
  • Trainer’s Forum
  • Distance Coaching

"Jim's knowledge of educational research and best practices, accompanied by his facilitation talent, has allowed us to establish exciting new strategic directions for improving the learning of every student in our district.”
Kevin Borg, Superintendent

“Jim is a master at facilitating professional learning. He weaves relevant experience, theory, research, and technology together to create a dynamic and engaged learning experience! Participants leave with new ideas, skills, and strategies for implementing and sustaining change efforts.”
Janet Pladson
Director of Teaching & Learning

"Too often PLCs are treated as events. The authors of this fine book make clear that an authentic PLC is about embracing a form of leadership and learning in schools that requires fearless examination of teaching practices, faculty interactions, and student learning toward the goal of increased successful student learning. The book is rich with information, resources, and learning activities revealing how this can be accomplished."
Robert J. Garmston, Cofounder
Institute for Intelligent Behavior