During this visit, he has meet with colleagues in the Department, the Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit (SELU), and from Concentus. In addition, Dr Eacott has taught two classes in EADM820 Administrative roles in school systems, and a PhD Seminar on his relational approach. The abstract for the PhD seminar is:
Relational inquiry in educational administration and leadership.
The relational research program offers a fruitful approach to the study of educational administration and leadership. Built on five relational extensions and three key concepts, it offers a means of engaging with the messiness of the social world while focused on making a productive contribution. In this seminar Dr Eacott will facilitate dialogue and debate concerning how one might go about mobilizing the relational methodology in developing a research project, or writing a dissertation / thesis, journal article, or book. Drawing on actual examples from Honours, doctoral projects and his own work, this hands-on seminar will introduce participants to the relational template, a resource developed by Dr. Eacott to assist those mobilizing the relational approach in their writing projects.