Supporting Leaders’ Learning of the Foundations of Improvement Science: An Interactive Workshop

75-min | In-Person
Focus Areas:Higher Education, Postsecondary Innovation, Student and staff social emotional wellbeing

This interactive workshop engages participants with designing learning experiences for educational leaders rooted in the recently published Foundational Handbook on Improvement Research in Education. The Handbook offers diverse conceptual and analytic frameworks along with practical examples of improvement research. Presenters design and teach leadership for improvement, centering leaders’ enactment of improvement as integral to learning in professional development, graduate certificate, masters, EdD and PhD programs.  Participants will engage with presenters in the design and critique of learning designs that draw on the Handbook to support leaders’ active engagement with the scholarship of improvement.


Kristen C. Wilcox, Associate Professor, Department of Education Policy and Leadership and Director Research and Development, NYKids, University at Albany, SUNY
Claire Silva, EDD Doctoral Student in the ExSEL Administration & Supervision Organization, University of Virginia
David Eddy-Spicer, Professor of Education, School of Education and Human Development, University of Virginia