Event Details

Coherence: A Conversation with Michael Fullan (open to all MN leaders!)

  • 14 Feb 2017
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • TIES Event Center, GRAND HALL - 1644 Larpenteur Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55108


  • MASA members are invited to attend this event free of charge.
  • MDE staff are welcome to attend this event for free.
  • MESPA members are invited to attend this event free of charge.
  • All MN educators are welcome to attend

Registration is closed

Join Michael Fullan for a presentation and discussion of his book: Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, Districts, and Systems.

Complex times call for clear solutions—If initiative overload and fragmentation are keeping your best plans from becoming reality, it’s time to start leading differently. The key to bringing about the kind of successful and sustainable change you need is the Coherence Framework, a dynamic, customizable road map made up of four essential components:

  • Focused direction to build collective purpose
  • Cultivating collaborative cultures while clarifying individual and team roles
  • Deepening learning to accelerate improvement and foster innovation
  • Securing accountability from the inside out

Coherence provides the insights and tools to drive effective leadership.

About Michael Fullan
Michael Fullan is a worldwide expert in Whole System Change in Education. He partners with educational experts and governments around the globe. Click here to view Fullan's site.

About the Book
Coherence is a book that demands action – it moves from the narrative of fixing one teacher at a time, to asking about the coherence of the system (be it school, national, or world issues).  Fullan and Quinn create an important narrative about direction, working together, deepening learning, and securing accountability. The book sparkles with examples of coherence in action, it makes no excuses for employing the wrong levers of change. This is the blueprint for a new vocabulary of education action; it shows where we need to go next, and is another example of Fullan at the top of his game.”

— John Hattie, Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute and Author of Visible Learning

Who Can Attend?
This brief session is open to all MN educators -- superintendents, principals, school board members, other administrators, community education and special education leaders, and teachers are welcome to attend.

Want More PD?!
MESPA, the Minnesota Department of Education, and MASA have collaborated to provide nationally-recognized professional development in PreK-3. Check out the available options below!

- Building PreK-3 Systems: From Alignment to Coherence - cohort 2 coming Fall of 2017!
PreK-3 Principal Leadership Series: Twin Cities Cohort - Feb 28-May 19
- PreK-3 Principal Leadership Series: Fergus Falls Cohort - Feb 28-May 19
- Click here for more PD opportunities with MESPA!

  • Do I need to read the book prior to attending? No need to have read the book ahead of time! This session is an introduction to the book and an opportunity to learn about the Coherence framework.
  • Do I need to be a member to attend? No. All MN educators are invited to attend!
  • How to I register multiple people? Each attendee must register individually.
  • Additional questions? Contact Rachel Dillon, MESPA Program Manager, at 651.999.7315 or rachel@mespa.net.

Event Cancellation Policy 

A completed online registration constitutes a bill and a commitment to pay for a full seminar payment. Due to MESPA's incurred costs (i.e. materials, meals, speaking fees, etc.) please know that unfortunately, we are unable to grant refunds within two weeks of the event's start date. Prior to the two-week mark, we are able to issue a refund, less a $50 processing fee.

For Institute Exhibit registrations, please see the Cancellation Policy at mespa.net/exhibit.

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