2013 SPDG Program Area Meeting


  Sustainability: Creating it from Day One 

AGENDA (pdf)

4:00 – 4:20         Welcome, Program and Department Information  (PPT, J. Coffey, A. Desjarlais)
                              Jennifer Coffey, Ph.D., OSEP Project Officer, SPDG Program Lead

4:20 – 4:35        Updates: SPDG Initiative Profile Database, Professional Learning Communities (PPT above)
                             Audrey Desjarlais, Signetwork Coordinator
                           2013 SPDG PLC Membership Survey Summary of Results (PDF, 7/2013)

4:35 – 5:00      Building Capacity with Implementation Drivers (PPT, 7/2013, B. Sims, J. Mullins)
                             Barbara Sims, Co-Director, SISEP
                            Jeanna Mullins, Associate Director, Mid-South Regional Resource Center

5:00 – 6:00        Sustainability Small Group Discussions  (Discussion Handout)
                                  Topic focus areas: 

  1. Tools: Self-Assessment of Problem Solving Implementation – District Level (SAPSI-D) (Kathryn Cox)
  2. Tools: Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI) Self-Assessment (Don Briere)
  3. Tools: District Capacity Assessment (TBD)
  4. Tools: Training Plan Template (Jennifer Coffey)
  5. Tools: Strategic Analysis of the Implementation Drivers (Jeanna Mullins)
  6. Tools: Implementation Drivers: Infrastructure Analysis (Barbara Sims)
  7. Context: Addressing limited infrastructure and capacity across all levels of the system (Brenda Oas, Debrajean Scheibel)
  8. Engagement: Building strong partnerships across departments, system levels ( Amy Jenks)
  9. Culture: Creating a leadership and organizational culture to foster sustainability (Audrey Desjarlais)
  10. Open-Ended Sustainability Conversation (David Merves, Mary Steady)

Related Resources, Publications

Leadership and Sustainability (2002, Fullan). To develop and support Cultural Change Principals, we must turn our attention to sustainability--the likelihood that the overall system can regenerate itself toward improvement. Key components of sustainability are developing the social environment, learning in context, cultivating leaders at many levels (and ensuring leadership succession), and enhancing the teaching profession.


Conference Information

To view the agenda and download materials for the entiire conference go to this site page: OSEP Project Directors' Conference, The conference is hosted by American Institutes of Research (AIR). To cancel registration, please email AIR staff at osep-meeting@air.org

No meals will be served at the conference.