Skip to content
Step into Practice: Lead by Learning Tools

Design Teams

Screenshot 2024-07-02 180812

A Strategy for Developing Distributive Leadership Through Adult Learning Design

More often than not, adult learning is planned in isolation by a single leader who is left to assume what the adults in their system need to improve. In taking this approach, an opportunity to develop distributive leadership and partnership is missed. Design Teams offer an alternative approach to designing adult learning, one where those receiving the learning are at the table with leaders. By bringing together a vertical slice of the system and celebrating the unique perspective, expertise, and priorities of each individual’s role, a leader can empower their team to collectively problem-solve for continual improvement. The practice is designed for leaders who are willing and ready to share power and distribute leadership through adult learning.