Letting Go to Unleash Everyone: Our Session at Carnegie Summit 2021


Our Impact Team was delighted to present at the 2021 Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in E

ducation.  In our video session, Letting Go to Unleash Everyone, we shared learnings from years of experience working with school teams, as well as findings from our research into what sets the most student-centered education systems apart.

We know that improvement isn’t a single decision made by an excellent leader.  Instead, it is an ongoing, collaborative process involving everyone in a system–their brains, hearts, and efforts. Our session highlighted the stories and practices of school system leaders who grow radical trust and shared purpose: two foundational cultural conditions for system-wide improvement efforts. In doing so, they let go of top-down decision-making, and unleashed the capacity of everyone to lead improvement work.