Stefani Arzonetti Hite, Ed.D.
Founder, Tigris Solutions
Dr. Stefani Arzonetti Hite is a graduate of the American School in London, Tufts University, and the University of Pennsylvania. After a decade working in the marketing industry, she changed careers to become an educator, pursuing an MSEd with Penn’s Project START (Student Teachers as Researching Teachers). After several years in the classroom, Stef returned to Penn’s Educational Leadership program to complete doctoral work which involved researching program implementation. Drawing heavily on the Rand research of the 1970s, her dissertation highlights critical conditions for the success of improvement and change initiatives.
Stef’s wide-ranging career began as a drawing-board (pre-digital) marketing designer. She became an award-winning art director, developing unique approaches to marketing by harnessing new possibilities offered by emerging technology solutions in the industry. Since changing careers, she has taught students from age 5 to 75, been a central office administrator, and headed up an international school in the UK. In 2009, Stef began to design and facilitate professional learning and systemic redesign for a range of organizations. She now works worldwide on process improvement and change initiatives. Stef’s customized support enables groups to collaborate and build team capacity to address both small and large-scale needs.
In these complex times, communities, organizations, and people need support to become resilient and innovative. Stef’s experience in guiding groups to learn their way through complex problems directly impacts their ability to build collective efficacy, the key to innovation and continuous improvement.
Collective Efficacy is THE Upstream Solution to Developing Systemic Resilience
One of the most important lessons learned from pandemic teaching is that schools with strong collective efficacy have more adaptive capacity to overcome challenges. Our students are counting on us to capitalize on those learnings to continue honing our skills and engage in innovative thinking.There are key leadership moves that cultivate collective efficacy beliefs in an organization; these are essential in successful implementation and sustainability of change efforts. Let’s explore the lessons of adversity with a specific lens on the connection between collective efficacy and implementation science.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
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