What Is Buildership®?

What Is Buildership®?

Robyn Jackson, president of Mindsteps speaks about Buildership as an alternative to school leadership.

Are you stuck on the hamster wheel of school improvement? Working harder for only incremental gains? If you’re a principal or an assistant principal and it feels like you’re dragging your staff towards your school goals, the problem isn’t you. The problem is how you were trained. Leadership training teaches you to pull or push people towards your goals. Buildership® teaches you how to cast a vision of your school that is so compelling, people will willingly join you in building a better school together.

The Buildership® Model

Here’s exactly how we help you achieve your vision for your school in the next 3 years with the people and resources you already have: 

Step 1: Craft a Compelling Purpose

We help you create a bold vision for your school that includes 100% of your students. And we show you how to get your entire staff engaged in crafting a clear mission and a non-negotiable set of core values everyone supports.

Step 2: Get Your People Committed

We help you overcome will and skill issues that keep your teachers from being willing or able to pursue your school vision with passion. Then we help you put specific systems in place that help you grow the will and skill of your staff until everyone is committed. 

Step 3: Chart a Clear Pathway to Success

There is no one-size-fits-all success path. We’ll help you determine your unique pathway to achieving your vision and help you let go of work that is not helping you achieve your goals. That way you can stop wasting time on work that doesn’t pay off. 

Step 4: Develop a Concrete Plan

We’ll help you craft a solid plan for achieving your goals and then revisit that plan every 90 days to make sure that you stay on track. Plus, we’ll show you how to manage distractions so that you can keep making progress even when “life” gets in the way. 

Come With Us on a Buildership® Journey

In true Builder style, we invite you as a principal, assistant principal, assistant superintendent, or other school or district administrator to start your Buildership® journey today. If you’re ready to get off the leadership hamster wheel and start seeing real success in your school, here’s what you need to do next.

Join Buildership® University

Our learning community for principals and district administrators includes courses, connections, & coaching.

Buildership University

More Buildership® Resources 

The Buildership® Model helps you as a principal or school administrator achieve your vision for your school in the next 3 years with the people and resources you already have. To get started download one or both of our free guides. 


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