Casey Reason

Casey Reason

Casey Reason, PhD, is an award-winning author, speaker, coach, and thought leader in the areas of leadership development, digital learning, and the deep and substantive implementation of professional learning communities.

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Casey Reason

Casey Reason, PhD, is an award-winning author, speaker, coach, and thought leader in the areas of leadership development, digital learning, and the deep and substantive implementation of professional learning communities. The inaugural chair of leadership studies for Grand Canyon University, Casey had his first book endorsed by best-selling author Dr. Ken Blanchard and co-authored a book in 2015 with Dr. Richard DuFour. An expert in adult learning and coaching, his approach to training is fun and highly interactive, always arching toward new and exciting innovations.

Dr. Reason has authored seven books and has done one-on-one executive coaching with superintendents, principals, church leaders, and CEOs and C-suite leadership teams in well-established Fortune 100 companies and billion-dollar startups. He’s worked with school districts and service agencies throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and throughout Europe and has been a longtime partner with the NEA, bringing a professional learning community focus to their digital communities of practice. His client lists also include American Express, General Dynamics, and the Tata Group in India.

Dr. Reason co-authored a book with Dr. Rick DuFour entitled Professional Learning Communities at Work and Virtual Collaboration: On the Tipping Point of Transformation. This book firmly established him as a noted expert in the concept of implementing professional learning communities. His book Stop Leading Like It’s Yesterday was a finalist selection for the INDIEFAB International Nonfiction Book of the Year. His first book, Leading a Learning Organization, which examined the role of performance science and brain research on leadership behaviors, was critically acclaimed and won the prestigious Phi Delta Kappa International Book of the Year Award. His unique skill set, blending innovative leadership training and transformative instructional design, was featured in an article on Forbes.com after winning the Blackboard International Designer of the Year Award.

Dr. Reason holds a PhD in educational leadership from Bowling Green State University and has chaired over 70 dissertations

Presentation titles by Casey Reason

  • Innovative Leadership! Igniting Students, Staff, and the Fire Within
  • Teams that Work! Improving your PLC with High-Performing Teams
  • Optimism and Breakthroughs! Leading for Rapid Growth Every Single Day
  • The Anywhere, Anytime Classroom: The Blueprint for Learning from Anywhere!
  • PLC Live! The View from Inside a Successful, Sustained, and Supremely Confident Professional Learning Community
  • Time Management and Educational Leadership: Making Lists Doesn't Work Anymore

“Engaging! He presented realistic information and was very attuned to issues facing leading change.”

Cynthia Houston, principal, New Midway/Woodsboro Elementary School, Maryland

“Casey has taken a very ‘psychological’ view of leadership. It is so important. As leaders we must seek to know and understand our faculty/staff in order to bring out the best in each team member.”

Belinda McKinion, assistant principal, Saltillo Elementary School, Mississippi

“Casey did a great job leaving me with information to use with my school. Best presentation I've seen in 2011! Relative material!”

John A. Dobbs, assistant principal, Tupelo High School, Mississippi