Guided by research on Effective Schools and Organizations, Synergistic Learning
Solutions provides a framework focused on two dimensions for Leadership Development
and Reform: Collaboration and
Empowerment. These principles are at the heart of
quality organizations and account for the success in attaining the interpersonal
and professional skills needed to foster successful schools and organizations.
Recognizing the challenges facing schools today, Synergistic Learning Solutions
endeavors to assist schools and school leaders meet the ever-rising accountability
standards and assist in identifying current and potential areas that might impede
progress. Within our framework we aim to assist schools increase their overall capacity
to address the needs of students by developing quality systems to improve overall
and sustained effectiveness.
This framework, when implemented with fidelity by school leaders and staff can facilitate
a cultural shift, improving pedagogy, problem solving and ultimately student success.
Current research for positive school reform and development identifies collaboration
as a central element for success. Our framework provides the foundation for such
improvement by focusing on developing leaders within the organization.
Three key elements for effective collaboration include:
- Sharing a Common Vision
- Building Relationships
- Establishing Trust
Effective school leaders recognize that Empowerment and Collaboration go hand-in-hand.
This knowledge encompasses the development of a clear vision that is shared by all
and that goes beyond the written statement to one that is measureable. For this
to happen, leaders must be willing and able to communicate knowledge and information
in a proficient and precise manner. Our framework provides the foundation for developing
The three key elements of empowerment begin with:
- Developing a Common Vision
- Assessing Current and Potential Challenges
- Establishing Open and Effective Two-Way Communication