Consulting Services

The following consulting services are customized to meet the needs of the schools, districts, and organizations that we serve. We are now scheduling for 2020 and beyond. If you are interested in working with one of our consultants please email Dan at [email protected].

Onsite Support
Onsite support typically includes six to ten days of consulting work across the school year. While we design these sessions to meet the needs of the district, we recommend the following: professional development focused on coaching practice, anchoring the learning in one or more books on student-centered coaching, engaging in coaching labs for hands-on practice, working with the leadership team to create and sustain a vision for coaching, and facilitating collaborative discussion, reflection, and problem solving.

Keynotes and Other Speaking Engagements
We introduce the beliefs and practices for student-centered coaching through conferences and other speaking engagements. We also present to groups of teachers on the topics of student-centered instruction, formative assessment, and other research-proven practices. Each of the authors on our team are skilled presenters who regularly present to large and small groups.

Getting Started with Student-Centered Coaching
Get a coaching program off on the right foot by partnering with a consultant from our team. This work begins with building an understanding of the methods and practices for student-centered coaching. Next we work with districts to create a coach job description that aligns with the vision. Then we help districts develop a rigorous process for hiring coaches. Most importantly, our consultants ensure that all stakeholders are engaged in the process, including: the superintendent, district leaders, principals, and teacher leaders. As soon as the coaching program has launched, districts can decide if they would like to continue receiving support from Diane Sweeney Consulting.

Weekly Residences
Weekly residencies are ideal for international schools. Consultants spend a week in the school and provide support to teachers, leaders, and coaches. Weekly residencies include many opportunities to work side-by-side with the leadership team, teachers, and coaches to dig into teaching, learning, and coaching. At the end of the week, the consultant provides recommendations for how to sustain the work.

eConsulting is a cost effective way to receive ongoing and needs-based support through video conferencing or webinars. Contract with our team to engage in planning, problem-solving, or for professional learning via webinar.

Coming Soon – Online Course
We are excited to announce an online course that will feature our newest book The Essential Guide for Student-Centered Coaching: What Every Coach and School Leader Needs to Know (Sweeney and Harris, April). More information coming this spring.