Anthony Muhammad is one of the most sought after educational consultants in North America. He currently serves as the CEO of New Frontier 21 Consulting, a company dedicated to providing cutting-edge professional development to schools all over the world. He served as a practitioner for nearly twenty years. Dr. Muhammad served as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, middle school principal, and high school principal. His tenure as a practitioner has earned him several awards as both a teacher and a principal.
Dr. Muhammad is recognized as one of the field’s leading experts in the areas of school culture and organizational climate. His work has allowed him to work with schools in all 50 U.S. states, 10 Canadian provinces, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
Dr. Muhammad is a best-selling author. He is the author of the books Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap: Liberating Mindsets to Effect Change (2015); The Will to Lead and the Skill to Teach; Transforming Schools at Every Level (2011); Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division (2009); and a contributing author to the book The Collaborative Administrator: Working Together as a Professional Learning Community (2008). He has published 26 articles in education journals and publications in seven different countries.
Keynote: The Will to Lead: Working Together to Create a Collaborative Culture
This keynote will explore the idea of Transformational Leadership. This idea is important in the classroom, principal office, and superintendent’s office. In an innovative and egalitarian school, that means learning for all students. Effective leadership is the catalyst to developing innovate schools and we will explore the strategies that inspire, enlighten, and push people to do great things for students as well as the strategies and behaviours that destroy momentum and productivity.
- Participants will leave with a solid understanding of what recent research teaches us about human motivation
- Participants will learn what leadership behaviors undermine the purpose of an innovative school
- Participants will learn practical strategies that will improve their ability to lead others to new levels of performance
Keynote Presentation: WilltoLead_Keynote_2016
Workshop: Elephants in the Room: Confronting the Barriers to Effective Collaboration
Many educators are placed into teams, but many never make progress because of personal and professional drama that prevents them from focusing on the needs of students. A house divided cannot stand! We will examine all of the psychological and sociological barriers that can arise and interfere with a school or a team’s ability to move forward. After leaving this session, participants will have a clear understand on what it takes to create a highly collaborative culture. Participants will:
- Recognize the barriers to effective collaboration
- Strategise on how to prevent and overcome barriers to effective collaboration
- Leave with practical tools to immediate address disturbing issues that prevent progress