Adaptive Leadership: Mobilizing for Sustainability in Your School Community (Part 2)

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How do we approach achieving longevity of our school mental health initiatives? We face changing resources, complex challenges, and many moving parts. Adaptive leadership offers a strategic framework for how to think about the issues, generate solutions, and implement lasting change. In this second of two sessions, we will review core tenants and share advanced practices for leading efforts for lasting school mental health impact.

Intended Audience

This session is designed for local and state champions of school mental health initiatives.  It is ideal for those with a role in leading, influencing, and/or planning for the longevity of school mental health services through implementation of systems, policies, and programs. This is an opportunity to learn how to apply leadership strategies to sustainability efforts, including in collaboration with teams/partners.

Learning Objectives

Participants who join this session will be able to:

  1. Identify six core adaptive leadership tenants supporting longevity of school mental health initiatives.
  2. Recognize strategic solutions for sustaining initiative outcomes, including sharing the work within the school/district and community-wide.
  3. Build practices for disciplined attention to leading sustainability strategies in the context of competing priorities.
  4. Use inclusive decision making for equitable sustainability, including a holding environment when there are differences of opinion on how to move forward.



speaker photoMonica Caldwell, LCSW Monica leads and supports the innovative mental health programs at RISE Wisconsin in Madison. She is the former SEA Project Director of Wisconsin’s Project AWARE grant. With 35 years of experience in schools, mental health and child welfare, she remains passionate about high quality services and supports for youth and families living with mental health challenges. Monica believes that collaboration and collective care can change the trajectory of our children’s system of care.

May 24, 2022
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