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 BTT Approach was empowering and made a big difference for our school. We need to use this same approach for every other area we need to look at – we’re talking about literacy, math, etc. This works."
We believe the most powerful way to develop leadership capacity is to have people learn leadership skills while working to achieve real performance results. Rather than teach leadership concepts in professional development sessions, DMGroup’s Breakthrough Team Approach has small teams work together toward a measurable goal over a short period of time – usually eight to ten weeks. We provide just-in-time professional development and coaching while teachers and staff work in rapid cycles to achieve their goal. In this way, the training is meaningful and applicable, and participants have the opportunity to practice putting their learning into action.