Using Systems Thinking To Create Buy In of a New Policy, Practice & Program
This presentation will share with education leaders, Title Directors and educators how to use a systems thinking approach for change and implementation of a new policy, practice or program. Being a systems thinker means seeing connections in state, district & school systems, building relationships with others, leveraging components and addressing resistance to create buy-in. This workshop will go over the key components of systems thinking & systems change specifically related to focusing on the whole child. We will share no-cost, easily accessible tools and resources.
Jess Lawrence is an enthusiastic, energetic, extroverted New Englander living in Eastern Kentucky by way of Portland, Oregon after 20 years. She started her career doing exactly what she wanted to do since her own high school experience—teaching 7th graders health education. In 2003, Jess was hired as the Health Education Curriculum Specialist for the Oregon Department of Education, where she provided assistance and professional development to health education teachers across Oregon. In 2006, Jess pursued a career as a national school health consultant, working with state departments of education and health, school districts and non-profits working to create healthier schools and communities for students and staff. Her work focuses on the idea of educating and supporting the whole child.