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ELEVATING EDUCATION

THE HEALTH OF ANY AGENCY, DEPARTMENT, OR TEAM CAN BE MEASURED BY THE LAG BETWEEN IDENTIFYING AND DISCUSSING PROBLEMS.
-Joseph Grenny

Skills To Align Performance With Expectations

Teaching might be a labor of love, but that doesn’t mean it should be loveless work. Yet ongoing challenges threaten the impact of educators and the satisfaction they derive from work. Educators are increasingly constrained by limited resources, shrinking budgets, and burgeoning classrooms. And at every level—from director to principal to teacher to student to parent—difficult issues must be addressed regarding policy, performance, expectations, and behavior.

VitalSmarts training solutions give educators skills to address tough issues. We’ve helped educators in many districts acquire skills to speak up, resolve disagreements, and close the gap between expectations and performance. And our research shows when the gap between expectations and performance shrinks, educators experience increased job satisfaction, students thrive, and parents participate.

Watch how San Antonio Independent School District learned to address and resolve grievances, and transform an unhealthy culture into a thriving one.

IMPACT OF VITALSMARTS TRAINING IN SCHOOLS

Nebo School District is a public school district in Utah County, Utah, operating 40 schools that serve more than 30,000 students.

During a 13-year period, Nebo School District received only 3 complaints regarding Special Education.

Administrators and legal counsel agree that an important intervention in limiting legal liability is to develop crucial conversations skills with those who serve students with disabilities, including teachers, therapists, and administrators.

—J. Lynn Jones, Former Teacher, Principal, and Special Education Director

READ NEBO SUCCESS STORY

Get our tips for educational excellence

Learn how just a few high-leverage skills can transform your educational environment and increase job satisfaction. For example:

  1. Don’t wait until you’re angry.
  2. Ask humanizing questions.
  3. Engage in dialogue not monologue.
  4. Eliminate excuses.
  5. Start with safety.
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Our Award-Winning Training

VitalSmarts training solutions address the most common behavioral workplace challenges. Each training focuses on a practical skillset that empowers organizations—big or small—to achieve lasting change and measurable results.

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Learn dialogue skills to foster alignment and agreement on important matters

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Universal accountability

Cultivate accountability for improved performance and engagement

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Influential leadership

Master the Six Sources of Influence™ to drive sustainable behavior change

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Discover what the practical skills from our award-winning trainings can do for your school or district. Contact us to learn more about learning formats, courses, and pricing. Our team is ready to help.