ERIC Number: EJ914009
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Change Agent Survival Guide
Dunbar, Folwell L.
School Administrator, v68 n2 p31-33 Feb 2011
Consulting is a rough racket. Only a tarantula hair above IRS agents, meter maids and used car sales people, the profession is a prickly burr for slings and arrows. Throw in education, focus on dysfunctional schools and call oneself a "change agent," and this bad rap all but disappears. Unfortunately, though, consulting/coaching/mentoring in schools is probably the toughest gig in town. Having spent more than 10 years in consulting, mostly with educational organizations, the author has learned a number of lessons, some more painful than others. For those who dare, the author offers 20 suggestions culled from the change agent trenches.
Descriptors: Change Agents, Guidelines, Consultants, Consultation Programs, Mentors, Coaching (Performance), Change Strategies, Guides
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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