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Leadership Lessons: Lecture 3 with Carl Cohn

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Leadership Lessons: Pathways to Progress featuring Carl Cohn

Lecture 3: Preparing Future Leaders, Serving the State and Leadership Lessons Learned

In recent years, Dr. Cohn’s career has included preparing future leaders in leadership programs associated with the Broad Superintendents’ Academy, the Harvard Urban Superintendents’ Program, USC, Claremont and GW. In addition, for the past seven years, he has provided leadership for the State of California as a State Board of Education member and, more recently, as the executive director of a new state agency designed to get “the right kind of help” to schools and districts.

The lecture series will close with his discussion of eight leadership lessons from his remarkable 50-year career.

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About Carl Cohn:

Carl A. Cohn is professor emeritus at Claremont Graduate University. For the past seven years, he has served the state of California as a state board member and, more recently, as executive director of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence. Previously, he was superintendent of schools in both the Long Beach and San Diego school systems, as well as the Federal Court monitor for the Los Angeles school system. His tenure in Long Beach culminated with his winning the McGraw Prize in 2002, and the district winning the Broad Prize in 2003.

Dr. Cohn currently serves on the following boards: the Spencer Foundation, CTA’s Institute for Teaching, the Center for Assessment, the Alder Graduate School of Education, Teaching Works at the University of Michigan, St. Mary’s Academy, the Education Standing Committee of the California Catholic Conference, and the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

In addition to his work in K-12 education, he has prepared future educational leaders at Pittsburgh, USC, Harvard, GW and Claremont.

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Not able to attend? Tune in on May 16 at 5:30pm to watch Dr. Cohn via Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/GSEHD.

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