1. How do you create or build on these conditions to support innovation? What has been the impact on those you serve?
If we want to create a culture of innovation, we must first focus on furthering our own learning and growth. All of your stakeholders must believe you are of integrity before they will believe or invest in ideas for growth or change. No amount of strategy, planning, or communicating works without trust. Trust is built through relationships over time. Before introducing a new innovative concept to my school community a great deal of learning is involved on my part ensuring that the principal is the lead learner. When the Principal can demonstrate his/her learning, the school will take his/her lead learning of direction. This culture the Principal promotes is then advocated by the community and is benefited by all stakeholders.