People & Culture

Solutions for a Changing Workforce

The issues facing people systems in education are greater than ever. From talent shortages and staff retention to building capacity within the school system to support the work. Battelle for Kids is poised to help.

People are the most important part of your system. So how are you reimagining human capital in the 21st century? Battelle for Kids’ People & Culture services is an innovative suite of offerings that provides the tools you need to move your people systems forward. Our People & Culture work is focused on meeting the comprehensive people system needs of school districts across the country. 

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An Effective Framework for Building Capacity

The Battelle for Kids framework for People & Culture was designed to help leaders reimagine their people systems to advance organizational goals and position the district as an employer of choice for excellent educators

District and building leaders can use this framework to better Align, Find, Grow, and Keep the people who will bring their vision to life every day for every student.



Align your people systems to deliver on your vision for future-ready learning.



Find dynamic educators who can execute on your vision.



Grow your staff by providing ongoing feedback and support.



Keep fostering a culture that values staff engagement and well-being to retain dynamic educators.

Four Ways to Strategically Support Your People & Culture System

Now is the time to take an innovative and strategic approach to your district’s People & Culture given the current education landscape. A new approach to attracting, growing, and keeping educators is needed so all students can access high-quality learning experiences. When People & Culture strategies align with an organization’s vision for learning, it creates a cohesive system working to serve and support all students.

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How We Help

What big moves can help you align, find, grow, and keep the people who will bring your vision to life every day for every student? Built on decades of research- and field-based experience, Battelle for Kids helps visionary leaders take a modern approach to people systems to transform education and drive student success.

Coaching & Consulting

Battelle for Kids can work to support education leaders through high-level strategic consulting on building leader capacity and creating urgency and prioritization to the complex problems that are unique to your system. Each school district has a People & Culture system in place and sometimes this requires a personalized and custom solution that works in the form of coaching and consulting. This can  include areas such as:

  • Executive Coaching
  • Assessment with Coaching Calls
  • Employee Engagement Workshops
  • Principal Coaching
Tools & Resources

Taking a strategic approach to reimagining people systems is critical to this work. As we work to align your district’s vision, we accomplish this through various tools and resources. These include:

  • Free! HumanCapital21 Assessment
  • Portrait of an Educator Tool
  • Human Capital Essentials Course
  • Stay Interview Toolkit and Template
Custom Services

Every professional in the system is integral in creating an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in our rapidly changing and complex world. We have several ways to help districts build capacity as they reimagine and begin developing People & Culture systems based on their local needs. This includes:

  • Professional Learning Experiences (In-Person, Virtual, Asynchronous Course Series)
  • Employee Engagement
  • BFK Grow
  • People & Culture Audit
  • On-site Consulting
  • Speaking Engagements
Portrait of an Educator

Locally developed, the Portrait of an Educator facilitated process identifies the competencies necessary for today’s education workforce. This exploration reveals the support the system needs to provide for educators as they shift practice and implement deeper learning experiences aligned to the Portrait of a Graduate. The Portrait of an Educator supports building the capacity of current staff and hiring new staff with the skills necessary to achieve the district’s Portrait of a Graduate vision. BFK also facilitates a process to create the Portrait of a Leader to specifically focus on the competencies necessary for system leaders.

People & Culture Stories

Milford Exempted Village Schools
Taming teacher turnover
Anthony Wayne Local Schools
Building a people system
The Winnetka Public Schools
Honoring the past, planning for the future

Strategic Communications Guidance

Our team includes strategic communications professionals with decades of experience working in K-12 school districts, large and small. Having a strategic communications plan to support your People & Culture work is a key cornerstone of success. 

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Branding & Design Support

Our team includes graphic designers who can work alongside leaders to enhance the brand of their school districts. Branding has become a critical part of successfully recruiting talent. Our team can provide graphic design support that ranges from full rebranding to revision of existing brand assets.

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Jim Fritz, Ed.D.

Superintendent, Anthony Wayne Local Schools (Ohio)
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“We knew we needed a focused, ever-evolving human capital plan, which is why we engaged in an ongoing professional learning cohort experience as a team.”

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Get started on reimagining your people systems today! Reach out to us to learn more about how we can help.

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