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Making Education Relevant is a team sport.

It takes time and intentionality, and no one can advance their institution alone. This academic year, over 100 institutions proactively chose to make education relevant by participating in a Catapult masterclass. The most influential voices and subject matter experts are providing both the "Why" and the "How" to their colleagues.  Together, they are igniting a tipping point within their institutions in support of student success - both now and in the future.

The result: Broader buy-in, increased support for their programs, and true institutional advancement.

Lack of follow-up Support.
PD that doesn't move the needle

We are all tired of one-and-done inspirational trainings without actionable nuggets, accountability, or follow-up.  Repeatedly we’ve experienced that a motivational webinar or keynote without intentional follow-through often goes nowhere.

SOLUTION

Coaching on local issues.
Results in Action Plan that is Customized

Virtual masterclasses and keynotes by the best speakers in the nation, on demand. Followed-up by an institutional-specific, executive coaching session with the presenter to address local issues. The goal of the coaching sessions is to identify tailored tactics to progress your institution forward. Masterclasses and coaching sessions will result in relevant strategies/tactics to actually move the needle incrementally and intentionally in the right direction.

Can't afford the best speakers due to constrained budgets 

The best speakers in the country that frequently keynote at national conferences are often too expensive to bring to local institutions.

SOLUTION

Best change agents and thought leaders. Gives you a 4x Return on Investment

We are stronger together. Leveraging funds as a consortium of institutions provides top-quality content at less than half the cost.  Saving you tens of thousands of dollars every term, this series provides the highest caliber speakers nationally with an affordable investment.

Limited Transfer of Learning.
Lack of Buy-In and Impact

Sending a few individuals to a conference might help advance a few programs or departments at a high per-person cost, but does not result

in institutional transformation. Plus, it is often challenging for one person to relay their content and excitement when returning to their site.

SOLUTION

Cohort-Based & Inquiry Based. Institutional Buy-In and Impact

Catapult provides individual, team, or institutional site license for each masterclass, without travel costs. For institutional plans, each hybrid-flexible PD program is not limited to select individuals; everyone at the institution may participate. The shared experience with all teachers, faculty (full time and part time), staff, and administrators, results in broader buy-in and commitment immediately.

A focus on programs

Too often, our conference sessions and professional development topics focus on “best practices” and “effective practices,” with a programmatic focus; not systemic solutions.

SOLUTION

A focus on systems

Each Catapult leadership and professional development program will focus on true systemic change, institutionalization of approaches, paradigm shifts, and cultural advancement – not mere programmatics alone. Catapult speakers provide the "Why" and the "How."

Irrelevant

Most webinars don’t keep us engaged and don’t provide local, actionable solutions. Corporate trainers and “motivational speakers” don’t understand the unique challenges of public education, career development, CTE, and workforce development. We might be entertained, but don’t often see the clear path forward in implementing anything locally that would actually help our students.

SOLUTION

Relevant

Catapult keynote speakers and coaches are not generic, but truly understand our world, our issues, and challenges, and our opportunities.  The coupling of a follow-up coaching/Q&A call transcends the information and motivation to true institutional transformation.  Additionally, the custom Catapult Playbook facilitates engagement with each speaker’s content, meaningful reflection, and tactical implementation support.

Drinking from the Firehose

1-4 day conferences pack too much content in a short duration.  With multiple pages of notes and an overflowing Inbox awaiting our return, inaction and paralysis is the familiar result.

SOLUTION

Time to reflect, dialog, and process information.

With masterclasses on-demand, and coaching calls scheduled throughout the term, along with an interactive Playbook provided, there is ample time to digest the content, reflect on local application, convene and debrief with key stakeholders, and take sequential steps forward with intentionality.

Drinking from the Firehose

1-4 day conferences pack too much content in a short duration.  With multiple pages of notes and an overflowing Inbox awaiting our return, inaction and paralysis is the familiar result.

SOLUTION

Time for Reflection and meaningful dialog

With one keynote and one coaching call monthly, along with an interactive Playbook provided, there is ample time to digest the content, reflect on local application, convene key stakeholders, and take one sequential step forward with intentionality.

Fixed in time with
logistical hassles

The burden of finding, vetting, and contracting with multiple, high-quality speakers annually is daunting, expensive, and cumbersome. 

SOLUTION

Hybrid-Flexible format with simple & effective coordination

One contract. One procurement cycle. Live sessions scheduled in advance, internal marketing assistance provided, and recordings made available. Make a deeper impact with fewer logistics to manage.

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