the problems of educating our young people become more complex,
violence is on the increase among students, and issues of
diversity and equity surface tensions and conflict. Schools
are challenged to do more with fewer resources, to manage
creatively, and to motivate diverse groups of students. RDP
Consulting Services works closely with school administrators
to help them develop the skills and resources to understand
the nature of change in their schools, and to manage and reduce
conflict to improve educational outcomes for all students.
Through mediation, workshops, presentations, and student advisory
councils, we help teachers, students, administrators and board
members to work together to create and shape processes for
managing change and conflict. The focus of our work includes
helping educators to:
their values and belief systems and develop equitable treatment
of all students.
bridges of communication among all segments of the school
and develop approaches to problem solving and conflict resolution
that meets the needs of their staff and students.
impediments to academic success so that they can redefine
their potential as innovators and put their training experience,
and abilities to the best use.
involve parents and other community representatives in educating
students and supporting their schools.
the search and selection processes for senior school officials.
have been proven to be effective in reconciling diverse points
of view among school board members. RDP facilitation services
reinforce the benefits of focusing the energy of all stakeholders
on improving educational outcomes for all students.