All large districts experience change, whether it be a new leadership structure, budget shifts, or enterprise system implementation. Investing in change management practices and organizational development structures is critical to successfully addressing and implementing changes. The fundamentals of change management do not vary based on the number of students. They are the same whether enrollments are 2K or 200K.
However, large districts have unique challenges, especially due to the number of stakeholders. Just getting everyone in the same room, let alone on the same page, is a challenge. During this forum, IT Leaders from large districts shared the strategies and tools they have used to bring about positive change in their respective districts. Conversations among forum participants focused on activities within their own districts to implement cross-functional and departmental change efforts.