• Continuous Improvement

    Board of Trustees Continuous Improvement
    Suggested Professional Learning Sequence


    Orientation to Performance Excellence
    This training provides an introduction to the Criteria for Performance Excellence and is the prerequisite for other more in-depth sessions. It is an essential first step to the continuous improvement journey.

    • Identify strategies and techniques for getting started using the Criteria for High Performance
    • Focus on the relationships required for success form key stakeholder groups
    • Identify the principles of organizational change
    • Provide a framework for using an entry-level assessment instrument to determine organizational effectiveness

      Prerequisites: None
      Length of Workshop: 2 days


    School Board Systems Check Level III Facilitated Assessment Process
    A trained consultant will assist the School Board with assessing board performance using a Level III Systems Check Assessment.

    • Provides the board with written feedback prepared by a staff trained experts
    • Establishes baseline data and recommended actions for setting school board priorities for improvement and refinement

      Prerequisites: Orientation to Performance Excellence Workshop
      Length of Workshop: 1 day on site plus feedback meeting at a later date

    Planning for Performance Excellence: A Systems Approach to Board Improvement Planning
    A trained consultant will meet with the School Board members to establish a board-level improvement plan.

    • Develop goals, measures and indicators that will set direction for the board
    • Develop an improvement plan for the board

      Prerequisites: Orientation to Performance Excellence Length of Workshop: 1 day

    Tools and Techniques for Performance Excellence
    Tools and Techniques training helps to support the on-going improvement efforts of process improvement efforts and introduces participants to the use of a PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act) process improvement approach.

    • This training introduces district staff to quality improvement techniques and tools for use with process improvement teams
    • Participants learn how to choose the quality tool that is most appropriate for a variety of analysis, problem solving and decision-making purposes

      Prerequisites: Orientation to Performance Excellence Length of Workshop: 1 day

    Leading for Performance Excellence Part I: A Focus on Application and Deployment
    This workshop focuses on the management and improvement of leadership systems to support performance excellence. Leaders will learn about the systems components needed to build a high performing school or district. Time is provided to work on the district or school quality implementation and training deployment plan.

    • Understand the leader's roles and responsibilities for leading an integrated management system to achieve performance excellence
    • Learn to support effective work teams. All participants will develop a plan for leading a multi-level process improvement initiative.

      Prerequisites: Orientation to Performance Excellence, Planning for Performance Excellence 2 days