About Darin Eich

Darin Eich is the author of Innovation Step-by-Step and Root Down & Branch Out: Best Practices for Leadership Development Programs and has a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Darin is also the president and co-founder of InnovationLearning.org and BrainReactions. Darin gives keynote speeches, offers innovative workshops and online programs, and can help your institution facilitate, create, and develop innovation & leadership development experiences. Email darin@darineich.com to get in touch.

Systems Thinking Applied for Constant Program Improvement

Systems Thinking Applied for Constant Program Improvement High quality programs utilized systems thinking for constant program improvement. The programs were consistently acting on research about learning, program development, and leadership and conducting their own studies for assessment purposes. Programs were … Continue reading

Flexible Program Design to Accommodate Student Interests

Flexible Program Design to Accommodate Student Interests The data indicates that student choice in the program was important for students in driving their own development. Quality leadership programs provided choices of significant components such as specializations or selection in project … Continue reading

Cluster III: Research Grounded Continuous Program Development

Cluster III: Research Grounded Continuous Program Development The third cluster in this theory of high quality leadership programs is research grounded continuous program development. Educational practitioners and student staff spoke to this cluster best and in the most detail because … Continue reading

Students Engage in Service: Society, community, institution, and program

Students Engage in Service: Society, community, institution, and program Service learning, an attribute of high quality programs, affected the individual students as well as the greater community. By engaging in meaningful leadership practice, students were able to make positive contributions … Continue reading