Training ProgramThe core training program of the Center for School Transformation takes educators through the basics of our signature, Evocative Coaching process for performance improvement. More than 500 school leaders, teachers, staff developers, and support coaches have now learned to engage in more productive and life-giving professional development conversations. The live classes take place in a unique virtual classroom that can be accessed easily and affordably either via the telephone or through Skype. It is a surprisingly effective experience that affords practice in dyads and small groups as well as hands-on assignments between classes.

Based on a book by the Center’s founders, Bob & Megan Tschannen-Moran, the core training program assists anyone concerned about improving their own performance or tasked with the responsibility of improving the performance of others to learn how to have conversations that are more likely to generate better student outcomes and enhanced school climate. The title of the book summarizes the goal of the program — Evocative Coaching: Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time (Jossey-Bass, 2010).