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[FALL23] Assessing School Ethos and Culture

Ended Dec 5, 2023

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Learning Group Description:

Education is a shared, communal experience that is sensitive to the dynamics of organizational culture and climate. Within that space, the spoken and unspoken beliefs, values, norms, and rituals of communities, organizations, schools, and networks have the capacity to amplify conscientious and transformative practices; conversely, an organization’s culture can derail and suppress even the most comprehensive and compelling efforts to support human flourishing. In this PLC, participants will explore the intersection of organizational culture, climate, and formative education, and identify and articulate leverage points for harnessing organizational culture to shift and shape practices of formative education. This PLC is ideal for educators working in a variety of educational contexts, and particularly those serving in or aspiring to serve in leadership capacities.

This learning group will meet virtually on Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:15 PM (EST) from October 12 to November 20, 2023. 

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Course Facilitator

Dr. John Reyes is the Director of Research, Program Evaluation, and Innovation for the Roche Center for Catholic Education at Boston College's Lynch School of Education and Human Development. Prior to joining the Roche Center, John served as executive director of Operational Vitality for the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA), where he oversaw the organization's programs related to communications, marketing, budgeting and finance, technology management, and digital learning and discipleship. He also served as the assistant superintendent for academic excellence and budget supervision for the 32 Catholic schools in the state of South Carolina. John has a doctorate in Organizational Change and Leadership from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California.