Convening Conversations, Inc. is a consulting company providing high quality professional development and support services based on client needs, systems thinking, and adult learning strategies.

Professional development opportunities and services include:

  • Inspirational and Motivational Speaker
  • Cultural Proficiency and Conversations About Equity and Diversity
  • Building, Sustaining, and Repairing Trust
  • Facilitating and Developing Collaborative Groups through Adaptive Schools and Organizations
  • Cognitive Coaching℠: Managing, Monitoring, and Modifying Self-Directedness
  • Leadership Building Trust and Understanding Transformational Change
  • Data Dialogue
  • Professional Learning Communities / Communities of Practice
  • College and Career Readiness: Linked Learning
  • Quality Principles and Practices Based on Baldrige Criteria
  • Facilitation Skills and Protocols
  • Curriculum Development: Problem-based and 21st Century Learning
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Grant Writing and Review

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Dr. Linda D. Jungwirth, founder of Convening Conversations, Inc., is co-author of the best seller Culturally Proficient Learning Communities: Confronting Inequities Through Collaborative Curiosity, published by Corwin Press. Dr. Jungwirth is recognized nationally for her work in supporting leaders and communities of practice in advancing in personal and organizational leadership, facilitating and developing collaborative groups, organizational change, and coaching for implementation and sustainability. All work is supported with the inside-out approach for Cultural Proficiency. Services are based on organizational needs, relevancy, and active learning with the intent to build capacity within organizations. Dr. Jungwirth was recognized as the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) 2013 Administrator of the Year for Educational Leadership: Professor of Education; California League of High Schools (CLHS) Educator of the Year Region 10 administrator in support of high school reform; and Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Wilson A. Grace Award. This award recognizes Dr. Jungwirth as a person who exemplifies ideals of tolerance, compassion, and professional leadership, and as a person who is well respected and can motivate and inspire personal and professional growth in others.

Dr. Jungwirth’s experience in teaching, administration, coaching, facilitation, professional learning communities, equity, diversity, and transformation of cultures provides her insight into multiple levels of organizational change and development. Dr. Jungwirth is a practicing coach of leaders and leadership teams. She is a National Training Associate for the Center for Adaptive Schools and for the Center for Cognitive CoachingSM. Services include designing, coordinating, and facilitating professional development including: Cultural Proficiency, Cognitive Coaching℠, Adaptive Schools: Facilitating and Developing Collaborative Groups; preparing all students for both college and career through Linked Learning; practitioner’s research and inquiry, data dialogue, polarity management, program evaluation, secondary reform, and transformational leadership.

Her expertise in K–20 education and leadership includes experiences in classroom teaching, district and county administration, regional and state committees, state and national conference coordination and presentation, and state/federal grant writing, implementation, and program evaluation. Additional experience includes extensive leadership in secondary high school reform, technology integration, community service and university instruction.

Having written and coordinated over $20,000,000 in federal small learning community grants serving 19 high schools in 11 districts, Dr. Jungwirth has extensive experience in transformational and organizational change. As a pathway coach for ConnectEd, the California Center for College and Career, Dr. Jungwirth coached career pathways in becoming Certified Linked Learning Pathways, focusing on a systems approach to redesigning student educational experiences to be real-world, relevant learning.

Dr. Jungwirth has served as a team member for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), California Distinguished and Achieving Schools, and Curriculum Management Audits. Dr. Jungwirth is an Examiner for California Awards for Performance Excellence (CAPE) and Team Excellence Awards, the Baldrige-based performance excellence program for California. She works with districts to use the quality tools in team meetings, and in designing problem-based learning curriculum.

Dr. Jungwirth teaches Personal Leadership; Scholarly Writing, Technology, and Communication; Participatory Action Research and Inquiry; and Cultural Proficiency in the Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy (ELAP) Doctoral Program at Pepperdine University. Please feel free to download a one-page Bio or my current Resume.