Certification Program for Compassionate Systems Master Practitioners:
Class of 2023-24
Michael Fullan

Michael Fullan, (OC) is the former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and Professor Emeritus of the University of Toronto. He is co-leader of the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning global initiative ( Recognized as a worldwide authority on educational reform, he advises policymakers, local leaders, and school communities in helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children’s learning. He served as Premier Dalton’s Special Policy Adviser in Ontario from 2003-2013. Fullan received the Order of Canada (OC) in December 2012. He holds five honorary doctorates from universities around the world.

Fullan is a prolific award-winning author whose books have been published in many languages. For Leading in a Culture of Change he received the 2002 Book of the Year Award by Learning Forward—a book that he revised and updated as a Second Edition to appear in January 2020. Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan’s book, Professional Capital received the Grawemeyer Award in 2015.

Fullan’s latest books are: Coherence: Putting the right drivers in action (with Joanne Quinn); Deep Learning: Engage the World Change the World; Dive into Deep Learning: Tools for Engagement (with Quinn, McEachen, Gardner, & Drummy), Surreal Change (autobiography), Core Governance (with Davis Campbell), Nuance: Why Some Leaders Succeed and others Fail, and The devil is in the details: System solutions for equity, excellence, and well-being with Mary Jean Gallagher). His latest report is The Right drivers for whole system success.

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