Course: Creating a Culture of Rigorous Learning Facilitated by: Lissa Pijanowski Dates: September 21, 2017 and April 17, 2018 To create a culture focused on increasing rigor, relevance and relationships, all stakeholders must be engaged and have a clear vision for their unique school’s DNA. This interactive, one-day course will engage leaders in the key elements of organizational leadership needed to create a culture focused on the needs of students. Key elements include creating a culture focused on high expectations, establishing a clear vision, and building leadership capacity through an empowerment model. Effective leadership is about being adaptive, focusing on the process of learning, and monitoring progress toward a clear vision. Focus will be on the Rigor and Relevance Framework.