A healthy school culture requires an unwavering belief in the ability of all of their students to achieve success which often requires a cultural shift to occur. But often, despite our best efforts, we don’t get very far. What’s standing in our way? In this session participants will explore the work of two Harvard researchers, Robert Kegan, PhD, and Lisa Laskow Lahey, EdD, to analyze how focusing on personal change can affect the overall cultural change of a school. Leaders who engage in a process of self-inquiry – and articulate the assumptions behind what they do and why they do it – are better able to break through old patterns and make the shifts that really matter. Participants will engage in the following topics: understanding the systemic nature of personal change; identifying hidden forces that stall personal change; and understanding how personal mindset impacts behavior.