Too often, professional development programs fail to deliver consistent, concrete results. Presented in lecture format, useful tactics and great ideas fail to get implemented when teachers and staff return to the challenges of their daily work. While coaching has been shown to be a powerful developmental tool, the majority of coaching programs have also failed to deliver measurable results at any significant scale. We believe that the most powerful way to develop leadership capacity is not to teach leadership concepts but to have people learn leadership skills while working on a vital performance objective.
"Being part of this Breakthrough Results Program was empowering and made a big difference for our school. We need to use this same program for every other area we need to look at – we’re talking about literacy, math, etc. This works."
"Successful change programs begin with results"* is the rallying call.
With a unique combination of focused goals, actionable data, short-cycle iterations, just-in-time professional development, and performance coaching, Breakthrough Results program delivers measurable improvements for students while building teacher and staff capacity.
*Robert H. Schaffer and Harvey A. Thompson, "Successful Change Programs Begin with Results," Harvard Business Review (January-February 1992)