Educational Equity Newsletter – April 6, 2022
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New trainings for edu leaders and 3 ways to boost staff retention
We want to share some exciting updates, including new resources and two upcoming trainings tailored for educational equity leaders.
What’s new with the Ed Equity sector at TMC?
More Impact with Education Equity Partnerships
We are looking to partner with education nonprofit organizations and public school districts and networks who are ready to implement more equitable, sustainable, and results-oriented management practices. A TMC education equity partnership may include:
- an organizational diagnostic to understand your organization’s unique management challenges
- customized management trainings to meet your organization’s needs
- executive one-on-one and group coaching for individualized support
- post-training implementation support to plan future development opportunities
Please reach out to Stephen McClain at email@example.com to learn more.
Beginning with this newsletter, we’ll be sharing quarterly education equity resources focused on management challenges unique to leaders in education.
Want to learn more about TMC trainings? We will begin offering complimentary webinars, allowing individuals to experience modules from our Managing to Change the World crash course. Take ownership of your management journey and consider joining an upcoming webinar. Stay tuned for details.
More Hotline Coaching Support
We’re bringing our education equity hotline back! We will offer 15-minute complimentary one-on-one coaching sessions to help you translate your learning into sustainable action.
Stay tuned for the webinar and hotline schedule, and be sure to check our regular monthly newsletters for announcements, as well. Not sure if you’re getting our main newsletter? Subscribe now.
3 ways to prioritize staff retention
As leaders in education, you have likely experienced staffing shortages caused by quitagion, also known as, “The Great Resignation.” You and your team may be exhausted and also anticipating the current hiring season. As you enter the throes of hiring—updating job descriptions, recruiting candidates, mobilizing hiring committees, scheduling interviews, and checking references—we urge you to KTSE (keep that same energy) when planning for staff retention.
Here are 3 ways education leaders can prioritize retaining their staff, while hiring for the upcoming year:
1. Foster trust, strengthen belonging.
Beyond thank yous and surprise lunches (although these are much appreciated), schedule a 1:1 with each staff member and share your gratitude for their contributions to the team. During this conversation, model empathy. Genuine gratitude and empathy build trust, an invaluable resource for strong relationships. By strengthening trust, you deepen workplace belonging, which keeps your team engaged, especially in times of crisis or uncertainty.
2. Communicate your vision and why it matters.
Whether assigning ownership of a task or sharing your vision for the upcoming year, communicating the “why” is important. In an upcoming staff meeting, share your vision for 2022-23 and then connect your vision to your organization’s goals. When your staff understands how their work contributes to a greater vision, their motivation and performance increases.
3. Develop your people.
Investing in staff development communicates, “You are important and I value you.” As we approach the summer months, survey your staff to understand their needs and interests. Then, offer a variety of learning opportunities aligned to their performance development goals. Even while stretched thin, investing in people ensures your staff member doesn’t need to seek growth somewhere else.
Managing to Change the World: Educational Equity Training for New Managers
Leaders within the education equity sector often have unique roles as managers in your school buildings, districts, and organizations, with distinct challenges and opportunities as people managers and movers of the work.
That’s why TMC has designed a version of our two-day Managing to Change the World training that tailors our management best practices and strategies to the work in educational equity nonprofits and school systems across the country. Led by practitioners and leaders in the field of education, this training will provide participants with the tools, skills, and resources to manage your teams effectively and equitably. This training is ideal for new people managers or those recently hired into a new management role.
May 16-17, 2022
12-6pm ET each day (virtual)
Equitable Hiring for Educational Managers
Are you embarking on the process of hiring one or more staff people? Whether you’re doing it for the first time, or looking to take your recruitment skills to the next level, our Equitable Hiring workshop is for you. Through this course, participants will identify the must-have skills and talents for roles, identify opportunities to build a deep and diverse pool of candidates, develop interview questions, and more!
This course is designed to support hiring managers within school systems and educational organizations who may be hiring for a large number of roles. Participants will leave with drafts of foundational materials and clear next steps for the new hires. Bring the role(s) you’re hiring for and make meaningful progress on an equitable, effective hiring process.
June 1, 2022
1-4:30pm ET (virtual)