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2010 National Forum - Leadership

Leadership Sessions & Materials

Building Healthy Communities through Leadership and Collaboration: The Role of School Boards
Schools play an integral role in addressing children’s health and well being, but they cannot, and should not do it alone. You will explore the role and responsibilities of school board members and the critical leadership role they play in building healthy, sustainable learning environments.

  • Martin Gonzalez and Betsy McNeil, California School Boards Association (CSBA), West Sacramento, CA

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Successful Collaborations: Alignment, Intentionality and Results
Learn to identify the challenges of successful collaboration and gain knowledge and tools for developing multi-sector partnerships that contribute to student success. National experts in collaborative leadership will provide participants with new insights and tools to strengthen their collaborations.

  • Jolie Bain Pillsbury, Results Based Leadership Collaboration (RBLC), University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Victoria Goddard Truitt, Results Based Leadership Collaboration (RBLC), University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Hank Rubin, Institute for Collaborative Leadership, Washington, D.C.

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Building Pathways to Community Schools: Aligning and Integrating Local Systems
The School Health Services Coalition of Alameda County, California will demonstrate how to develop effective county-city-school partnerships to support the development of community schools. Participate in a discussion of lessons learned, challenges, and effective tools gained from its Full Service Community Schools and Neighborhoods Initiative supported by The California Endowment.

  • Tracey Schear, Alameda County Health Care Service Agency, School Health Services, San Leandro, CA
  • Ammar Saheli, San Lorenzo Unified School District, San Lorenzo, CA
  • Ellen Muir, Alameda County Health Care Service Agency, Behavioral Health Care Services, Oakland, CA
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Developing & Sustaining Community Schools to Build a Systemic Initiative
There are a range of community school models with variations in practice. Learn the core concepts, beliefs, and practices essential to the development of a community schools initiative. Examine the five elements for creating a systemic community schools initiative.

  • Janice Chu-Zhu, National Center for Community Schools, Children's Aid Society, New York, NY

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Building Capacity to Implement Community Schools: Innovative Local and National Approaches
As the field has matured over the past decade, community school leaders have developed innovative methods to build on-the-ground capacity to implement high quality practice at both the building and systems level. Consider capacity-building strategies that have proven effective locally and nationally.

  • Jane Quinn, National Center for Community Schools, The Children’s Aid Society, New York, NY
  • Darlene Kamine, Cincinnati Public Schools, Cincinnati, OH

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