Personal Skills engage the practitioner in self-development to enhance communication abilities in conducting self-evaluations of oral (NASSP, 2014, p. 81) and written communication skills, soliciting feedback, reflecting on enhancing and exemplifying communication for school, district staff and stakeholder groups (p. 97). Strong personal skills are clear, direct, constructive and compelling.
“Communication Structures focuses on structures that allow parents, staff members, and students to communicate with each other” (NASSP, 2018, p. 98). The communication is facilitated and modeled by the educational leader and involves strategic, evidence-based outcomes, collecting stakeholder feedback, monitoring, and next steps.
Communication Advocacy initiates communications with stakeholders that “ensure everyone in the school community is aware of all the positive work happening in the school so each stakeholder can advocate and build support” for current and future needs (NASSP, 2018, p. 96). The communication advocacy is facilitated and modeled by the educational leader and involves strategic, evidence-based outcomes, collecting stakeholder feedback, monitoring, and next steps.
Communication Standards initiates very specific, collaborative conversations with stakeholders for “participants to establish ideals that help institute a communicative school culture” (NASSP, 2019, p. 94). The communication is facilitated and modeled by the educational leader and involves strategic, evidence-based outcomes, collection of stakeholder feedback, monitoring stakeholders’ communications, and next steps.
Practitioner (superintendent, assistant superintendent, business manager and support staff assigned to the Levy) will engage in the entire Tax Levy Process in collegial and collaborative processes. The individual who receives the Tax Levy Process micro-credential will understand and develop a plan of action; and create a levy which includes the analysis, practical application, Board of Education presentation, and the required tax extension paperwork.
Collaborative Leadership Coaching involves collegial, partnership coaching in which the coach and educational leader are focused on jointly working together to raise and improve the level of educational leadership skills.
Directive Leadership Coaching initiates very specific and directive conversations with the educational leader to develop necessary or critical actions or behaviors.
Reflective Leadership Coaching involves collegial, coaching conversations in which the practitioner leads the educational leader through a process cycle of reflecting and analyzing his or her leadership practices, decision-making, problem-solving, and planning skills.