The Community Development Institute Central (CDI), established in 1987 at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA), in Conway, Arkansas, trains community and economic development professionals in Arkansas and surrounding states. The complete CDI experience is a three year training program, with one week of training per year. Participants move through the program curriculum in cohorts, and are exposed to a comprehensive, applied approach to the field of community and economic development. CDI is relevant for both new and seasoned professionals because it focuses on best practices and current trend
Building Trust Among Stakeholders
June 7, 2013
Registration will be from 7:45 am - 8:30 am;
Breakfast at 8:15 am and General Session will begin at 9:00 am
Megan Tschannen-Moran (Ph.D., Ohio State University) is a Professor of Educational Leadership at the College of William and Mary. Growing out of 14 years of experience (1979–1993) as founder and principal of a school in a distressed neighborhood of Chicago serving primarily low-income and minority students, she is motivated to work at the intersection of theory and practice to help schools grow in their capacity to serve all students well. Her research on trust in schools explores how teacher, student, principal, and parent trust are related to important outcomes such as teacher professionalism, academic press, and student achievement. Her research on teachers’ sense of self-efficacy examines the antecedents and consequences of these beliefs. Her work has appeared in journals such as Educational Administration Quarterly, Journal of Educational Administration, Journal of School Leadership, Teachers College Record, and Teaching and Teacher Education. Her book, Trust Matters: Leadership for Successful Schools (2004, Jossey-Bass), tells the stories of three principals and the consequences of their successes and failures to build trust. Her book Evocative Coaching: Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time (2010, Jossey-Bass) co-authored with her husband Bob, a leader in the realm of professional coaching, takes a teacher-centered, no-fault, strengths-based approach to performance improvement. For more information, visit www.MeganTM.com or write firstname.lastname@example.org.