What I do

Larry Nyland – Strategic Leadership Consulting:

  • Experienced educator, leader, problem solver and consultant.
  • Five superintendent positions; Dozens of consulting projects.
  • National and state recognition: Awards, Publications and Presentations
  • Leadership development, team building, problem solving, student learning, equity
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Problem Solving

Do you have nagging problems that just won't go away?  Are there culture challenges on how to get staff to work together?  Or do you just need a listening ear?  I bring a variety of tools and lots of experience.  Let me save you and your staff time and help you address problems earlier rather than later.  I do quick problem solving calls with superintendents and monthly coaching check-ins by phone. Call to get a quick overview of best options that will help you keep moving forward.

Organizational Reviews

From small scale to full scale strategic planning.  Are you new to your organization and want a quick scan on successes and challenges?  Do you want outside perspective on what to do next or how to engage staff in setting a shared vision?  Have you reached a plateau and want to step up to the next level?  I have helped districts with recent management reviews and strategic plans.  When you wonder what to do next or need an independent third party to help navigate challenging times, call me.  425-418-4398 or Larry@LarryNyland.com

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Capacity Building

Are your leaders ready to grow their skills to the next level?  Do you want to grow a legacy for the future by creating teams that learn how to do awesome things for student learning?  For 40 years, I have been at the forefront of leadership development.  As superintendent in Seattle, improvement science and network improvement resulted in Seattle's being listed as #3 in the US for student growth by Stanford researchers.  I can help you grow leaders, teams and student success.  

Opportunity Gaps

Do you have persistent equity gaps?  Are you trying to build urgency?  Do you want concrete steps on working together to improve racial equity?  If you want research on best practices and an outside look at the best ways to improve excellence and equity, call me.  I have long been a leader in applying best practice, working out the bugs and helping teams improve equity and student learning. In Seattle we were able to cut graduation gaps in half and decrease dis-proportionate suspensions.

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