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As described in Quint Studer’s best-selling book, Results that Last, Evidence-Based LeadershipSM enables leaders in organizations to create results that last. How does this relate to education? In particular, Evidence-Based Leadership K12 or what we refer to as EBL K12SM provides a framework centered on using current “best practices” in leadership – practices that are proven to result in best possible outcomes. The “evidence” in this context, is the reams of data collected from study after study that aim to determine what people really want and need from their leaders. EBL K12SM applied in school districts is a continuous systems improvement model that school boards, executive teams and front line leaders follow to meet those needs.

Studer Group has partnered with over 1,000 healthcare organizations to apply the Evidence-Based Leadership framework and these partner organizations outperform other healthcare organizations on quality indicators leading to high performance. Studer Education, initiated in 2010, transferred the best practices from business and healthcare aligned to evidence-based leadership and applied these practices in school districts throughout the United States.

Next week in Atlanta, What’s Right in Education teams up with Studer Group’s What’s Right in Health Care® to provide school district leaders an opportunity to benchmark highly reliable school districts. Each day leaders will have an opportunity to engage with leadership teams from outstanding “early adopter” partner school districts that are showing improvements in several core areas: student achievement, employee engagement, parent satisfaction, student engagement, and district department services to schools.




Studer, Quint. 2008. Results That Last. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

For more information about What’s Right in Health Care® from Studer Group visit here.

Join What’s Right in Education 2013 next week in Atlanta to learn more about Evidence-Based Leadership K12, connect with high performing educational leaders, and discuss how to set board and superintendent measures and cascade those across all levels of leadership in the district; identify what “right” looks like in service excellence; and become part of a district leadership collaborative.

Our mission at Studer Education is to provide students with a great place to learn, teachers with a great place to teach, and parents with confidence that their children are getting a great education. Visit us online at http://studereducation.com. Studer Education is a division of Studer Group, ranked for the fifth straight year on the Best Small and Medium Workplaces by Great Place to Work® and a recipient of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.