Leading by Convening
Use the Leading by Convening (LbC) framework to engage stakeholders in improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.
Today’s leaders face urgent challenges with short timelines for producing positive outcomes. Effective leaders understand the need to cultivate habits that widen their area of impact across roles and levels of the system to support sustainable change.
Learn more about how to apply these essential habits — coalescing around issues, ensuring relevant participation, and doing the work together — to help achieve state goals.
Modules & Tools
These self-study modules introduce and explore the LbC habits of interaction that can help state leaders engage stakeholders as allies to reach shared goals.
Each module provides several short, easy-to-access lessons that can be applied to state work.
LbC rubrics describe the behaviors observed within systems, and exhibited by people as they build authentic engagement. They describe different ways that groups can contribute in meaningful ways to add value to state work. The rubrics provide a useful way to assess interaction and deepening levels of engagement.
Download the Blueprint
Leaders have used the LbC Blueprint, tools, and learning activities with success across state and local settings.
Working together for more than 15 years to move research and policy into practice, IDEA partners agreed that collective influence has the potential to change outcomes. Learn how to engage decision-makers, practitioners, and consumers in ways that lead to unified action.
Customized Technical Assistance
Use the latest LbC strategies and tools to deepen stakeholder engagement around the State Systemic Improvement Plan. Learn more about the strategies states employed and customize them for your use.
State technical assistance (TA) facilitators or NCSI Communication and Collaboration team members can help state leaders to structure effective stakeholder interaction.