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Curriculum Committee Turns on Lighthouse – 2012

 Curriculum Committee Turns on Lighthouse        On June 11, 2012, the Bloomfield Hills School District Curriculum Committee turned on its “lighthouse” for the summer season.  The Curriculum Committee was established through the district’s partnership with the community. Twelve people braved the summer heat to brainstorm how the district could build a national network […]

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Redford Library Receives High Marks! – 2012

 Redford Library Receives High Marks! In March 2012, Project Innovations was awarded a contract to develop a five-year strategic plan for the Redford Township District Library. The Redford Township District Library was established in 1994 to serve the residential and business communities of Redford Township as well as the South Redford and Redford Union School […]

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Planning Effective Town Hall Meetings – 2012

April 16, 2012   Facilitating Town Hall Meetings for Results Recently, we helped the Bloomfield Hills School District design and conduct a series of twelve Town Hall Meetings. The District used the meetings to present their concepts for rebuilding Andover High School and to gather feedback from the community on the building design, the project’s cost, […]

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Bloomfield Hills Schools Profiles in Leadership – 2012

February 23, 2012 For the past two weeks, I have been helping Bloomfield Hills School Superintendent Robert Glass conduct a series of Town Hall meetings. The objective of these meetings is to inform the community about the District’s proposal to build a hybrid high school. (Hybrid means 2/3 new and 1/3 old.) As the locals […]

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Building a Better Redford – 2010

By Pat Murphy • OBSERVER STAFF WRITER • October 3, 2010   People left the meeting enthused and optimistic. “I’m impressed that so many people, with such diverse backgrounds, can come together for a common cause,” said Kathy Abela, a parent with two youngsters in Redford Union schools. “This is very exciting,” said Patricia J. […]

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Consultant Suggests Facilities Master Plan – 2008

By Eric Czarnik, C&G Staff Writer – Birmingham-Bloomfield Eagle (MI) – May 28, 2008 BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP – Bloomfield Hills Schools needs a 20-year master plan to chart out its school building strategies amid shrinking enrollment and changing educational patterns, according to a strategic planning firm’s report. Charlie Fleetham, president and top consultant at Farmington Hills-based […]

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‘Magic Circle,’ Experts Inspire School District to Plan Ahead – 2008

By Eric Czarnik – C & G Staff Writer – Birmingham-Bloomfield Eagle (MI) – February 6, 2008 WEST BLOOMFIELD – Expert analysis, brainstorming sessions and a mystical drawing called a mandala helped unite school activists behind the creation of a strategic plan for Bloomfield Hills Schools. More than 100 people – including invited guests and […]

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2006 – General Motors

By David Cole, Peter DeLorenzo, Arthur Wheaton, Steven Szakaly, & Charles Fleetham – Chartered Financial Analyst – March 2006 In recent times, the debate over the fate of General Motors (GM) has only heated up as time appears to be running out for the world’s no.1 carmaker while it struggles to save its future. Accumulating […]

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The Search For Unrational Leadership – The Most Dangerous Book in America – 2005

By Alan Abrams – ForeWord Reviews – 2005 There’s a buzzword term in pop culture called “old school.” As a noun, it means a class of people favoring traditional ideas. Although it refers to the old ways of thinking and acting, it can also infer a sentimental attachment to outdated works and concepts. Charles Fleetham […]

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