OPERATIONS TRAINING + COACHING

PEOPLE + SYSTEMS + COHESION = RESULTS

Jill Dunchick Consulting has teamed up with Jessica Lamb and Katherine Myers-Crum to put together a comprehensive operations training series.


Throughout our combined years of experience as leaders and coaches, we've noticed that high-quality support for school operations teams has been nearly impossible to find. Our team took a year to interview and coach ops leaders across the industry, spanning organizations from single-site schools to networks in multiple states.


The result? Our new, comprehensive Operations Training and Coaching series aimed at building the hard and soft skills ops leaders need. We are confident the workshops in our series will provide the skills that operations leaders need to ensure their schools have the resources, systems, and human beings needed to fulfill their respective missions. Sign up for one, or sign up for all of the training sessions below - you decide what is right for your team.


OPERATIONS TRAINING + 1:1 COACHING SESSION: $350/session

The participant will engage in one two-hour professional development session and one individualized 60-minute coaching session in the month following the training.


Members schedule a 60-minute personalized coaching session with Jill, Jessica, or Katherine after each session to discuss their progress and receive targeted support.  


OPTIONAL: ON-SITE AUDIT &/OR COACHING/PLANNING $2,500

For an additional fee, you can request a member of our operations training team to spend six hours on-site providing strategic analysis, real-time feedback, and modeling to support and accelerate the growth of your operations team. Contact Jill if you're interested in adding this to your experience.

UPCOMING SESSIONS

SESSION 3

March 13, 2024 1-3PM EST 

Presenter: Katherine


DELIVERABLES

A School Entry Plan utilizing the Systems Framework

WHOLE-SCHOOL SYSTEMS & PROCEDURES
Creating and maintaining effective and efficient whole-school systems ensures your staff and students feel safe and comfortable throughout the school day, from drop-off to pick-up. Learn to create, execute and evaluate your school-wide systems using a simple framework for decision making and communication. This will ensure effective, efficient, value-driven systems that will permeate all aspects of your school-day.

SESSION 4

March 27, 2024 1-3PM EST 

Presenter: Jill


DELIVERABLES

Agendas + Practice: Team Meetings, One on One Meetings, Team Huddles

TEAM ESSENTIALS - SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS IN 2024-25
Motivating and empowering your team members is crucial in any leadership role. However, it is often most neglected in the fast-paced, crisis-averting, check-list driven world of operations. In this session, you will analyze exemplar operations agendas for team meetings, one on one meetings, and team huddles. Participants will then design, practice, and receive feedback on their team essentials.  

SESSION 5

April 10, 2024 1-3PM EST 

Presenter: Jessica


DELIVERABLES

2024-25 High Performer Retention Strategy; Grow Your Own Teacher Academy Plan

RETENTION & GROW YOUR OWN HIRING: ENGAGING YOUR HIGHEST PERFORMERS & COMMUNITY  FOR 2023-24 STAFFING
While the spring semester marks the traditional start of retention and hiring season, we know that talent strategy is truly a marathon that encompasses year-round initiatives. The most successful talent strategies are multi-tiered systems that include your highest performers and thoughtfully engage your greater school community to propel hiring and overall staff retention.


Join me as we learn high performer retention strategies and how Grow Your Own Teacher Academies can serve your community as a professional development opportunity and candidate pipeline to new and veteran instructional and non-instructional staff.

SESSION 6

April 24, 2024 1-3PM EST 

Presenter: Jill


DELIVERABLES

Tools for Teacher/Classroom Close out; Ops to Teacher Communication, Tools for Stakeholder (Teachers, Staff, Students, Family) Feedback; Tool for Summer Professional Development Planning

END OF YEAR CHECK OUT & SUMMER PD READY
In this session, you will examine, create, and practice rolling out formats and systems to ensure that your operations team is equipped with the tools they need to ensure a stress-free end of year check out process for all teachers and staff members. During the session and subsequent coaching, you will create a plan for classroom, instructional storage, and/or operations-led professional development.

SESSION 7

May 8, 2024 1-3PM EST 

Presenter: Katherine


DELIVERABLES

Daily Walkthrough Set-Up Checklist

COMMUNICATING YOUR SCHOOL VALUES THROUGH INTENTIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHOICES
School environments set the tone for every person who walks through your front doors, from scholars to staff to families. Learn to make intentional choices that communicate your values and support scholar growth. Learn how to take quick daily audits of your school to ensure that your school environment is communicating what you want it to, and be fully prepared to welcome your staff and scholars each morning. 

SESSION 8

May 15, 2024 1-3PM EST 

Presenter: Jessica


DELIVERABLES

2024-25 Talent Strategic Plan

CREATING YOUR 2024-25 TALENT STRATEGIC PLAN
As we look ahead to the 2024-25 school year, our commitment to building a streamlined talent plan is crucial to a school's success. This strategy is not just a plan; it's a promise to nurture, inspire, and empower our workforce.


Join us as we combine high-leverage strategies such as high-flyer retention, community-based pipelines, strategic recruitment,  and early commitment conversations to craft a 2024-25 strategic talent plan that will have you feeling excited, not overwhelmed!

SESSION 9

June 5, 2024 1-3PM EST 

Presenter: Jill


DELIVERABLES

Instructional Operations Audits focused on Classrooms + Instructional Supplies

OPERATIONS DRIVES INSTRUCTION: SYSTEMS, COMMUNICATION,  & REAL TIME COACHING YOUR TEAM
In this session you will examine, create, and practice rolling out formats and systems to ensure that your operations team “blocks and tackles'' any external distractor that disrupts instruction and causes undue stress for teachers.  During the session and subsequent coaching, you will identify and solve two current “problem” areas regarding instructional operations in your school community.  

ABOUT THE TEAM 

Jill combines her expertise in body-centered healing sciences with her coursework and twenty five years of experience as an educator and leader to ensure that all of her clients are supported to explore their internal blocks, release what is holding them back, and continue leading and living from their authentic, embodied self. Jill served as Senior Director of Leadership for Emerging Networks of Schools (LENS),  Executive Director for New School Development at the Recovery School District, and as Managing Director for Leadership Development for New Leaders for New Schools.  Jill’s leadership experience includes turnaround work as an Assistant Principal and Principal at Mastery Charter Schools in Philadelphia. She has taught in general and special education classrooms in middle, high, and alternative placement schools, and was a Teach For America Corps member in New Orleans.  Jill's traditional education includes a bachelor's degree from Dickinson College, masters' degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of New Orleans.  

Jessica Lamb is the founder and CEO of Lamb Consulting, which supports school leaders in building strong staff cultures and talent systems that increase teacher satisfaction and disrupt teacher attrition. With over a decade of experience, she has held a diverse range of roles as a teacher, instructional coach, Spanish translator, and talent acquisition director. A Sue Lehman Semi-Finalist and Teacher of the Year Finalist, Jessica's career and talent services have impacted thousands of students nationwide. Her talent portfolio has seen a 78.5% staff retention rate, a 25% increase in early commitments from high performing staff, and over 80% retention rate for teachers of color.


A proud alumna of The Ohio State University (B.A. - History and Spanish) and University of Kansas (M.S.Ed), Jess’ passion for education stems from her own lived experiences as a student and believes in the immense power of creating school and staff cultures that provide school communities with positive, safe spaces to thrive and learn. 

Katherine Myers-Crum is an attorney, educator, and advocate for educational equity and excellence for all children. In her 20 years+ in education (plus 3 as an attorney) she has worked as a teacher, teacher coach, Principal, and Executive Director in public schools in Chicago, New York and New Orleans. She founded and led Great Lakes Academy Charter School, a high performing and well respected K-8 charter school serving the Southeast side of Chicago. 

She is passionate about supporting school leaders around the country in building operational capacity in their organizations. This includes evaluating current systems and facilities for efficiency and improvement, as well as building capacity on the human side. Nothing makes her happier than a school environment and operations that are thriving in service of the educational needs of the children and staff working there each day.

Ms. Myers-Crum has a JD from the University of Chicago, an MA in Education from St. John’s University and a BA Duke University.