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Leadership in Action: An Evidenced Based Practice Approach to Leadership Development PDF file [download] [more info]

So many dollars, so many plans, and so many committed people—and still poor outcomes for children, families and communities. The Theory of Aligned Contributions attempts to articulate the necessary conditions needed to bridge the gap between desired results and current reality in complex adaptive systems. This powerpoint presentation describes the hypotheses being tested in the Leadership in Action Program, lessons learned, and evaluation methods.

Authors: Victoria Goddard Truitt

Subjects: action learning, evidence-based practice, leadership in action, annie e. casey

11/01/2010 - 00:00 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by Claire Reinelt

Evidence-Based Practice and Leadership Development Meeting Synthesis


A Learning Circle Overview

On November 7, 2010 twenty-one funders and evaluators gathered for 1 ½ days to have a conversation about evidence-based practice and leadership development sponsored by the Annie E Casey Foundation. The session began with an introduction to Evidence-Based Practice and some examples of how EBP has been applied in the field of leadership development. We took an in-depth look at the Theory of Aligned Contribution and the Leadership in Action program with Victoria Goddard-Truitt. Powerpoint slides from both presentations are available at the meeting wiki, along with an overview of the purpose, process, and content of the meeting.

On the second day we engaged in an Evidence-Based Practice Application Lab. In what follows we provide a learning synthesis for that Lab. read more »

Further Reflections on Evidence-Based Practice and Leadership Development: Developing Hypotheses and Case Examples PDF file [download] [more info]

LLC invited its members to participate in a survey that guided them through a process of creating a working hypothesis to make explicit the assumptions and expectations of their leadership program: who is reached, with what supports, and for what purpose. This document shares the hypotheses. We also share case examples and lessons learned from two leadership initiatives that have formulated leadership hypotheses that are being researched and tested in multiple settings. We highlight these examples to encourage others to consider a more intentional approach to developing an evidence base for their leadership investments.

Authors: Claire Reinelt and Deborah Meehan

Subjects: LAP, evidence-based practice, education leadership initiative

10/12/2010 - 17:12 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by Claire Reinelt

Can an Evidence-Based Practice Approach Strengthen our Leadership Work?


If our leadership work is wildly successful, who will be better off and how will we know?

Most of us working in the leadership field are committed to having some bold and worthwhile impact in the lives of others. Based on a sampling of leadership programs in the Leadership Learning Community (LLC) directory, if just 3 leadership programs were wildly successful, we would see children entering school ready to learn, improved social and economic well-being of the Latino community, and a reduction of AIDS in a large metro area. These are high stakes. There is a lot riding on the success of leadership programs. read more »

Assessment and Evidence-Based Leadership Practice

I have been thinking a lot lately about evidence-based practice. We have been doing research for the Annie E. Casey Foundation on how to apply evidence-based methodologies to our assessment of leadership efforts to more clearly focus on bringing about a change in results (e.g., high student achievement in schools that serve low-income communities and communities of color). read more »

The Use of Evidence-Based Practice in the Field of Leadership Development


Evidence-based practice (EBP) is commonly used to inform practice decisions in the fields of medicine, nursing, social work, child welfare, and criminal justice.

These fields have established standards of practice that guide decision-making about what treatments and protocols to use with individual patients, clients, and offenders to ensure the highest possible accountability for producing good results.

How is evidence-based practice being used in the field of leadership development?  read more »

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