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Powerful Guiding Coalitions

How to Build and Sustain the Leadership Team in Your PLC at Work®

By: Bill Hall

Building a PLC is not a journey taken alone. That’s where the guiding coalition comes in. With clear guidance, this book examines every aspect of how to create, develop, and sustain this essential team that will help champion and lead the change process.

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Powerful Guiding Coalitions

Building a professional learning community (PLC) is not a journey taken alone. That’s where the guiding coalition comes in. With clear, practical guidance, this resource examines every aspect of how to create, develop, and sustain this essential leadership team. Each chapter includes next steps, FAQs, and reflections carefully designed to help you overcome common roadblocks as you move from current practice to best practice.

  • Define a guiding coalition and understand its importance.
  • Learn basic PLC concepts and principles to inform guiding coalition processes.
  • Understand the three basic school structures to ensure a proper PLC foundation.
  • Form and maintain strong relationships that strengthen leadership.
  • Implement levers to improve school culture and create effective, efficient leadership.

Related Topics

LeadershipProfessional Learning Communities at Work®Professional Learning Communities

Additional Information

Product Code: BKF961, EKF524

ISBN: 9781951075170

Published By: Solution Tree

“An effective guiding coalition is a basic building block for transforming traditional schools into professional learning communities. In this outstanding resource, Bill Hall shares his insights gained from years of experience guiding PLCs on how to build, use, and sustain guiding coalitions that go beyond effective to become truly powerful. Powerful Guiding Coalitions should be in every school leader’s toolbox!”

Robert Eaker, author and educational presenter

“This is a go-to resource for educational leaders looking to build or strengthen their PLC processes. The many strategies, tools, and next steps make this a practical resource, and the voices from the field and FAQs make it easy to relate to. Excellent!”

Molly Capps, principal, McDeeds Creek Elementary, Southern Pines, North Carolina

Powerful Guiding Coalitions is an exceptional resource regardless of where you are on your PLC journey. It is truly remarkable, applicable, and pragmatic.”

Dr. John D. Ewald, former superintendent, principal, and teacher and current Solution Tree PLC at Work® associate, Maryland

"Bill Hall has created a masterpiece that can immediately improve schools. Powerful Guiding Coalitions must be a big part of every team's school improvement plan."

Bo Ryan, principal, Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Middle School, Connecticut
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