Facilitative Administration

Definition

The Facilitative Administration Driver focuses on the internal processes, policies, regulations, and structures over which a school, district or implementing organization has some control. Building or District Leadership and Implementation Teams are often responsible for activating this Driver.

Key Functions

The primary function of Facilitative Administration is to create and maintain hospitable environments to support new ways of work. Administrative systems are accountable for creating an organizational context that is supportive, engaged in learning, and continuously improving based on best practices and the use of data. This Driver takes the lead in identifying and addressing barriers related to internal processes (e.g., scheduling, reporting processes, internal policies), as well as identifying and highlighting external barriers and raising issues with others in the education system who can address such barriers. Above all, the Facilitative Administration Driver uses data and proactively solicits feedback to look for ways to make the day to day work of teachers, school staff and administrators more effective and less burdensome.

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