Whole Leadership: What’s It Mean to You? | Policy [M]atters, Episode 4

by Teri Talan and Susan Ochshorn

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Welcome to episode four of Policy [M]atters, an early childhood policy video chat series produced by the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. This episode features Teri Talan of the McCormick Center and Susan Ochshorn of ECE PolicyWorks. In this episode, Susan and Teri dialogue on their perspectives of whole leadership.

They discuss parallels between the whole child and whole leadership concepts. Teri shares the ‘why’ behind the McCormick Center’s whole leadership push. Other questions that come up are:

  • Where does advocacy fit in?
  • What responsibilities does a leader have?
  • What impact could whole leadership have?
  • Does more professional development funding for leaders mean less for teachers?

Join the conversation! What does whole leadership mean to you? Share your perspective on whole leadership in the comments section below.

Dr. Teri Talan is the Michael W. Louis Chair at the McCormick Center and Professor of Early Childhood Education at National Louis University. She is co-author of the Program Administration Scale, Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care, Escala de Evaluación de la Administración de Negocios, and Who’s Caring for the Kids? The Status of the Early Childhood Workforce in Illinois.

Susan Ochshorn is the founder ECE PolicyWorks and author of Squandering America’s Future: Why ECE Policy Matters for Equality, Our Economy, and Our Children. She works in a broad range of settings to bridge research, policy, and practice, to integrate ECE into the larger education reform conversation, and to catalyze social change.

 

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