G&D Associates Educational Change Management Specialists
                               
As change management specialists, we provide a range of services designed to help you manage the complex change
brought about by the requirements of your grant. In our experience, the first year of a grant can be extremely difficult and schools
often struggle to make progress. Effective change management brings together the elements required to move forward quickly and effectively.

 

 

Magnet schools

Vision Development

The development of a detailed vision is the first step in effective change management, your vision should clearly articulate what you are aiming for over a period of three to five years. Writing a vision that comprises detailed narratives and associated deliverables serves to inform your stakeholders of what you intend to do and how you intend doing it. This process typically takes two days of workshops with follow up writing. For a magnet schools this is important because
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Planning

Planning is drawn from the vision. The vision deliverables provide the entry points for strategic planning. Effective planning ensures goals are achieved and the workload is manageable. For magnet schools this is important because...learn more

School Walkthroughs

Our school walkthroughs provide an outsiders view of your school, we take a close look at how the school presents in terms of visual appeal, learning experiences, customer service and overall image.

Project Management and Support

The main failure point for most projects is a stall in the delivery of the strategic plan. To ensure this does not happen continuous project management is essential. This involves regular three stage health checks that ensure issues are addressed before becoming a problem. Our planning process and project management support is designed (as far as possible) to avoid failure. For magnet schools this is important because
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Professional Development

In education, research has shown that teaching quality and school leadership are the most important factors in raising student achievement. For teachers and school and district leaders to be as effective as possible, they must continually expand their knowledge and skills to implement the best educational practices. We provide a range of professional development to support the change management process from developing influencing skills to effective change management of large projects.

Marketing

Marketing is imperative for any school. As parents begin to explore educational options for their children, schools need to be far better at promoting themselves than was previously necessary. With the options available today such as private schools, charter schools, and home schooling, parents are very aware that they have choices. We provide a range of marketing services from rebranding to partnership development, aimed at promoting your school in the most positive way. For magnet schools this is important because
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