"Your Vision Can Be Your Future"

Established in 1979, Future Management Systems (FMS) has more than thirty years experience working with over 700 organizations including 300 school systems. We work with  public and private educational systems, non-profit organizations, government agencies and corporations in the areas of leadership development, strategic planning, high-performance team building, conflict resolution, executive coaching, executive searches, CEO/Executive Leadership Groups, and board development.

New Book  by  Lyle Kirtman and Michael Fullan




Key Competencies for Whole-System Change

Published by:

Solution Tree

Develop a creative, productive school culture. Based on their decades-long work in leadership, the authors offer seven core leadership competencies for systemic change in schools, districts, and state education systems. Discover targeted strategies to move past failed initiatives and overcome initiative overload, explore how to cultivate effective work practices, and gain the know-how to create enjoyable, innovative learning environments.


  • Discover why it’s a good time to be an educational leader.
  • Examine how leaders outside of education share common practices that have brought them success and how this can inform educators’ leadership practices.
  • Study stories of district and school leaders who have broken out of confusing patterns of incessant initiatives.
  • Consider the four wrong policy drivers and the four right policy drivers.
  • Learn how to develop two-way partnerships with colleagues in order to cultivate a support network.


Recent Presentations and Keynotes                                                           

March 18, 2016: Napa Valley Education Exchange

April 8, 2016: Litchfield Retreat

May 19, 2016: Hartford Area Superintendent Association 

June 23, 2016: CAS Summer Leadership Institute

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