Still More Resources

Conversations with Intent

Conversations with Intent prepare us for collective decision-making and action — they’re not just talk!
They intentionally activate action in support of advancing ECE as a recognized professional field of practice.

Keeping Our Eye on the Prize — GSG Response to P2P Decision Cycles 3, 4, & 5
April 18, 2018
Early Childhood Education as a Profession Survey
January 2018
Fact Sheet on Professions
November 2017  Update 2018
Guidance For Conversation with Intent Facilitators
November 2017
Early Childhood Education [ECE] For A New Era
Questions To Guide Us Into ECE’s Future As A Recognized Profession
November 2017
Q & A on Professions
October 2017
Conversations with Intent Facilitator’s Packet
September 2017

Good Reads by Other Authors

The purpose of power: How we come together when we fall apart by Alicia Garza (2020)

Professionalizing Leadership by Barbara Kellerman (2018)

How to Cross Boundaries, Build Bridges, and Lead Change: Leadership for a Fractured World by Dean Williams (2015)

To Be Seen as a Real Profession, Early Childhood Ed Needs Open Discussion of Issues. Bachelors Degree Debate is Just the Start By Sara Mead, May 8, 2018 [Blog Post]

Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Change by Ronald A. Heifetz & Marty Linsky (2017, 2nd edition)

Early Educators as Change Agents: Cultivating a Leadership Development Ecosystem by Anne L. Douglass (2017)

Is Early Childhood Education a Profession? by Teri Talan March 8, 2017 [Blog Post]

Collaborating with the Enemy: How to Work with People You Don’t Agree With or Like or Trust by Adam Kahane (2017).

The Dawn of Systems Thinking by Peter Senge, Hal Hamilton, & John Kania, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2015, 13 (1), pp. 26-33).

Early Start: Preschool Politics in the United States by Andrew Karch (2014)

Working Together to Change the Future: Transformative Scenario Planning by Adam Kahane (2012)

Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change by Adam Kahane (2010)

Capacity Development in Practice edited by Jan Ubels, Naa-Aku Acquaye-Baddoo & Alan Fowler (2010)

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande (2010)

Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization by Robert Kegan & Lisa Laskow Lahey (2009)

Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There! Ten Principles for Leading Meetings that Matter by Marvin Weisbord & Sandra Janoff (2007)