Speaking Topics: Organizational development, strategic planning, public relations, employee engagement, leadership and staff development, human capital administration, financial leadership, and project management.
A critical role of leadership is to bring clarity during times of uncertainty. Unfortunately, “we live in a time of massive institutional failure, collectively creating results that nobody wants” (Scharmer, n.d.). So why do some schools struggle to find clarity or achieve their goals and desired results when they are implementing the same research-based high leverage strategies that high achieving schools are implementing? What are successful high achieving schools doing differently? And, how are they doing it? Successful and high achieving schools have leaders that establish clarity within the school and know they “have a hand in shaping events” and results they want to achieve (Bandura, 2012, p. 11). Successful and high achieving schools not only implement specific research-based practices that help all students succeed, they also identify and implement key behaviors and mindsets that provide clarity and are essential in making these practices successful (Senge, 2006 and Covey, 2004).
Walter Leipart is a transformational leader focused on developing the behaviors and mindsets that support clarity. As a consultant and leader, Walter’s passion is to help others achieve their full potential in learning and life. Walter is focused on helping individuals develop a pathway for continuous learning in response to the current uncertainties that exist in education due to the current health pandemic. When working with individuals and teams, Walter creates environments focused on success by communicating the why, engaging teams in the work, modeling what results look like, establishing how results are achieved, and recognizing the accomplishments of others.
Walter has an extensive background and a variety of experiences which include successfully engaging stakeholders in creating positive changes within organizations. A current superintendent and previous teacher in public education, he has worked in various capacities to increase access to learning and improve the educational experience for all students. His service to others is recognized by the school leaders, staff, students, and communities he has worked with throughout his career as a practitioner and administrator.
Walter’s skills include organizational development, strategic planning, public relations, employee engagement, leadership and staff development, human capital administration, financial leadership, and project management.
Walter is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Leadership, Learning, and Service with a focus on behaviors and mindsets of successful individuals and teams.