School Voice Process

There are three major components to the School Voice® Process: Listen, Learn, and Lead. Effectively utilizing one's voice is not just about leading, but about first listening and being willing to learn from others.

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To utilize voice effectively, student and adults must master the art of listening in order to learn from others, both within and beyond the school walls.
When genuine listening and learning occur, trust and respect are established and relationships are strengthened.

Leading with voice is about using what has been learned through effective listening to bring about meaningful change in partnerships with others.

When the School Voice Process is optimized, all stakeholders share in the responsibility to continually improve the school community, value the voices of all, and establish a leadership model that capitalizes on the unique skills and talents of every person involved.

  • The progression of almost 40 years of research and fieldwork on voice and aspirations has led to the School Voice Process, which represents a dynamic process that allows all stakeholders in the school community to develop their voice in a way in which it is heard, respected, and valued.