Douglas Reeves is the founder of Creative Leadership Solutions, a non-profit with the mission to improve educational opportunities for students throughout the world using creative solutions for leadership, policy, teaching, and learning. Dr. Reeves is also the founder of DouglasReeves.com, ChangeLeaders.com, and has created a non-profit called FinishTheDissertation.org, which helps doctoral students finish their dissertations via phone, Skype, or personal conferences.
Dr. Reeves has worked with education, business, nonprofit, and government organizations throughout the world. The author of more than 30 books and more than 80 articles on leadership and organizational effectiveness, he has twice been named to the Harvard University Distinguished Authors Series and was named the Brock International Laureate for his contributions to education. Dr. Reeves received both the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Parent's Choice Award for his writing for children and parents. His career of work in professional learning led to the Contribution to the Field Award from the National Staff Development Council. For his international work, Dr. Reeves was named the William Walker Scholar by the Australian Council of Educational Leaders.
"All I can say is, Wow! My expectations were overwhelmingly exceeded and the only problem is the time went too fast. The pacing of the workshop was perfect, including sufficient time for breaks, individual reflection and small group discussion. The content was relevant, and Dr. Reeves added slides from our breakfast discussion and questions/comments from participants during the breaks."
I wanted to thank you again for the presentation today. We had a post institute social this afternoon and it was most exciting to walk around and hear the buzz that your presentation generated. Leaders were talking about small steps and big wins they were planning. We asked participants to list three 3 action steps they were going to take following the 3-day institute and many of the things they listed were spurred by your words.
Folks were most impressed with how you were able to weave in Tacoma’s strategic plan, our work around standards, and a host of other things unique to the district. You certainly did your homework and are skilled at creating connections."
"Yesterday’s professional development opportunity was fantastic. In fact, I felt it was the best offering we’ve had since Rick and Becky presented their initial PLC framework to the district in 2006. I was equally as impressed with the level of engagement from the team. That was directly connected to the content and your delivery of it. Thank you for making it personal to D54; that meant a great deal to me and the team.”